Team Funding

The Mount Vernon Crew team is fully funded by students, parents, volunteers and the boosters, receiving no monetary support from the school or the county. Crew is an extremely costly sport to participate in and maintain, with an annual budget nearing $50k. Students participate in various fundraising activities, including: car washes, community landscaping and door-to-door solicitation to attempt to earn these funds. Aside from fees, which are minimal compared to other teams, we are unable to have a guaranteed income.

The Mount Vernon Crew team is a remarkably diverse and inclusive group of teens, which accepts all students who are interested in participating. There are no tryouts for the team and no student is ever turned away due to physical ability or disability or because they cannot afford the costs associated with the sport. Mount Vernon High School has over 56% of their students on the free or reduced priced meal plan, the highest in all of Fairfax County. Mount Vernon Crew is, by far, one of the most diverse teams on the water due to the inclusive practices of the Crew Leadership.

Team Supplies Needed Now

These are items that the team constantly needs replenished. Please send these items in with your Rower if you are able to donate.

  • C Batteries
  • Shower Caps (cheap from dollar store is fine)
  • New Skin (liquid bandage)
  • Tissues
  • Simple Green Cleaner
  • Old towels


If you would like to donate to the MVHS Crew Team, please click on one of the icons below:

MV Crew Boat Fund

MV Crew is a high school rowing team in Mt. Vernon, Virginia. We have 50 team members - half are military dependents, and we row out of Ft. Belvoir Marina.

During last weekend's wind storm (March 2, 2018) we lost four boats to falling trees.

This is a catastrophic loss for the team.

Our annual operating budget is approx. $50,000, and we have not finished raising the costs of running the team for the year. The team must raise every dollar it spends -- we don't get any financial support from the high school or the county.

A new boat costs around $30,000, but we have never been able to afford new equipment. An acceptable used boat costs around $12,000. We have insurance, but the boats were old. Our coverage will allow us to buy one, and perhaps two used replacements.

The first regatta of the season is on March 24.

We need to raise enough money so that, with the insurance payout, we can buy at least two new (used) boats.

We rely on the support of our friends and neighbors in the community. Thanks for any help you can give!

If you would like to donate, please click on the following link -

Donate directly to the team by clicking on the GoFundMe logo.

Donate through Amazon Smile by clicking on this logo and selecting "Mount Vernon Crew Boosters Inc" as your charity.

Donate through PayPal by clicking on the PayPal link logo.

If you would like to contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign, our CFC# is 70385

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring the MVHS Crew Team, please look over our sponsorship form and considering our different levels of sponsorship.

Crew sponsorship Letter 2017.pdf

Team Sponsors

Thank you to our corporate sponsors!


Dr. Hughes Orthodontist

Mount Vernon Yacht Club

Alexandria Braces

Results Fitness

Buffalo Wild Wings

Team Concepts Projects, Inc

First Impressions Orthodontics

Alice's Kids

Thank you to our individual and family donors!

The Thiel Family

The Sudhoff Family

The McIsaac Family