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None of the New England state flagships or land grants have big endowments. Unlike the other parts of the country post-secondary education is historically dominated by the many fine older, liberal arts colleges and the Ivies and so is the giving. Schools like Bowdoin and Colby have bigger endowments than Maine or Wesleyan and Trinity more than UConn...
 

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That's great info there. So $1M-$1.5M clearly puts UConn in to the top tier of G5 and in to bottom quartile of P4. Taking that to real numbers, $1M+ puts UConn somewhere in the 60-80 range of spending.
 
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It is pretty clear. If what you are saying about being in a wealthy state relating to people donating the the state school or that UConn fundraising just started recently causing the issue, people would have a lot of money to be giving to the NIL at this point, because all the wealthy people wanting to give have been holding back for some mysterious reason. Based on your premise, our NIL should be astronomical this year, we have this base of ultra wealthy people and we are reaching out and asking for it.
Someone has to have been giving a lot in recent years. The endowment has grown from $53 million in 1995 (the year of our first National Championship) to well over $600 million recently.
 
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Someone has to have been giving a lot in recent years. The endowment has grown from $53 million in 1995 (the year of our first National Championship) to well over $600 million recently.
It's not just giving though, it's investment too.

For instance, Texas's endowment is so huge (50b) in part because they co-own (with A&M - 19b) over 2 million acres of land in the Permian Basin.

 
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Litchfield County, Fairfield County, New Haven County, and Hartford County should be enough.

So where is the private money that is supposedly flowing into UConn?

That’s not enough.
 
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How is the Damelio Collective a for profit entity? What does that even mean? He pockets any money that he doesn't spend?
while it is important to keep on top of things for profit vs not for profit often comes down to tax issues and governance structures. If all the money is being spent on business then taxes are minimal in the for profit version but leadership is more stable because whoever owns the venture keeps the venture. Not for profits conversely can pay themselves out perverse money and is beholden to a board which may have its own interests in mind.
 
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For profit doesn’t necessarily mean he is profiting off of it- a lot of the “non-profit” collectives have had challenges proving their non-profit status. A lot of collectives take the money needed to cover operating costs and allocate the rest to athletes

Because they are just handing out money.

The Bleeding Blue collective - they ask for the students to do something for charity in return for their money. Also means that Bleeding Blue is tax deductible, but giving to D'Amelio isn't.
 
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So we didn't outpace the stock market. That's not great lol
Haha. Yeah, he did not run the math. The people who run the endowment must be morons. Collectively we are bad at supporting the school by giving $. But why give when the state can pay for stuff.
 
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I am skeptical of the D'amelio collective. 10% goes to overhead per website. So if it gets up to $3 million then $300k for overhead??? That buys a lot of nice dinners and travel expenses and tickets for sporting events. And we get no say in which athletes get the money. Sounds sketchy?!!!!!
 
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How is the Damelio Collective a for profit entity? What does that even mean? He pockets any money that he doesn't spend?
Your question is on the right track. It may buy nice dinners to discuss "fundraising"
 
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Many of UConn's most fanatical fans didn't go to UConn and are from the state. It's the pro team for the state. You don't need to be a wealthy grad to donate money to the school.
Almost all the fanatical fans i know are alums or have kids that go there. Otherwise, very few people care enough to attend a game (except a big bball game) let alone donate significant money. We have pro teams to northeast and southwest and that's what people care about. And they are as bad as Uconn football right now. Connecticut is the center of sports hell in football, baseball, and hockey.
 
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Haha. Yeah, he did not run the math. The people who run the endowment must be morons. Collectively we are bad at supporting the school by giving $. But why give when the state can pay for stuff.

Did he factor in the outflows? It isn't like you just put $50M in the market and let it ride forever.
 
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Connecticut is the wealthiest state per capita and our AD budget is larger than any of the 24/25 G5 programs.
Per Capita is true but I am guessing that this # is skewed. The largest earners are probably a lot higher than the national average and skews the total per capita because of CTs relativity small population. Then you need to assume that a lot of these higher earners have an interest in sports and specifically UCONN to contribute to NIL.

CT's population of about 3.6m. Compare this to FL population of 21.2m. That is a much larger population that may be willing to donate, although in smaller per person contributions, but the overall amount has the potential to be greater.

Just because the per capita is greater does not necessarily mean that CTs NIL should be the highest in the nation.
 
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