Why I Give A look at the support from our Sun Devil Family

Annual Giving

Annual Giving lays the foundation for the Sun Devil Club and Sun Devil Athletics as it ensures our student-athletes can excel in our five principles - Competition, Classroom, Career, Character, and Community. Our members' generosity allows the department to better equip student-athletes with career development tools, enthusiastic tutors and mentors, top-notch medical care, state-of-the-art training, outlets for personal growth, and much more.

Tyler Sublette, a 2007 graduate of ASU, has been supporting Sun Devil Athletics each year since 2011. He is a charter member of the Sun Devil Club Young Professionals Group, a football season ticket holder, and a great community advocate for both the university and athletics department.

It is really important to support Student Athletes to give them the opportunities to grow and get an education so that they have an opportunity to support and provide for their families when they transition to life after athletics. This includes being a mentor and resource for professional advancement.
I feel the need to give back to ASU because the experiences and time I had at ASU has given me so much. I want to provide a legacy for my family of Sun Devils and hope that one day they will choose to attend my alma mater.

Len and Kathleen Laskowski have been annual supporters of Sun Devil Athletics for more than 20 years and have supported all sports, from men’s basketball to gymnastics. Football and men’s basketball season ticket holders, the Laskowski’s are a great example of non-ASU graduates who have connected with the university, our athletics department and our community through their philanthropy and annual gifts.

We are huge college sports enthusiasts. When we were younger, we moved around quite a bit and each town we lived in we wanted to connect with the local university and become a part of it. We moved here in 1989 and immediately looked into ASU and how we could become connected and a part of the community. We love ASU and even two out of our three daughters attended ASU.
We love sports and getting to know people at ASU. We have given to several programs within the department, but we love men’s and women’s basketball. When we used to be working we would hire several student-athletes during the summer time and we enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them.

Scholarship Support

The Sun Devil Club and Sun Devil Athletics invest nearly $14M each year in scholarship support for Arizona State’s 600-plus student-athletes across 26 sports. Community support and our members who invest in our scholarship fund are the lifeblood of our department, and truly change lives and shape futures with their philanthropy.

Planned Giving

Take care of yourself and your family, and make a real difference for Sun Devil Athletics and Arizona State University! Planned giving enables you to marry your charitable contributions with your personal objectives.

  • Give Sun Devil Athletics a competitive edge and create the best student-athlete experience in the country
  • Enjoy a wide variety of tax benefits
  • Donate to the causes that mean the most to you and your family

Letterwinners Program

The Sun Devil Club Letterwinners program exists to provide former Sun Devil student-athletes the opportunity to maintain a lifelong connection with Sun Devil Athletics.

  • Invigorate the passion towards our sport programs
  • Enable our former student-athletes to remain connected with the athletics department
  • Provide annual opportunities for former student-athletes to return to campus
  • Strengthen and promote the legacies and spirit of Sun Devil Athletics
  • Generate funds to support Sun Devil Athletics

Cross-Campus Giving

Arizona State provides a unique opportunity to support multiple units within the university, from athletics to the W.P. Carey School of Business, sustainability efforts to engineering initiatives. In Tempe, and beyond, philanthropy truly has the ability to make a difference wherever your passion leads you.

It's a growing school culture to work together to fund areas of the university people feel passionate about. The collaboration between athletics and other departments is great because it recognizes the overall impact any donation has. - Mike and Dawn Olsen

Capital Improvements

Delivering an outstanding experience for Sun Devil student-athletes goes beyond scholarship funding and academic support. The Sun Devil Club also funds capital projects to provide the best facilities and equipment for training and competition. State-of-the-art facilities are integral to Sun Devil Athletics and our student-athletes’ ability to compete at the highest level while bringing greater recognition to the university.

Mike and Cindy Watts’ transformative donation established the Watts Center for Academic Excellence and Championship Life, one of the premier student-athlete academic and professional development facilities in the nation and a resource for all 600-plus student-athletes at Arizona State University.

Endowment Support

Endowed gifts generate a perpetual source of income to Sun Devil Athletics, providing the resources needed to attract and retain the nation’s top student-athletes and coaches, and create unique and dynamic programs.

An endowment provides a renewable stream of funds for Sun Devil student-athlete scholarships and programs, and is one of the most impactful ways a donor can support an intercollegiate athletics program. - Ray Anderson, Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director

The Sun Devil Club Young Professionals Group (YPG) recently signed a pledge agreement to create and fund an endowed scholarship, the Young Professionals Group Endowment, in support of a Sun Devil student-athlete.

Starting the Young Professionals Group Endowment shows the incredible impact a group of spirited young alumni and passionate fans can have, as well as proving that these individuals can truly be a catalyst for ensuring the Sun Devil Athletics program can continue to thrive. - Nicole Almond Anderson,’04,’09 MNpS, current President of YPG

Michele Downie is a graduate of ASU, football season ticket holder, Alumni Association member and a member of the Los Angeles alumni chapter, a supporter, and an advocate for ASU. Read more on why she established an endowment of support Sun Devil student-athletes.

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