Bulldog Monthly

Matt Borman Named Executive Associate Athletic Director

Matt Borman

Matt Borman, Senior Associate Athletic Director at West Virginia University since 2012 and a key fundraiser for the Mountaineers since 2008, has been named Executive Associate Athletic Director for Development at the University of Georgia, according to an announcement on December 23rd by J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.

At West Virginia, Borman had been the lead fundraiser for Athletics and was also the executive director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC), the department’s fundraising arm.  He joined the MAC as Director of Major Gifts in August 2008 and was responsible for its major gift operation, which includes premium seating, endowments, capital projects and planned giving projects such as The Jerry West Society.  The latter represents the highest level of commitment in support of WVU athletics.

Working for Georgia is a special opportunity and we look forward to getting started.

Matt Borman
Executive Associate A.D. for Development

“I am extremely grateful to Greg (McGarity) and the search committee for offering me this tremendous opportunity,’’ Borman said. “My family and I are excited to get to Athens and begin helping build on the current fundraising success. I also want to thank West Virginia University for being so wonderful to my family for the past 8 years; we are leaving behind countless significant relationships. However, working for Georgia is a special opportunity and we look forward to getting started.’’

Under Borman’s leadership, the fundraising team at WVU increased annual giving to over $15 million and completed projects including a new basketball practice facility, weight room and team room for the football program, and a women’s soccer practice facility.  Fundraising since 2012  reached $106 million and included an all-time high of $23.9 million in 2013.

In addition to his fundraising role at WVU, Borman also served in the following capacities:  the administrator for the sport of men’s basketball; as the chair of the search committee for a new golf coach; and as a member of the senior leadership team for the WVU Foundation, the university’s fundraising arm.

Borman came to WVU from Old Dominion University, where he was the Director of Major Gifts from June 2007 to August 2008. While at Old Dominion, Borman managed donor relationships for the Big Blue Club and helped raise more than $2 million annually through premium seat sales, annual contributions, endowments and naming rights opportunities.

Prior to Old Dominion, Borman had fundraising stints at Army (2005-07) and James Madison University (2003-05). While at West Point, he was Assistant Athletic Director for Development and oversaw an annual fund that increased donations by 52 percent to an all-time high of $2.78 million. At JMU, he helped increase the annual fund by 45 percent in 2005.

Borman, a native of Williamsburg, Va., received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lynchburg (Va.) College in 2001 and a master’s degree in sports management from West Virginia in 2003. He and his wife, Carter, have two daughters, Mary Carter and Winnie.


2017 Hartman Fund Adjustment Reminder

Jacob Eason throws a pass against Auburn

In May, we announced changes to the per-seat requirements for the Hartman Fund.

As a reminder, these changes begin with the 2017 season and are part of an overall vision to be the best program in the nation. The adjustments will be the first implemented to Hartman Fund per seat donations since 2005.

Through your support of the Hartman Fund, we will continue to provide our student-athletes and coaches with the resources and facilities to compete for and win championships.

For more information, click here.


Gymnastics and Baseball Reach All-Time High Contributions

The Georgia Bulldog Club would like to thank you for your ongoing contributions to the Gymnastics Endowment Fund and the Georgia Baseball Fund.

As a result of your continuous support and generosity, a new record was set in contributions for both programs. View below a message from Gymdogs' head coach Danna Durante and a message from head baseball coach Scott Stricklin, as they address Georgia Bulldog Club supporters.

 


Student Athletes of the Month: February

Reggie Carter makes a tackle against Auburn

Reggie Carter, Football

Major: Business Management

More information about Reggie Carter can be found in his biography by clicking here.

Sarah Gardner competes in a meet

Sarah Gardner, Track & Field

Major: Marketing

More information about Sarah Gardner can be found in her biography by clicking here.


Donor Spotlight: Jim and Nancy Dove

The Doves

This month’s donor spotlight focuses on Jim and Nancy Dove of Nicholson, Georgia. Jim (1975 and 1982) and Nancy (1983) are both graduates of the University of Georgia.

When the calendar changes to fall, the Doves don’t fly south, but instead head to Sanford Stadium. Jim, who grew up near Athens, has been an avid fan since childhood and hasn’t missed a home game in the last 44 years. They also catch the Dawgs on the road a few times a year. 

Jim and Nancy have seen a lot in their more than two decades of being Hartman Fund, and more recently Magill Society, members. There are many special UGA moments to Jim and Nancy, sometimes too many to mention. Jim mentioned, “The 1980 National Championship season was special as a whole, but the memory that will always be etched in our minds is Kevin Butler’s 60-yard game winning field goal against Clemson in 1984.”

I consider my contribution to the Hartman Fund as an investment intended to make a positive impact…

The University is not just something that the Doves give to, but feel as though they receive much more from. “Any successes I have enjoyed in my professional life can be attributed, directly or indirectly, to my time in the classroom at UGA. I consider my contribution to the Hartman Fund as an investment intended to make a positive impact and provide enhanced opportunities for our dedicated student-athletes,” Jim says. 

Jim and Nancy cherish their involvement with UGA Athletics. They add, “It is a tremendous feeling to be part of something that brings great enjoyment to vast numbers of persons representing a diversity of interests, while showing support for an institution known for its commitment to excellence.”

On behalf of all of us at UGA, we would like to say thank you to Jim and Nancy Dove and their commitment to the G! Go Dawgs!


Athletic News

Georgia Selected for Nine Games In SEC TV Package

Michael Curry swings at a pitch

The 2017 television schedule for Georgia baseball has been finalized after the Southeastern Conference announced its schedule December 14th. 

Georgia will be featured nine times across the ESPN/SEC networks as part of the 2017 SEC Baseball television package. Overall, 30 of Georgia’s 32 home games will be available to view on television or streamed online. All but two home games at Foley Field not televised will be digitally produced exclusively as SEC Network + events and available on the WatchESPN app, and on SECNetwork.com through participating providers. Also, a vast majority of Georgia’s road conference games will be available on SEC Network +.

The 2017 SEC baseball television schedule steps up to bat with the return of the Bases Loaded special on the opening night of conference play, Friday, March 17. The show features a live compilation of seven games – all 14 teams – taking place that evening across the southeast. Georgia battles LSU in Baton Rouge for its SEC opener at 8 p.m. ET. Also, every Bases Loaded game will be available in its entirety, streaming live via SEC Network +.

Beginning March 14, ESPN networks will combine to carry 98 SEC baseball games, 75 of which air on SEC Network. This year’s schedule also includes five wildcard selections, allowing the SEC Network the opportunity to determine the best television matchup at a later date. The schedule closes out with the SEC Network airing the entire SEC Baseball Tournament, outside of the Championship game on ESPN2 on May 28.

All 56 regular season Bulldog games will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Radio Network. All Georgia baseball games will be carried locally on WRFC 960 AM as it will serve as the primary home for all broadcasts. Fans can listen to every game online for free through the official website of the Bulldogs, http://georgiadogs.com or the mobile app streaming service TuneIn. 

Georgia returns to full squad workouts in January. The annual 1st Pitch Banquet has been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Classic Center and will feature former Bulldog All-American and Major Leaguer Gordon Beckham. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (706) 542-7971 or email thodge@sports.uga.edu. The college baseball season opens on Feb. 17, and the Bulldogs play host to College of Charleston in a three-game series. 

2017 Georgia Baseball In The SEC TV Package


The Indoor Athletic Facility

Football players train in the new Indoor Athletic Facility

To follow the construction progress of the IAF, visit http://www.georgiadogs.com/facilities/facilities15-iaf-tl.html.  


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