CU has a “fragile, but loyal, fan base,” said Bohn, adding that 50 percent of donors are non alumni.Bohn has defended his fundraising and business record, saying he’s never received a poor performance review, he secured a half dozen gifts of $1 million or more during his eight year tenure, and the athletic department has been the top fundraising unit on the campus.In addition to doubling fundraising in athletics, the university and its athletic department will be relying on boosters to help drum up $50 million for a $170 million athletics upgrade announced in February.”I think the next athletic director would play a very central role in reaching that goal,” said Bronson Hilliard, spokesman for the Boulder campus.As CU begins its search for a new athletic director, it will be doing so in an era of an athletics arms race, where fundraising is becoming a larger part of a director’s job description and universities are planning multi million dollar state of the art facilities for athletes and fans.CU donations below peersEarly in his tenure, when Bohn discussed his idea to create “The Buff Club Cabinet” an upper echelon of donors who give athletics at least $25,000 a year he was met with naysayers who said getting people to give $10,000 a year was hard enough.The cabinet, Bohn said, has had up to 68 members.When CU athletics last year pulled in $11.79 million in donations, it was an increase from $7.59 million the previous year. Prior to Bohn’s arrival, fundraising in 2005 a turbulent period following the fallout from a football recruiting scandal was just $6.46 million.”I am extremely proud as a Boulderite of what we’ve accomplished,” said Bohn, the most successful fundraising athletic director in the school’s history.But CU officials don’t want the athletic department to be measuring its success against past years. When stacked up against peer universities across the country, CU’s athletic department falls woefully behind.The department raises only one third of the money that other athletics fundraisers bring in at peer universities, according to CU leaders.The Pac 12, especially, has some fundraising powerhouses, including the University of Oregon’s athletic department, which is well funded by Nike co founder Phil Knight and his wife, who, in 2007 08, gave $100 million to the program.The biggest year for CU athletics fundraising was in fiscal year 2009, when the department raised $14.22 million.
I want it so bad I don know what to do.?p> One of the two boys is sidelined with a career threatening injury. The other lives with a drug addicted father whouring the course of the movieeaves home. Back on the courts, both players are constantly finding themselves in front of the basket for a crucial free throw, with significant gamesnd their careersn the line.