|Posted by [email protected] on July 24, 2016 at 6:25 PM|
Our Cagers Club President, Kathy Duff, has been appointed a Captain in the Rutgers' B1G 10 Build fundraising effort. She is encouraging the Cagers and all fans of RUWBB to join her in this effort to build new facilities for RU Athletic teams and make RU the top choice for student-athletes. Please read her letter and see how YOU can help.
Many of you may have already heard about the R B1G Build Fund Campaign. Rutgers is committed to building championship contenders in the Big Ten. This commitment means the university must build premier training facilities for our student-athletes in order to provide them with the resources they need to compete at the championship level.
To fulfill this objective, Rutgers Athletics is embarking on R Big Ten Build, a comprehensive campaign to raise $100 million for new or upgraded athletic facilities. Phase I of Rutgers Big Ten Build, created in collaboration with the University Physical Master Plan, includes three projects: a Multisport Training Complex adjacent to the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), a Lacrosse, Soccer and Tennis Training Complex, and an enhanced Football Training Complex at the Hale Center. These pivotal projects will result in additional square feet of critical training space and will have a dramatic and wide-ranging impact on all 24 Rutgers athletic programs and on the 600 student-athletes who represent Rutgers on a national stage.
Rutgers has selected me to be a Captain for this fundraising effort and I am hopeful that I can get you, one of the many Cagers Club faithful, to join me in helping with this effort to make our facilities and our athletic teams B1G worthy. When I first started following Rutgers WBB, eventually becoming a season ticket holder, the RAC was filled to the rafters. I want that again for our beloved WBB team. I want the B1G talent pool to be attracted to Rutgers, not just for a great education and a HOF coach. I want them to be attracted to the RAC and our facilities, to a state of the art Multisport Training Complex.
As a Captain for this fundraising effort, I am asking you to please consider making the commitment to donate to the R Big Build Fund Campaign. Show your love for RU WBB by making a monthly commitment for the next 5 years. Your pledge can be as small as $10/month x 12 months x 5 years = $600. Of course, if you can do more, it is always welcome and appreciated. Every penny counts towards the goal of $100M. $10/month is just one less DD or Starbucks each week. Or perhaps you can pledge $20/month; that’s one less movie a month. Instead of going to see a star, you can be “The Star” by donating to such a worthy cause!
What better way is there to show your support and loyalty to R program? The Cagers Club has 175 loyal members. Can you imagine if we all gave $600 towards this effort? That would be $105,000! WOW!! As President of the Cagers Club, I would be THRILLED and so very PROUD to say “look what the Cagers Club did!” Wouldn’t it be fabulous if we could be the top organization in regards to giving? I have already donated to the R B1G Build Fund Campaign, but I am going to make another donation so that I can be a part of the Cagers Club effort. Please join me!
Your gift will count towards your priority points. Some corporations have programs that match gifts made to Rutgers Athletics. You can receive credit for your employer’s contribution if you agree to a multi-year pledge.
Visit R B1G Build Website
The main hub for our campaign, the B1G Build official website has all your information to answer questions or see the vision for each of the three facilities. You can also click on the “Donate Now” button in the top right corner to make your five year pledge. Feel free to visit the website at www.rutgersbigtenbuild.com.
How to make a pledge:
The Rutgers Foundation has many options when accepting payment for a multi-year pledge. They accept cash, credit cards, stock transfers, matching gifts and bequests. If you choose to make your pledge on-line using your credit card, the monthly contribution will then happen automatically, making it seamless for you. For more information on the different types of payment options and their processes, feel free to visit the website at http://www.scarletknights.com/RFund/methods-giving.html
Once you have made your donation, you MUST contact me to let me know that you donated. As your Captain, I need to report bi-weekly status updates. I do not want to leave any of you out of this fabulous effort. You can send me an email or call me regarding your donation. I will guard your donation information with the utmost discretion and confidence.
Use the above link to make your donation. Step by step instructions can be found at the end of this document.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Please contact me if you have any questions, and remember to contact me once you have made your pledge.
Captain - R B1G Build Fund Campaign
President – Cagers Club
Setting up your 5 Year Pledge to the Big Ten Build Fund, billed monthly.
Enter your total desired gift amount in the “Gift/Pledge Amount” field. (You do not have to select a monthly gift amount to the Big Ten Build Fund in the space above this field.)
How do you want to make your gift? Select:
-in one payment
-in installments select this one
-on a recurring basis
To have your pledge automatically charged on a monthly basis:
After selecting “In installments,” note that the first payment is on the date of making the pledge (today). Please select “59” for the remaining payments. (A 5-year pledge, paid monthly is 60 total payments). Frequency of payments: select 1st or 15th of the month, monthly.
To have your pledge automatically charged on a yearly basis:
After selecting “In installments,” note that the first payment is on the date of making the pledge (today). Please select “4” for the remaining payments. (A 5-year pledge, paid annually, is 5 total payments). Frequency of payments: select 1st or 15th of this month, annually.
Continue to fill out your information and proceed to payment.
Questions? Call Us
The Rutgers Athletic Development Office has a professional staff that is always welcoming and eager to answer any questions you may have regarding the R Big Ten Build Fund. To contact our office, please call 848-932-7629.