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Student-Athlete Advisory Council Achieves 100% Giving

Student-Athlete Advisory Council Achieves 100% Giving

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) made a statement in a big way this fall, as the leadership committee achieved 100 percent giving to Carnegie Mellon University. Each of the Council’s 44 members made a gift to support the athletics department.

"Getting 100% student giving from this group was a goal we set early in the year, and it was great to accomplish it so quickly,” said SAAC co-chair Jordyn Greenberg.  “It speaks volumes about our SAAC group's dedication to the success of our teams and the entire athletics department." 

A gift from a student, no matter the amount, shows confidence that the student-athletes at Carnegie Mellon believe in the direction the university and athletics programs are heading and demonstrates that there is strength in numbers.

"100% SAAC student giving represents our commitment to the initiatives of the athletics department and improving the health and wellness of the student body as a whole,” said SAAC co-chair Kelley Sheehan.   “It's amazing to see the leaders in the student-athlete community so excited to work together to make a positive impact on the athletic experience at Carnegie Mellon."

The giving initiative sets an example for all other student-athletes to show pride in and give back to their programs.  SAAC also hopes its success will be an inspiration to other students on campus.

“I am incredibly proud of the statement our student-athlete leaders have made by supporting their own experience in such a direct manner,” said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. “Student participation in annual giving is extremely important and the student-athletes are leading the way at Carnegie Mellon. This is something our entire community should take a lot of pride in.”

Contributions to the athletics department are used to directly support student experience. Last year, the department set a new benchmark for number of donors, as well as dollars raised. The fundraised money provided the department with the flexibility to support leadership programming, offset costs for student training trips, enhanced recruiting budgets, allowed for locker room renovations and provided flexibility to add logos and wordmarks to the new football playing surface.

To join the Student-Athlete Advisory Council in its support of the Tartan experience, click here to make a gift to the athletics department.