Today’s Hawkeyes are tomorrow’s leaders, and the time student-athletes spend on the University of Iowa campus is a crucial period of learning and growth. In addition to helping ensure success on the playing surface, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics also offers educational support programs that position student-athletes for success after they leave campus. Scholarship support, 21st century facilities and resources, and a supportive learning environment are necessary for preparing today’s Hawkeyes for their future—in communities and professions throughout Iowa and beyond.

Transformational philanthropy from our Hawkeye supporters is crucial in helping student-athletes graduate from the University of Iowa while competing in championship-caliber intercollegiate athletics. The overall well-being of the participants on all 24 Hawkeye teams and the integrity of the program will remain paramount in all that we do.

The UI Athletics Department is self-supporting and receives no state funding, so the Hawkeyes rely on private support to help fund all aspects of the program. Gifts from generous supporters will help us continue to provide a first-class experience for our student-athletes on the playing surface and in the classroom.

Download our Athletics Case Statement to learn more.

National I-Club
The I-Club is the UI’s fundraising program for intercollegiate athletics. The UI Athletics Department is self-supporting and receives no state funding, so the Hawkeyes rely on private support to help fund all aspects of the program.
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Hawkeye Visions Endowment Program
When scholarships are endowed by generous and loyal supporters, those reimbursements to the UI are covered, allowing the athletics program to direct annual gifts and other revenues toward other essential needs.
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Iowa Football Legacy Campaign
This campaign will allow us to build a new, permanent indoor practice facility (already in progress) and a new Football Operations Center, creating a premier Hawkeye Football campus.
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Varsity Club
The National Varsity Club is dedicated to promoting, preserving and protecting the accomplishments and memory of the men and women who have competed on all Varsity athletic venues for the University of Iowa.
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Volunteer Leaders

Mark Falb

"Participation in athletics can provide students with unparalleled opportunities for growth, learning, and leadership. At the UI, philanthropy is a critical ingredient to help propel all aspects of athletic programs. I’m honored to help today’s Hawkeyes become tomorrow’s leaders by volunteering my leadership in For Iowa. Forever More: The Campaign for the University of Iowa."

For more information, contact: Matt Henderson, Assistant Vice President Athletics Development, Intercollegiate Athletics matt-henderson@uiowa.edu (319) 467-3738