SPORTS

Davidson Athletic Foundation Reports Another Successful Year

by | Aug 5, 2019 | Sports

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson Athletic Fund (DAF) is pleased to announce that with the generous support of more than 2,500 donors, the DAF concluded the 2018-19 fiscal year and the end of the college’s “Game Changers: Inspiring Leaders to Transform the World” campaign in successful fashion.

Total athletic giving during the campaign reached nearly $60 million, which represents nearly 11 percent of the $555 million grand total raised over the course of the entire campaign. Of the $59.8 million raised for athletics during the campaign, more than $32 million was earmarked toward increasing athletic scholarships. 

For the second consecutive year, the DAF topped $3.3 million in current-use funds in support of the college’s varsity teams and operations. Additionally, $5.7 million was secured in new scholarship commitments, the second-highest single-year total in DAF history. 

Finally, when tallying up various capital projects, multi-year commitments and planned giving commitments, the DAF is pleased to report that a grand total of $8.9 million was committed in support of Davidson Athletics during the 2018-19 academic year. 

“I am blown away by the incredible generosity shown by Davidson alumni, families and friends during the 2018-19 fiscal year,” said Director of Athletics Chris Clunie ’06. “We finished the Game Changers campaign with an outstanding year, laying the foundation for even greater future support and success within Davidson Athletics. None of our accomplishments would be possible without our donors. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to each person who made a gift.”

The Davidson Athletic Fund provides operating, scholarship and capital funds to support 21 NCAA Division I programs and more than 450 student-athletes. 

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