UB Athletics Receives $400,000 Challenge Gift From Morris Family

Monday, 11 November 2013
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BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo Blue and White Fund announced today that UB Athletics has received a $400,000 gift from two long-time supporters, Robert (’67) and Carol Morris.

The gift, in support of UB Athletics capital initiatives, was made with a challenge to other UB alumnus, friends and fans to step forward and do the same. With this in mind, the Morrises have pledged an additional $200,000 if and when a second gift of $400,000 or more is secured by the Blue and White Fund.

“We are extremely grateful to Bob and Carol for their gift and their efforts to help us obtain additional resources for our student-athletes and coaches through their challenge,” University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Danny White said. “Resource development for capital projects is a critical component of the UB New York Bulls Initiative and this gift gives us incredible momentum as we continue to build support for facility enhancements. Support like this will help us take that much needed next step toward becoming a ‘big-time’ program and realizing our goal of competing for championships every single year.”

With this gift, Robert and Carol will be recognized as UB Athletics Shareholders Society members. The Shareholders Society is an exclusive group of contributors who make significant philanthropic gifts, above and beyond what they may do in order to receive various game-day benefits for football and basketball.

In 2006, the Morrises made a substantial gift to UB Athletics to build the Morris Sports Performance Center, the primary strength and conditioning facility for UB student-athletes. In addition, the Morrises have been long-time supporters of UB Arts and Science.

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Monday, 29 July 2013
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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.

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Monday, 29 July 2013
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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.

UB Athletics Blue & White Fund Launches New Bullsblueandwhite.com

Tuesday, 14 January 2014
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UB Athletics Blue & White Fund Launches New Bullsblueandwhite.com

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.

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