A New ChapterA New Chapter in an Extraordinary History
Today, nearly 550 Vassar student-athletes, comprising 20% of the student body, compete on 23 varsity intercollegiate and 4 varsity club teams. They are the inheritors of a proud tradition that stretches back a century and a half.
We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Brewers Fund. For the first time, alumnae/i, parents and friends of the college will be able to give a gift that is exclusively dedicated to supporting the needs of Vassar’s student-athletes.
Vassar’s Student-Athletes are Winning in the Classroom and in their Chosen Sports.
You Can Help Them Continue to Succeed.
In the most recently completed academic year, more than half of all our student-athletes achieved All-Academic team recognition.
Vassar placed first in the Liberty League in the number of All- Academic student-athletes in sports where Vassar competes.
In the past three years, Vassar student- athletes have achieved All-American status in women’s basketball, swimming and track and field, and in men’s volleyball and track and field.
The 2015-16 season saw eight Brewer squads post victories over nationally-ranked teams and featured four Liberty League Rookies of the Year.
Supporting the needs of Vassar’s student-athletes as they strive to achieve their full potential in competition, the classroom, and in the global community.
What Our Student-Athletes are SayingWhat Our Student-Athletes are Saying
“I learned countless life lessons from being a student-athlete while at Vassar College. One such lesson that I learned specifically from being a student-athlete is the important of having confidence in oneself. There is a type of self-confidence that is unique to being a student-athlete, particularly at an academically rigorous institution such as Vassar.”
Taylor Vann, Men's Track, '16
“Student athletes at Vassar are special because we play, not for any perks, but for the passion we have for our sport and the commitment we make to our teammates, coaches, and community. However, the Brewers Fund will help alleviate many of the concerns that athletes face during the season including meals, transportation, and equipment needs.”
Cydni Matsuoka, Women's Basketball, '14
“The best part of being a student-athlete at Vassar was that it gave me the resources, support, and mentorship that was necessary to grow into the student, the athlete, and the person I wanted and still want to be today.”
Zach Nasipak, Men's Soccer, '15
“My team is my family. My collegiate experience wouldn't be the same without them: we eat, study, practice together, and still feel we haven't seen enough of each other. We are each other's most useful resources when it comes to doing homework or preparing for tests, and biggest fans on the pool deck.”
Julia Cunningham, Women's Swimming, '17
“Vassar student-athletes are incredibly hard-working, determined, and talented, but no one accomplishes anything alone. Vassar student-athletes rely on the continued support of coaches, teammates, athletic trainers, equipment, facilities and so much more. The Brewers Fund will help advance athletics at Vassar by ensuring that student- athletes have the resources and continued support that they need to be successful and competitive at the highest level.”
Heather Ingraham, Women's Track, '15
“Some friends recruited me to play when I was a sophomore, and I loved it right away. Rugby is just so physically empowering, and the bonds you form with your teammates are strong; they will be my friends for the rest of my life. We’re all part of the Vassar rugby extended family.”
Taylor Nunley, Women's Rugby, '16
While we take justifiable pride in our champions, every student-athlete who competes in varsity sports at Vassar is important to us. And every gift to the Brewers Fund can help make a difference in their lives.Make a Gift
What could your gift help provide?What could your gift help provide?
- Airfare for one player to compete in California during spring break
- A meal for a team after an away game
- One night of lodging for a team of 20 participating in national competition
- New team warm-ups for a team of 25
- Airfare for a team of 15 participating in national competition
- Free HD webcasting for more than 90 home events each year
- Covers the cost of new universal strength training equipment
- Fully supports a spring break training trip for one team competition
I'm in! How can I help?
Go online and make a gift at BrewersFund.com/gifts.
Send a check to the Brewers Fund at Vassar College Box 725, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Support Vassar’s student-athletes by making a gift of stock, or a planned gift. To find out how – or if you have any other questions about the Brewers Fund and giving to Vassar Athletics – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-443-8196.
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Vassar College Box 725, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604