Dear Alumni, Family and Friends of Yale Field Hockey + Softball,
It is with great enthusiasm that we write today to share with you an update on the Carol Roberts Field House project! As previously announced, the project has the full support of the athletic department and university and is moving forward. Planning, which began a year ago, continues and the building is literally taking shape – as depicted by the beautiful rendering below.
As the planning continues, so does the fundraising for this incredible project. Thanks to the generosity and leadership of many, we currently have over $4 million committed towards our initial goal of $5 million. We need to confirm commitments before construction is slated to start in June. The informational piece on the Roberts Field House reflects naming opportunities that are still available. If a gift at $100,000 and above is out of reach for you -- we ask you to consider getting involved with a gift of $5,000, $10,000, or $25,000. These will make all the difference to getting us across the fundraising finish line.
We appreciate that donations of all sizes will help us toward our goal, so all contributions are welcome. We will share some additional naming opportunities in the near future, with other ways to be a part of this terrific addition to the Yale family of athletic buildings. Donors of named spaces will have an individual plaque in the indicated space, donors $25,000 and above will be listed in the entryway of the building, and donors of $10,000 and above will be listed in their applicable sports locker room.
Due to the capital nature of the project, we are seeking current year gifts. If you’re in reunion this year, your gift to this project will count towards your class totals and what better way to honor your time in a Yale uniform than with a gift that will change both programs.
This is an unbelievable moment for both of our programs. We are thrilled to be a part of helping see it to its completion, and hope you will join us!
Lorraine Pratte Lewis ‘78 Kristen Gengaro ‘00
Yale Field Hockey Association President Yale Softball Association President