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Bulldog Club (Athletics)

Drake University is home to 18 NCAA Division I athletic teams. As Des Moines’ Hometown Teams, we are proud of our student-athletes’ achievements in their sports, in the classroom, and within the community.  


Drake is committed to not only athletic excellence, but to promoting teamwork, inclusion, and leadership year-round. Your gift to the Drake Athletics gives 370 student-athletes the resources they need to compete for championships on the field and court and for championships experience in life.  

Matching Gift Opportunities 

Athletic Directors Match  

Director of Athletics, Brian Hardin and his wife Cara are especially proud of our student-athletes determination, tenacity, and grit during an unpredictable and challenging year. Their accomplishments in competition, in the classroom, and in the community are nothing short of extraordinary. Show your support of these incredible athletes with a gift to the Bulldog Club and your gift will be matched up to $2,500.  

Bulldog Club Challenge

By going All In for Drake Athletics today, your gift to the Bulldog Club will be doubled. David Milligan, BN'70 will match gifts to the Bulldog Club, up to $5,000 total! Increase your impact and make a gift to the Bulldog Club today.

Bulldog Club Above and Beyond Challenge  

Drake student-athletes always go above and beyond in competition and the classroom. If you go above and beyond for them during All In with an additional gift to the Bulldog Club this fiscal year, your support will be matched up to $2,500 by Steve, BN’77, GR’89 and Libby, GR’86, Jacobs.  

Where Bulldogs Are Going All In
Rank State Gifts
1 IA 114
2 IL 67
3 TX 24
$65,000
Meet The Moment Challenge
1,250 donors helped Drake University Meet The Moment and unlocked $65,000 for the University from Doug Zinser, AS’96, John August, JO’92, and Cindy, LA’70 and Dennis Lesher! Thank you!
1,250 / 1,250 Gifts
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Who is Meeting The Moment?
The entire Drake community of alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends coming together. Let's see who's going All In and meeting the moment!
What is your affiliation to Drake?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 762
2 Faculty/Staff 189
3 Student 180
4 Parent 140
5 Friend 84
6 Other 52
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Meeting The Moment by Decade
Which decade's graduates are the most All In?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2010 - 2020 191
2 1990 - 1999 165
3 2000 - 2009 162
4 Current Student 151
5 1980 - 1989 128
6 1970 - 1979 96
7 1960 - 1969 44
8 1959 and before 8
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The Bulldog Way Challenge
Thanks for showing us the Bulldog Way with generous gifts to support student-athletes, and to Steve Nellis, BN'64 for his $15,000 matching gift!
$14,980 MATCHED
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DSM Hometown Team Match
Thank you so much for going All In for Drake student-athletes and helping unlock $15,000 from Chair of the Board of Trustees Peggy Fisher, FA’70, and Larry Stelter
$15,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Athletic Director Challenge
Thank you for going All In for our student athletes and helping unlock the $2,500 from Director of Athletics, Brian Hardin and his wife Cara!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Bulldog Club Challenge
Thank you for going All In for Drake Athletics and helping unlock the $5,000 match from David Milligan, BN'70!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Above & Beyond - Bulldog Club
Thank you for going Above and Beyond for the Bulldog Club and helping unlock the $2,500 match from Steve, BN’77, GR’89 and Libby, GR’86 Jacobs!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
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Parents Challenge
Thank you for going All In for Drake students and helping unlock the $2,500 match from Jill, JO’91 and John, AS’92 Farmer!
$2,500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Caldbeck Challenge
Students, thank you for going All In for each other and helping unlock the $3,000 match from Kelly Caldbeck, PH’01, Peter Caldbeck, JO’03, and Megan Caldbeck, JO’05, in honor of their mother, longtime Drake employee and alumna Diane Anagnos Caldbeck, ED’72!
$3,000 MATCHED
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2
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First Time Gift Challenge
Thank you for making your first gift to Drake and helping unlock the $5,000 match from Drake Drake President Marty Martin! Welcome to the Bulldog Pack!
$5,000 MATCHED
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