Audrey Lupton Scholarship

Audrey Lupton touched many lives during her 17 years.  One community that was fortunate to be part of that special circle of friends was the Indianapolis Rowing Juniors team. As coach Mike wrote when he had the difficult task of telling the IRC community of Audrey’s death in July 2017, “While she was very much a lightweight when it came to rowing, her battle with cancer over the last few months showed that behind the small frame was the heart and spirit of a true competitor. Audrey has shown us that we each have so much more fight in us that we can ever imagine.”

To honor Audrey’s spirit and to continue her example of making the world a better place the IRC board has established the Audrey Lupton Endowed Scholarship to help ensure that money is never a barrier to participation in the sport of rowing. To that end, the Indianapolis Rowing Center is hosting the 3rd Annual Lup Lup Gallup 5K at University High School on October 26th, 2019. You can register now by following this link. Feel free to bring your dogs as well as a tribute to Audrey.

When fully funded, the scholarship will be awarded annually to support rowers with financial needs. We believe that rowing is transformational. Through rowing kids and adults not only develop fitness and
friendships, but lifelong skills of discipline, collaboration and leadership. Audrey exemplified the core values of IRC, and we hope that the scholarship is an enduring legacy to Audrey’s memory.

You may give to the Endowment any of these ways:

  • online on the IRC website (select Scholarship Endowment fund)
  • by check mailed to: Indianapolis Rowing Center, PO Box 53223, Indianapolis, IN 46253.
  • IRC can also accept gifts of stock and other securities.

All gifts are eligible for IRS charitable donation deductions. If you have any questions, would like to learn more about IRC’s scholarship program, or would like to discuss how you can support the Audrey Lupton Scholarship Campaign, please contact Fund Development Committee co-chair Liz Kryder-Reid: