Maroon Club

From the President of the Maroon Club, Cindy Linville '80

Dear Loyal Leopards,

Maroon Club President Cynthia Oaks Linville '80 P'13 escorts her father, Dr. Wilbur Oaks '51, onto the Oaks Stadium field as Lafayette celebrates its centennial season of men's soccer.

It has been a terrific year to be part of the Maroon Club, and I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as your President! The Maroon Club, once again, marked its highest fundraising year ever in fiscal year 2013, with 1,783 donors contributing over $1.2 million. It is remarkable to witness the commitment, loyalty, and generous support that our alumni, parents, and friends have for our student-athletes.

The Maroon Club raises money that directly impacts all 23 of our Division I varsity sports. We continue to partner with the Development Office to provide supplemental funding that supports the four cornerstones of the Maroon Club: Education (including the Maroon Club Career Development Series, Coaches Lecture Series, and Oaks Leadership Academy), Alumni and Student Outreach (including the Hall of Fame Induction events and biannual golf outings), Common Support Programs (which includes the strength and conditioning program and student-athlete transportation), and Marketing and Promotion (which includes the Lafayette Sports Network and Gifts to the Maroon Club can also be designated to a specific sport. Our many Friends groups are an important part of the awareness and fundraising process promoting specific needs for individual sports.

This is the fourth year of the Lafayette-Lehigh Giving Challenge, a spirited competition to engage alumni and students by seeing which school can rally the greatest number of donors. The challenge will kick off November 13 and run through halftime of the Lafayette-Lehigh game November 23. Last year, Lehigh led Lafayette in the challenge. With your gift, we hope to defeat the Mountain Hawks this year!

Thank you for your continued support of the Maroon Club and your investment in our student-athletes and their championship experience. Your gift "Makes the Difference!" Together we can enable Lafayette's student-athletes to compete at the highest level in sports and in the classroom. We hope to see you on the sidelines in your maroon and white cheering on our Leopards. GO PARDS!


Cindy Oaks Linville '80, P'13
President of the Maroon Club

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