Ashland is built upon the idea that each individual who passes through these halls deserves every possible opportunity to succeed.

For our student-athletes, this means opportunities on the court and off, on the field and in the classroom.

The legacy of Ashland University is creating a culture of success for each of our student-athletes as they unite to achieve great things.

But, here’s the truth: we can’t do it without your help.

Our championships are won by the hard work, talent, teamwork and values of our athletes and coaches. But lifting the weight of those trophies relies on the generosity of those who give financially to our athletic programs. For every roar of the crowd, someone’s generosity has sounded the first rising voice. For every ball sent over the fence, a gift has provided the first kinetic charge of the bat’s momentum. For each ball falling silently through the net from beyond the arc against the buzzer’s blare, a donation has set the stage for the assist that made it all happen.

Help build our lasting legacy of enriching and expanding the student-athlete experience. Be an integral part of our success!

Athletic Endowment Funds

An Athletic Endowment fund is a sport-specific endowment. Your gift will directly benefit the team of your choice and will provide ongoing opportunities for the coaches and individual student-athletes to cover their basic needs, provide further scholarship opportunities, attract the highest levels of talent to our athletic program and allow the athletic staff and coaches the flexibility to position each of their student-athletes for success.

Through the years, our teams have competed at the highest levels of their individual sports and Athletic Endowment funds ensure success continues into the future. You are vital to continuing the tradition. We invite you to join us in creating opportunities for both current and future student-athletes with a commitment of $25,000 or more. Whether you’ve given in the past or are waiting for the right opportunity, you are invited to become a pillar of this exciting endeavor.

With a gift, you will leave your own legacy of lasting success, creating unique opportunities for our individual student-athletes to continue Ashland’s tradition of winning, both for today and long into the future.

Athletic Annual Scholarships

Named annual scholarships provide immediate multi-year financial support for our student-athletes. Giving our coaches and staff additional leverage when it comes to recruiting the best student-athletes is another benefit of increased giving to our athletic programs. This enhanced ability to recruit in a highly competitive environment has a positive impact, not just in the area of athletics, but within the Ashland community as a whole.

Commitments must be four years and can be renewed for an additional four years. These gifts qualify for a fund named in recognition of the donor or honoree for the duration of the funding period. The following are examples of annual scholarships.


Minimum Gift

Estimated Annual Impact

Athletic Director Annual Scholarship



Coaches Annual Scholarship



Athletic Annual Scholarship



Team Support

Since 1970, our donors have been providing Ashland Athletics with the financial support needed to be one of the best athletic programs in NCAA Division II. Winning conference championships and national championships takes resiliency, honesty, strength, selflessness, passion, dedication and a relentless pursuit to be the best. It also takes selfless supporters like you. Your support for any team provides the athletic department and coaches the flexibility needed to recruit and retain the best student-athletes.

Membership Giving

Ashland University Athletics has created individual giving clubs for various athletic programs. These clubs allow the donor exclusive access to the team, coaching staff and program insights. They are the teams behind our teams. A gift to one of our membership clubs will support the individual program in a way that enables our student-athletes to perform at the highest level and create meaningful relationships with their fans. To become a member of one of our clubs is to become part of the program. Fully embrace your Ashland Eagle fandom.

Special Programs

The Ashland University Locker Legacy program is designed to give student-athletes the ability to leave their legacy in the locker room. Generations of student-athletes have given their all for Ashland. They have celebrated in the locker room, they have cried in the locker room, and today, with a $1,000 gift or pledge (payable over four years), they can continue to be a part of what makes Ashland athletics special. Supporters may also participate in the Locker Legacy Program by making a gift in honor of one or more student-athletes.

The Varsity Walk program is designed for donors to be recognized permanently as a member of Ashland Athletics. The Varsity Walk is located around “Old Abe” where engraved bricks recognize those who gave their all for Ashland Athletics. A gift of $300 to the Varsity Walk Endowment Fund will allow you to purchase your brick or honor a loved one.

The Varsity Walk Endowment Fund was established to assist in equipment and facility enhancement within the Athletic Department. Continuing to be one of the best athletic departments in NCAA II takes a tremendous amount of effort from our student-athletes and our supporters. The principal of the Varsity Walk Endowment will never be touched and the endowment will provide steady income for generations to come.

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