Columbia Campaign for Athletics

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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.[1]

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

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