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Athletic Endowments at Princeton
By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 04/28/2014
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There are two types of Athletics Endowments: Programmatic and Coaching. To ensure the ongoing success of all Princeton sports, the University seeks new endowment funds for varsity athletics and club sports. While annual gifts to athletics bolster year-to-year program needs, endowment funds are crucial for the program's long-term support.

Programmatic Endowments

Programmatic endowment serves the department and individual teams well, in that it tends to be broad-based and designated to the highest program priority.  A gift of $50,000 or more will establish an athletics endowment for programmatic support, which could be used for postseason, invitational, or international team travel, equipment purchases, recruiting expenses, and general team support. The donor may designate a particular sport or team as recipient of the funds.

Coaching Endowments

A gift of $2.5 million will endow a head coaching position that, like an endowed academic chair, both funds and pays tribute to an outstanding teacher-coach. An endowment gift of $1 million will provide similar support for an assistant coaching position.

Princeton's nationally-renowned coaches are dedicated teachers and mentors who support their students' achievements in the classroom as well as on the playing fields. In doing so, they contribute meaningfully to Princeton's holistic educational mission.

We are thankful for our alumni, parents, and friends who have supported Princeton Athletics through endowment gifts which support the following Athletics positions:

The Ford Family Directorship of Athletics

The Franklin C. Cappon-Edward G. Green ’40 Head Coach of Men’s Basketball

The Charles W. Caldwell Jr. ’25 Head Coach of Football

The William M. Weaver Jr. ’34 Head Coach of Men’s Track and Field

Lacrosse Endowment Fund

The Robert H. B. Baldwin ’42 Head Coach of Baseball

Wrestling Endowment Fund

The Cornelia Drake and John Van Ryn Jr. ’28 Endowment

The Betty Constable W36 h36 Fund for Women’s Squash

J. Stuart Francis ’74 Head Coach of Men’s Golf

For more information about Athletics Endowments, please contact Diana D. Leighton K02, Assistant Director, Athletics Fundraising, at