Friends of the Waterfront

25 for 25 Challenge, help us reach our goal!

In honor of the Waterfront celebrating 45 years at Eckerd College this spring, we are excited to announce our reunion gift and challenge. Several alumni and parents have come together to pledge $25,000 contingent on a challenge for you.

We challenge all Waterfront alumni, parents and friends to raise an additional $25,000 by Reunion Weekend in March, thus producing a collective gift of $50,000 to the College. Our $25,000 will go to the Covert Waterfront Endowment, which will last in perpetuity—growing over time with ongoing contributions and furnishing dedicated funds for the programs they support. The $25,000 from you and others will create the first-ever Waterfront Annual Fund, which will provide for the Waterfront’s greatest needs, ranging from the replacing of kayaks or paddleboards, purchasing new electronics for rescue boats, or providing resources for a camping/kayaking trip at one of our beautiful Florida rivers. Your contribution will enhance the Waterfront Program to enrich the lives of Eckerd students for generations to come.

Please join us with a gift or pledge to support the Waterfront. To participate, please contact us for details or donate online.

While we hope to exceed the $50,000 goal by March, we also hope for participation from all friends, parents and the entire team of Waterfront alumni—from EC-SAR members to water-skiers and sailors—as we unite to support a program that has meant the world to us. We are so grateful for all of our Waterfront family at Eckerd College and look forward to presenting a check at Reunion Weekend, March 4–6, 2016. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

John Meiners ’84
Chairman
Friends of the Waterfront

Greg T. Mino ‘93
Vice Chairman
Friends of the Waterfront

Board Member Contact Information

Here is how you can contact your Board Members:

John Meiners ‘84
Chairman
John.Meiners@heart.org

Greg Mino ’93
Vice Chairman
gregmino@yahoo.com

Matt Bridgewater ’94
matt@gemlux.com

Dominic Campanella ’98
Chairman
dcampanella@brophymills.com

Murray Fournie ’89
murray.fournie@jupitermed.com

Ainsley Legner ’83
ainsleylegner@yahoo.com

Alicia Lorfink ‘14
amlorfin@eckerd.edu

Eric Lundin ’84
Eric.Lundin@ct.gov

Tom Moore ’99
tom.moore@noaa.gov

Kevin Sherburne ’78
kevin@hwhelectronics.com

Jesse Turtle ‘91
jesseturtle@gmail.com

Renee Register ’83
Director of Waterfront
registrl@eckerd.edu

William C. Covert 
Ex Officio
covertwc@eckerd.edu

Become a Member

Welcome! Thanks for taking a moment to reflect on the time you spent at the Eckerd College Waterfront Program.

We formed The Friends of the Waterfront to keep alumni like you connected to the EC Waterfront and to each other. The purpose of the association is to:

  • Strengthen alumni ties and encourage alumni involvement
  • Offer career networking opportunities to students and alumni
  • Draw on alumni expertise to support the program

Why become a friend? The Waterfront Program has enriched the lives of countless Eckerd College students, faculty, and staff for over three decades. Become a friend to affirm the importance of the Waterfront and its three goals: Lifetime Sports, Education and Community Service.

Join us and make new memories for yourself and for future generations of Eckerd students. We need you. You can make a difference.

As a Friend, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with alumni and program supporters at sponsored events on campus
  • Get involved with committees and event planning
  • Create internship opportunities for today’s students

Or simply stay up-to-date with the latest news, upcoming events and goals of the Waterfront.

How much you do is completely up to you!

Membership is open to EC Alumni and their families, former Waterfront Staff, EC Faculty and Staff, and special friends. There are no dues required for membership, but we hope you will make an annual contribution to support the Waterfront.