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Old 01-13-2013, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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update on facilities for Fordham

Fordham's Athletic Director stated yesterday (over the University's radio station WFUV) that there are no plans (contrary to misinformation posted in another thread) for a new basketball/convocation center on campus at this time, unless additional development funds can be raised.

It is hard to see how we can compete at this level without a new facility, and unless performance changes dramatically, student and fan attendance at offsite venues (like the Barclay's Arema or MSG) will be limited.

The administration must make a new arena a priority, because future conference alignments (if they go the way of the anticipated super 60 inf FBS football), may imposed minimum facility and attendance requirements to determine league association.
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Re: update on facilities for Fordham

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Fordham's Athletic Director stated yesterday (over the University's radio station WFUV) that there are no plans (contrary to misinformation posted in another thread) for a new basketball/convocation center on campus at this time, unless additional development funds can be raised.

It is hard to see how we can compete at this level without a new facility, and unless performance changes dramatically, student and fan attendance at offsite venues (like the Barclay's Arema or MSG) will be limited.

The administration must make a new arena a priority, because future conference alignments (if they go the way of the anticipated super 60 inf FBS football), may imposed minimum facility and attendance requirements to determine league association.
Another fake post. This guy is an Iona troll.

A new on-campus arena , campus center and recreation center will be in the capital plan in the next Fordham fundraising campaign. The present $500 Million campaign is close to being completed.
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unless additional development funds can be raised.
Capital campaign. Call these alumni first. Some of them spent millions on a presidential campaign. Ask them to spend a little for your school.

Kathleen Brown, LAW '85, Senior Advisor, Head of Public Finance, Western Region, Goldman Sachs
Kevin Burke, LAW '77, Chairman, President and CEO of Con Edison.
E. Gerald Corrigan, GSAS (Ph.D.) 65, 71, Chairman of GS Bank USA, the bank holding company of Goldman Sachs,
Mario Gabelli, CBA '65, Billionaire Founder, Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, GAMCO Investors,
Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group FCLC '57, LAW '64, Chairman of El Paso Pipeline
Maria Elena Lagomasino, GBA '77, CEO (20012005) of JP Morgan Private Bank; Board of Directors, Coca-Cola
John Mara, LAW '79, President and COO, New York Giants, son of the late Wellington Mara
Joe Moglia,[1] Current chairman and former CEO, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Lorenzo Mendoza, Venezuelan billionaire, CEO of Empresas Polar,
Eugene Shvidler, GBA (MBA and MS in International Taxation), Russian-American billionaire,
Donald Trump, Billionaire business executive and TV personality (attended, no degree)
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Capital campaign. Call these alumni first. Some of them spent millions on a presidential campaign. Ask them to spend a little for your school.

Kathleen Brown, LAW '85, Senior Advisor, Head of Public Finance, Western Region, Goldman Sachs
Kevin Burke, LAW '77, Chairman, President and CEO of Con Edison.
E. Gerald Corrigan, GSAS (Ph.D.) 65, 71, Chairman of GS Bank USA, the bank holding company of Goldman Sachs,
Mario Gabelli, CBA '65, Billionaire Founder, Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, GAMCO Investors,
Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group FCLC '57, LAW '64, Chairman of El Paso Pipeline
Maria Elena Lagomasino, GBA '77, CEO (20012005) of JP Morgan Private Bank; Board of Directors, Coca-Cola
John Mara, LAW '79, President and COO, New York Giants, son of the late Wellington Mara
Joe Moglia,[1] Current chairman and former CEO, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Lorenzo Mendoza, Venezuelan billionaire, CEO of Empresas Polar,
Eugene Shvidler, GBA (MBA and MS in International Taxation), Russian-American billionaire,
Donald Trump, Billionaire business executive and TV personality (attended, no degree)
Better yet, start a campaign to question the validity of each of their birth certificates and ask Trump to pony up $5 million each time one of them presents a legitimate one. You'll have your new arena in a week or two.
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Re: update on facilities for Fordham

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Capital campaign. Call these alumni first. Some of them spent millions on a presidential campaign. Ask them to spend a little for your school.

Kathleen Brown, LAW '85, Senior Advisor, Head of Public Finance, Western Region, Goldman Sachs
Kevin Burke, LAW '77, Chairman, President and CEO of Con Edison.
E. Gerald Corrigan, GSAS (Ph.D.) 65, 71, Chairman of GS Bank USA, the bank holding company of Goldman Sachs,
Mario Gabelli, CBA '65, Billionaire Founder, Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, GAMCO Investors,
Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group FCLC '57, LAW '64, Chairman of El Paso Pipeline
Maria Elena Lagomasino, GBA '77, CEO (20012005) of JP Morgan Private Bank; Board of Directors, Coca-Cola
John Mara, LAW '79, President and COO, New York Giants, son of the late Wellington Mara
Joe Moglia,[1] Current chairman and former CEO, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Lorenzo Mendoza, Venezuelan billionaire, CEO of Empresas Polar,
Eugene Shvidler, GBA (MBA and MS in International Taxation), Russian-American billionaire,
Donald Trump, Billionaire business executive and TV personality (attended, no degree)
Mario Gabelli donated #25 million to Fordham recently and the new Business School at Rose Hill is now named after him.
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Mario Gabelli donated #25 million to Fordham recently and the new Business School at Rose Hill is now named after him.
Perfect. He's your guy to head up the campaign.
He should be given a phone, and asked to call all his buddies on this list; There's no better guy. Not even your president.
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Capital campaign. Call these alumni first. Some of them spent millions on a presidential campaign. Ask them to spend a little for your school.

Kathleen Brown, LAW '85, Senior Advisor, Head of Public Finance, Western Region, Goldman Sachs
Kevin Burke, LAW '77, Chairman, President and CEO of Con Edison.
E. Gerald Corrigan, GSAS (Ph.D.) ’65, ’71, Chairman of GS Bank USA, the bank holding company of Goldman Sachs,
Mario Gabelli, CBA '65, Billionaire Founder, Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, GAMCO Investors,
Stephen J. Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group FCLC '57, LAW '64, Chairman of El Paso Pipeline
Maria Elena Lagomasino, GBA '77, CEO (2001–2005) of JP Morgan Private Bank; Board of Directors, Coca-Cola
John Mara, LAW '79, President and COO, New York Giants, son of the late Wellington Mara
Joe Moglia,[1] Current chairman and former CEO, TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Lorenzo Mendoza, Venezuelan billionaire, CEO of Empresas Polar,
Eugene Shvidler, GBA (MBA and MS in International Taxation), Russian-American billionaire
Donald Trump, Billionaire business executive and TV personality (attended, no degree)
Add model/socialite/heiress Amanda Hearst to your list. Great-granddaughter of media mogul William Randolph Hearst, I've seen her name on a list of "Fordham billionaires." Unfortunately, our teams have sucked so badly during her time at Fordham (she's a 2008 graduate), she probably gives a rat's ass about getting an arena built at her alma mater.


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Perfect. [Mario Gabelli's] your guy to head up the campaign.
He should be given a phone, and asked to call all his buddies on this list; There's no better guy. Not even your president.
IMO, Fordham alums (and former basketball Rams) Denzel Washington and P.J. Carlesimo should head up the campaign.


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Another fake post. This guy is an Iona troll.

A new on-campus arena , campus center and recreation center will be in the capital plan in the next Fordham fundraising campaign. The present $500 Million campaign is close to being completed.
Two concerns with this:

1. Your President already has a rep for usurping funding for his priorities; and

2. Cap campaigns typically don't start immediately after a prior one closes.

I feel your pain, but it sounds like you guys are never going to get there.
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IMO, Fordham alums (and former basketball Rams) Denzel Washington and P.J. Carlesimo should head up the campaign.


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Excellent idea, ramMan.
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Two concerns with this:

1. Your President already has a rep for usurping funding for his priorities; and

2. Cap campaigns typically don't start immediately after a prior one closes.

I feel your pain, but it sounds like you guys are never going to get there.
We'll get there, it's just taking much longer to build a new arena than many expected. In the meantime, we'll play our big OOC games in Madison Square Garden and the Barclay's Center.
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Excellent idea, ramMan.
You bring in those guys for a meet and greet, shmooze, cocktails, glad-handing, etc.

But to raise the $ you want Mario. The guy just ponied up $25 Mil to get his name on a building. He runs in the same circles as the other millionaire/billionaires on that list. He can now (because of his commitment) easily ask with no blowback at all. Script is easy:

M: Hey Donald, it's me Mario.
DT: Hey there Mario
M: Donald, I just put up $25 mil for the Rams. We're going to put up a new gym. I'll put you down for $10...OK?

What's Mr. Ego going to do? Let Mario outshine his a$$?

Nothing to it.
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I know it is just an example, but as you pointed out earlier Trump did not graduate from Fordham. He graduated from UPenn and is not going to donate to Fordham. I am fairly sure he has been approached before. The rest of those on your list do need to be approached though.
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Re: update on facilities for Fordham

BTW, one of the things left out by the poster who started this thread is that the AD did mention that we would be raising funds to upgrade overall athletic facilities, just not the gym itself. I think that is beneficial b/c that is a big part of what recruits see, weight rooms, meeting rooms, locker rooms, etc. Anything that can help recruiting is important right now.
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Donald Trump usually only says he is donating money for publicity rather than actually donating money. All of his money is tied up in combover maintenance.
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