Benefactor Family Inspired by Basketball Success Makes $5 Million Gift to Gonzaga

4/3/2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University announced today that it has received a $5 million gift from a family who has asked to remain anonymous, and whose generous benefaction is inspired by its student-athletes and the continued success of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The gift, which is intended to support basketball performance and training, is being given in view of a plan to expand facilities that will serve the needs of all Gonzaga student-athletes. These would include the development of an Athletic Hall of Fame, additional practice and training areas, and an expansion of student-athlete support services.

“We are deeply grateful for the generosity of this family, and for their desire to support the continued success of Gonzaga’s basketball program and our student-athletes. Their example is an inspiration to all of us, and we look forward to realizing the vision that is at the heart of their gift,” said Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh.

For more information contact Todd Zeidler at zeidlert@athletics.gonzaga.edu; (509) 723-7033.