Men's and Women's Basketball
Support from Alumni, Parents, and Friends
Alumni, parents, and other supporters provide vital support to Big Green teams through a variety of means as described below. Please note that all such involvement must comply with NCAA and Ivy League regulations. For further information or clarification on NCAA or Ivy League rules, call the Dartmouth Athletics compliance office at (603) 646-1378 or email Dartmouth.Athletics@Dartmouth.edu.
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Friends of Dartmouth Basketball
Annual donations from Friends of Dartmouth Basketball help cover the cost of team functions, video equipment, recruiting expenses, special international trips, and other vital needs that cannot be covered by the College’s budget but are essential to operating first-class varsity programs. Friends receive newsletters from the men’s coach, Paul Cormier and women’s coach Belle Koclanes; are entitled to attend the annual Homecoming tailgate; and are invited to participate in the annual Friends of Basketball Golf Outing at the Hanover Country Club with the coaching staff and former players.
Contributions of any amount are gratefully appreciated, but please note the following special giving categories:
1st Team All-Ivy: $1,000-$2,999
2nd Team All-Ivy: $300-$999
Honorable Mention: $100-$299
Your contribution is tax deductible. As a restricted gift, it is not part of the Dartmouth College Fund, which comprises unrestricted gifts used across the College. The Sponsor Program is entirely separate from individual sports' Friends groups. For more information, email Sponsors@Dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-2463.
If you know of outstanding prospective student-athletes in your area, please send information such as newspaper clippings to the men’s coach Paul Cormier or women’s coach Chris Wielgus, or email them at Paul.Cormier@Dartmouth.edu or Belle.Koclanes@Dartmouth.edu and let the coaches take it from there. Reminder -- You may not contact prospects directly, nor may you contact high school coaches or guidance counselors to get information on prospects, but there is no rule against attending their contests.
Providing Summer Jobs & Internships
If you know of positions in your business or community that might be filled by a current student-athlete, please email the men's coach Paul Cormier or women’s coach Belle Koclanes at Paul.Cormier@Dartmouth.edu or Belle.Koclanes@Dartmouth.edu. Reminder -- The pay for these jobs must be at the going rate for that position, to comply with NCAA regulations.
Dartmouth Athletic Sponsor Program
More than 1200 Dartmouth alumni, parents, and other supporters are currently members of the Athletic Sponsor Program, which provides vital recruiting resources for all of the Athletic Department's varsity sports. The Sponsor Program is the sole source of funds for bringing more than 200 top athletic prospects to the campus each year for a first-hand view of the Dartmouth Experience. Additional Sponsor funds are allocated for coaches' recruiting trips, cell phones, and recruiting vehicles. In the event gifts exceed expenses, a portion of the unexpended gifts may also be transferred into a fund for long-term support of our coaches' recruiting efforts. (Click here for a complete description of the fund including provisions for alternate uses.)
Contributions of any amount are gratefully appreciated, but please note the following membership levels and benefits:
$300-$599: Assigned a specific recruit every 3-4 years, so you'll always have a current student-athlete
$600-$1199: Assigned a specific recruit every 1-2 years, and listed in our Leadership Sponsors display in Alumni gym
$1200-$4999: Assigned a recruit every year, listed in Leadership display, special recognition in football program
$5000-$10,000: Assigned a recruit every year, listed in Leadership display, special recognition in football program and VIP Reception with President Phil Hanlon and AD Harry Sheehy for homecoming
Dedicated supporters of Dartmouth Athletics are often interested in providing financial support that may be utilized at the discretion of the Director of Athletics and Recreation for the Athletic Department's broad-based program of NCAA Division I varsity athletics, club sports, intramurals, physical education, fitness classes, and other recreational offerings. Your donation to this fund is tax deductible and is included in the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience. As a restricted gift, it cannot be credited to the Dartmouth College Fund, which is comprised of unrestricted gifts used across the College. For more information, email Dartmouth.Athletics@Dartmouth.edu or call (603) 646-2463.