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Dean’s Fund For Athletics Excellence

Give to the Dean’s Fund

Lehigh Athletics is worked up to announce a rebranding of the Athletics Partnership Unrestricted Fund to The Dean’s Fund for Athletics Excellence. As the first monetary steward for Lehigh Athletics, Murray H. Goodman ’48 Dean of Athletics, Joe Sterrett ensures that every one division spending is concentrated on the best priorities whereas additionally sustaining fairness within the student-athlete expertise. The objective for the “Dean’s Fund for Athletics Excellence” within the 2022-2023 fiscal yr is to lift $500,000, which is a part of the general fiscal yr 2023 Athletics Partnership objective of $3 million.

In talking concerning the significance of presents to the “Dean’s Fund,” which aren’t restricted to particular wants, Joe Sterrett defined,

“Faculty Athletics packages as we speak, no matter division, depend upon the monetary help of their media offers or their industrial actions (ticket/merchandise gross sales, sponsorships, merchandise, and many others.).  Amongst these philanthropically-based funding sources, essentially the most of alumni, household and buddies to enhance the assets supplied by their universities, significant commitments are these that aren’t particularly restricted as to make use of as a result of these “unrestricted” funds develop help for the actions that serve ALL sports activities. Our newly rebranded  “Dean’s Fund for Athletics Excellence” supplies a vital supply of monetary help for our student-athlete improvement packages (Sports activities Efficiency Coaching, Flight 45 Management Growth, Scholar-Athlete Educational Providers, Sports activities Drugs, and extra), and these funds assist to make sure that we’ll proceed to satisfy our commitments to gender fairness.  To all our previous donors, I thanks; to those that will assist us to lift the bar, please know the impression of presents to the Dean’s Fund for Athletics Excellence extends effectively past the greenback totals.”

Amongst these areas which have benefited from unrestricted presents, the realm of Sports activities Efficiency Coaching might have grown essentially the most. At one time, all power and motion exercises had been performed by coaches, most of whom had been untrained within the complexity of efficiency coaching. Subsequently, that work was contracted to a 3rd social gathering entity, which elevated professionalism however didn’t have the capability to have interaction with all Lehigh groups. Nevertheless, as funds permitted, a workers of full-time, licensed and skilled professionals had been employed to perform as a part of the Athletics Division. At this time, all twenty-five Lehigh groups are engaged in sport-specific bodily improvement packages led by the in-house Sports activities Efficiency group.  With out the unrestricted annual present funding that was assigned to this precedence want, the bodily improvement of Lehigh’s males’s and girls’s athletes would have suffered.

Items to particular sports activities will stay essentially the most comprehensible and direct approach to impression the student- athlete expertise, and our teaching workers are deeply grateful for the annual help we obtain for sports activities.  Items to the Dean’s Fund complement sport-specific funding, and assist be certain that the developmental and aggressive expertise of each pupil athlete is satisfactorily supported.

If you’re taken with studying extra about you may make an impression on the Dean’s Fund for Athletics Excellence, please contact Kristen Brannick at  [email protected] or 610-758-6574, or Lisa Landis ’97, ’99G at [email protected] or 610-758-6855.  Extra info on the Dean’s Fund might be present in subsequent week’s launch of our Annual Report.

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