Yosef Club Sets All-Time Record for Donations

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 9:54 am
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The Yosef Club generated an all-time record in annual giving for the second consecutive fiscal year. Courtesy: Bill Sheffield

The Yosef Club, Appalachian State University athletics’ fundraising arm, generated an all-time record of $3,227,769 in annual giving during the 2015-16 fiscal year, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Monday.

Thanks to generous support from Appalachian State athletics’ supporters, a total of $4,786,027 in overall support was raised – increasing last year’s figure by 22 percent. In addition to Yosef Club members, the organization’s volunteers and staff played a giant part in the record-breaking year.

“Being able to achieve an all-time record in annual giving two fiscal years in a row is a tremendous achievement for Appalachian State athletics and the Yosef Club,” said Gillin. “An achievement of this magnitude wouldn’t be possible without the enthusiastic support of App Nation. We sincerely thank Yosef Club members for providing our student-athletes with the continued opportunity to excel in the classroom and on the fields of play. In particular, I would like to thank Gerald Adams for his significant contribution to our efforts in achieving this goal. “

Gillin continued, “In the landscape of intercollegiate athletics, fan support is crucial to the growth of our Athletic Department. The App Nation continues to rally behind the Mountaineers in record numbers. The future is incredibly bright for Appalachian athletics.”

The 2016-17 fiscal year is now underway. Help the Yosef Club achieve another record-breaking year by becoming a member today! To join, visit appstatesports.com/yosefclub or call the Yosef Club office at (828) 262-3108.

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