LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena experienced a record year in fundraising for Saints Alive!, enabling the school to exceed its annual goal and hit the $600,000 mark for the first time since the 2012-13 year. This is the largest Saints Alive! Donation year in school history with a total of $623,756 in annual support. In addition, another $1.93 million was raised for capital projects for Siena Athletics this past year.
"Siena Athletics has always enjoyed great support from its alumni and friends,” stated Siena College Vice President and Director of Athletics John D’Argenio. “To have such a great Saints Alive! Athletic Fund year speaks not only to their commitment to Siena Basketball, but to all the athletes, trainers, and coaches as we continue to improve the department competitively and through the experiences of our student athletes. Along with the donors, we want to thank our current assistant athletic director for development Ryan Venter, and previous assistant Dan O'Brien for cultivating relationships and helping us grow."
Saints Alive! is the annual fund for Siena Athletics, as it provides critical resources to Siena College's student athletes and their programs. A total of more than $2.55 million was donated to Siena Athletics in 2016-17, which includes all donations to Saints Alive!, the ARC Renovation Project, locker room upgrades, and other special projects.
Giving to the Saints Alive! Athletic Fund is up almost 10-percent from last year, when the Saints raised $569,570, and is up 16-percent over the last three years where Siena averaged $537,921 from donations.
"We are so thankful to the hundreds of supporters to Saints Alive! in 2016-17, said assistant athletic director for development Ryan Venter. “We had a record-breaking year by raising over $623,000 for our student athletes this past year, as all donations to Saints Alive! are invested directly into our athletic programs. Our Saints Alive! donors are truly helping to create champions at Siena, both on and off the playing field."
Since its inception in 1995, Saints Alive! Has raised over $6 million dollars for the enhancement of Siena Athletics. With this continued annual support, many new endeavors have been completed. The Saints would like to thank everyone for their continued support.
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