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Pitt State Athletic Fund

What is the Pitt State Athletic Fund?

The Pitt State Athletic Fund, previously referred to as the Scholarship & Fund Drive, encompasses all components of fundraising which supports not only scholarships, but many other needs and costs that continue to rise annually and are essential for athletic and academic success.

With the exception of major gifts for programs and facilities, the Pitt State Athletic Fund combines all annual fundraising efforts into one program. Each year revenue goals are established for each of the Pitt State Athletic Fund components, resulting in an annual goal for the Pitt State Athletic Fund itself. Note that this goal does not include ticket sales or parking revenue projections as those are considered “gate receipts” and represent a different revenue line item in the overall athletics budget. Other miscellaneous revenue is also considered in the overall athletics budget such as facility rentals, special event revenues, camps, etc.

The Pitt State Athletic Fund consists of the following components:

  1. Annual Fund (Silverback Fund);
  2. Community and corporate sponsorships and partnerships; 
  3. Sport specific fundraisers (e.g. hit-a-thons, lift-a-thons, golf tournaments, drawings, etc.);
  4. Sport specific designated/restricted donations;
  5. and Gift-in-Kind.

The Pitt State Athletic Fund and its components are administered by the athletics department with assistance from the University Development staff. The Pitt State Athletic Fund Advisory Board members are listed below. This group meets quarterly with the athletics staff to discuss issues including ticket policies and prices, parking and tailgating policies and enhancements, ticket access donation levels, etc. A special thanks to these individuals for their time and effort to advance the athletics program.

Joe Beitzinger Brian Jones Diana Polston
Steve Beykirch Chris Kelly Brad Snow
Mike Carpenter Mike Lewark Bob Stefanoni
Joan Cleland Todd McKnight Brian Sutton
Dennis Gatewood Eric Miller Corey Williams
Wayne Gilmore Lisa Paterni

For more information about the Pitt State Athletic Fund, please contact Lacie Anderson at (620) 235-4389. 

Ways to give


Annual Fund

The Annual Fund component of the Pitt State Athletic Fund generates financial support for all Pittsburg State University student-athletes



Gift-in-kind goods and services may be donated "same as cash" in place of a cash sponsorship.


Community Partners and Sponsorships

Our advertisers and corporate sponsors are a large part of the effort needed to make our programs at Pittsburg State great


Gorilla Gala

The Gorilla Gala serves as the primary annual fundraising event for Pittsburg State University Athletics


Athletic Season Tickets

Season tickets are the best way to ensure that you’ll never miss a moment of Gorilla sporting event