Columbia Campaign for Athletics
The Columbia Campaign for Athletics (subtitled "Achieving Excellence") is a $100 million fund raising campaign that is part of the $4 billion Columbia Campaign. Officially launched on October 12, 2007 in a ceremony in Low Library, the campaign had already raised $46 million as of the public announcement.
The kick-off announcement coincided with gifts of $10 million from William Campbell, chairman of the Trustees of Columbia University, former football captain, and football coach, and $5 million from Robert Kraft.
Goals of the drive focus on investing in "places", "people", and "programs."
Improvements in places include $70 million for:
• a new sports center at Baker Field with training, sports medicine, and meeting facilities
• new boathouse
• new Dick Savitt Tennis Center clubhouse
• enhancements to the stadiums, boathouses and fields at the Baker Field
• improvements to the Dodge Fitness Center
Improvements in people include $20 million for endowed positions:
• Athletics Director
• Associate Athletics Directors
• Head Coaches
• Assistant Coaches
Improvements in programs include $10 million for:
• upgraded training technology
• sports program endowments
• career development and services for student athletes
- The Columbia Campaign for Athletics: Achieving Excellence Homepage
- Now is our time! Campaign Brochure (flash)