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NAADD Unveils Year Long Celebration in Honor of 25th Anniversary

Jan. 2, 2018

The National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) was founded in 1993 to provide educational and networking opportunities in the profession of athletics development and fundraising. Throughout its 25-year history, NAADD has offered its membership countless educational and professional development opportunities including the annual convention, webinars, and the mentorship program. To honor 25 years of dedication and commitment, NAADD will be celebrating all year long with numerous #NAADD25th initiatives.

"It is a privilege to serve as President for such an incredible organization, and to serve while NAADD celebrates 25 years is truly special," said current NAADD President, Josh Rebholz, senior associate athletics director, external relations at UCLA. "With the special programming, convention stipend for Past Presidents and other #NAADD25th initiatives, it is bound to be an exciting year of celebration."

To celebrate the association and those who have worked diligently to grow and enhance it over the years, NAADD’s Past Presidents have been personally invited to the annual convention. Each former President will receive a stipend to attend the 2018 NAADD Convention on June 28-30 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington D.C.

Along with their open invitation to NAADD Convention in D.C., NAADD will feature testimonials from our Past Presidents throughout all of 2018. Starting with NAADD’s first serving President, Pat Ogle, and concluding with the most recent Past President, Scarlett Schneider, community members will be able to experience how NAADD has evolved, expanded and continues to provide irreplaceable opportunities and experiences for all involved.

Here is a month-by-month breakdown of the testimonials that will be featured throughout the year:

January - Pat Ogle
February - Mark Dienhart
March - Bob Bonn
April - Lu Merritt
May - Bob Madden
June - Ross Bjork
July - Jane Myers
August - Matt Donovan
September - Tim McMurray
October - Whit Babcock
November - Jim Senter
December - Scarlett Schneider

NAADD will share one quote from the month’s featured Past President each week on social media, leading to the end of the month, when their full testimonial will be released on the website, NAADD Community and on Twitter @NAADDevelopment. Stay up to date with the celebration through our online platforms using #NAADD25th.

About NAADD: NAADD is the first organization of its kind to provide educational and networking opportunities, enhancement of acceptable operating standards and ethics, and establishment of the overall prestige and understanding of the profession of athletics development and fund raising. For more information about NAADD, please visit www.naadd.com. NAADD is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.