Endowment

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

The year-round online auction features Marquette-specific items and all funds raised go directly to student-athlete scholarship support.

Endowment

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:

  • Create an enduring link between you and 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 in principle and using a portion of the annual return to fund scholarship awards. This provides permanent income scholarship support while increasing the endowment value. What Will Be Your Legacy for Marquette Athletics?

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, 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.
  • 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. Recognition Opportunities

  • 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.

For more information on endowed athletic scholarships, please contact paul.mcinerny@marquette.edu (414-288-0289) or joseph.true@marquette.edu (414-288-0253). To setup a future endowed scholarship through endowed scholarship estate planning, please contact Dr. Paul McInerny.