Kristen Zahn '15 Gifts to the Bison Club keep Bucknell teams competing at the highest level. The University covers only a portion of the expenses needed to fund a varsity sport, so we really count on donor support. For example, the softball team's season is dictated by the weather. Without Bison Club giving, we would play far fewer games because we would not be able to travel to warmer locations to compete." Kristen Zahn '15, accounting & financial management

When you combine Division I athletics with a world-class liberal arts education, you get a truly special college experience. Only a few universities offer exceptional programs both in the classroom and on the playing field — and Bucknell is one of them.

Bucknell athletics:

  • Has produced a record 136 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
  • Has captured 18 of 25 Patriot League Presidents' Cup titles, the league's all-sports championship
  • Ranks second in the nation in the graduation rate of student-athletes — 92 percent.

Be part of a winning team

Bison Club gifts provide nearly 40 percent of the athletics department operating budget. Whether you support a program of your choice or the entire athletics department, your gift ensures that our dedicated student-athletes will have the resources they need to compete at the highest levels, to excel academically, and to develop leadership skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

Why support Bison athletics?

  • Enable teams to buy essential equipment.
  • Help fund student-athlete recruitment.
  • Show your appreciation to coaches who mentored you or someone close to you at Bucknell.

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