Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications
At the conclusion of the fifth annual Louisiana Tech Giving Day, LA Tech Athletics was impacted in a big way as a record-setting $1.8 million was raised in support of the 16 Bulldog and Lady Techster programs.
The $1.8 million was part of an overall University Giving Day record for funds raised as 990 donors from the LA Tech Family, which included students, faculty and staff, alumni, parents, corporate partners, and community members, donated on April 20.
A total of 177 donors generated 199 gifts that went towards LA Tech athletic initiatives including the future Athletics Academic Center, the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC), press box capital contributions, and salary enhancements. Donations were also made directly to help support individual sports including baseball, softball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football, and track and field.
“The Louisiana Tech Family continues to answer the call with their investment in the lives of our student-athletes,” said Dr. Eric A. Wood, Vice President and Director of Athletics. “We are so grateful for everyone who participated in Giving Day this year. The momentum that comes from a record-setting day like we had generates a tremendous amount of excitement and encourages others to jump onboard.”
Some of the giving initiatives highlighted on LA Tech’s Giving Day were an anonymous $100,000 challenge match that was met towards the Athletics Academic Center and an anonymous $1M gift to fund the Jim Mize Track and Field entrance and fencing project as well as support of the Athletics Academic Center.
There were also eight gifts of $25,000 or more and 57 gifts of $1,000 or more contributed on Giving Day.
“We continue to be amazed by the generosity of our alumni and fans, who have stepped up to invest in our fundraising priorities,” said Colton Primm, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Championship Resources. “On Giving Day, we were intentional about making LTAC and the Athletics Academic Center our top fundraising priorities. LTAC directly impacts the lives of 350+ student-athletes and remains the lifeblood of our athletic department.
“And, the Athletics Academic Center is our primary capital project right now. It is part of a $17.5M north end zone project that will help shape the lives of Louisiana Tech student-athletes for generations to come and enhance the fan experience at football games.”
For those who missed the opportunity to give on Giving Day, there is still time to give before the fiscal year ends. To make a gift or to learn more, visit BuildTheLegacy.com or contact Colton Primm at (318) 548-4064.