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Lake Washington Rowing Club is a non-profit organization that relies on volunteers and generous donations to support the sport of rowing in our community and keeping the club operational. 

Charitable contributions to the Lake Washington Rowing Club are tax deductible. LWRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the Washington State Secretary of State, tax ID #91-1028897. 

There are a number of ways that you can support Lake Washington outlined below. If you have questions about how you can best support Lake Washington Rowing Club or would like to explore other ways of giving back to the community, send us an email.

If you would like to donate stock instead of cash, please reach out for instructions on how to make this type of donation.




Donations to the LWRC general fund go to areas of highest need, like boathouse improvements, dock and launch maintenance, or equipment purchase. These donations are tax-deductible.

All of our new modern rowing shells have been purchased with the generous donations of our members. You can donate specifically to our equipment fund to help us maintain a modern and well-maintained rowing fleet.


The LWRC endowment ensures that Lake Washington Rowing club can operate and spread the joy of rowing in the Seattle area for years to come.

Donate to our endowment to preserve the legacy of LWRC.



Volunteering is an important aspect of Lake Washington's community and culture. We rely on members for boathouse and equipment maintenance, as well as various  professional services, which allows to keep the boathouse running smoothly while having the lowest membership dues in the Seattle area.

In addition, LWRC volunteers run local regattas - like our own Head of the Lake - and support the wider rowing community.

If you would like to volunteer, click the button below to send us and email and we will find a volunteer opportunity that works for you.

Another great way to support us is to purchase LWRC merchandise, which gives you some great rowing swag and shows your affinity with the club.

Find out if your employer matches employee donations or volunteer hours and let us know so we can ensure that your contributions go the extra mile.

Employers like Microsoft or Alaska airlines match their employees' volunteer hours as donations. All you need to do is submit proof of volunteering, which we are happy to provide. Please contact the office for more information.

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