Save Stanford University Men's Varsity Volleyball

Save Stanford Men’s Volleyball

The Stanford men’s volleyball community was stunned by the university’s July 8, 2020, announcement that it plans to cut the sport after the 2020-2021 school year. 

The current men's volleyball team was not given any warning of the decision. Despite this, we believe that working collaboratively, we can find solutions and maintain a thriving, financially robust men’s varsity volleyball program.

Any amount that you can give will help -  $20, $200, $700, more -- it all adds up! Amounts given are not tax deductible, please scroll down for more information. 

Stanford Men’s Volleyball Has An Extraordinary Legacy
Since 1976, the men's volleyball team has achieved monumental success both on and off the court, fueled by the team's ability to compete at the varsity level.

o   2-time NCAA Champions -- 1997  and 2010 
o   3-time NCAA Runners-up -- 1989, 1992, and 2014
o   A total of 69 All-Americans

Olympic Level

o   10 Olympians
o   5 Olympic gold medalists
o   3 Olympic bronze medalists
o   23 National Team Members, including 4 current members

Conference level
o   8 time conference champions 

Academic Success
o   5 players have won the award for the highest GPA in the athletic department in the last 15 years
o   8 players have won NCAA postgraduate scholarships in the last 15 years

Career Success
o   Men's Volleyball served as the launch pad for leaders in a wide range of fields including: engineering, medicine, business, law, academia and clean energy

How You Can Help
We have launched a fundraising campaign to create an endowment to support a sustainable, thriving men's varsity volleyball program. This GoFundMe campaign is one pillar of the fundraising strategy.

Every dollar counts. Whether you are able to contribute $10, $100, $500, or $999 -- it all adds up! Your support will help to show the university that a diverse range of local, national, and international fans of Stanford men's volleyball want the team to remain a varsity sport! If you want to donate more than $999, please complete this pledge form, as additional information is needed; details on how to return the pledge form are listed in the form.  Please do not submit donations above $999. 

Please Note:
o   This GoFundMe campaign is not a university sponsored fundraiser.

o   You will not receive credit from the university for donations to this GoFundMe campaign.

o   Donations are not tax deductible.

o  GoFundMe charges a transaction fee of 2.9% plus $0.30 per donation. In some countries, a 5% fee is applied. Also, there is an optional tip that you can make to GoFundMe. 

o   This GoFundMe campaign is organized by Stanford alumni volunteers who played on the men’s and women’s volleyball teams. No current Stanford players or staff are involved.

o   Three requirements must be met for the fundraising campaign to be deemed a success: 

          1.  The university must reinstate men's volleyball as a varsity sport with the necessary staff, recruiting, scholarships, and operating expenses to keep it nationally competitive. 
          2.  Sufficient funds must be raised to establish an adequate endowment. This GoFundMe campaign is only one source of funds being pursued. Meeting the goal of this GoFundMe campaign is important, but not sufficient to establish the endowment.  
          3.  The university must agree to administer the Men's Volleyball endowment. 

o   If the three requirements above are not met by January 31, 2022, then the money donated to this GoFundMe campaign -- except for the transaction fee of 2.9% (5% in some countries) plus $0.30 retained by GoFundMe and any optional tips made to GoFundMe -- will be given to First Point Volleyball Foundation, which aims to grow and support men's college volleyball.  

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  • Nathan Cumme
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Cole Ottmar
    • $85 
    • 3 yrs
  • Hayley Spelman
    • $200 
    • 3 yrs
  • Ian Heller
    • $200 
    • 3 yrs

Organiser and beneficiary

Michelle Dicks
Stanford, CA
Stephen Wade Garard

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