UNC Asheville Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program
"Invest in the future of Bulldogs"
Establishing athletic scholarship endowments to underwrite the costs of tuition, room, board, books, fees, and other academic support services for all 15 NCAA I sports at UNC Asheville is our "Investment Plan for Future Bulldogs" and a top priority for our athletics department. Scholarship expenses are not optional and continue to rise on an annual basis.
In 2013-14 UNC Asheville had a total of 87 full-equivalent athletic scholarships for our 16 intercollegiate athletic teams and over 220 student-athletes. This number is far below the 132.7 full scholarships the NCAA permits us to offer our student-athletes. Endowments are becoming a key source of funding for our athletic program to insure that we can continue to offer educational opportunities to highly motivated and skilled student-athletes.
Opportunities exist to establish a permanently named endowment that will perpetually benefit student-athletes at UNC Asheville. An endowment fund is subject to a requirment that the principal be maintained intact and invested to create a source of revenue to fund athletic scholarships. Donors can choose to make an invesmtent from various options: cash, check, credit card, electronic funds transfers, payroll deductions, pledge, matching gifts,stocks and/or planned gifts. Investments can be made as a one-time contribution or may be made over a three-year pledge period.
Athletic Scholarship Endowments can be named in honor or memory of an individual with an initial gift and/or pledge of at least $25,000. Payment terms are flexible. Investments of any amount are welcome for new or currently established endowments.
Presently, we have 14 Athletic Scholarship Endowments that provide financial assistance to UNC Asheville student-athletes. These include:
Ruth & Luther Barnhardt Scholarship Fund
Robert Hartman Athletic Scholarship
Dave Hart Athletic Scholarship
Eddie Biedenbach Athletic Scholarship
Samuel J. Millar Athletic Scholarship
Willie and Carlene Locke Athletic Scholarship
Charlie "Choo-Choo" and Sarah Justice Athletic Scholarship
Lt. Colonel Cecil C. and Lois H. Hutchins Athletic Scholarship
Ralph F. Hooker Athletic Scholarship
Arthur P. Foley/Foley Family Athletic Scholarship
Wilma Sherrill Scholarship Endowment
JW and Darlene Davis Scholarship
Joyce & Bruce Goforth Endowed Athletic Scholarship
The Marcey R. Kattermann Athletics Endowed Scholarship
If you are interested in establishing an endowment or want to learn more about the UNC Asheville Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program, please contact: Janet R. Cone, Director of Athletics at 828-251-6922 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Schukart, GM for Athletics Advancement at 828-251-6905 or via email at email@example.com.
For Information about the Bulldog Athletic Association (BAA)
Office: (828) 251-6905