Athletics

361
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72% of 500 Donor goal
$353,282
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An Anonymous DonorPosy and Thomas Courtney, FCRH '55 and Robert O'Shea, GABELLI '87 matched $100,000

An Anonymous DonorPosy and Thomas Courtney, FCRH '55 and Robert O'Shea, GABELLI '87 matched $100,000
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An Anonymous DonorMorgan Vazquez gave $2,022 because 202 donors made a gift in 25 days

An Anonymous DonorFordham University Board of Trustees gave $75,000 because 1,841 donors made a gift in 0 days
Gifts to Athletics contribute to...
Fordham Giving Day: Every Gift Counts
2,878 Donors - $1,540,483 Donated
156%
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From all of us at Fordham Athletics, we are grateful for your support on #FordhamGivingDay and your investment in our Rams. Thanks to you, our student-athletes are successful in competition, in the classroom, and in life! GO RAMS!

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T H A N K Y O U !

RAMILY,

Thank you so much for participating in this year's record-breaking #FordhamGivingDay! Over 450 donors contributed $350,000+ towards our Athletics programs. Your gift has a direct impact on our student-athletes. This was a team effort and we cannot thank you enough for your leadership, support, and loyalty.

We do want to again acknowledge two-time Olympic gold medalist, Tom Courtney, FCRH '55 and Bob O'Shea, GABELLI '87 for their generous double gold medal challenge. That was the largest challenge athletics has ever seen for a Giving Day campaign!

If you want to learn more about how to continue to support our athletics programs and other ongoing intiaitives, please contact Director of Athletics Development, Kara Field at kfield1@fordham.edu.

Thank you again and Go Rams!

161 days ago by Kara Field
100 Minutes Left!

Rams - 1,700 minutes of giving down, only 100 left to go! Did your classmates, teammates, friends, family members, fellow alumni give? If not, they still have time! THANK YOU for your support!


162 days ago by Kara Field
$180,000+ Raised and over 400 Donors!

THANK YOU for the outpour of support towards our athletics programs this #FordhamGivingDay! Together, 400 donors raised over $180,000 in support of Fordham Athletics - our best giving day ever!! Our goal is to reach 500 donors - every gift counts towards this donor goal! Let's beat the 500 donor goal and raise $200,000! Thank you again and Go Rams! 

162 days ago by Kara Field
60% towards Donor Goal and $145,000+ Raised!

What a strong start to day 2 of the #FordhamGivingDay marathon! We surpassed 60% of our donor goal and raised over $145,000 for our athletics programs! It's a team effort - literally every gift of every size counts towards this Giving Day campaign. 

THANK YOU and GO RAMS!

162 days ago by Kara Field
Good morning Ramily - Day 2 of #FordhamGivingDay!

Good morning Ramily!

Thank you for your support thus far for 2022 #FordhamGivingDay. We are on day 2 of this Giving Day marathon - please share the news that the maroon and white are dominating and we want to finish the campaign on a strong, high note! Thank you for your support and assistance in making this year's Giving Day our best yet. Go Rams! 

162 days ago by Kara Field
#FordhamGivingDay UPDATE!

#GivingDay is going strong and there is still time to make your gift! We are more than 40% towards our goal and have raised over $100,000 for our student-athletes! You can support any varsity/club team or fund within Fordham Athletics that you feel most affiliated with. 

UPDATE: Donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more to any athletics fund will receive a copy of Tom Courtney's book, The Inside Track. We deeply thank Tom and Posy Courtney and Robert O’Shea for their generosity in sponsoring this year's Double Gold Medal challenge. Go Rams!!

163 days ago by Kara Field
Great Progress!

Ramily!

Great progress thus far on Day 1 of #FordhamGivingDay! We are just $8,000 short of hitting $100,000 already. That's fantastic! Please continue to share the word with fellow Rams supporters. All gifts of any amount count towards our goal! Go Rams


163 days ago by Kara Field
We are 20% towards our 500 donor goal!


Thank you so much for supporting our Rams on #FordhamGivingDay. These 1,841 minutes are thrilling and a great way for us to support the athletics programs. Please share this campaign with your fellow teammates, classmates, family members, friends, and fans that cheer on Fordham. Please keep in mind we have the Thomas Courtney, FCRH ’55, Double Gold Medal Challenge, which entails all gifts to the men’s or women’s track team will be matched THREE TIMES, up to $200,000! 

Go Rams!

163 days ago by Kara Field
Thomas Courtney, FCRH '55, and the Double Gold Medal Challenge

Thomas Courtney, FCRH ’55, is recognized as the greatest track athlete to ever graduate from Fordham, having won two Olympic gold medals. You’ll be inspired by his incredible legacy. Check out Tom's Hall of Honor citation, this throwback piece about his performances in the 1956 Olympics, or this story from last year about Tom and some other, more recent alumni who earned Olympic medals as well. Tom truly exemplifies what it means to be a Ram. 

In a recent meeting with Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, Tom gave a gift of $100,000 in support of Fordham’s track programs. This story was shared with a fellow track alumnus, Bob O’Shea, GABELLI ’87, who was so inspired by Tom’s generosity that he decided to match the gift. 

Together, they have created the Thomas Courtney, FCRH ’55, Double Gold Medal Challenge: all gifts to the men’s or women’s track team will be matched THREE TIMES, up to $200,000!

➡️ If you give $100, they will give $300. Your total impact for Track is $400!

➡️ If you give $250, they will give $750. Your total impact for Track is $1,000!

➡️ If you give $500, they will give $1,500. Your total impact for Track is $2,000!

Help us meet this match. We deeply thank Tom and Posy Courtney and Bob O’Shea for their generosity in sponsoring this challenge.

Thomas Courtney, FCRH ’55 and Bob O’Shea, GABELLI ’87

VIDEO: Watch Courtney’s inspiring effort in this clip from the Greatest Thrills from the Olympics. Host Bob Considine interviews Courtney, calling his run “the most courageous race I’ve seen in 25 years of sportswriting.” (Race begins at 1:25.)

166 days ago by Fordham University

Team Support
DesignationDonors$ Raised
Mens Cross Country and Track and Field85$119,675
Womens Cross Country and Track & Field51$106,965
Mens Basketball Team34$5,500
Football Team32$4,405
Mens Rowing Team32$1,926
Womens Basketball Team22$2,585
Golf Team19$10,900
Mens Rugby Team19$2,689
General Athletics18$2,911
Baseball Team17$3,535
New Era Basketball Fund16$28,125
Womens Rowing Team16$2,575
Womens Softball Team9$1,050
Fordham Dance Team6$401
Womens Soccer Team6$3,300
Cheerleaders4$400
Squash Team4$55,500
Mens Soccer Team3$200
Mens Tennis Team3$405
Womens Volleyball Team2$150
Club Sports - Tennis Team1$25
Womens Athletics Cornerstone1$30
Womens Lacrosse Team1$30
Club Sports - Mens Ultimate Frisbee Team0$0
Club Sports - Womens Squash Team0$0
Womens Rugby Team0$0
Womens Tennis Team0$0
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Parents, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
202216$57,775
202315$3,400
202414$1,725
201811$2,455
201411$2,145
201910$840
200410$3,869
19949$1,300
20218$479
20128$700
19968$669
20037$6,600
20256$950
20086$450
20066$1,150
19726$25,900
19716$1,900
19696$700
20205$250
20175$360
20135$475
20105$2,775
20095$950
20025$3,400
20015$468
20005$800
19885$1,700
19875$520
19855$1,400
19835$3,700
19825$1,600
19785$600
19735$450
19705$6,100
20154$401
20074$500
19934$2,200
19924$1,800
19894$1,350
19864$600
20263$200
20113$375
19973$600
19813$425
19793$550
19773$1,000
19743$450
20052$250
19992$519
19912$650
19902$1,025
19762$375
19682$200
19672$300
19602$25
19292$100
20161$150
19951$25
19841$50
19751$500
19641$100
19631$1,000
19621$100
19591$100
19581$150
19571$200
19561$50
19551$250
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Posy and Thomas Courtney, FCRH '55 and Robert O'Shea, GABELLI '87
matched 80 gifts for a total of $100,000
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Rich Ross, LAW '86
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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Posy and Thomas Courtney, FCRH '55 and Robert O'Shea, GABELLI '87
matched a total of $100,000
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Fordham University Board of Trustees
Gave $75,000 because 1,841 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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matched 195 gifts for a total of $60,839
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Paul Ostling UGE ’70, LAW ’73
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Joan Garry
matched 191 gifts for a total of $30,407
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John F. Freeman
Gave $25,000 because 100 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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