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By BSU Alumni & Foundation

Published 12:12 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2023

The Bemidji State University Alumni & Foundation has announced the launch of the 3-Year/$150K Giving Challenge for BSU Athletics. This is an ambitious drive with a singular goal in mind: to support our student-athletes and enhance their experience on and off the field.

With this initiative, you can make a direct impact on the Bemidji State athletic department’s greatest needs or the team of your choice. This challenge is simple: Over the next three years, we aim to raise $150,000 for BSU Athletics from our devoted alumni and friends.

“The 3-Year/$150K Challenge has the potential to provide life-changing experiences for our student-athletes at BSU,” said Jesse Katz, Bemidji State’s director of annual giving for athletics. “The funds raised from the challenge will increase scholarships and support the crucial needs of our 14 athletic programs. This is an opportunity for our alumni and supporters to leave a lasting impact on BSU Athletics and our student-athletes.”

Why should you consider being a part of this challenge? Your support can make a tremendous impact on the Bemidji State Athletics. Your contributions will directly benefit our student-athletes in various ways.

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To kickstart this challenge, we're asking our valued alumni and supporters to commit to a three-year pledge at one of our seven giving levels today. Every contribution, regardless of size, makes a difference for the Beavers. Your support will help us reach our overall goal of $150,000 and ensure that Bemidji State Athletics continues to thrive.

To make your gift, visit Then, select Beaver Pride (athletics' greatest need) or the team of your choice and the amount that you would like to commit to over a three-year period. You can choose to set up a recurring annual donation, monthly automatic payment or multiple payments throughout the year, which gives you the flexibility to support our student-athletes in the way that works best for you. Pledges of $1,000 or more per year are also eligible for a named Impact Scholarship. If committing to a three-year pledge doesn’t feel right to you, please consider making a one-time gift this year.

Thank you for considering supporting the 3-Year/$150K Challenge, and we hope you'll join us in this incredible endeavor.

If you have any questions, please contact Jesse Katz, the director of annual giving for athletics, at 218-755-2827.

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