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Gifts to the Tucker Center allow us to support scholarships, fellowships, lectures and research that make a difference in the lives of girls and women, their families and communities. Make a gift below and join the Friends of the Tucker Center.

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Match Your Passion to Our Projects

The Tucker Center has created two funds to allow you to support our research in two general areas. Please consider a gift to either of these two funds or to our scholarship or operations funds listed below.

  • Media Coverage of Female Athletes [20355]

The fund provides a flexible source of financial support for Tucker Center research, educational activities and community outreach in areas/issues that examine media coverage of female athletes. Funding may be used for a broad range of needs and purposes including but not limited to research and outreach program expenses, equipment, travel to conferences, lectures, symposia, and other such activities that support and promote this line of scholarship. Decisions on fund expenditures are made by the Tucker Center director in consultation with the co-director.

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  • Women and Sport Leadership Fund [20374]

The fund provides a flexible source of financial support for Tucker Center research, and educational activities and community outreach in areas/issues that examine women and sport leadership. Funding may be used for a broad range of needs and purposes including but not limited to research and outreach program expenses, equipment, travel to conferences, lectures, symposia, and other such activities that support and promote this line of scholarship. Decisions on fund expenditures are made by the Tucker Center director in consultation with the co-director.

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Borghild Strand Endowment for Young Women [3743]

Fund will support the scholarship, research and ideas of the College through its faculty and students in areas of school and after-school programs which advance sport, physical fitness, and recreation.

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David and Janie Kane Endowed Tucker Center Director Fund [23222]

The purpose of the Fund is to support the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports by providing ongoing support of the Director of the Tucker Center. The Donor's wish is for this Fund to assist the Dean and the Tucker Center in its efforts to promote strong leadership and to continue the research on girls and women in sports by providing flexible funding to support the director through salary costs or augmentation as well as other activities or projects of the director.

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Dorothy McNeill Tucker Fellowship Fund [6388]

Funding for graduate students working with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports.

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Edith Mueller Endowed Fund for Graduate Education in the Tucker Center [5216]

The income from the fund will be used to support graduate education, including but not limited to graduate assistantships, research support, travel to conferences, and equipment.

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Edith Mueller Memorial Fund [4266]

The Edith Mueller Memorial Award seeks to reward participation and enthusiasm of undergraduate students pursuing a program in Sport Management, and to encourage students to further their involvement and deepen their commitment to this discipline. The award may be used to cover the costs of tuition, attendance at appropriate conferences, applicable research, and outreach activities. The award also provides funding for special lectures related to programs in sport management.

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Eloise M. Jaeger Scholarship at the Tucker Center [4449]

To provide scholarships in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

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Girls and Women Sport Opportunities Fund in the Tucker Center [21171]

The purpose of this fund is to provide resources to fund opportunities for girls and women to participate in sport and physical activity. The funds can be used for research support, outreach , programming and development. Such opportunities include, but are not limited to, funding travel, transpiration, facility rental, registration fees, tournament expenses, camp fees, equipment, and coach stipends. The fund will be housed in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport under the direction of the Director, Associate Director, and a Program Affiliate who will have to distribute the funds and work with project partners. Documentation of fund expenditures, as well as research about the effects of providing sport opportunities to girls and women will be provided annually.

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Jean K. Freeman Endowment for the Women Coaches Symposium [21306]

To support a Women Coaches Symposium for the Tucker Center, intended to be an annual event, to provide high quality educational programming and professional development, networking, community for women in the coaching profession as established by the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport under the direction of the Director and Associate Director. This fund will be used first to support the Jean K. Freeman Distinguished Keynote speaker, which is to honor Jean's legacy and her strong sense of education, athlete development, community service, giving back and mentoring young coaches. The priority of this fund is to support the keynote speaker and then any remaining funds can support the symposium.

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Media Coverage of Female Athletes [20355]

This fund provides a flexible source of financial support for Tucker Center research, educational activities and community outreach in areas/issues that examine media coverage of female athletes. Funding may be used for a broad range of needs and purposes including, but not limited to, research and outreach program expenses, equipment, travel to conferences, lectures, symposium, and other such activities that support and promote this line of scholarship. Decisions on fund expenditures are made by the Tucker Center director in consultation with the co-director.

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Pam Borton Endowment for the Promotion of Girls and Women in Sport Leadership [20590]

This endowment honors the leadership and legacy of Pam Borton. The purpose is to promote leadership among girls and women in a sport context. This may include but not be limited to funding assistantships for graduate students, hosting a national forum on women's leadership development, and supporting research examining the role of sport on females' leadership development.

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Tucker Center Graduate Assistantship Fund [20939]

This fund is for current and/or prospective graduate students enrolled in the College of Education and Human Development who are studying in any area offered by the School of Kinesiology and who are participating in graduate assistantships in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport doing research focusing on issues related to the links between gender equity and participation in sport and/or physical activity.

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Tucker Center Graduate Fellowship for Gender Equity in Sport [8644]

The Tucker Center Graduate Fellowship for Gender Equity in Sport provides funding for graduate fellowships in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

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Tucker Center Internship Fund for Gender Equity in Sport [20120]

Funding for summer interns in the Tucker Center for Research on Women & Girls in Sport in the College of Education and Human Development. The purpose of the internship program is to mentor, educate, and provide a quality research experience where undergraduate students work collaboratively with Tucker Center faculty and graduate students on cutting-edge projects.

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Tucker Center Operation Fund [4411]

Will be used for general operational needs of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

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Tucker Center Research Fund for Gender Equity in Sport [8673]

The fund provides a flexible source of funding for critically-needed research in areas that address gender equity in sport and physical activity conducted through the auspices of the Tucker Center.

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Women and Sport Leadership [20374]

This fund provides a flexible source of financial support for Tucker Center research, and educational activities and community outreach in areas/issues that examine women and sport leadership. Funding may be used for a broad range of needs and purposes including, but not limited to, research and outreach program expenses, equipment, travel to conferences, lectures, symposia, and other such activities that support and promote this line of scholarship. Decisions on fund expenditures are made by the Tucker Center director in consultation with the co-director.

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