PAF Fund Drive Raises $63,000 for Student-Athletes
(Stockton, CA, July 2, 2020) – The Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF) is pleased to announce the results of another successful annual Fund Drive campaign, which was led by 36 volunteers and supporters who made a commitment to invest in our student-athletes during this difficult time. The Fund Drive occurs annually with the goal of raising $50,000 in new cash donations, which are critical to the PAF and its mission to support all 17 athletic programs and over 300 student-athletes.
Originally, the campaign was slated to take place over a six-week period beginning March 2, but like many universities across the country, the PAF had to pivot in its approach and extend the campaign beyond its original dates. The PAF and its supporters were able to rally through the unexpected and difficult challenges presented by COVID-19 and, for the ninth straight year, meet and exceed its $50,000 with a total of $63,000 in new cash donations along with 70 new PAF members. The combined total of this year’s new cash donations and renewals secured during the campaign resulted in a grand total of $102,698 raised and 168 total PAF members towards its goal of $425,000 for the 2020-21 academic year.
“We found ourselves with some challenging obstacles to overcome along the way and we were forced to adapt our approach this year due to our current state,” said Aaron Morales, Director of Athletics Annual Giving. “We made a few key adjustments along the way and found ourselves creating new opportunities that would still allow us to continue to make an impact on our programs and student-athletes. Given the unusual and difficult time we all find ourselves in, the act of giving and fundraising for our programs becomes even more impactful than ever before and we would not have been able to meet, and exceed, this goal without the teamwork of our staff and volunteers coupled with the generous support of our community.”
As part of its annual fundraising campaign, the PAF allows donors to designate their support to three different areas that include the PAF Impact Fund, sport-specific designations, or the annual PAF Orange & Black Ball. Volunteers are tasked with raising new cash donations and also encouraged to reach out to past supporters of the PAF to give to any of these three areas.
The PAF is the fundraising arm of Pacific Athletics and established the Impact Fund in support of Pacific Athletics Department in 2013. The Impact Fund is a reinvestment fund used to support all 17 athletic programs and over 300 student-athletes annually at Pacific. The PAF recently kicked off a new campaign this year with the goal of reaching 1,000 members by the year 2023 which would raise its position in the conference for number of donors and further strengthen its support to build a foundation for championships.
For more information regarding the PAF and how you can support Pacific Athletics this year, click the link below or contact the PAF at (209) 946-2591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.