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Old 04-16-2017, 06:48 PM   #736 (permalink)
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I think something will be announced.
Could you be more cryptic?
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Not arena related, but sports guys do give large gifts to UVM, just not its sports teams.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...itL/story.html

Renewable energy, world hunger, and water security are actually things his venture capitalist sons can capitalize on. The saving the world market is so hot right now.

But, you can still blame Pat McBride for not getting a little something something from Gund if you want, I won't object.
Another example that the super rich, even those with a sports background, are going to donate to what they want, and as much as we can wish, it may not be the new Arena. That's the reality.
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Could you be more cryptic?
Yes, I can...
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Where are we getting our donation info from, Gregg Popovich?

"What are they announcing?"

"A gift."

"What kind of gift?"

"Major."

"Thanks coach."
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A large gift...of salary to the new head of the UVM Foundation? Was this your 'news'? http://www.uvmfoundation.org/s/1690/...47&calcid=1119
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Furthermore, if you're an alum, you got an email from President Sullivan saying that the Moving Mountains campaign has raised $418 million of its $500 million goal, about 80% with two years to go. Just a little mention about the sports teams doing well, but the arena is separate from the entire campaign. The best you can hope for is some overage funds being sent the athletic department's way.
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Furthermore, if you're an alum, you got an email from President Sullivan saying that the Moving Mountains campaign has raised $418 million of its $500 million goal, about 80% with two years to go. Just a little mention about the sports teams doing well, but the arena is separate from the entire campaign. The best you can hope for is some overage funds being sent the athletic department's way.
Not accurate. Every fundraising dollar pledged, committed or donated during the campaign counts towards the campaign. If someone steps up with an 8 figure check for the new facility, it will be credited towards the campaign. The University has made clear, however, that it will not contribute/borrow towards the effort until adequate ($25-30MM) private funds have been raised.
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Not accurate. Every fundraising dollar pledged, committed or donated during the campaign counts towards the campaign. If someone steps up with an 8 figure check for the new facility, it will be credited towards the campaign. The University has made clear, however, that it will not contribute/borrow towards the effort until adequate ($25-30MM) private funds have been raised.
Which is why it's basically a totally separate campaign until the foundation wants to take some credit for it when someone or someones step up. They ain't exactly advertising it for that reason, either.
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