The 1966 Society – The National Rowing Foundation’s legacy program, celebrating the past and securing the future for U.S. National Rowing Teams.
Founded in 1966, the NRF has funded the efforts of U.S. National Team rowers and Olympians for 50 years. The 1966 Society is a newly formed recognition program that honors and celebrates those who have made a commitment to support the NRF through a planned, or deferred, gift. These future gifts will contribute to the success of the U.S. National Rowing Teams training to represent the United States of America in international rowing competitions.
Make an impact on future Olympians
The experience of representing the U.S.A. at the Olympic Games and the World Championships is extraordinary. To achieve that, rowers commit to years of development and training. In the U.S. much of the funding needed to provide rowers with the access to training and development becomes the responsibility of the NRF, and the private individuals who support the NRF. Annually, the NRF grants money to USRowing in support of the National Teams. The amount of the NRF’s annual grant to USRowing has grown from $187,000 in 2005 to a projected $1,200,000 in 2015.
Become a founding member of The 1966 Society
Make the decision to be a part of the NRF’s new legacy program and secure the future for the U.S. National Rowing Teams. Founding members of The 1966 Society will receive a special gift and will be honored at a reception in the Fall of 2016.
To become a member of The 1966 Society, fill out The 1966 Society form and return it to the NRF office, or contact the office at (860) 535-0634 to speak with a member of our staff. Our staff can assist with the following types of planned and deferred gifts: Beneficiary Designations, Bequests, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Donor Advised Funds. The NRF has a Planned Giving Officer on call to assist with all of your estate planning questions.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way… to leave a legacy. Become a founding member of The1966 Society