Support Your Bears


The Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF) is committed to providing financial support to ensure a quality athletic experience for the Brown student-athlete and the entire Brown community. The Sports Foundation is responsible for providing almost 50 percent of the athletic department’s budget each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) through a combination of annual-use fundraising and earnings from Brown Athletic endowments.

You can support Brown Athletics through the Sports Foundation within the following four areas:

  • Annual Use (funds directed towards and utilized by any of the 37 varsity sports and seven club sports, as well as the Athletic Director’s Excellence Fund, which supports all of our student-athletes and coaches)
  • Endowment (funds directed to provide a foundation for athletic excellence in the future)
  • Facilities (funds that will transform Brown’s athletic facilities to reflect the overall excellence of the University)
  • Special Projects (each fiscal year, the BUSF raises funds for special projects or trips that are identified as priorities by the Athletic Department)

Make a gift to support Brown Athletics.


Leadership Giving Opportunities

(Gifts of $5,000 + to Brown Athletics)
FY 2014 goal: 265 donors

Ever True Club

New donor recognition level established in FY 2011 to recognize Brown alumni, parents and friends who provide generous leadership support at the $25,000+ level. FY 2014 donor goal: 65

Drive for Five

Contributors at the $5,000 - $24,999 giving level are recognized as Drive for Five donors to Brown Athletics. FY 2014 donor goal: 200

Leaders on the Rise

Contributors who represent a solid foundation of giving at the $1,000 - $4,999 giving level are recognized as Leaders on the Rise to Brown Athletics. FY 2014 donor goal: 500

All leadership donors are recognized in the Sports Foundation’s Brown Bear Magazine each year. If you wish to participate at a leadership level, please contact Kelly Fitzsimmons at 401-863-7503 or click here to make a gift online.

Our Most Loyal Supporters

(Four years of consecutive giving to Brown Athletics)

Loyal Bears Club

Brown alumni, parents and friends who have most consistently supported Brown Athletics through the Brown Sports Foundation with four consecutive years of giving at any level. Loyal Bears are recognized each year in the spring issue of the Sports Foundation’s Brown Bear Magazine.