The goal isn’t to live forever;
the goal is to create something that will.
Opportunities for Impact
As the costs to run premier collegiate athletics programs continue to escalate, the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation and UND Athletics are working to secure the future of the programs we know and love.
Future generations of student-athletes will proudly wear their uniforms because of your gift. With it, you will enhance their UND experience, preparing them for competition and life beyond athletics.
Pollard Athletic Center Addition
UND has a long tradition of athletic excellence, dating back to the 1920s when Memorial Stadium — then the best in its class — was built. An addition to the Frederick "Fritz" D. Pollard Jr. Athletic Center will return our facilities to national distinction. Academics, training, nutrition, sports medicine, and competition are all key components of the student-athlete experience at UND. The Pollard Athletic Center Addition (PACA), along with the Football Performance Complex and Memorial Village, will benefit all 17 Athletics programs at the University of North Dakota. You can create the spark for this transformational facility at North Dakota’s flagship university.
Details about the $25 million project:
- 65,000-square-foot addition
- 400-meter, eight-lane NCAA competition track
- New football field
- Will accommodate practices, events, and community needs.
The total annual cost of scholarships across all sports is over $5 million. Scholarships are covered by Impact Scholarships, Endowments, the MVP Campaign, and the North Dakota Champions Club. Still, we have $2.4 million in unfulfilled scholarship needs.
North Dakota Champions Club
The goal of the North Dakota Champions Club is to cover expenses and scholarship dollars for all UND student-athletes. The club annually provides about $2.3 million in scholarship support to UND Athletics.
Impact Scholarships help offset the cost of annual scholarships. Gifts to Impact Scholarships are not invested; rather, 100% of your yearly pledge will directly benefit a student-athlete scholarship. Learn more about UND scholarships.
The MVP Fund raises money for additional athletic scholarships and program support. Support the MVP fund.
Endowed scholarships are an investment into the future, providing perpetual financial support that increases over time. To lay the permanent groundwork for UND Athletics, we need to increase our scholarship endowments to support student-athletes now and in the future.
Support our areas of greatest need, and make an immediate impact by supporting the UND Athletics Annual Excellence Fund.
You can also support a program of your choice.
Let Us Assist You
I hope that you will seriously consider supporting our 350 student-athletes and 17 athletic programs. Your support is vital to our success.Bill ChavesUND Director of Athletics