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Attn: Blue & Gold Fund
Al McGuire Center
770 N. 12th Street
Milwaukee WI, 53233

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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.

Joe True

Associate Athletic Director, Development

Joe True enters his 13th year on the Marquette athletics staff and serves as Associate Athletic Director for Development. True provides leadership and oversight on all fundraising functions and initiatives for the athletic department. He also serves as a member of the University Advancement Leadership Team and the University's Principal Gift Team.

True began his career at Marquette as an intern for the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund in July 2005 and has served in multiple fundraising roles during his tenure. His main responsibilities have been soliciting leadership and major gifts for the athletic department, with an emphasis on growing the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund and the Athletic Endowed Scholarship Program. Under True's leadership, the number of endowed scholarships for the department has doubled, annual giving to sport discretionary funds have increased and the department has hit records in annual dollars raised for six consecutive years.

Recently, the Blue and Gold Fund staff has focused on developing and implementing sport specific annual giving programs and led on securing philanthropic support for the Air Supported Seasonal Structure in Valley Fields, a climate-controlled competition and training facility for multiple Marquette athletic teams. True has been the architect behind the rebranding and re-launching of the Blue and Gold Fund Auction, which has raised $1.5M in three years for student-athlete scholarships, including $700,000 last year.

Prior to his arrival at Marquette, True was a graduate assistant in the athletic ticket office at Northern Illinois University and served as an operations intern with the American Junior Golf Organization.

True received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Masters of Science in Sports Management from Northern Illinois University. He was a four-year letter winner on the NIU golf team and served as President of the Student Athlete Advisory Council for two years. He is currently a member of The National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).

Matt Johnson

Assistant Director of Development, Athletics

Matt Johnson returned to his alma mater and joined the Blue and Gold Fund in March 2017 as an Assistant Director of Development.

Johnson joins the Blue and Gold Fund after three years as an Associate Director of the Army A Club at the United States Military Academy. While with Army West Point Athletics, Johnson assisted with the cultivation of annual gifts in support of the Cadet-Athlete experience. Prior to his time at Army West Point, he served as a development graduate assistant with Illinois State University's Weisbecker Scholarship Fund and also as a marketing and ticketing assistant at the University of Rhode Island. While at ISU, Johnson assisted with the cultivation of gifts to the Hancock Stadium renovation, as well as the sale of premium seating. In addition, Johnson worked for the Milwaukee Brewers as an intern for the Brewers Community Foundation during the 2010 season.

A 2011 graduate of Marquette, Johnson earned degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship. While at MU, he served as a marketing intern for the athletics department from 2009 to 2011. Johnson graduated with a Master of Science degree in sport management from Illinois State in 2014. A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, Johnson currently resides with his wife, Elizabeth, in Milwaukee.

Brooke Robbins

Advancement Officer, Direct Marketing - Athletics

Brooke Robbins joined the Blue & Gold Fund as Advancement Officer, Direct Marketing in October of 2017.

Robbins was previously at Ball State University where she served as their Leadership Annual Giving Coordinator, leading on their annual giving initiatives including Thank a Donor Day. She began her career at Ball State as the Cardinal Varsity Club Graduate Assistant, increasing their social media efforts and student engagement and giving.

Robbins spent the early part of her professional career coaching basketball. She has a BA in Sport Management from Otterbein University as well as a MA in Sport Administration from Ball State University.

Anthony Ball

Advancement Associate

Anthony Ball begins his first year as the advancement associate for the Blue & Gold Fund in 2017-18. In this position, Ball will assist in fundraising efforts and development for Marquette's athletic programs. He will also be involved with planning and coordinating efforts for the Blue & Gold Fund auction.

Ball graduated from Marquette in 2017 with Bachelor of Science degrees in political science and elementary education. He also worked as a men's basketball team manager for five years from 2012-2017, working under both Buzz Williams and Steve Wojciechowski.