#GivingTuesday with the NIRSA Foundation
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
When you donate, you provide scholarships
Because of NIRSA Foundation donors’ dedication to professional development, to date, we have been able to support nearly 830 students and professionals to attend the NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo and other NIRSA professional development events.
In 2018, the NIRSA Foundation provided almost $38,000 of scholarships and stipends thanks to the generosity of donors and Core Health & Fitness. This money funded 107 total professional development opportunities for NIRSA members.
When you donate, you provide research
You rely on the research and peer-review literature supported by NIRSA Foundation donors. In the last two years, there have been more than 37,800 downloads of full-text articles from the Recreational Sports Journal–articles that serve to advance the understanding of the role of campus rec within higher education.
Since 2016, the NIRSA Foundation has awarded $105,000 in support of research projects in the field of campus rec through the NIRSA Research Grant Program. These projects have made indelible contributions to the field and, with them, the profession and professionals can build on the knowledge and research supported by donors.
The Institutional Data Set continues to be the go-to resource for professionals needing benchmarking data. To date, nearly 400 institutions have contributed information on campus rec programs, services, and facilities. With the addition of the Salary Survey, members’ access to benchmarking data continues to grow.
When you donate, you provide student officials’ development
This training program provides young officials crucial experience to meaningfully contribute to their communities – on and off the field. It’s a grassroots solution to the shortage of young officials at all levels of competition.
In the 2017-2018 season, the NSC provided training for 657 student officials at 25 events.
NIRSA Foundation donors supported training opportunities for 106 up-and-coming student officials during the 2017-2018 season at the National Basketball and Flag Football tournaments.
Our Corporate Partners Make a Difference
The NIRSA Foundation is proud of its Corporate Partners’ commitment to healthy communities and thriving campus rec programs. Would you like to show your commitment to the future of campus recreation?