Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Department of Athletics Student Assistance

‘Paint the Town Orange’ Endowment Fund

Investment - $2.5 Million (Goal is $500k per year, building fund over 10-year term)

Timeline: Ongoing

Description - $200k per year needed to fund approximately (44) student athletic awards of $4,500 each. Annual support from donors earmarked at $125k; TRU investment of $75k.


‘Paint the Town Orange’ Athletic Breakfast Fundraiser

Investment - $17,500 in Sponsorships

Timeline: Ongoing

Description – TRU’s Department of Athletics will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser in September 2014; all funds will be directed to support student athletes in the form of bursaries and scholarships. We are seeking three event sponsors to help host the event - $10k (Gold), $5k (Silver) and $2,500 (Bronze). Each sponsor will be introduced at the breakfast and help inspire others to also donate.


TRU International Athletic Experiences Endowment Fund

Investment - $100k

Timeline: Ongoing

Description – The purpose of this endowment is to help fund the international travel of TRU student athletes. Gifts to this fund will enable TRU student athletes to participate in unique international athletic experiences. Global trips would include academic and athletic components: study, teambuilding, competing and networking with student athletes from other countries. Academic credits would be awarded to participants.


Endowed Coachship

Investment - $100k

Timeline: Ongoing

Description - Competition is fierce to attract and retain coaches who can develop individual athletes and programs to their fullest potential. To gain a competitive edge, the endowment of a head coaching position plays a major role. The endowment of a head coaching position, or "coachship," at TRU is the highest honor our athletic department can bestow upon a coach. The ability to offer ongoing, sustainable funding for these positions plays a significant role in the department's ability to recruit and retain the top coaches in the province. The income from “coachship” funds helps defray the salary and other related expenses of the head coach for a particular sport. Donors can designate funds to their sport of choice, from among TRU’s athletic programs.


TRU Coaching Excellence Endowment Fund

Investment - $50k

Timeline: Ongoing

Description – The TRU Coaching Excellence Endowment Fund is a new annual award that will celebrate the dedication and commitment of TRU’s top coach. TRU’s Department of Athletics has proudly created this award to recognize the men and women whose contributions as a coach at TRU stand out as exceptional. Each year, an exemplary individual will be chosen whose inspired leadership and positive role-modeling has been commended by both their department colleagues and the student athletes they coach. The recipient can represent any TRU athletic program and will have demonstrated a commitment to upholding teaching excellence at TRU.