I’D RATHER BE AT THE WATERFRONT –
A 5 DAY $50K CHALLENGE

WE REACHED OUR GOAL!!!  THANK YOU!!
In April, we celebrated all that makes the Eckerd College Waterfront the best place on campus to be with our first-ever I’d Rather Be at the Waterfront: A 5Day $50K Challenge.
You know Eckerd wouldn’t be the special place it is without the Waterfront. And the Waterfront wouldn’t be here without the support of dedicated alumni, parents and friends. The goal of this challenge was to raise $50,000 to support the Waterfront Annual Fund and allow this unique program to continue doing what it does best—provide direct access to Florida waters to all students while teaching new skills to and encouraging collaboration among EC-SAR members and Waterfront work scholars.
Funds raised will support the following:
• Replacement of the Recreation Dinghy Sailboat Fleet, which is almost 20 years old.
• Purchase of a new Search and Rescue Team Boat to complete the fleet.
• Support of recreational camping, kayaking and paddleboarding excursions, to explore the natural wonders of Florida.
Photos, videos, live shots, and posts from the fundraiser are still visible on Facebook, so check them out and be sure to like us on Facebook to keep updated on the latest news.  From EC-SAR rescues to stand-up paddleboards, we highlighted everything that makes the Waterfront, the Waterfront. Donors were able to make their gifts right from our Facebook page or online at eckerd.edu/waterfront.
With this support, we will continue to do our best to ensure that the Waterfront remains the place all students would rather be for many years to come!

Board Member Contact Information

Here is how you can contact your Board Members:

Tom Moore ’99
Chairman
tom.moore@noaa.gov

Ainsley Legner ’83
Vice Chairperson
ainsleylegner@yahoo.com

Kim Amendola ’92
kim.amendola@noaa.gov

Monica Burton ’00
monicaburtonlmft@yahoo.com

Alicia Lorfink ‘14
amlorfin@eckerd.edu

Eric Lundin ’84
Eric.Lundin@ct.gov

John Meiners ‘84
John.Meiners@heart.org

Greg Mino ’93
gregmino@yahoo.com

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 [/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.