President Cooper makes a $10,000 gift to Friends of Springfield College Athletics in honor of the 50th Year of Women’s Varsity Athletics at Springfield College.
The gift is designated as an 80/20 split with $2,000 for Friends of Springfield College Athletics and $8,000 dedicated to the incentive pool.
The $8,000 incentive pool is divided into two prizes ($5,000, first place; $3,000, second place) and will be used to honor women’s athletics and increase giving to Springfield College from student-athlete alumni and families.
Structure of the Challenge
The challenge will run for the first ten (10) months of the 2014 fiscal year (July 1, 2013-April 30, 2014).
Gifts must be recorded during this time frame to count in the competition totals. Gifts received after the April 30 deadline will not count toward the challenge.
Participation-11 Women’s Varsity Sports
Participation includes: former student-athletes and families of current student-athletes identified with each sport through the Office of Advancement database.
All gifts to Springfield College, regardless of designation, are credited to toward the challenge.
Pledges do not count in determining participation.
Criteria for Crediting Former Student-athletes and Parents
Highest percentage of former student-athletes and parents of current student-athletes of a sport that give back to Springfield College will win the challenge and receive $5,000.
The second highest percentage of former student-athletes and parents of current student-athletes of a sport that give back to Springfield College will place in the challenge and receive $3,000.
The number of former student-athletes and families of current student-athletes that have given back will be based on the number of student-athletes and families of current student-athletes that give back divided by the number of active student-athlete alumni and families of current student-athlete as of Nov. 1, 2013.
Example: Team A has 10 donors out of a pool of 90 former student-athletes and 10 families of current student-athletes (10 percent).
If a former student-athlete that has played multiple sports supports Springfield College, each sport in which they participated will receive credit as a former student-athlete of their program giving back.
If a family of a present student-athlete that plays multiple sports supports Springfield College, each sport in which they participate will receive credit as a family of the program giving back