Sagehen Athletics Giving Day 2023

125% of 470 Donor goal
This campaign ended on April 07, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Pomona College by clicking here!


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An Anonymous DonorRochelle Whelan gave $100 because $200 was given by donorsJust for Women's Tennis Team

An Anonymous DonorNico Jaffe gave $500 because $1,000 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorMatthew O'Connor gave $547 because 100 donors gaveJust for Football Program

An Anonymous DonorCoach Ann Lebedeff & Pam Dastrup gave $1,000 because $1,000 was given by donorsJust for Women's Tennis Team

Make some noise for Sagehen Athletics Giving Day!

As we come together to celebrate Sagehen Athletics, Pomona and Pitzer are showing their dedication to our athletics community. We ask you to join this effort with a gift to the Sagehen Athletics program or any one of our 21 varsity teams. Your gift will have a profound effect on our scholar-athletes and coaches because it gives them the necessary tools to strive towards fostering a culture of excellence in the dynamic world of NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics.  

🏐 Team travel 
🏊 Recruitment 
🎾 Improved athletic facilities, technology and equipment 
🏀 Uniforms 
⛳ Camps and clinics
⚽ Coaching support 

Your gift will also help us continue our mission to create a community that thrives through physical and intellectual growth. By donating today, you will be investing in the success and well-being of our student-athletes, providing them with the tools they need to compete and succeed at the highest levels of competition. 

The College also gladly accepts gifts of securities, corporate matching gifts, gifts from donor advised funds, and IRA qualified charitable distributions (QCDs). Learn more about ways to give

We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support. Your donation will have a lasting impact on the lives of the students and the Sagehen Athletics program.  

Go Hens!

Check out Pitzer's Giving Page!


4/6 is meant to honor and celebrate scholar athletes who give so much of their time talent, passion and spirit to represent our community with integrity and excellence; and your support is both an investment and endorsement of their hard work and accomplishments. Everyone in the Sagehen Athletics organization is so grateful for everyone’s participation—from our challenge donors who inspired others to join them, to the many advocates spreading the word online and matching commitments from their networks, and special thanks to all who helped make 4/6 possible—our staff, faculty, coaches and student-athletes.

326 days ago by Dena Negrete
Thank you!

In the stands and in the classroom, you are our Champions! Your gifts are essential to how far we can go and together we will continue to raise the bar for our scholar-athletes and the entire Sagehen Family. Thank you for showing up and showing out to make 4/6 Day another win for the books! We are grateful for your unwavering partnership, dedication and support. Chirp! Chirp!

332 days ago by Dena Negrete
470 Champions!

We are thrilled to announce we reached our goal! Your generous support will go a long way in helping us provide our student-athletes with the resources they need to succeed in the classroom and on the field. We are so grateful for your commitment to Sagehens. 

Don't forget, there's still time to spread the word and chirp the challenge before midnight! 

Thank you for being a champion!

332 days ago by Dena Negrete

This year, we were the top ranked SCIAC School in the Directors Cup. Last fall, football celebrated its first-ever SCIAC Championship and volleyball advanced to the SCIAC Tournament Championship for the first time. In basketball, Madison Quan broke three program records becoming the first Sagehen to earn SCIAC Player of the Year honors in program history. This is excellence. This is thriving. This is Sagehen Athletics and YOU are our Champions. These honors start with opportunity, access and resources that YOU, our Champions, help provide year after year. Thank you for being a Champion for Sagehen Athletics! Chirp, Chirp!

333 days ago by Dena Negrete
It's halftime!


Today is a celebration. We celebrate our scholar-athletes whose passion, grit and tenacity continue to impress and inspire. We celebrate excellence, community and thriving on and off the field. And we celebrate YOU! We celebrate the opportunities, possibilities and experiences that you help create for our students, our program and the Sagehen Family. Thank you for being a Champion for Sagehen Athletics! Chirp, Chirp!

333 days ago by Dena Negrete
Introducing Pomona-Pitzer Team Challenges

We are thrilled to announce our P-P Team Challenges for the Sagehen Athletics crowdfunding campaign! Our Challengers have generously offered to donate if Pomona and Pitzer reach their donor participation goals for their respective teams.

  • Sagehen Athletics- $5,000 from Mike and Eiko Mies PO P'25 UNLOCKED
  • Baseball: $1,500 from Claudio Chavez PZ ’88  and an anonymous PO Donor UNLOCKED
  • Men’s XC: $1,000 from Tom Pollard PO ’64 P’95
  • Football: $250 from Tom Moore PZ ’82 UNLOCKED
  • Men’s Golf: $2,500 from Steve Loeb PO ’79 P’09 P’13 UNLOCKED
  • Men’s Swim and Dive: $2,000 from an anonymous PO donor and Jenny and Domingo Garcia PZ P’21 UNLOCKED
  • Men’s Track and Field: $1,000 from Tom Pollard PO ’64 P’95
  • Men’s Tennis: $1,000 from Jai and Sunita Chulani PO P’26
  • Women’s Basketball: $1,500 from Leigh Ferrin PO ’02
  • Women’s XC: $500 from Gene Fitch PO ’97
  • Women’s Golf: $2,500 from Steve Loeb PO ’79 P’09 P’13 UNLOCKED
  • Women’s Soccer: $10,000 from an anonymous PO donor UNLOCKED
  • Women’s Swim and Dive: $2,000 from an anonymous PO donor and Jenny and Domingo Garcia PZ P’21 UNLOCKED
  • Women’s Track and Field: $500 from Jennifer Kurkjian PO ’90 UNLOCKED
  • Volleyball: $5,000 from an anonymous PO donor UNLOCKED
  • Women’s Water Polo: $5,000 from Susan and David Lewis PO P’24 P’26 UNLOCKED

    Additionally, remaining teams will be eligible for a $250 grant from the Athletics Department once they achieve their donor goals. Keep up to date on where were at by visiting

The support of our challengers is invaluable in helping us reach our goal, and we are so grateful for their generosity. Thank you for believing in our mission and supporting Sagehen Athletics!

333 days ago by Dena Negrete

Sagehen Athletics Leaderboard
TeamDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Men's Swimming and Diving27$6,23415180.0%
Men's Water Polo40$10,39115266.7%
Men's Golf24$2,45715160.0%
Women's Soccer42$8,88715280.0%
Men's Cross Country13$1,2791586.7%
Women's Cross Country12$5541580.0%
Women's Swimming and Diving34$2,73915226.7%
Men's Soccer7$1,4061546.7%
Men's Track and Field18$3,42315120.0%
Women's Water Polo46$9,54415306.7%
Women's Lacrosse16$3,82415106.7%
Women's Golf19$3,11115126.7%
Women's Basketball18$1,85915120.0%
Men's Tennis22$6,41415146.7%
Women's Tennis37$8,18215246.7%
Men's Basketball21$3,81515140.0%
Women's Track and Field19$1,42815126.7%
Women's Volleyball18$1,71915120.0%
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Gradhat icon43%Alumni
Book icon6%Students
Suitcase icon5%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon3%Friends
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