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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.