Big Green Says `Thank You' to Increases in Support|
June 22, 2012
HUNTINGTON – From the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and Marshall University Athletics, it’s time for a season-ending thank you … and a heads-up.
The Big Green is closing its 2011-12 membership year with a nearly 70-percent rise in membership over the last three years, and the club wants to make sure those numbers continue to grow.
“The growth in membership, especially with the launch of the Vision Campaign and support needed for other projects, is astounding. It’s a testament to the generosity of our Big Green members,” said Teddy Kluemper III, Marshall’s Director of Athletic Development.
In that regard, members are reminded that renewals – sent earlier this spring – must be returned by June 29 in order for Big Green members to have their names appear in the Thundering Herd football game program for six home dates in the 2012 season.
“That’s of the utmost importance, and it is important that our donors be recognized for their gifts,” said John Sutherland, MU’s Associate Athletic Director for Development and Big Green Executive Director.
There’s also a very special thanks to contributors from the Herd’s most recent football star and NFL Draft pick, defensive end Vinny Curry of the Philadelphia Eagles:
“I just want to thank the Big Green members for all the support and things you guys do for the school and for football and the entire athletic program,” Curry said. “Marshall is truly a first-class program, and I am very blessed to have a degree from there and to be part of a great alumni group. Thank you and God bless.”
Some numbers to reflect the rise in Big Green membership and contributions in recent years, annual giving figures that do not include the ongoing Vision Campaign to enhance facilities:
The Big Green appreciates that support, both in annual giving and the Vision Campaign, and we want members – renewing and new ones – to get their memberships in by June 29 to be listed with your fellow club members in the football programs.
Thanks again … and Go Herd!!