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Alumnus gives $2.5M to Green Wave Club, Athletics

September 29, 2016 2:45 PM
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Allison Hjortsberg ahjortsb@tulane.edu
  

 

 

Donald Peters (A&S ’81) and his wife, Lora, knew they wanted to make a difference in the lives of Tulane student-athletes. As an alumnus, Donald Peters has always had an affinity for Tulane Athletics and wanted to see every sport succeed on and off the field of play.

The Peterses did just that by making a $2.5 million unrestricted gift to the Green Wave Club and a new fund for facility enhancements. This generous gift will benefit every aspect of the athletics department, from facilities to annual support.

“I wanted to make this gift as a call to other Tulanians,” said Peters, a portfolio manager for T. Rowe Price who lives in Baltimore. “The momentum is building, and I expect the excitement surrounding the Green Wave to continue. There is no better time to invest in the future of Tulane Athletics. The goal should be matching Tulane’s strong academics with the same success in its athletic endeavors.”

“It is my hope that other Green Wave supporters will follow my lead and support our great athletics program.”

Donald Peters

The gift also makes him a member of the newly minted Olive & Blue Society, which provides programmatic support for football and men’s basketball.

Director of Athletics Troy Dannen appreciates the impact this generosity will have on his entire department. “It’s gifts like the Peterses’ that keep us competitive,” he says. “It allows us to provide our student-athletes with the best facilities, assists our coaches in recruiting and ultimately leads us to many more victories on and off the field.”

The Peterses’ gift will make an immediate impact on Tulane Athletics, whose mission is to ensure Green Wave student-athletes and staff are provided with opportunities for competitive success and personal growth within the context of sportsmanship, teamwork and integrity.

“It is my hope that other Green Wave supporters will follow my lead and support our great athletics program,” Peters said. “I’m looking forward to the continued success of Tulane Athletics.”