As William & Mary prepares for the May 9 groundbreaking and celebration of the reimagined home for W&M Athletics, one family is hoping their generosity will help inspire others to give back in support of the W&M Athletics Complex.
The Gordinier family made a $2-million gift to the Complex, a major focus of the university’s All In campaign and a transformational undertaking for the university and William & Mary Athletics. The Complex will include a new Sports Performance Center, a renovated Kaplan Arena and the Mackesy Tennis Center at the Millie West Courts, among other facilities.
“The generosity of the Gordinier family is a tremendous step forward as we continue to build support for this vital project,” says William & Mary Athletics Director Brian Mann. “Their vision and enthusiasm for this next chapter of the university — and our entire athletics department — is an inspiration to us all, and I hope that others in our community will follow in their footsteps.”
According to a spokesperson for the Gordinier family, they believe that the new Complex will be a game-changer for W&M Athletics.
“The Gordiniers know that having a world-class facility will strengthen the experience of athletes at W&M for generations to come,” the family spokesperson said. “They firmly believe that participation in athletics at W&M prepares students for the competitive setting of the real world — they want to provide present and future athletes with a Complex they can be proud of while having a positive impact on the entire student body.
“It is their hope that the reinvigorated Complex will provide even greater opportunities and resources for athletes, coaches, staff and the entire W&M community.”
Their gift follows the announcement of a combined $1.1 million in gifts from several donors to the Complex as the university marked the one-year anniversary of the All In campaign in March. William & Mary needs to raise an additional $24 million to complete the project.
If you are interested in supporting the Athletics Complex Fund, please visit the giving page, check out this list of naming opportunities or contact Jarrad Turner at (757) 221-2059 or Jwturner01@wm.edu.