Support the NIRSA Foundation
Through donations, partnerships, and sponsorships, the NIRSA Foundation furthers the mission and vision of NIRSA.
When you contribute to the NIRSA Foundation, you ensure a vibrant future for the collegiate recreation community. Since its inception in 1992, the NIRSA Foundation has provided opportunities for educational development, research and scholarly pursuits that advance the profession. This reach grows each year with the NIRSA Foundation having raised over $1.1 million and awarded 382 scholarships to-date.
Eight Levels of Cumulative Giving
As your total contribution to the NIRSA Foundation increases, you move up in category levels.
|Leadership Level||$10,000 plus|
|President Level||$5,000 – $9,999|
|Executive Level||$2,500 – $4,999|
|Platinum Level||$1,000 – $2,499|
|Gold Level||$500 – $999|
|Silver Level||$250 – $499|
|Bronze Level||$100 – $249|
|Participant Level||$25 – $99|
Join your colleagues in expanding the opportunities for the leaders of tomorrow—contribute to the NIRSA Foundation today! Your support strengthens our profession, our community, and campus populations across North America. With a donation of $25 or more, you will be listed on the NIRSA Foundation Honor Roll and recognized at the NIRSA Annual Conference. Opportunity exists to move up in giving category as your total contributions to the NIRSA Foundation increase.
Whether you give $25 or $2,500, the consistent contributions of NIRSA members allow opportunities for emerging leaders in collegiate recreation to not simply be sustained, but to flourish. Together, NIRSA members can take collegiate recreation to the next level, again and again.
Collegiate recreation is a vocation for many. From young graduate assistants to retired directors, those who have found their calling in collegiate recreation choose to give back to their community year after year. Therefore, we celebrate cumulative giving, honoring those who have consistently contributed over the span of their lifetime. So go ahead: give back for each year that you receive support, resources, and fulfillment within the collegiate recreation profession.
A contribution as a member of the Legacy Society helps you leave your mark in lasting and beneficial ways. The Legacy Society option allows NIRSA Individual Contributors to gift bequests, life insurance, retirement plan beneficiary designation, real estate, or stock. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Legacy Society, please contact NIRSA Foundation for more information.
Business & Association Contributions
Join the NIRSA Foundation in supporting the future of collegiate recreation. NIRSA Associate Members, as well as other businesses and associations, help advance our profession’s development and scholarly pursuits through an array of corporate giving and event sponsorships.
Through Associate Member contributions, partnering companies have a direct and positive impact on the future of the collegiate recreation profession and the lives of college students.
As leaders in higher education, NIRSA is committed to transforming the lives and inspiring the development of healthy communities. These healthy communities are supported by NIRSA members, including Associate Members. Approximately 30% of the NIRSA Foundation’s annual contributions come from Associate Members through one of the programs below.
Corporate Partners & Contributors
Corporate Partners show their extraordinary support of the future of collegiate recreation by committing to an annual contribution to the NIRSA Foundation over a five-year period, which includes providing a scholarship to a NIRSA student to attend the NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition.