About Athletic Scholarship Endowment
Blue & Gold Fund Goals
The primary goal of the Blue & Gold Fund is to fully fund all athletic scholarships at Marquette University.
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:
The Importance of the Marquette Athletic Scholarship Endowment
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 $50,000 payable over five years (i.e. $10,000 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:
Ways to Establish an Endowed Athletic Scholarship
There are many vehicles you might consider to establish an endowed athletic scholarship:
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:
Please Note: Contributions to athletic endowments are counted at the same ratio for priority points as Blue & Gold Fund donations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.