There are two ways to make your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to PLU Crew through this website

  1. Doug Herland Memorial Crew Endowment Fund: This fund provides long term financial support for the Crew program. The fund is managed by the University with annual funding to the Crew program from the interest earned on the fund. The larger the fund, the more money the team gets every year!
  2. Lute Club: This provides immediate financial support. Make your donation through the Lute Club, designating it specifically for the Women’s Rowing or Men’s Rowing, and 100% of your donation goes directly to the selected program.

The Lute Crew Alumni Association is focusing its efforts on building the endowment through the Herland Fund. While we recognize it is important to help the team today, our goal is also to provide long term support and stability for the team into the future.

How to donate:

By Credit Card:

If you would like to make your donation online by secure credit card transaction, follow the directions below:

  • Click on this link. A new window will open with the donation page.
  • In the “Designation” section, select “Choose multiple areas to direct your gift:” and a pop-up window will appear with a list of options, and select one or more of the following:
    • Lute Club Endowment Support: “Doug Herland Memorial Crew Endowment”
    • Lute Club Sports: “Rowing Team – Women”
    • Lute Club Sports: “Rowing Team – Men”
  • If you would like to split your donation, note in the “Comments” section how you would like it split. For example, if you donated $100 and want it split 80/20, type in “80% of my donation to the Doug Herland Memorial Crew Endowment, and 20% of my donation to the Rowing Team – Men.”
  • In the Gift Matching section, please check to see if your employer is willing to match your gift.
  • In the Gift Recognition section, you may choose to be recognized for your gift or make your gift in honor of or in memory of someone.
  • Once your gift is received, the University will send you a receipt and thank you note for your donation so that you can get your tax deduction!

By Check:

If you would like to send a check by mail instead, here’s how:

  • Click here to view the donation form. You can fill in the blanks online, then print the form.
  • In the “Gift Information” section, check “Other” and specify “Lute Club-Doug Herland Memorial Endowment” or “Lute Club-Crew Team,” or if a split gift, the percentage to each.
  • Make check out to: Lute Club – Herland Crew Endowment and/or Crew Team or indicate your fulfillment option.
  • Mail to:    Office of Advancement
    Pacific Lutheran University
    Tacoma, WA 98447-0018
  • Once your gift is received, the University will send you a receipt and thank you note for your donation so that you can get your tax deduction!

Set up a Recurring Donation:

Recurring donations can be set up online using the Lute Club Athletics donation form and selecting “I would like to make this a recurring gift.”

Thank you for your donation and your support! This will help keep our team growing, and rowing, for generations to come!