NIRSA Foundation2018-05-07T17:20:40+00:00

Your contribution today nurtures tomorrow’s
campus rec leaders.

Help the future of our profession to thrive

Efforts to support future leadership within collegiate recreation continue, and can only be done with your help. Consider strengthening your NIRSA family by contributing to the NIRSA Foundation. Donations to the NIRSA Foundation are the only tax-deductible contributions allowable to a NIRSA-related entity.

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Through fundraising and stewardship efforts, the NIRSA Foundation strives to enhance the effectiveness of campus rec by providing NIRSA members with meaningful opportunities for scholarship, research and professional development. Explore the programs supported by the NIRSA Foundation below.

Scholarship Winners

NIRSA Foundation Scholarship Recipients: Where Are They Now?

September 25, 2017|Comments Off on Where are they now? David Davenport

David Davenport—currently the Director of University Recreation and Chief Diversity Officer at Austin Peay State University—has a history of seizing opportunities. The NIRSA Foundation has a history of creating them.

June 6, 2017|Comments Off on Where are they now? Kyle Urban

“NIRSA has become like a second family to me,” says Kyle Urban, Competitive Sports Coordinator at UCLA. “NIRSA is kind of a melting pot of a lot of things that are right in the world.”

July 5, 2016|Comments Off on Where are they now? RJ Canning

RJ Canning worked as a camp counselor during his summers off from high school, and it was actually one of his supervisors there who set him off on a path in collegiate recreation.

Are you a former NIRSA Foundation scholarship recipient ? We’d love to hear your perspective on how the NIRSA Foundation scholarship impacted your future and career in the field of campus rec. If interested in sharing your story, then please contact Kelley Hungerford, NIRSA Foundation Coordinator.

About the NIRSA Foundation

Founded in 1992, the NIRSA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. In addition to supporting many NIRSA research and assessment programs, the NIRSA Foundation annually contributes to the future of the collegiate recreation profession by awarding professional development scholarships to NIRSA members. The NIRSA Foundation provides a wealth of scholarships ensuring that all NIRSA’s members, regardless of personal income, are able to take advantage of NIRSA’s many educational and professional opportunities.

Our Mission

The NIRSA Foundation, through fundraising and stewardship efforts, works in cooperation with NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation to enhance the effectiveness of collegiate recreational sports by providing its members meaningful opportunities for scholarship, research, and personal and professional development.

Our Vision

The NIRSA Foundation will lead in providing educational and scholarly opportunities for members of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation through the cultivation and distribution of developmental resources.

Donate Today

All donations to the NIRSA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, qualify as tax deductible. Any portion of a donation may be applied to a specific endowment. Endowments provide educational and scholarly opportunities for individuals in collegiate recreation programs.

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