Working with sports supervisors and the athletics director, head coaches sometimes identify operational needs that arise outside of their annual budgets. These may include foreign tours, training trips and specialized equipment. When these needs arise, Coaches 10 funds provide a way for donors to support these specific initiatives.
While not tied to donor benefits, Coaches 10 gifts count toward the lifetime giving portion of priority point calculations and are a way for donors to support the programs they are passionate about above and beyond their Annual Fund contributions. For information about current Coaches 10 initiatives, please contact the VAF office.
“Our swimming and diving programs have made huge strides. The women took the ACC Title back and moved into the top-10 nationally. The men jumped up to third at the ACCs, had twice as many NCAA Qualifiers and an All-American 400 Medley Relay for the first time in five years. These types of improvements, in large part, are attributable to new training equipment made possible by the generous contributions provided through the Coaches 10 initiative.”
UVA Head Swimming & Diving Coach