Blue & Gold Fund Goals

The primary goal of the Blue & Gold Fund is to fully fund all athletic scholarships at Marquette University.

B&G Online Auction

Participate here in the Blue & Gold Fund online auction, where all funds raised go directly to student-athlete scholarship support.


Advancing Athletics Through Scholarship Endowment

The success of Marquette Athletics has an immeasurable impact upon the vitality and exposure of the university. There is no greater way to invest in the success of Marquette Athletics than establishing an endowed athletic scholarship. By endowing an athletic scholarship, you will:

  • Establish a legacy at the university.
  • Provide transformational opportunities for many student-athletes.
  • Position the university to financially and competitively meet its athletic potential.
  • Address a top priority for Marquette: to build the university's scholarship endowment.

Attracting Champions

Increasing and sustaining scholarship aid is an important priority at Marquette University. Endowed athletic scholarships are essential in order to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve their academic and athletic goals.

An endowed scholarship provides a lasting stream of income because Marquette holds the gift in perpetuity, investing the principle and using a portion of the annual return to fund scholarship awards. This provides permanent income scholarship support while increasing the endowment value.

Marquette University remains grateful for the visionary support of our current endowed athletic scholarship donors. Their names are forever linked with our proud athletic tradition and the lives of many exceptional student-athletes who are proud to call Marquette their alma mater.

We invite you to consider a tax-deductible, perpetual investment in the future of Marquette Athletics and its student-athletes by establishing an endowed athletic scholarship. With a minimum commitment of $100,000 payable over five years (i.e. $20,000 per year over five years), you can establish a named, endowed athletic scholarship. A fully endowed athletic scholarship is currently recognized at $1 million.

Once established, Marquette will select and provide you with the name(s) of the student-athlete(s) who will benefit from your scholarship. The selection will be based upon certain criteria that you determine as preferences:

  • Participant in a certain sport.
  • Enrollment in a particular college at Marquette University.
  • Other criteria as agreed upon by Marquette University.

Ways to Establish an Endowed Athletic Scholarship

There are many vehicles you might consider to establish an endowed athletic scholarship:

  • A cash gift or other current assets.
  • An irrevocable deferred/planned gift.
  • A simple bequest.

Once you establish your endowed scholarship, you, friends or family members can make additional gifts, thereby increasing the value and impact of your scholarship in future years. There are several recognition opportunities available:

  • Once established, you can name the endowed athletic scholarship.
  • Your scholarship will be recognized in perpetuity on the Hank Raymonds Endowed Athletic Scholarship Wall featured in the Al McGuire Center's Wheeler Walk of Champions.

Please Note: Contributions to athletic endowments are counted at the same ratio for priority points as Blue & Gold Fund donations.

  • In the current reseating year, you would receive 1 point for every $100.
  • In past reseating years, you would receive 1 point for every $250.

For more information on endowed athletic scholarships, including establishing an endowed scholarship through a planned gift, please contact Joe True at (414) 288-0253 or joe.true@marquette.edu.