Red Raider Club Establishes New Record For Annual Giving|
Aug. 16, 2013
For the sixth consecutive year, the Red Raider Club has established a new record for annual giving while growing to more than 7,000 members.
The Red Raider Club has, for the first time in history, eclipsed the $5 million mark in annual giving and will provide over $5.3 million that will go directly to the student-athlete experience. The distribution is $700,000 more than last year's mark of $4.6 million and represents the single-largest growth between fiscal years in history.
"Our donors ultimately make successes like this possible," Amy Heard, Associate AD/Red Raider Club said. "Their collective investment in our student-athletes continues to grow and with former recipients of these funds coming home to lead our team, this really is a special time in Red Raider Club history."
Membership in the Red Raider Club rose by 1,600-plus thanks impart to the excitement surrounding new head coaches Kliff Kingsbury, Candi Whitaker, Tubby Smith and Tim Tadlock. For Kingsbury, Whitaker and Tadlock, their student-athlete experience and success at Texas Tech has led them back to campus to lead the next generation of Red Raiders.
"Our staff and coaches do a great job telling the story of our student-athletes and the experience and success those students gain from Texas Tech as a result of these funds," Heard noted. "Again, a special thanks to all of our donors, coach, staff, and student-athletes for their contributions and help in telling the story of Texas Tech Athletics and our student-athletes."
The Red Raider Club has made significant progress towards its strategic goal of 10,000 annual members, with more than 7,000 active members.
Funds collected through the Red Raider Club go directly to scholarships and support the comprehensive Texas Tech student-athlete experience. The athletics department fiscal year began on Sept. 1, 2012 and will conclude on Aug. 31, 2013, meaning the Red Raider Club has more than two weeks to continue to add to this year's record breaking totals.