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Support the Fightin’ Engineers!

By supporting Rose-Hulman athletics you can help us bring the same high standards of excellence to our athletic and recreational programs that we are known for in the classroom and lab.

Get in the Game!

Our new Athletic Endowment allows you to play a vital part in the success of every Rose-Hulman athletic team.

Our student athletes compete in 20 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference sports while maintaining the academic standards of America’s No. 1 undergraduate engineering institution.

A gift to our new Athletic Endowment ensures we can offer the best-possible support for our student athletes. Your support can provide better training equipment, road facilities, and uniforms – all keys to providing a first-rate experience.

“The support I have from the Rose-Hulman community has been a major contributor to both my success in the classroom and on the field.”

– Mallory McDevitt, Rose-Hulman Academic All-American (Soccer). 

SUPPORT ATHLETICS AND RECREATION

Giving Options

Athletic Endowment Leadership Giving

Sport Co-Chair           $50,000

Sport Captain            $5,000

The following alumni and friends have accepted leadership roles through their thoughtful gifts to the athletic endowment campaign:

Co-Chairs

  • Morg Bruck (ME, 1969) & Nancy Bruck - Cross Country and Track & Field
  • Bill Fenoglio (ME, 1961)  - Baseball
  • Jack Fenoglio (CHE, 1959) - Football and Basketball
  • Donald Ings (ME, 1970) - Men’s Basketball and Track & Field
  • Ray Jirousek (ECON/MA, 1970) - Baseball
  • John Mutchner (Former coach and athletic director)
  • Patrick Noyes (ME, 1976) - Baseball and Football
  • Dennis Smith (ME, 1971) - Football and Track & Field
  • Steve White (ME, 1973) & Linda White - Cross Country and Track & Field

Captains

  • Kirk Augspurger (ME, 1977) - Football, Baseball, and Track & Field
  • Ben Brian (CHE, 1982) - Football
  • Jeff Brugos (EE, 1966) - Football and Track & Field
  • Bruce Cahill (EE, 1970; HD, 2012) - Tennis
  • Tim Cindric (ME, 1990) - Men’s Basketball
  • Roger Edelbrock (ME, 1978) & Michelle Edelbrock - Basketball
  • Jack Farr (BIO, 1975) - Football
  • Greg Gibson (CE, 1984) - Cross Country and Track & Field
  • Jim Gidcumb (CHE, 1976) - Football, Golf, and Tennis
  • Vernon Gross (EE, 1961) - Men’s Basketball
  • Joseph Haniford (ME, 1980) & Alison Haniford - Football
  • Kent Harris (Former staff)
  • Rob Hochstetler (EE, 1991) - Men’s Basketball
  • LaDonna Howard (Friend) - In memory of Chuck Howard
  • Scott Jaeger (EE, 1989) - Soccer
  • Stephen Jenison (ChE, 1981) - Football
  • Jason Karlen (CHE, 1992) - Soccer
  • Norm Klein (ME, 1972) - Football
  • William Kuchar (EE, 1959) - Football and Track & Field
  • Roger LaCosse (ME, 1971)- Football
  • Kenny McCleary (CHE, 1983) - Cheer Team
  • Foster A. McMasters, Jr. (ME, 1970) - Baseball, Basketball, and Football
  • Brent Mewhinney (EE, 1984) & Rhonda Mewhinney - Baseball
  • Jeff Myers (EE, 1987) - Baseball
  • Steve Nerney (ME, 1985) - Track & Field
  • Bill Olah (BIO, 1974) - Golf
  • Sam Reed (ME, 1981) - Men’s Basketball and Track & Field
  • Michael Schneider (ME, 1978) - Baseball and Football
  • Rodney Schrader (CE, 1984) - Football and Track & Field
  • Larry Spilbeler (ME, 1976) - Football
  • Robert Stone (EE, 1986) - Men’s Basketball
  • Joe Touchton (Former coach) - Football
  • Jeff Trang (EE, 1983) - Soccer
  • Michael Van Stone (CHE, 1986) - Men’s Golf
  • Roger Ward (BIO, 1971) - Football and Baseball
  • William Welch (Former Coach) - Cross Country and Track & Field

For more information about how you can help Rose-Hulman build a new legacy of excellence, contact:

Jim Bertoli, Senior Major Gift Officer      

Office of Institutional Advancement

bertoli@rose-hulman.edu                   

5500 Wabash Avenue

Terre Haute, IN 47803

812-877-8359

Varsity R Club

The Varsity R Club gives alumni, alumni athletes, parents, faculty and staff, and friends of the institute a way to join together in support of current and future Rose-Hulman athletes.

Support the Fightin' Engineers

Gifts can be directly specifically to The Varsity R Club Fund to support athletics and recreational needs as determined by Rose-Hulman, or can be specified to a varsity athletic team, recreation program or an athletic facility.

Athletics and Recreational Needs List

General:

Cheerleading

  • Uniforms (men and women) - $2,500
  • Camp - $1,000
  • Equipment - $500
  • Mascot Uniform - $2,000

 

Athletic Training

  • Multipurpose Utility Vehicle “Gator” - $8,000
  • (4) 20 gallon electric water stations for athletes to drink from during games/practices - $5,000
  • Reupholster / change padding treatment tables – $3,000
  • Re-tile Hydro room floor 

 

Facilities

  • Baseball, Softball, Soccer Complex Renovation (Locker rooms) - $500,000
  • New Scoreboard for Football for Cook Stadium - $250,000
  • Synthetic Practice Field & Intramurals - $1,500,000
  • Upgrade Seating at Cook Stadium and Hulbert Arena - $75,000
  • Athletic Weight Room in Cook Stadium complex-$750,000
  • New Indoor Tennis Facility - $1,500,000

 

Recreational Programs

  • Bike Share Program - $20,000
  • Outdoor Recreation Program - $15,000

 

Men’s:

Baseball

  • Team Uniforms - $3,500
  • Team Jackets - $4,000
  • Travel (Southern Tour 2014) - $20,000
  • Field Equipment - $5,000
  • Practice Gear - $4,500

 

Basketball

  • Travel (Holiday Tournament) - $8,000
  • Foreign Trip - $45,000
  • (20) Player Gear Packs - $300 each; $6000
  • Shooting Machine - $3500
  • Custom Recruiting Service - $2000

 

Cross Country

 

Football

  • Player Gear Packs (100) - $300 each; $30,000 total
  • Player Recruitment - $35,000
  • Video and Field Equipment - $20,000
  • Locker Room and Stadium Enhancement - $30,000
  • Travel (Barcelona Spring 2014 Tour) - $70,000
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Golf

  • Travel (Spring Break Tour) - $3,000
  • Gear Package – $150 per player ($1,500 total)
  • Indoor Putting Green - $5,000
  • Golf Simulator - $50,000

 

Soccer

  • Synthetic Competition Field - $1,000,000
  • Team Dugouts with Benches - $25,000
  • Bleachers (Visitor Section) - $50,000
  • Storage Shed - $30,000
  • Team uniforms-$7,000

 

Swimming and Diving

  • Total Performance Power Tower - $2,800
  • Total Performance Power Racks (2) - $1,850 each; $3,700 total
  • Team Travel Bags (40) - $55 each; $2,200 total
  • Team Suits (45) - $40 each; $1,800 total
  • Travel (Florida Tour) - $8,750

 

Tennis

  • Team racquet bags-$2,000
  • Warm-ups-$1,000
  • (3) Ball carts-$750

 

Track and Field

  • Outdoor Record Board - $2,400

 

Women’s

Basketball

  • Travel Expenses - $8,000
  • Player Recruitment - $2,500
  • Team Uniforms - $2,000
  • Professional Development - $4,000

 

Cross Country

  • Team Tent - $2,500

 

Golf

  • Team Gear - $2,000
  • Travel (Spring Tour to SC, GA & FL) - $3,000
  • Practice Aids - $1,000
  • Yardage Range Finders (5) - $350 each; $1,750 total
  • Comprehensive Indoor Practice Area - $5,000

 

Soccer

  • Synthetic Competition Field - $1,000,000
  • Storage Shed - $30,000
  • Team Dugouts with Benches - $25,000
  • Team Uniforms - $5,000

Softball

  • Travel (Bus Charter for Entire Season) - $15,000
  • Covered Batting Cages - $20,000
  • Portable Batting Practice Cage - $4,000
  • Field Screen - $3,000
  • Training Aids - $3,000

 

Swimming and Diving

  • Total Performance Power Tower - $2,800
  • Total Performance Power Racks (2) - $1,850 each; $3,700 total
  • Team Travel Bags (40) - $55 each; $2,200 total
  • Team Suits (45) - $40 each; $1,800 total
  • Travel (Florida Tour) - $8,750

 

Tennis

  • Team racquet bags-$2,000
  • Warm-ups-$1,000
  • (3) Ball carts-$750

 

Track and Field

  • Outdoor Record Board - $2,400

 

Volleyball

  • 2016-17 team trip (once every 4 years) - $2000/player; $40,000  (Hawaii)
  • Senior Quilts - $400 each; $1,600 total
  • Team Uniforms - $ 2,500
Recruiting -  $ 4,000

Contact Us

Steve Brady

Steven P. Brady

As vice president of Institutional Advancement, Steve Brady oversees RHIT fundraising, alumni affairs, and corporate and foundation giving. 

Brady began his career at Webster University, from which he graduated with honors in 1996, as phonathon coordinator. After three years, he moved to Saint Joseph's College where he directed the college fund, increased alumni donor participation rates by 11 percent and phonathon revenue by 40 percent in just six years.

In 2006, Brady joined Chicago-based Illinois Institute of Technology, where he significantly grew the major gifts program, introduced a metrics-driven method of measuring outcomes and led a successful $250 million campaign. He joined Rose-Hulman in 2016. 

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Contact Us

Office of Institutional Advancement
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5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
812-877-8453