Through generations of generous donors, many of Brown’s sports have funds that support their programs. Through the years, Brown alumni, parents and friends have shown steadfast philanthropic support for Brown Athletics, driven by a desire to see University teams be more competitive and to ensure that student-athletes have the resources they need to excel academically and in athletic competition.
Donors have made transformative gifts to endow coaching positions, which ensure long-term financial stability and help the University recruit and retain top talent in a Division I landscape. They have made it possible to renovate and modernize key facilities — including the Marston Boathouse, the Berylson Family Football Complex, Goldberger Family Field, Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatic Center and Ted Turner ’60 Sailing Facility — and to most recently construct a state-of-the-art Center for Lacrosse and Soccer that promises to be the premier facility of its kind in the nation.
Funds established by alumni and parents have given Brown Athletics the ability to nimbly and strategically respond to emerging needs, such as new equipment purchases and team travel costs, as well as to strengthen nationwide recruiting efforts.
In the current comprehensive fundraising campaign — BrownTogether: The Campaign for Building on Distinction — donor support has been a driving force in helping the University surpass the $100 million for athletics, a milestone for sports fundraising at Brown. This generous spirit continues to fuel success and help student-athletes, coaches and Brown men’s and women’s teams reach for and achieve new levels of excellence.
Through the Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative, philanthropic dollars designated to specific sports will remain with those sports, regardless of their varsity or club status, whenever possible.