The Minutemen Club is the fundraising arm of UMass Athletics. The Minutemen Club raises critical resources through the Maroon Excellence Fund, sports-specific designations, capital giving, and planned giving to provide an exceptional experience for our 650 student-athletes on UMass' 21 varsity sports. These funds give our student-athletes the tools they need to realize their full potential in the classroom, in competition and in the community.
Unrestricted giving provides the essential elements needed to recruit and retain student-athletes who can be competitive in the classroom and in competition. Gifts made to the Maroon Excellence Fund have an immediate impact on all 650 student-athletes at UMass as these vital resources are spent on success to academic support, behavioral health & wellness, sports performance, sports medicine, student-athlete development and facilities.
On-going support directed specifically to a team or team-related project can have a significant and immediate impact on the programs and department.
Funds for capital use allows for facility enhancements to our existing and expanding athletics footprint.