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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.

Individual Contributions

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.

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Legacy Society

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.

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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.

Currently, the NIRSA Foundation is proud to have four Corporate Partners

NIRSA Foundation and Sports Imports

Sports Imports

Based in: Columbus, Ohio
What they do: Sports Imports is the exclusive distributor of Senoh volleyball, badminton, and tennis net systems, the acknowledged world leader in the industry.
Member since: 1994
Corporate Partner since: 2006

NIRSA Foundation and Matrix Fitness

Matrix Fitness

Based in: Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
What they do: Matrix Fitness offers a complete line of commercial fitness equipment and is dedicated to delivering the most durable products, on time, with the lowest total cost of ownership.
Member since: 2004
Corporate Partner since: 2011

NIRSA Foundation and Woodway


Based in: Waukesha, Wisconsin
What they do: Woodway treadmills are the industry leader in green technology and sustainability. We have the lowest total cost of ownership on the market. The patented running surface is more efficient and lasts longer with less maintenance – resulting in substantial savings for you in the long run.
Member since: 1993
Corporate Partner since: 2005
Why they give: “We consider many of the collegiate recreational sports professionals across the country to be family. We’re committed to helping the NIRSA Foundation continue to develop outstanding professionals within this industry.”~Eric Weber, National Sales and Marketing Manager

NIRSA Foundation and Core Health & FItness

Core Health & Fitness

Based in: Vancouver, WA
What they do: When you set out to build something, the finished product is only as strong as its foundation. So when Core Health & Fitness brought together fitness brands from all corners of the industry, we settled for nothing but the best. StarTrac. StairMaster. Nautilus. Schwinn. Four iconic brands that pioneered entire categories, and whose machines are still the ones members ask for by name. Today, we’re committed to continuing the tradition that started decades ago — and that’s greatness you can feel good about building on.
Member since: 1990
Corporate Partner since: 2013
Why they give: “It is our goal to increase the number of people who adopt a healthy and active lifestyle and with the Foundation, it means that can happen in many different ways on and off the campus. We feel our mission statement aligns itself perfectly with the initiative of the NIRSA Foundation which is to provide products and programs to mold lifelong habits for health and fitness.”~ John Brey, National Education Sales Manager

Many thanks also to our Corporate Contributor, Life Fitness.

NIRSA Foundation and Life Fitness

Life Fitness

Based in: Schiller Park, Illinois
What they do: Life Fitness offers commercial fitness equipment.
Member since: 1986
Corporate Partner since: 2013

Foundation Event Sponsors

Endless thanks to the the following companies that have shown their support for the future of collegiate recreation by recently sponsoring a NIRSA Foundation event.

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