Nashville Rowing Club
73 White Bridge Road Suite 103-311
Nashville TN 37205-1444
Boy's Varsity 4+ on Percy Priest Lake
Mission Statement
To foster, and conduct national and international amateur sports competition, and to support and develop amateur athletes for national and international competition in  the sport of rowing.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Cory Sanderson
Board Chair Henry Trost
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1986
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $374,730.00
Projected Annual Revenue 363786 (2018)
Mission To foster, and conduct national and international amateur sports competition, and to support and develop amateur athletes for national and international competition in  the sport of rowing.
 Nashville Rowing was started in 1986 by a small group of adult rowers looking to build a rowing community here in Nashville. In it's current form, Nashville Rowing began in 2013 with the addition of the Juniors programming and greatly expanded Adult programming. Nashville Rowing currently has members from Davidson, Williamson, and Sumner counties as well as middle and high school athletes from 28 schools in the greater Nashville Area. As a life cycle club, we strive to provide programming for interested athletes at all ages and stages of life!
Our goal is to facilitate the gaining of skills that not only allow our participants to compete at the highest level, but that can be transferrable to their lives as members of a greater community. 
In our 4th year of having youth rowing programs, the amount of college scholarships awarded to the class of 2017 was greater than Nashville Rowing's annual budget.
We have athletes at both the youth and adult levels competing and performing at the regional, national and international levels; earning success at all three! More importantly we have established ourselves as a life-cycle program, where programs feed each other from Middle School Development all the way up to Adult Competitive programs.
Most pertinent needs:
  1. Facilities (training space, and office space)
  2. Capital Equipment ($40,000 for new 8 person rowing shell)
  3. Pickup Truck with towing capability 
  4. Midweight and Heavyweight single shells ($7,000-$10,000)
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer We accept donations via check, or paypal via our website. We also have volunteer opportunities for events throughout the year such as the Music City Head Race in October. Volunteers can reach out to to inquire about upcoming opportunities!
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Swimming, Water Recreation
Secondary Organization Category Recreation & Sports / Amateur Sports Competitions
Tertiary Organization Category Youth Development / Youth Development Programs
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
TN - Williamson
TN - Sumner
Nashville Rowing serves athletes from the greater Nashville area including athletes from 28 schools, the homeschool community, and from 3 counties.
CEO Statement Nashville Rowing is growing community of passionate athletes and coaches, both seasoned and new to the sport of rowing. As our mission statement says, one of our goals is to help develop amateur athletes for both national and international competition, but we are also looking to expand opportunities in rowing here in Nashville and the Southeast. That means the platform and programming for the all parts of our greater Nashville community to experience the array of opportunities that rowing can offer. Whether it is life long fitness, college scholarships, or simply the chance to be part of a bigger team and family, Nashville Rowing hopes to continue growing and providing those experiences to more and more people!
The Juniors Program ecompasses seasonal opportunities for athletes from 5th grade to 12th grade. Fall, Winter, and Spring each offer Development and Competitive levels to best serve the level in both skill level and ability to commit timewise. These seasons include up to 6 days a week of coached practice, as well as travel to regattas both locally and around the country.
The Summer season consists of multiple week long camps for new athletes and current rowers to build on the fundamentals and hone their skills while staying fit and getting out on the lake!
Budget 250000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Athletics & Sports
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short Term Success Growing accessibility to a wider range of Nashville's youth to provide an opportunity to row, and take part in the growth of rowing regionally. With the foundation of skills that are transferable to life outside rowing, more young athletes will have opportunities opened at both the high school and college levels.
Long term Success
Long term success for the Juniors Program would include program participant growth at all levels, ultimately including programs for inner city and at risk youth as well as adaptive rowing. This would require a boathouse facility that can support and promote these programs while increasing the accessibility and visibility. In having these programs we will also continue facilitating scholarship opportunities for athletes both at the high school and college levels. We will continue to have athletes receiving Division 1 scholarships to continue rowing in college at some of the country's top institutions.  
Program Success Monitored By Program success is monitored participation growth, and success at the regional and national levels. Success is also monitored more long term by scholarships earned by graduating seniors.
Examples of Program Success Over 60% of our graduating senior class earned scholarships to Division 1 college programs, which is higher than the national average. In 2016 we qualified 3 boats to compete at Youth Nationals, which was 3 times as many boats as the previous year. Additionally in 2015-16 we had 5 athletes invited to represent the United States at various levels of the Junior National Team, with one earning a medal at World Championships.
The Adult Program provides a place for a wide range of adult athletes interested in life long fitness and the opportunity to be a part of a larger community. Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer each offer programs for a variety of skill levels from Learn to Row, Novice, Development and Competitive. 
Athletes have the opportunity work with other other rowers that are at their same skill level, and progress through the programs to eventually compete at the local, regional and national level representing the city of Nashville.  
Budget 50000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Physical Fitness
Population Served Adults, Families,
Short Term Success In 2016, Adult programming has grown in number of participants as well as the hiring of a dedicated adult programs coach. The Competitive program was also able to take more athletes to the Head of the Charles Regatta, the largest international regatta in the world, than it has in it's previous years of existence. 
Long term Success Program success includes continued program growth with increased adult membership reflecting our mission of being a life cycle club. Parents of our juniors program are encouraged to join the adult programming and engage in a shared experience with their kids. As our junior program alumni graduate and return from college they are also encouraged to take part in the adult programming of the club. 
Program Success Monitored By Program success is monitored by participant growth and increased club membership. At the Competitive level, success is measured by the program's ability to perform at the regional level, and ultimately to be come a nationally recognized program.
CEO Comments Programming is the core of what Nashville Rowing is all about. The experience of rowing is the quintessential team sport, and our coaches and athletes are what make that experience so impactful. Growing our programming to include at risk youth, adaptive athletes, veterans and so much more is the goal we are pushing towards together.
Board Chair
Board Chair Henry Trost
Term Dec 2017 to Dec 2018
Board Members
Jennifer Cheij Community VolunteerVoting
Margaret Davidson Community VolunteerVoting
Albert DeNunzio Community VolunteerVoting
Jamie Kyne Community VolunteerVoting
Meg Mazzone Community VolunteerVoting
Stacey McCarty Community VolunteerVoting
Henry Trost Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 86%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
General Property Coverage
Water Craft and Aircraft
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Cory Sanderson
Term Start Aug 2017
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 1
Contractors 2
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 4
When was Strategic Plan adopted? 2017
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Under Development
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2014
Senior Staff
Title Community Outreach Coordinator, Assistant Executive Director
Title Office Manager, Adult Programs Head
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $363,786.00
Projected Expenses $374,730.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$328,456$292,453$230,227
Administration Expense$91,249$64,215$17,240
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.981.46
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%82%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$311,857$289,569$286,542
Current Assets$50,681$43,593$39,460
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$22,470$17,813$4,063
Total Net Assets$289,387$271,756$282,479
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.262.459.71
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $324,189Program Revenue $277,979Program Revenue $203,024
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $74,648Membership Dues $32,750Contributions, Gifts and Grants $98,694
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $34,294Contributions, Gifts and Grants $32,118Noncash Contributions $54,118
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Yes
Campaign Purpose The purpose of our capital campaign is to support programming, equipment, financial aid and scholarships, as well as employee salaries and benefits. 
Campaign Start and End Dates Dec 2013 to
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount 289520.78 as of Jan 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2018
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
2017-18 Budget2018
2016-2017 Budget2017 Financial Comments Financial figures taken from Form 990.
Form 990 was prepared by Kraft & Company, PLLC.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 12/20/17.
Nonprofit Nashville Rowing Club
Address 73 White Bridge Road Suite 103-311
Nashville, TN 37205 1444
Primary Phone (617) 901-8165
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Cory Sanderson
Board Chair Henry Trost
Year of Incorporation 1986

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