Georgetown baseball campaign receives $4.8M gift

The Georgetown Baseball Campaign received a program-defining challenge gift of $4.8 million to support and enhance scholarship and coaching endowments.

This gift will make significant progress towards the overall campaign goal to support three areas of need including coaching, scholarship, and facilities.

georgetownThe impact of enhanced scholarship endowments allows Georgetown to recruit the best and brightest student-athletes to continue their formation and development during their time on the Hilltop. The addition of these scholarships is a transformative shift allowing Hoya baseball to compete with the top programs in the nation.

The challenge gift provides an incentive for other baseball alumni, parents and friends to support the project by collectively raising an additional $5.1 million. With this gift, the program will be able to offer significantly more baseball scholarships with a goal of increasing the overall allotment of scholarships to meet the NCAA maximum number of scholarships if the full challenge is met.

Coaching endowments are a commitment to coaches now and in the future to provide the vital resources needed to recruit and retain the best staff in an increasingly competitive environment. Supporting and investing in the stability of coaches directly impacts the consistent development of a student-athlete.

“We are incredibly thankful for this gift and the immediate impact it will have on our baseball student-athletes. Scholarships are such an important part of building a winning culture within a program, and this will allow us to continue to grow Georgetown baseball, moving into the upper echelons within the national baseball landscape,” said Lee Reed, Francis X. Rienzo Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

“I came to Georgetown with the goal of winning a BIG EAST Championship and making us a national contender. Scholarships and coaching enhancement are the lifeblood of what we do, and this gift moves us a step closer to achieving our goals set by the players, coaches and administration,” said head coach Edwin Thompson. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to bring incredible talent to the Hilltop, and with continued support of the Georgetown baseball community, we can achieve this goal. I expect greatness out of my student-athletes every time they step foot on the field, and to see our community supporting us in this way is what Georgetown baseball is all about.”

For more additional information on supporting the challenge gift initiative, please contact Scarlett Schneider Ph.D., Sr. Director of Athletics Development at [email protected] or 202-687-2734.