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Help Push Northeastern Men's Rowing Ahead of the Competition

The competitive landscape of men’s college rowing has changed dramatically in the last decade and although the University is extremely supportive of the program, there remains unmet needs to get our bow ball ahead of our rivals across the country. (A Summary of NU's Commitment to the Men's Rowing Program) If the program is to be ensured continued and improved success, recognizing the effort sacrifice built over the programs history, now is the time to consider a commitment to supporting to push the program to the top of collegiate rowing.  All gifts will make a difference in the experience and opportunities of the student-athletes on the Northeastern men’s rowing team.  

As a donor, it is important to understand the needs of the program that go beyond where the University's support is. Check out the link describing the needs.  (Donor Support - Needs of NU Men's Rowing program).

NURA Fund Raising Goals

The NURA is the catalyst for raising the funds needed by Men's rowing to compete.  Our goal is to help NU raise the annual needs (July 1 to June 30) of the program and raise an endowment fund to sustain and grow the program.

  • Annual Giving 2024 Goal $150,000

  • NURA Legacy Fund Endowment Goal $3 million

    • Goal to raise by December 31, 2024

Please show your Husky Pride and leadership and join the effort of alumni and friends to help the rowing program reach the top step on the medal podium and continue to graduate quality young men and women ready to enter the workforce of tomorrow.

How you can get involved

Howlin’ Husky Fund

The Howlin' Husky Fund is Northeastern's annual giving fund and where all donation toward the NURA Annual Giving Goal go to support the competitive needs of the program.  100% of the donation goes to the Men's Rowing program.  No administrative fees are taken from your donation.


  • You can make a single donation

  • Pledge an amount and make annual installments 

  • Popular with “young alumni” is setting up a monthly recurring donation on your credit card


         If 425 supporters gave $350 a year ($29/month) we'd reach our annual goal - Can you be a part of that team!

Northeastern University Rowing Association Legacy Fund Endowment

We are encouraging gifts of $5,000 or more be made to the NURA Legacy Fund.  The ultimate goal of the NURA is to create a perpetual revenue stream that will support the program at the highest level in the years to come.  100% of the donation goes to the team.  No administrative cost or fees are charged for the management of the fund by Northeastern University.  The goal has been set to raise $3 million dollars in the first three years of the Northeastern University Rowing Association.  Can you help us meet that goal?  

If you are considering a gift to the Legacy Fund or have questions about giving to the Northeastern University Men’s Rowing program please contact Development Committee Chair, Mike Porterfield '89, directly or Meagan Connolly, Northeastern's Director of Athletics/Development, 


Planned Giving Through Your Will or Living Trust

Are you at the stage in your life where you are creating a will or you are ready to make a meaningful, future commitment to the rowing program? When you include the Northeastern University Men’s Rowing program in your estate plan, your generosity and leadership will provide future student-athletes with world-class, competitive athletic experience.  If we want to ensure the continued success of the rowing program that we all sacrificed to build years ago, we must now consider how we can each recommit to supporting to push to the top!

Here some of the ways you can support the team through Planned Giving:



If you are considering a gift of planned giving, have questions about how planned giving works or want to make a legacy gift to the Northeastern University Men’s Rowing program please contact:

Meagan Connolly

Director of Development for Athletics

Northeastern University

(617) 373-6331



Mail in Donations:


If you would rather show your support of the Northeastern Men’s Rowing team by mailing your donation directly to the university, please make your check payable to “Northeastern University Men’s Rowing” and in the note section please specify in which of the above funds you would like your gift placed.

Mail to:

Athletic Development Office

Attention: NURA

Northeastern University

716 Columbus Avenue, 402 CP

Boston, MA 02120

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