The Beacon Athletic Fund
The Beacon Athletic Fund was established in 2013 as a way for
alumni and supporters to give back to UMass Boston Athletics.
Annual Gifts to the Beacon Athletic Fund are used to supplement the
overall operating budget of the Division of Athletics and
Recreation. “Unrestricted Gifts” made to the
Beacon Athletic Fund are primarily used for travel costs,
equipment, uniforms, meals and other expenses for all 18 varsity
sports. “Restricted Gifts” made to individual
teams are used specifically for the specified sport.
Unrestricted gifts to the Beacon Athletic Fund are especially
valuable because the funds can go where we need it is most
Coaching endowments make it possible to offer competitive
compensation packages. The payout from these funds is used to
help pay the salaries of coaches and program directors. This
eases the burden on the athletic department's annual operating
budget and ensures the longevity of specific programs by providing
coaches' salaries in perpetuity. The ability to offer
prospective coaches an endowed position is a powerful recruiting
and retention resource. A coaching endowment is a source of
pride and prestige for the coach, and individuals who establish
these endowments often develop unique friendships with the
recipients and their programs.
A program endowment is an endowed fund established to meet a
specific programmatic need of a varsity sport in perpetuity.
Program endowments produce a permanent stream of income for a
defined purpose and allow the sports they benefit to rely less on
annual budgetary support from the Beacon Athletic Fund and the
athletic department. The athletic department aims to
establish program endowments for every varsity sport.
UMass Boston Athletics has always made facilities a priority in
building its programs and planning for the future. It takes
first-class facilities to produce a first-class athletic
program. In the increasingly competitive world of
intercollegiate sports, state-of-the-art facilities are necessary
for student-athletes to keep their competitive edge.
Facilities also play a major role in drawing new talent to a
program. Recruiting is significantly more successful when
coaches can offer prospective student-athletes first-rate
facilities that feature the latest innovations in technology and