During April we celebrated all that makes the Eckerd College Waterfront the best place on campus to be with our No Student Left Inside: A 5 Day for $55K Challenge.

The Waterfront is here to get our students outside!  Whether it’s learning a new watersport, exploring one of Florida’s amazing forests or rivers, serving the boating community through participation in EC-SAR, or learning new skills as a student employee, our students are provided with many different ways to leave their rooms and find a new adventure.  This is not possible without the support of dedicated alumni, parents and friends. Through this challenge we raised $40,000 to support the Waterfront Annual Fund and allow this unique program to continue doing what it does best—lifetime sports, education, and community service.

Funds raised will support:

  • Purchase of a new Search and Rescue Team Boat to replace the oldest boat in the fleet.
  • Purchase of engines for recreation powerboats
  • Support of recreational camping, kayaking, and paddleboarding excursions, to explore the natural wonders of Florida.

Utilizing Facebook, we highlighted the variety of activities happening during the fundraiser event, ranging from EC-SAR training and sailing classes, to our Pets and Puddles event which gives our Eckerd pets their own day to play in the water. Supporters were able to make their gift right from our Facebook page, but were also able to give at

THANK YOU to all of our donors! We appreciate your support!

Board Member Contact Information

Here is how you can contact your Board Members:

Tom Moore ’99

Ainsley Legner ’83
Vice Chairperson

Kim Amendola ’92

Monica Burton ’00

Todd Godfrey ’99

Alicia Lorfink ‘14

Eric Lundin ’84

John Meiners ‘84

Greg Mino ’93

Kevin Sherburne ’78

Renee Register ’83
Director of Waterfront

William C. Covert 
Ex Officio [/one_half_last]

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.