VCU Athletics and the Ram Athletic Fund enjoyed a great 2009-10. 

As many of you know, the Shoot for 1,000 Campaign was a huge success, yielding a nearly 50 percent increase - from 821 to 1,249 - in our donor base! 

We thank all of you for this success and we appreciate your loyalty and dedication. 

It’s important to understand that our athletic and academic achievements have come despite limited resources. Intrastate rivals James Madison, William and Mary, and Old Dominion have 4,395, 3,185 and 2,576 donors, respectively.VCU student-athletes give their all on the field and in the classroom for their school, their teams and for you the fans.

Now, we’d like to ask you to go to bat for them.

That’s why we’re announcing the creation of a brand new fundraising initiative called AND ONE. The AND ONE Campaign asks, simply, that each of our current supporters sign-up just one new member to the Ram Athletic Fund. 

It could be a friend that you attend every game with, your co-workers who talk about the Rams at the water cooler, your neighbor who is a VCU alumnus.

These are the people who we’d like to ask you to get involved. We have big goals at VCU, reaching national prominence on the field and in the classroom among them, and the Rams need your help to reach them.      

The Ram Athletic Fund is the lifeblood of our VCU Athletics.  No matter the size of the contribution, a gift will directly impact VCU’s 260 student-athletes, as well as coaches and their programs.

Your generous support provides our student-athletes with the necessary tools to earn degrees, win championships and become leaders.

As a current donor, you will receive an additional 25 priority points by signing up just one new member to the Ram Athletic Fund. 

All new donors signed up through the AND ONE program will receive two free tickets to a select men’s basketball game during the 2011-12 season.

Once again, thank you for all your support!