NIRSA Foundation Year in Review
Thank you for creating and supporting amazing opportunities!
In 2017, thanks to the generosity of 400+ individual donors, Corporate Partners, Corporate Contributors, and sponsors, the NIRSA Foundation invested nearly $100,000 into NIRSA through scholarships, research, student officials’ development, and leadership. It was a record year for the NIRSA Foundation and our gratitude knows no bounds—thank you!
Your donation provided in 2017:
Scholarships & Travel Stipends
2017 Region I Scholarship recipient
“I had no idea how to navigate NIRSA prior to arriving to the Annual Conference. The NIRSA Foundation provided structure and guidance for me. By the end of the conference, the NIRSA Foundation gave me professional skills and fostered relationships that will last a lifetime. They facilitated and created spaces for me to explore, learn, and grow while meeting people who are also looking to make connections. I ended up securing my top choices in positions and bringing me together with a good friend and roommate. The NIRSA Foundation, quite simple, set me up for success!”
Founders Endowment Donor
“I give to the Founders Endowment because our founders left a lifelong legacy of information and idea exchange. If I can help one person pass that legacy on to the next generation of collegiate recreation professionals with my gift, then I have fulfilled my obligation to our NIRSA founders. Reach One, Team One!”
2017 NIRSA Research Grant recipient
2005 Will Holsberry Scholarship recipient
NIRSA Foundation donor
“I continue to give back to NIRSA Foundation because it has given so much to me. I’ve been the recipient of a scholarship that allowed me to attend NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation Level II in 2005, and this past year I received the research grant, which has helped me finish my dissertation research. These experiences, along with a host of others, have helped shape the professional I am today, and giving back allows me to be part of the circle.”
Student Officials Development
Student Officials’ Development Campaign Donor
“I feel it is critical that we in the officiating community find ways to create more opportunities for development in this craft. With such a sharp decline in the number of officials in recent years it’s important that we rally to the cause that supports this community. I feel it’s important for us to keep students engaged ‘competitively’ in officiating, while educating and supporting those who are interested in becoming a new sports official.”
Recent NIRSA Foundation related news
We look forward to reporting the great things that the NIRSA Foundation donors will achieve in 2018. In advance, we extend our sincere thanks to all our donors—past, present, and future—for what will surely be a great year.