Attn: Blue & Gold Fund
The AL McGuire Center
770 N. 12th Street
Milwaukee WI, 53233
Main phone line:
Blue & Gold Fund Goals
The primary goal of the Blue & Gold Fund is to fully fund all athletic scholarships at Marquette University.
Associate Athletic Director, Development
Joe True enters his tenth year on the Marquette athletics staff and first as Associate Athletic Director for Development. He is responsible for leading all fundraising functions for the athletic department.
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 major gifts for the athletic department, with an emphasis on growing the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund and the Athletic Endowed Scholarship Program.
Prior to his arrival at Marquette, Joe 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.
He was a four-year letter winner on the NIU golf team and was the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Council for two years. Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Masters of Science in Sports Management from Northern Illinois University.
Director of Development, Athletics
Emily Baseheart enters her second year as Director for Development for Marquette athletics, and her fourth year with Marquette University. Baseheart is responsible for assisting with all fundraising functions for the athletic department.
Baseheart began her career at Marquette as Assistant Director of Development Annual Giving, working with Marquette alumni on the East Coast, and leading all fundraising efforts for Marquette University's Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.
A member of the UW-Milwaukee NCAA Division I women's swim team from 2002-2006, Baseheart (nee Holcomb) was a 20-time Horizon League finalist and four-year letter winner. Baseheart was also a two-year team captain and President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In 2006, Baseheart was awarded the Herman Kluge Senior Student-Athlete Award for her commitment to academic excellence, athletic achievement and community involvement.
Baseheart resides in Milwaukee with her husband, Josh, who competed for UW-Milwaukee as a member of the men's swim team from 2000-2004.
Athletics Special Events Coordinator
Sarah Claus joined the Marquette Athletics department in August 2004 for an internship with the Blue & Gold Fund, later moving into an executive assistant role for two years before accepting her current position as Athletics Special Events Coordinator in 2007.
Claus oversees planning for all major athletic department events including the Blue & Gold Fund Auction, M Club Hall of Fame, golf outings, end-of-season banquets and other various dinners and awards ceremonies.
Prior to joining Marquette, Claus worked as an intern with the Lincoln Saltdogs, an independent league baseball team in her hometown of Lincoln, Neb. With the Saltdogs, she worked with marketing and promotions, merchandising, tickets and front office management.
Claus earned a Bachelor's of Journalism in Advertising from the University of Nebraska and recently completed her master's degree in Leadership Studies - Sports Specialization from Marquette University.
Assistant Director, Blue & Gold Fund
Kerry Richter enters her first season as the Assistant Director of the Blue & Gold Fund in 2014-15, and her sixth year with Marquette University.
Richter is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies with the goal of increasing donor participation and dollars raised for the Blue & Gold Fund. She will also serve as the primary point of contact with the ticket office on the administration of the priority point system and annual reseating process.
Richter began her career as a Blue & Gold Fund Assistant serving as the primary contact for donor inquiries relating to contributions, priority points, reseating and ticket requests.
Richter, a resident of Wauwatosa, graduated from Marquette in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in communication studies. She and her husband, John, were married in August of 2013.
Brandon PondAdvancement Associate
Brandon Pond joins Marquette University for the 2014-15 campaign as the Advancement Associate for the Blue & Gold Fund.
Pond is responsible for assisting and supporting the Athletics Advancement team, as well as the Blue & Gold Fund.
Pond previously held roles at Loyola University in Chicago as a caller, supervisor, and most recently, manager of Loyola's annual phonathon.
Pond graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola with a bachelor's degree in forensic science, while minoring in biostatistics and chemistry.