Carl and I have always been “all in” for our university which provided us and our son and daughter with first class educations that enabled us to build successful and meaningful careers. Among the four of us we have seven Rutgers degrees! Joining the Big Ten was a both an academic and athletic achievement. But while we rank among the best Big Ten universities academically, we are dead last in athletic facilities. And no wonder, it has been decades since a new athletic facility was built on the banks.
Here are some headlines on who we are:
Ruth Ann, member of the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, two term member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees, Loyal Daughter, active on various boards and committees.
Carl, Captain in the United States Army and a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, former RUAA Director, Loyal Son, President of the Rutgers Living History Society, and active volunteer for our RU student veterans.
We stepped up because our 600 student athletes in 24 sports deserved better facilities. Our female athletes in basketball, soccer, gymnastics and lacrosse deserved better. Our wrestlers and football players deserved better. This $100,000,000 sports facilities campaign begins to level the playing field in the Big Ten. Our student-athletes have character, integrity, passion, and are gritty competitors in their sports. Fourteen of them are students in the Rutgers Honor College, among the best students in America who can go anywhere but chose Rutgers. This campaign is about them and our future student-athletes
This campaign is about creating a championship Rutgers athletics culture and we need you to be part of this game-changing plan. We can do it but not without your help. Members of our team are alumni from each of our college campuses, professors and deans, students and everyday New Jerseyans who want to be game-changers and help make the difference for our students and teams.
WE BELIEVE and would love to have you on our TEAM. Every pledge counts, we WILL get this done, pledge now.
In Rutgers Spirit,
Ruth Ann & Carl