The Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF) is committed to providing financial support to ensure a quality athletic and education experience for Brown student-athletes and the entire Brown community. The Sports Foundation is responsible for providing almost 50 percent of the athletic department’s budget each year through a combination of annual fundraising and earnings from Brown Athletic endowments.
Through the Sports Foundation you provide a:
- FOUNDATION for all student-athletes and coaches participating in any of the 38 varsity and six club sports
- TRANSFORMATION of Brown’s athletic facilities so they reflect the overall excellence of the University
- FUTURE for Brown’s talented student-athletes—both on and off the field/court
- SERVICE each and every year for special projects and/or trips for our student-athletes
Abigal Jones ’15 | Brown’s cross country captain works to build the legacy of the long and storied track and field/cross country program.
Dan Giovacchini ’15 | Senior linebacker battles hearing issues to excel on and off the field for Brown Football.
Alex Markes ’15 | Student-athletes often look beyond the wins and losses and work to leave the program in a better place than when they arrived.
Lars Tiffany ’90 | Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lars Tiffany ’90 struggled to accept his calling, to be a men’s lacrosse coach. He now strives to make a life, not make a living.
Keely McDonald ’00 | Head Coach Keely McDonald ’00 takes a balanced approach toward life and extends it to her teaching as the leader of Brown Women’s Lacrosse.
Anna Willard ’06 | It wasn’t until adversity struck that 2008 Olympian and Brown alumna Anna Willard ’06 realized the deep benefits of her Brown athletics experience.
JOIN A COMMUNITY OF GIVING
Drive for Five
Is an opportunity for you to step forward as a leader within the Brown University Sports Foundation. Drive for Five began in 2002 as an effort recognize leadership donors who make gifts of $5,000 or more through the Sports Foundation. In 2014, 212 donors had risen to the challenge to take a philanthropic lead in supporting student-athletes and coaches. The goal of the Drive for Five program is to establish a vital and consistent group that annually provides leadership giving for Brown’s athletic teams. The Drive for Five goal for 2015 is 215 donors.
To join the Drive for Five community, please contact Matt Letendre at 401-863-1338 or click here to make your gift online.
Leaders on the Rise
Leaders on the Rise acknowledges Sports Foundation donors who provide gifts between $1,000–$4,999 annually. Leaders on the Rise provide a solid foundation of giving that is critical to the success of Brown’s teams. The Leaders on the Rise goal for 2015 is 510 donors.
To become a Leader on the Rise, please contact Matt Letendre at 401-863-1338 or click here to make a gift online.