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Planning New Facility Projects: UW-Milwaukee's Braun & Towson's Leonard
Amanda Braun of UW-Milwaukee and Tim Leonard of Towson chat with Kristene Kelley, Senior Associate AD for Varsity Sports/SWA at Dartmouth, about the intricacies of planning for new athletic facilities. The discussion touches on fundraising, balancing revenue vs. non-revenue sports, involving coaches in the process, time spent on project design and more.

The conversation is annotated for efficient viewing, including: 

0:35 Benefits of completing a major athletics facilities project
0:56 How do you balance facility needs between revenue and Olympic sports?
1:30 What are some variables involved when contemplating a new project?
1:59 How early do you start the process of fundraising for a new facility?
2:37 How much of a facility project is planned prior to bringing in the lead gift?
3:17 How much time do you spend on project design?
4:31 How involved are the coaches with planning, design, and fundraising for facilities?
5:29 What’s the common pattern of cultivating a potential donor for a new facility gift?
6:28 Final thoughts on the importance of athletics facilities

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