Fundraising for the Filippi Coxed Four

This August, Boulder Community Rowing sent a strong contingent to the U.S. Masters National Regatta and we came back with more than just medals and memories — we also purchased an amazing new boat! It's a Filippi convertible coxed four and it's FAST!

How fast? Two-thirds of the boats at the most recent world rowing championships were Filippis.


Buying this shell onsite offered us the chance to save on shipping fees and to "try before we buy." We're confident that the new 4+ creates a new standard for BCR's fleet and the ability to launch a race boat that leaves no question about the equipment holding us back. 

The club is actively fundraising to offset the cost of this investment. Here are some possibilities for you to contribute:

  • Boat launch and inaugural row celebration (date pending). Our top boat contributors will paddle the new Filippi amidst an all-team gathering and a Champagne toast!

  • "Filippi Friday" rows with Coach Vee — book a seat in the new boat with a donation of $100 or more per rower and you'll also get a coached team session on Friday mornings this summer and fall. Gather your crew and reserve your date.

  • A naming gift can be arranged with the club for a donor (or group of donors) that would like to put an indelible stamp on your commitment to BCR. Send a message to if a gift of $6,000 or more is feasible. Or contact Mark Eller, mobile phone: 970-948-0827

 Boulder Community Rowing is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit so your contributions are likely eligible for tax deductions (consult your tax professional for details). If your company offers gift matching we can help with the paperwork. 

 Thank you for considering this request. Our club is achieving amazing things ... this is an exciting chapter in our history and one that we hope you'll help support. 

 As Coach Vee likes to say, "For you I will!"

 Best Regards, 

 Meredith Howe

President of Boulder Community Rowing

Laura McCall