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    50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Here is a interesting proposal at the University of Colorado....

    Paige: CU boosters formulating funding plan - The Denver Post



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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    CU's football team has fallen on hard times financially, and fallen hard on the field. The program bleeds red ink, and the team has won only 16 of 49 games (and 10 of 32 in the Big 12) in the past four years, and hasn't won a conference championship and played in a major bowl since the 2001 season.
    Replace with this:

    ISU's men's basketball team has fallen on hard times financially, and fallen hard on the court. The program bleeds red ink, and the team has won only 56 of 114 games (and 15 of 54 in the Big 12) in the past four years, and hasn't won a single post-season game since 2005.
    We need something like this for our basketball program, BADLY.


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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    I agree with Cyclone42.



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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Wow Woody Paige does write articles, and I only thought he did PTI stuff.



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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    I doubt we have 50 multimillionaire alumni to make this happen. It would be nice, but I just don't think that we have the ability to go this route. If it's going to happen at ISU it's going to have to come from contributions from everyone.



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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Interesting idea, good luck finding 50 ISU millionaires for this



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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Interesting idea, good luck finding 50 ISU millionaires for this
    You would probably be suprised.



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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    So the CU boosters are trying to build a good 'ol boy network....because that NEVER backfires...



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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I doubt we have 50 multimillionaire alumni to make this happen. It would be nice, but I just don't think that we have the ability to go this route. If it's going to happen at ISU it's going to have to come from contributions from everyone.

    bingo. If there were 50 multimillionare alums, we'd know about them, esp. in a state with as low of a population as Iowa. Granted some or many would likely live in other states where industry is larger, but even if there were 25, and half of those gave a crap about ISU athletics, that would be huge. I got blasted on here before when I pointed out that a school that produces middle class engineers, vets, agronomists, etc.. will likely have a smaller donor base than state flagship universities like UI or CU that mass-produce lawyers and doctors. Compound that with about 2 decades of bad football where it wasn't important to students, and you face the uphill battle we live with as ISU fans.


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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    bingo. If there were 50 multimillionare alums, we'd know about them, esp. in a state with as low of a population as Iowa. Granted some or many would likely live in other states where industry is larger, but even if there were 25, and half of those gave a crap about ISU athletics, that would be huge. I got blasted on here before when I pointed out that a school that produces middle class engineers, vets, agronomists, etc.. will likely have a smaller donor base than state flagship universities like UI or CU that mass-produce lawyers and doctors. Compound that with about 2 decades of bad football where it wasn't important to students, and you face the uphill battle we live with as ISU fans.
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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Interesting idea, good luck finding 50 ISU millionaires for this
    I can think of three without trying or doing research. The guy who was in on the founding of Hooters, and the CEO of the bank of Hawaii are both grads of the ISU college of business. I also think there is a CEO/high Executive of either Boeing or Lockheed who is an ISU Aero E grad.

    If I'm right about the Aerospace guy I have 3 and haven't even done the research. I'd guess there are probably quite a few in the Ag/Chemical engineer types as well. 50 multimillionaire alums isn't the issues, 50 that care enough about athletics to drop a million for the good of the program is.


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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    How are you guys defining multimillionaire? Net worth or financial assets? If you are using net worth, then ISU has way more multimillionaire alumni than people are assuming.



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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by frontrangeclone View Post
    I got blasted on here before when I pointed out that a school that produces middle class engineers, vets, agronomists, etc.. will likely have a smaller donor base than state flagship universities like UI or CU that mass-produce lawyers and doctors.
    I disagree. you may have doctors and lawyers outearning middle class engineers/vets. But those people aren't where your money comes from. Your typical doctor an lawyer do well but they aren't multimillionaire wealthy. That kind of wealth comes from Executives of major companies and people that start and grow businesses or invent things.


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    Re: 50 Alumni Boosters = 50 Million $ (maybe)

    Quote Originally Posted by RandomFan View Post
    How are you guys defining multimillionaire? Net worth or financial assets? If you are using net worth, then ISU has way more multimillionaire alumni than people are assuming.
    This.

    We have a LOT of donors with a TON of land. That adds up extremely fast.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vmbplayer View Post
    I can think of three without trying or doing research. The guy who was in on the founding of Hooters, and the CEO of the bank of Hawaii are both grads of the ISU college of business. I also think there is a CEO/high Executive of either Boeing or Lockheed who is an ISU Aero E grad.

    If I'm right about the Aerospace guy I have 3 and haven't even done the research. I'd guess there are probably quite a few in the Ag/Chemical engineer types as well. 50 multimillionaire alums isn't the issues, 50 that care enough about athletics to drop a million for the good of the program is.
    Im not saying we dont have the multimillionairs. Just because they are rich doesnt mean they care about giving thier money to Athletics. Plenty of rich donors give to Academics not Athletics, thats all im saying.



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