Endowment Fund

The Phoenix wrestling endowment is the fundraising arm of Cumberland University Alumni/Family/Friends Foundation. Its purpose is to raise scholarship dollars for Phoenix wrestling student-athletes and raise enough money to build the needed wrestling facility. The cost of a university education continues to increase, which means that wrestling student-athletes must rely on scholarship dollars. The Phoenix wrestling endowment exists to help those wrestling student-athletes achieve their goal of earning an education while still competing in a sport they love in a facility that will enable them to properly and safely train at anytime.

Phoenix Wrestling strives to offer its wrestlers and coaches the necessary tools to compete athletically and to provide a quality education. Bulldog wrestling would like the experience of attending Cumberland University to be one that these wrestlers never forget. Whether you recently attended, or are a fan of the program, one fact is for sure, we are all PHOENIX! Please help by joining the Phoenix Wrestling Endowment and support the wrestlers of Cumberland University.
Cumberland head coach James Hicks is pleased to announce a special challenge issued to benefit the CU Wrestling Program. A dear friend of the University is pledging a personal one-to-one matching contribution up to $1,000 per wrestling alumnus annually.
For example, if a wrestling alumnus contributes up to $1,000 each year to any University program or priority, the gift will be matched at the same amount annually up to a period of 10 years. This commitment will create The Wrestling Alumni Challenge, which will augment the University’s wrestling program and increase alumni support from athletes. 
Should you choose to make a contribution of $500 to the wrestling program, this generous donor will match that $500. That’s $1,000 of unrestricted support for the wrestling program. Think of the impact this could have should you and your fellow wrestling alums participate in this challenge. 
The wrestling program has much to be proud of, including four National Champions, numerous All-Americans, and numerous Scholar-Athletes.
Help continue to make this program a very successful and vital part of Cumberland athletics. With the combined generosity of alumni like you and your teammates, the future continues to be bright for the Cumberland University wrestling program. 

Please contact Staci Galentine by email at sgalentine@cumberland.edu or by phone (615.547.1289) if you want more information about how you can make your gift. You can also visit us online at www.cumberland.edu/giving.