Letter from Jim PhillipsAugust 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about supporting Northwestern’s remarkable student-athletes.
Your contribution allows us to provide each of our nearly 500 deserving student-athletes with a world-class experience, enabling them to succeed academically, socially and athletically. Fulfilling this mission is at the core of our daily actions and through private support we are able to achieve success.
We are extremely excited about the many new changes to the Wildcat Fund. First and foremost, everyone who makes an annual gift to Northwestern Athletics, including donors who give to a specific sport, will now be considered a member. This decision was made after hearing from our current donors, coaches and staff, as well as the Northwestern community. Our focus throughout this process was to simplify giving, increase support for our student-athletes and recognize and reward all donors. The changes you will see in the following pages accomplish this task.
Your investment will help continue the tradition of academic and athletic distinction at Northwestern University. Not only does your gift allow all of our student-athletes to be successful in the classroom and in competition, but it also prepares them to have an impact in their communities long after they have graduated from our distinguished university.
Northwestern competes at the highest level in everything we do and it is critical to appropriately fund our programs so they remain national leaders. In the end, we must be able to attract the best and brightest student-athletes in the country.
By investing in our talented and dedicated young men and women, you are ensuring that every current and future Northwestern student-athlete will have the tools to accomplish his or her goals. You will forever be an important part of our school’s legacy and in the lives of our student-athletes.
If you are a current Wildcat Fund member, THANK YOU for your generous support. You are making a remarkable difference in the lives of all of our student-athletes. If you are not currently contributing to the Wildcat Fund, I encourage you to do so. Your gift is truly needed to enhance our future success.
Again, thank you in advance for your support of Northwestern Athletics – your dedication has an enormous impact on the lives of so many deserving Wildcats.
Vice President for Athletics and Recreation