Lewis Athletics Raises Over $250,000 In Crowdfunding

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In Four Years Lewis Athletics Raises Over $250,000 In Crowdfunding Campaign

Published: December 14, 2017.

The Fourth Annual Flyer Friends and Family Crowdfunding Campaign raised more than $70,000 for the second year in a row for the Lewis University Athletics Department.

Over 700 donors raised $72,325 over the two months. Throughout the four years of the campaign, there has been more than $260,000 raised from over 2,800 donor gifts.

There were 10 Lewis athletic programs which raised more money than they did last year.

"I would like to thank everyone, our alumni, family and friends of Lewis Athletics who continue to step up financially to ensure a great academic and athletic experience for our student-athletes," Lewis Associate Athletics Director / Director of External Relations Brian Sisson said. "Again, I want to thank Luigi Amendola, Kathryn Risor-Heise and the entire Lewis University Advancement staff for their help on this successful annual campaign year in and year out since its inception."

The team that raised the most money during the campaign was the Lewis men's basketball team with $10,185. They also hit three $500 incentive categories, including the program to hit $5,000 raised the quickest, most raised overall and the biggest increase over last year ($2,065). This brought the overall fundraising amount towards the program to $11,685.

"I would like to send a sincere thank you to everyone who helped make this crowdfunding campaign the most successful one to date for our program," Lewis head men's basketball coach Scott Trost said. "The impact everyone's donation has on our program is huge and allows us to give our student-athletes a tremendous experience."

The women's tennis team once again earned the fourth $500 incentive as each of its student-athletes averaged 6.33 gifts, the highest average of any program.

"I am very thankful for everyone who participated in the crowdfunding campaign, because it is so vital for our tennis program," Lewis head women's tennis coach Brett Bridel said. "This is much needed financial support from our generous donors and goes a long way for our program."

The campaign went from Sept. 25 to Nov. 30.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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