I am amazed we only have 20 $1M donations. Obviously it’s a crazy amount of money, but how many hoops players went on to earn a lot of money. We also have several football and baseball pros who have/are earning a lot of money. Almost all big donations we hear of are non athletes. It just strikes me as weird, but I never actually would complain about whatever anyone wants to do with their money.“People have asked, ‘Why are you giving to the athletic program?’” said Fraser, who graduated from UConn with degrees in chemistry and business administration and went on to work as a CEO at several chemical companies. “The chemistry department probably won’t like to hear this, but athletics elevates the whole status of the university and the recognition of the university which leads to attracting more students, which leads to higher competition for those spots in enrollment, so the standards go up.
Fraser gets it. The yard definitely appreciates the understanding and the donation.
Reading the article 20 principle donations ($1mm or more) have been made in the history of the UConn athletic department. That number struck me as low, but it is a lot of money.
That said this is awesome. Just slightly more than my contribution.