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Phoenix Fund gifts have increased 37 percent over the last two years.
Courtesy: Terri Wagner

Phoenix Fund, Department Thankful for Another Record Year

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: August 16, 2016
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GREEN BAY, Wis. ( – The Green Bay Athletic Department is excited and thankful to announce another record-setting year for the Phoenix Fund, with a total of $1,201,353 raised in 2015-16. That total marks a 37 percent increase from the amount raised in 2014, as donors and sponsors continue to show support for Green Bay Athletics at an astonishing level.

“This year's success is a credit to our generous and loyal donors, the diligence of our volunteers, the outstanding work of our development staff, and our talented coaches who recruit quality student-athletes that alumni and fans are proud to support.  Our fans believe that Green Bay can and should be competing for championships and they once again have shown their passion and commitment for supporting all 250 student-athletes,” Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie said.

The Phoenix Fund is a critical component of Green Bay Athletics, providing resources for scholarships, team travel, equipment, academic support and many other components of a successful Division I athletics program. These dollars directly impact the development of Phoenix student-athletes, putting them in a position to succeed both academically and athletically and ultimately graduate with a degree in the field of their choice. The Phoenix Fund includes all gifts to Athletics, excluding facility gifts.

“We are so fortunate to have the support base for Green Bay Athletics with our loyal Phoenix Fund members. Their incredible generosity helped our 250 student-athletes with scholarships, travel, equipment and so much more. As we look ahead to the 2016-17 year, the need for additional support continues to grow and we will look to build on the success of the past few years to help support our 16 teams so they can compete at the highest level,” Assistant AD for Development Molly Vandervest said.

If you are interested in giving to the Phoenix Fund or learning more about how you can support Division I athletics at Green Bay, please contact Molly Vandervest at 920-465-2010 or by email at

To view the full list of Phoenix Fund members, click here.


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