On #GivingTuesday, we are asking for your help in providing critical resources for our nearly 500 student-athletes through support of our Next Level Fund.
The Next Level Fund focuses on our student-athletes through the lens of building competitive excellence. In these times, competitive excellence takes on a new definition for our Bearcats, giving us resources to support our athletes in different locations and challenged by difficult circumstances.
This fund focuses on student-athlete welfare, including physical and mental health, nutrition and emergency medical insurance costs. These funds will also deliver support to senior student-athletes who were granted an additional year of eligibility to compete in spring sports.
At this time, there is an opportunity to double the impact you can make on the life of a UC student-athlete. For every dollar generously given to the Next Level Fund, a matching effort will be contributed by an anonymous donor up to $10,000.
This additional gift of $10,000 honors Jean Stephens, a loyal and dedicated former Executive Assistant to Director of Athletics Bob Goin. Jean epitomized integrity, high ethical standards and respect for all individuals. She made a considerable impact on the lives of UC student-athletes in many ways during her tenure.
UC Faculty and Staff can give via payroll deduction here.