Support Your Bears

We are beneficiaries of a rich and living tradition forged by all the efforts of all those who have come before us. Our personal and team triumphs add to the growing pride that we share with the Brown Community. Through leadership, school spirit, and devoted alumni, we build on the Brown tradition and instill a pride in Brown Athletics that remains throughout a lifetime.

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 numerous 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



  • 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Jack Blasberg
  • 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
  • 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Keely McDonald '00
  • Anna Willard '06


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.

To join the Drive for Five community, please contact Ed Roskiewicz at 401-863-3639 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.

To become a Leader on the Rise, please contact Ed Roskiewicz at 401-863-3639 or make a gift online.

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