Cambridge University Boat Club: Pulling Together 2023

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About

Pulling Together is CUBC's annual digital fundraising event, where members, parents, and supporters come together to invest in the future of the Club.  This second annual month of support and giving, a new tradition for the Club, is taking place from 26 February - 26 March 2023. 

Just as success in the boat is achieved through the energy of every single member of the crew, we’re asking all of the members of our community to invest in the Club’s future, today.

We're very excited to announce that this year the first £30,000 raised will be matched £ for £ by an anonymous donor! 

Your participation, in whatever way makes sense for you, will demonstrate to current and future Cambridge rowers that there is a strong community behind them – full of rich traditions and that share a common goal.

We are all Light Blue and we’re moving the club forward, together.

Your gift will support: 

All gifts received through this campaign will support the Pulling Together Fund, our year round regular giving programme which funds the Club's most pressing priorities, which are:

Why is CUBC raising funds?

Over the last six or seven years, commercial sponsorship income received by the three legacy clubs and subsequently the combined CUBC, which was our principal source of income, has significantly reduced; in fact, 2014-15 was the last year when the operating and capital costs of the legacy clubs were fully financed from commercial sponsorship.  

In the years 2020-21 and 2021-22, approximately 20% of CUBC’s costs were funded by sponsorship income. It has become clear that although the Boat Races will still attract commercial sponsorship, it is unlikely that sponsorship alone will ever again deliver sufficient funding for either Oxford or Cambridge to deliver crews of the highest quality to the stake boats on Boat Race day and Lightweight Boat Race day. The cost of delivering one of London’s most iconic sporting and cultural events with 250,000 spectators is approximately twice as expensive as it was 10 years ago, resulting in lower levels of income for the Club. To meet the funding challenge, we have put in place plans to diversify revenues. This will ensure the survival of the Boat Races, and that competition can continue at the highest level possible in perpetuity.

What is this year's goal? 

Rather than a specific monetary goal, participation and collective impact are our aims. We know that global events have affected everyone differently, so we encourage you to give at whatever level makes sense for you. We want all members, parents, and supporters to share the Club's vision and actively take part -- and join those who are already giving regularly! 

Ways to get involved:

🎁 Make a gift

  • Any gift, no matter how big or small, will help us grow our world-class programmes.
  • Recurring gifts – either on a monthly or yearly basis – are the best way for you to provide sustainable support for our student-athletes and coaches.

🤝  Offer a Match (or Challenge)

  • Match and challenge opportunities will be displayed on the website and will unlock additional gifts when certain thresholds are met. This is a fantastic way to encourage participation from others. 
  • Consider restricting your match or challenge by your crew year or decade.

💌  Spread the word

  • Using the sample language provided in our volunteer toolkit, spread the word via email, text message, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, phone call, etc.
  • While you’re sharing, encourage others to attend the 2022 Boat Race Dinner. 
  • Find everything you need to know about spreading the word, including sample language for emails and social media in our Volunteer Toolkit here

In addition to the donors supporting this initiative we would also like to recognise the incredible generosity of the group of founding donors of The CUBC Rowing Charitable Fund, an endowment fund created to hold major philanthropic gifts to the Club in perpetuity. Many thanks to Stephen Peel, David Cassidy, Jim Garman, Siobhan & Adrian Cassidy, Matt Brittin, Sam Brooks and Malcolm Baker. We are also deeply grateful to those who have committed to the endowment anonymously.

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Affiliation
AffiliationDonorsRaised (£)
Coaches/Support Staff6£300
Alumni/Members242£125,476
Supporters7£580
Current Squad Members2£300
Parents 17£10,087
Crew YearWhich crew year will have the highest participation?
Crew YearDonorsRaised (£)
19652£115
201821£1,350
19876£12,319
19590£0
19887£1,902
19674£2,463
19621£250
19738£3,518
20125£329
20152£175
20227£451
19806£496
19962£1,100
20023£775
19661£1,000
19741£88
19973£2,100
20168£1,392
20177£547
19927£2,240
19790£0
19580£0
19834£2,018
19821£800
199810£5,793
20212£66
19550£0
19684£1,595
20084£554
20230£0
19896£3,132
20005£674
19761£78
19610£0
19721£438
198611£11,543
19789£6,206
20140£0
19540£0
19570£0
19811£53
19640£0
19692£1,064
19756£4,575
19859£1,974
19531£88
20053£1,894
199011£3,383
20035£1,431
19710£0
20094£726
20072£220
19993£650
20113£700
19945£856
19560£0
19510£0
19702£850
19632£335
19600£0
20016£1,364
19520£0
20133£1,018
19773£3,050
19500£0
19914£515
20043£1,188
20193£235
20104£1,851
19844£14,025
199315£22,600
20066£2,688
20206£422
19955£1,725
Decade Challenge Which decade will have the highest participation?
Decade DonorsRaised (£)
1970-19799£3,270
1990-199917£9,010
1980-198913£13,255
2010-20199£1,785
2020-Present7£397
1960 - 19693£2,000
2000-20094£1,900
1950 - 19590£0
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Gradhat icon90%Alumni/Members
Friends icon77%Decade(s), if rowed
Parent icon7%Parents
Friends icon3%Supporter
Friends icon3%Coaches/Support Staff
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