|ZLAC FOUNDATION, Inc.
The ZLAC Foundation, founded in 2009, has already made incredible progress
towards our mission. Just this past year, with limited resources, but strong
community support, we completed and opened our women’s rowing museum at the
historic ZLAC Clubhouse on Mission Bay; launched our first free Learn to Row
camp for two dozen young women; and provided over $8,000 in financial aide for
needy, high school-age female rowers. Our museum contains historical artifacts
dating back to 1892, including newspaper articles, photos, and classic rowing
uniforms. Our Learn to Row camp was so successful that 11 young women
continued rowing competitively and we decided to host a second free Learn To
Row camp this past August with nearly twice as many youth.
While The ZLAC Foundation has been fortunate enough to receive a few gracious,
private donations, the need and desire for our programs is growing. We are seeking
new funding opportunities to ensure that The ZLAC Foundation – the only nonprofit
organization in San Diego seeking to promote women’s rowing and preserve
women’s rowing history – can extend the benefits of rowing to more young San
Diego women and archive more historical rowing documents.
ZLAC Foundation Mission Statement:
The ZLAC Foundation, in cooperation with ZLAC Rowing Club, provides opportunities
for high school girls and women to learn the skill of rowing, provides education on the
history of rowing, and promotes national and international amateur rowing and