Endowed Funds for Athletics
Courtesy: Rider Athletics  
Release:  05/21/2008

Dear Friend of Rider Athletics,

I am pleased to report that in the first 12 months since the Endowed Fund for Rider Athletics was established, close to $50,000 was raised in support of Broncs Athletics. Endowment support promotes the long-term health of our athletics programs while increasing our teams’ competitive advantage in the classroom and in competition. Your support also provides a positive experience for our student-athletes during their time at Rider.

The Endowed Fund benefits all 20 men’s and women’s programs, ensuring that our student-athletes compete at the highest level. Gifts to the endowment will bolster our student-athletes and coaches by providing:

Enhanced academic support
Increased scholarship support
Recruiting budget supplements
Improved athletic facilities
Equipment upgrades

While annual gifts to athletics benefit current needs, contributions to the Endowed Fund are investments in the future success of our programs. The growth of the endowment will alleviate some of the financial demands of a growing Division I athletics department, and the support of alumni, friends, parents and corporations is vital to the success of the department and allows us to keep pace with our competition.

I hope you will consider making a gift to the Endowed Fund for Rider Athletics. Outright cash gifts, multi-year pledges and even provisions in your estate plans are just some of the ways to support the success of the athletics department. Enclosed, please find a brochure outlining this initiative in greater detail. There may be no better way to honor or memorialize the legacy of current or former Rider athletes than the Endowed Fund for Rider Athletics. For your convenience, a pledge form and postage paid return envelope are also included. Thank you, in advance, for your consideration in supporting this very important initiative. Go Broncs!

Sincerely,

Don Harnum
Director of Athletics


RIDER Athletics


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