One of the reasons I didn't donate to CU sports, is because I didn't like Mike Bohn. Likability matters, why should I write a check to a SOB.
Besides just calling out everyone's favorite whipping boy - I think Tad has very concisely identified a big problem with a non-significant portion of CU boosters and/or potential boosters. There are too many who withhold support because they don't like X coach, they don't like how Y alumni (player or coach) is treated, they think Z administrator is awful. We won't get to next level unless this sort of **** stops.I think there is a lot of people who like to point to a coach they like or don't like or an athletic director or an administrator as a reason for not being more involved. For us to be successful, that has to go away and the love for the university has to be the most important thing. I've been at other universities where it's like that and that's where we need to go.
"Don't argue with an idiot, he'll drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."
I'm with abs. Any more, I refuse to donate to the General Fund. I donate to the Basketball Excellence fund (Tad's discretionary spending account). I will donate toward a facilities project that has well-defined goals & objectives. I will donate to the scholarship fund or academic support. But I want to feel like I'm impacting something tangible when I give money. For example, if they want to buy new uniforms for the band then tell me. I might kick in a few ducats that I wouldn't otherwise donate. But don't rely on me taking it on my own initiative to call them up or go online to give because the mood happened to strike me that day. As a marketer and businessperson, the administration of the department and the donor solicitation programs offends me.
"Here's to the few who forgive what you do, and the fewer who don't even care." - Leonard Cohen
So when u donate, you can say specifically where u want it to go? I've only donated a few times and just sent it to the AD.
I encourage everybody to do what I do, and do the complete opposite of what BB2 says. Since I have started doing that my bank account has increased, my hair is getting thicker, my weight is down, my wife wants to have sex with me nonstop, and my teeth have never been whiter.
The people (*cough* bigbang *cough*) who say they refuse to donate because some administrator is not likeable have no intentions to donate. Saying someone isn't likeable is just a convenient excuse for not doing something they had no intention of doing in the first place.
Bigbang is too worried about walk ons and the spring game. I guess none of us work for our money either, what a douche.
Bigbang I need a liter of cola.
Well that figures lol.
Thank god there are so many high paying jobs in the front range. With the thriving economy, there is no excuse around not having funds available to donate.