Give Marquette Day - Sport Excellence Fund Challenge

This campaign ended on February 22, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Marquette University by clicking here!

On Your Marq, Get Set, Give!

Give Marquette Day is making a comeback!

Marquette University held our first ever Give Marquette Day last year and had great success thanks to our generous alumni, parents and friends. In just one day, 1,591 donors contributed $500,010 to support Marquette students, faculty and programs. Of these results, 545 donors contributed $116,408 to Sport Excellence Funds.

We're excited to bring back Give Marquette Day and hope you are, too! Our overarching goal this year is to secure 1,600 donors across the university on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

For our Sport Excellence Funds specifically, our goal is to secure the $25,000 dollar-for-dollar match given generously by an anonymous alumni. A gift of any size, to any Sport Excellence Fund, is eligible for this match.

Sport Excellence Funds are imperative as they provide support for the needs of each program such as augmenting recruiting and travel budgets, leadership development and team building programming, technological and equipment upgrades, funding trips to face international competition, and other needs of the program. These funds allow Marquette Athletics to continue the tradition of excellence in providing our student-athletes with top-notch education, competition, and developmental experiences. 

Stay tuned for updates on progress and special giving challenges that will make your gift have an even bigger impact! Visit for updates on other areas of the university.

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Sport Excellence Fund Leaderboard

Women's Basketball Excellence Fund 100$18,520
Women's Volleyball Excellence Fund 22$18,260
Men's Basketball Excellence Fund 8$10,595
Men's Golf Excellence Fund 45$8,290
Women's Soccer Excellence Fund 79$6,356
Cross Country, Track & Field Excellence Fund 49$5,515
Women's Lacrosse Excellence Fund 56$5,023
Men's Tennis Excellence Fund 20$1,998
Men's Soccer Excellence Fund 11$1,750
Women's Tennis Excellence Fund 16$1,693
Men's Lacrosse Excellence Fund 8$1,200

Donor affiliations

33% Alumni

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5% Students

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17% Parents

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15% Faculty/Staff

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13% Friends

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3% Individuals

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Donor list

Camden McGirr
Nick Shane
Carolyn Kieger
Tiffani Roegiers
Susie Remillard
Ray Bratchett & Tara Bratchett
Brian Fowler & Robin
Rhegan, H, Hyypio Nuñez
Barb Poupore & Tim Poupore
Poupore Forest Products
John E Cain
Molly Stark
Megan Griffith
Colleen Schmidt
Tony Kieger
Arra Strong
Jamie Kutey
Danielle Kieger
Kylie A Sprecher
Jennifer & Jorge Garcia
Karen Kindel
Shannon Hamilton & Joe
Nadine Bergstrom
Brad and Laurie Murlick
Hooks family
Jeff Parker & Sharon Parker
John L McGinn
Nicholas Van Deraa & Becky
Erin M Kopp
Brandon Bell-Booker photoBrandon Bell-Booker
Patrick Concannon
Isabela C
Lisa Barber & Mark
Lisa Heaton Conmy & John Conmy
Krystion Nelson
Linda Hardy & Mary Kate Simon

Laura Abing photoLaura Abing matched $100
Jean Dole photoJean Dole matched $100
Thomas Pionek matched $100
Jean Dole photoJean Dole matched $100
Barbara Burja photoBarbara Burja matched $100
Akin Owolabi photoAkin Owolabi matched $250
Paul Manghera matched $250
Steven Gorski matched $650
Jennifer Dienes, Arts ’05 matched $5,000
Brothers David Trautschold, Eng '06, and Matt Trautschold, Eng '04 matched $5,700
McShane Companies matched $3,830
Drs. Lauren Falk, H Sci '17, and Michael Falk, H Sci '12, '17, and Kristen Maskala, Arts ’94 and Monte Smith matched $5,304
Laura Brewer, Arts ’98 & Brian Brewer, Bus Ad ’96 matched $5,910
Marquette Parent Larry Weithers matched $25,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $25,000
Maggie Ring gave $25
Amy Zimmerman gave $50 because 5 donors made a gift in 1 day.
Heather L. Bunting photoHeather B Yavaliollah gave $100 because 10 donors made a gift in 1 day.
Elisa C photoElisa Coghlan gave $100 because 5 donors made a gift in 4 days.
Tracy Ryan photoTracy Ryan gave $500

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