May 8, 2013

Support Yale Athletics

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HOW YOU CAN HELP YALE ATHLETICS!

The athletic department at Yale is committed to creating a world-class experience for the student-athletes on all 35 varsity teams.  As the landscape of Ivy League athletics becomes increasingly competitive, the financial support from our associations and friends of Yale Athletics is paramount to achieving that mission.  

The economic downturn has impacted budgets throughout the country and clearly here at Yale. We have shifted our focus to growing our endowments and maximizing annual use funds for our teams.  As a result, we have increased our annual fundraising goal for the entire Department by $500,000 – to $3 million total - and need all friends of Yale Athletics to know that any gift of any size will make an impact!

1) ANNUAL GIVING:

SPORT ASSOCIATIONS:

Every team at Yale is supported by a Sport Association.  The Sport Associations are represented by a board of alumni and friends, that provide up-to-date information about our programs, support our student athletes, and to help sustain the proud and storied tradition of Athletics at Yale.  In addition to raising money the Associations enhance the experience of current Yale players and establish a strong connection between Yale Athletics and the greater Yale community through such initiatives as career networking and job placement, and special events (including receptions, golf outings, and alumni/ae games).

RAY TOMPKINS ASSOCIATES ATHLETICS DIRECTORS EXCELLENCE FUND:

Yale Athletics is excited to announce the expansion of the Ray Tompkins Associates annual giving fund. The RTA is a general, unrestricted fund that promotes excellence across all of 35 varsity teams. It will be used at the discretion of the Athletic Director to ensure all sports, and the athletic department itself, will have the resources necessary to operate at the highest levels. The fund will support the most urgent of needs within Yale Athletics.

Quick facts about the Ray Tompkins Associates Excellence Fund:

2.) ENDOWMENT GIFTS

FULLY ENDOWING OUR ATHLETIC PROGRAMS WOULD PROVIDE US WITH THE PROTECTION TO THRIVE REGARDLESS OF THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE

New programmatic and coaching endowments help to sustain success in perpetuity for our athletic programs.  There are unlimited opportunities for donors to leave a lasting and meaningful legacy for their favorite Yale team(s).  Establishing a new endowment fund or adding to an existing endowment, allows you to ensure that our coaches and student-athletes have a consistent support base well into the future.

HEAD COACHING ENDOWMENTS

PROGRAMATIC ENDOWMENTS

ENDOWMENT STEWARDSHIP

For information on how to make a gift to an endowment, or to learn more, please contact Alison Cole ’99, Director of Athletic Development by email, Alison.cole@yale.edu or by phone (203) 432-3344.

3) REUNION GIVING:

Reunions are a great way to support Yale Athletics with a special gift.  All gifts (annual or endowment) to any athletic accounts COUNT towards your personal and class giving totals for your next reunion.  Please consider making a pledge to your favorite team or the RTA AD’s Excellence Fund in honor of your next reunion. 

CLICK HERE FOR ATHLETIC REUNION FAQ’s:  http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/alumni/associations/Reunion_Giving_FAQ.pdf

HOW TO MAKE A GIFT TO YALE ATHLETICS

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