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Giving Day 2018

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by dr. gunnie, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Pikapppatri8

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    We will get there - Princeton has like a century of years of existence ahead of us -- so step by step.

    It appears we generally met our goals. Raise them next year a bit more and we will progress.
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    Its just a shame Paulsen didnt get fired in January or Mason Lawyer would have ponied up that record donation he talked about.
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    If we fire Paulsen and replace him with DJ3, we can save like 400k a year that we can put towards the locker room. And we'll be swimming in grad transfers. It's a win/win.
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    Will we? Curious to know what the future will look like. Elites suddenly not supporting their own or will their wealth transfer to a lower class?
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    Remarkable considering Princeton has about 6 thousand students and Mason has 30k.
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  6. Joe Shannon

    Joe Shannon All-Conference

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    We will get to 2.4 million eventually, but Princeton will be at 10 million by that point.
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  7. mkaufman1

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    We all know why Princeton gets more money. Its because they have football. :crazytongue:
  8. Pikapppatri8

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    Mason graduates rank very favorably to their in state counterparts for after graduation salaries. As they mature in their careers and build businesses they will have more money to contribute .


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  9. MasonSAE4

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    It starts with a winning product. I know plenty of people like myself who were in the student section for the last tourney run and have favorable memories of the team. But I really wouldn't blame anyone who was a student during the Hewitt years for saying "pass" when asked for a donation.
  10. gmujim92

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    I know this is “chicken vs. egg,” but doesn’t giving the program needed resources increase the likelihood of winning?

    I would think anyone who likes winning would be willing to donate something, even if it’s $20.
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    In theory that’s how it should be, but look at the Final Four run. Success brought the money in, money didn’t come in beforehand to bring the success.

    I think for a lot of people see it as a “reward” rather than an “investment.” Particularly 22 year old kids who have just graduated.
  12. gmutom

    gmutom All-American

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    Just made my donation. Go, Mason!
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  13. Dawgs99

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    So when does the locker room project begin?
  14. Cedric Dempsey

    Cedric Dempsey Sixth Man

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    I asked when I recently donated and was told design phase is current and construction will be completed by October for both teams.
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    The article that mentioned the Marsh’s giving 50k stated it would start May 1.
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    Anyone else get a call from Justin Kier thanking them for their contribution? Pretty cool of the team to personally thank donors.
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    AJ called me
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  18. Joe Shannon

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    No but someone called my mother in law to thank her for my donation (which was "our" donation). No idea how my wife's mothers number got listed as my contact number.
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    I got a call from Paulsen mentioning something about a large pizza with extra cheese and a 2 liter of Pepsi.

    I think it was the wrong number but I didn't have the heart to tell him that. Poor guy.
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    Couldn't have been Paulsen.. he would've ordered mountain dew

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