Winning Today & Tomorrow: Support the Cornell Rugby Endowment

A New Legacy for Cornell Rugby

Starting this year, Faded Red is launching its most ambitious fundraising project to date. With your help, we are creating a $2,000,000 endowment for Cornell Rugby. A fund of this scale will deliver approximately $80,000 in annual investment income to the undergraduate men’s and women’s rugby clubs, providing them with the yearly infusions they need to compete at the highest levels of intercollegiate rugby. Meeting this fundraising goal will create long-term stability for the three core pillars of Cornell Rugby — coaching & training, travel & lodging, and facilities & equipment.

To help Cornell Rugby achieve its lofty fundraising goals, all donors are encouraged to provide gifts within one of the six giving tiers illustrated below. Committed donors will have the option of breaking their gift into equal installments over the next five years or paying up-front in one lump sum.

If you would like to express interest in supporting the Cornell Rugby endowment, please complete the form below to contact our team.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Before Donating, A Few Important Considerations

Check if Your Employer Offers a Matching Gift Program
If your employer offers a matching gift program you may be able to double or even triple your gift to Cornell! Click here to see if your company matches charitable gifts or contact your Human Resources office.

Please Consider a Split Donation
While you may target your gift entirely to the men’s or women’s endowment, we strongly encourage all donors to equally divide their gifts between the two endowments to ensure both teams are equitably financed.

Explore All of Your Giving Options
In addition to cash gifts, donors can choose to transfer other assets, including stocks, bonds and property (i.e., real estate and/or personal property such as artwork). Gifts of this nature are eligible for normal charitable deductions, and may offer additional tax savings as well. For more information, please visit Cornell’s giving website here.

We’re Here to Help
Please do not hesitate to contact Thomas Bachrach, the Director of Finance for Faded Red, at finance@fadedredrugby.com with any questions or comments.

Recognition and Tax Benefits

Once our endowment push is complete, Faded Red intends to memorialize the names and tiers of those who have participated at the Cornell University rugby field. Additionally, all endowment participants will be included on Faded Red’s annual honor roll. If a donor wishes to designate their gift in honor of a family member, friend or colleague or to remain anonymous, please email finance@fadedredrugby.com.

For gifts in the top two tiers, Faded Red may be able to explore naming opportunities with Cornell University.

Finally, all endowment donations receive full Cornell Giving credit and are tax-deductible. When you incorporate Cornell Rugby into your giving program, you will not miss a beat in terms of your support for Cornell University.

Cornell Rugby Endowment Commitments
Faded Red would like to thank the following donors for their generous commitments to the Cornell Rugby endowment.
Tier 6 – $100,000+ per Year ($500,000+) Supporter
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Tier 5 – $50,000+ per Year ($250,000+) Supporter
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Tier 4 – $25,000+ per Year ($125,000+) Supporter
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Tier 3 – $10,000+ per Year ($50,000+) Supporter
Bruce Flenniken
Donald Morel
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1983 & 1984
Tier 2 – $5,000+ per Year ($25,000+) Supporter
Vincente Stasolla (in honor of Wilson TS Wang & Hugh Tose)
David Drinkwater
Aviram Giladi & Kristen Dwan
Thomas Bachrach
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Tier 1 – $1,000+ per Year ($5,000+) Supporter
Nelson Spencer
Nicholas Carino
David Garvey
Stephen Dietemann
Anthony Vegh
Cynthia Kubas
Deborah Downes-Stoj
Melinda Dower
Patricia Reilly
Stephen King
R. Paul Detwiler
Ted Tregurtha
Caesar Castroverde
David & Gail Furman
Tony Cheng
Sean Alexander
Mark Zimmer
Peter Douglas
Marie Kayton
Christine Cappadora
Darcy & Megan Williams
Michael Merrell Jr
Matthew Rippin
Phoebe Lee
Timothy Kelly
Brian Tyler
Levi Cahan
Raymond Gearity
Gregory Rossi
Justin McCarty
Jim Tregurtha
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