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NAADD Launches 2018 Bobby Purcell Mentor Program Application

Feb. 13, 2018

CLEVELAND - The NAADD Executive Committee has announced that applications for its mentor program are now being accepted. One of the Executive Committee's goals is to maximize the inclusion of all athletics fundraising personnel, by creating an opportunity for NAADD members to develop a mentor-mentee relationship with a member of the NAADD Executive Committee.

Bobby Purcell has served in a number of capacities since joining the NC State athletics department in 1981, including serving as Executive Director of the Wolfpack Club since 1991. Purcell has been a champion for mentoring fundraisers on his campus and around the nation his entire career. Twenty people who began their careers at the Wolfpack Club are now at other universities. This continued focus on broadening the learning opportunities for the entire membership will allow our organization and our campuses to draw on the power of fresh ideas and perspectives. Purcell served as NAADD President in 2004-05, and was named the 2007 NAADD Fundraiser of the Year and 2014 NAADD Lifetime Achievement honoree.

Click here to apply for the 2018 Bobby Purcell Mentor Program.

Objective: Create an opportunity for NAADD members to develop a mentor-mentee relationship with a member of the NAADD Executive Committee to learn more about the development profession and to broaden his/her network. The mentor program will consist of a campus visit to the Executive Committee member's institution, regular "check-ins" throughout the year and one on one interaction at the NAADD Convention.

Eligibility: Open to NAADD members that have a minimum of 5 years full time experience in an intercollegiate athletics department. Those individuals working in other areas of athletics – i.e. Sports info, Marketing, etc. are eligible as long as they are current NAADD members.

Stipend: 10 winners to each receive $1,000 to cover expenses related to the Convention in the form of a reimbursement. The same 10 winners will also receive up to $1,000 reimbursement for expenses related to the on-campus visit. 

To be considered for the Bobby Purcell Mentor Program, applications must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28.

Questions regarding the program application can be directed to Devaun Bovell, NAADD Intern (dbovell@nacda.com/440-788-7478).


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.