RICHMOND, Va. ­– VCU Athletics, in partnership with the VCU School of Business, has announced a generous planned gift from Sandy Sizemore ('84) and her late husband Tim ('82). 

"Sandy bleeds black and gold. Her and Tim's generosity will impact our baseball and men's basketball team programs for years to come. It will provide opportunities for us to continue to create sustainable success and an incredible student-athlete experience. She and her late husband, Tim, have supported the Rams for so many years and this gift assures their support far into the future. Our programs and the entire VCU Athletics family benefit from Sandy's support," VCU Vice President and Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin said.

Through Sandy and Tim's generosity, she will bequeath half of her estate in equal parts to VCU Athletics as well as the VCU School of Business. Her gift to VCU Athletics will go towards the creation of two endowments for the Men's Basketball Program and the Baseball Program. Through a multi-year commitment, Sandy will also be making an outright gift of $37,500 to establish the Timothy R. Sizemore Endowed Scholarship in Economics.

"From Franklin Street Gym to the Richmond Coliseum and now the Siegel Center, VCU basketball has brought so many tears of joy along with the wins and losses. All of those games along with the trips to Tulane, Buffalo (2007 NCAA Tournament), Houston (2011 Final Four) and the road bus trips were a great part of a wonderful marriage between Tim and I. VCU Baseball was a close second with us enjoying sunny weekends at The Diamond or a suite rental when they played UVA – once with a group of about 30 of us attending. Those are all great memories for me. I still smile about late VCU Baseball coach Paul Keyes saying, ‘you know I can hear you yelling.’ Tim and I selected VCU Athletics because it was who we were," Sizemore said.