In its inaugural year, over 2,600 members from 38 states helped the Champions & Scholars Fund get off to a strong start.
DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Flyers Champions & Scholars Fund has launched its second-year membership drive.
A generous supporter of UD athletics has committed $100,000 and agreed to match all unrestricted Champions & Scholars Fund gifts of $250 or greater. Gifts must be made by March 1, 2012 to be matched.* This is your chance to truly impact UD athletics in a significant way.
“The passion and enthusiasm of our friends, alumni and staff has established the Dayton Flyers as one of the most-followed programs, at home and on the road, in the nation”, said Tim Wabler, Vice President and Director of Athletics. “But when an individual makes a commitment for additional financial support, it demonstrates their understanding of how critical it is to provide an opportunity for the Flyers to get better on a daily basis. This gift underlines the importance of private contributions in support of our student-athletes and coaches, and encourages others to join them in their generosity.”
In its inaugural year, over 2,600 members from 38 states helped the Champions & Scholars Fund get off to a strong start. This year, the goal is to increase Champions & Scholars Fund membership to over 3,000 supporters.
“Last year, we had 2,600 supporters make an investment in our student-athletes, giving them the opportunity to receive a world-class education while competing for championships”, said Brian Tracy, Director of Development for Athletics, “With a cumulative GPA of 3.26 and a graduation rate of 95%, UD student-athletes continue to represent the University in both academics and athletics on the national stage.”
Active membership begins with a minimum annual contribution of $100 to UD athletics. Members of the Champions & Scholars Fund provide and enhance opportunities for over 400 University of Dayton student-athletes on 17 teams. Their gifts immediately impact the program by supporting scholarships, operational expenses and facility enhancements.
For questions regarding the Champions & Scholars Fund or supporting UD athletics, please visit our website at www.DaytonFlyers.com/championsandscholars/, email email@example.com or call 937-229-2845.
*Please note: Only your benefit level in the Champions & Scholars Fund can be increased with a qualifying gift. See the Champions & Scholars Fund benefits page for more information. For tax purposes, your gift amount is not doubled by the match.