The Blue & White Fund’s mission is to generate financial support for UB Athletics through the encouragement of private giving and for the purpose of providing resources for scholarships, facility enhancements and construction as well as an array of critical student-athlete opportunities.
Former UB hockey player Tunney Murchie and his family were recognized for their $1 million gift to UB Athletics. This is one of the largest single commitments in UB Division of Athletics history. In recognition of the gift, UB Athletics recommended to the UB Council that the football center at UB Stadium be named "The Murchie Family Football Center.
Watch the video to see more coverage of the dedication event and comments from Murchie, his family, Coach Quinn, and Danny White.
BUFFALO, NY – The UB Division of Athletics has launched a brand new website for the Blue & White Fund, the fundraising arm for athletics, called Bullsblueandwhite.com. Designed by Fission 360, the all new site will be the home for everything related to UB Athletics fundraising news and initiatives as well as capital projects and campaigns.
The site emphasizes the impact an investment can make on our student-athletes and what is needed to sustain success across all the playing fields. There are separate areas devoted to annual giving, leadership giving and capital projects. The website also has an emphasis on the brand new East Club seating project which is taking place at UB Stadium.
The new Bullsblueandwhite.com makes it easy for fans and donors to learn all about current projects existing in athletics as well as upcoming projects that will impact potential student-athletes for years to come.
BUFFALO, NY – Thanks to a generous gift from Ronald Balter, the equipment room at University at Buffalo's UB Stadium has had a significant upgrade and will now be known as the Ronald Balter and Family Equipment Room.
The equipment room interior was reconfigured with a modular organizing system facilitating a more efficient operation. In addition, office space was built for equipment room personnel. The equipment room services the UB football, baseball, track and field and cross country teams.
"Ron has been a dedicated friend and supporter of UB Athletics for as long as I can remember," Equipment Room Manager Dave Borsuk said. "This gift has helped to transform our equipment room operation. The renovation provides us with a modern-day work space, and is another upgrade to showcase to recruits."
A 1980 graduate of UB, Balter was a manager for the football team during his undergraduate years. He became an active alumnus after graduation - participating in the Metro New York Chapter of the UB Alumni Association. A football season ticket holder for many years, Balter returns to Buffalo as often as possible and travels to away games as his schedule permits - usually working the sideline with the equipment staff.
Balter has been an Alumni Ambassador for UB Admissions appearing at college fairs since 2002 and has been a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2011. For his lifetime of service to UB Athletics and his generous philanthropic support, Ronald was honored with the Gugino Award during the 2008 Dr. and Mrs. Edmond Gicewicz Family Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
His family — wife Nancy, son Michael and parents Bernard and Eva - have generously supported UB Athletics and Ronald's passion for the Bulls as well. His son Michael, at age eight, was one of the youngest donors to the Blue & White Fund and followed in his father's footsteps for three seasons on the UB sidelines as a football team manager. Ronald has continued his legacy of philanthropy by providing the necessary funds to renovate the equipment room at UB Stadium. With this gift, he honors his family and continues to support the UB Bulls.
"We are very grateful for the generosity to continue to move this program forward," Director of Athletics Danny White said. "Gifts like this give us something to point to and show others this is a family that believes in what we're trying to do and has invested in our student-athletes."
Balter and his family were on hand for a dedication on Oct. 19.