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What is the Bronco Athletic Fund?

The Bronco Athletic Fund provides resources for student-athletes to receive a lasting educational and athletic experience while contributing to the financial sustainability of the Athletic Department. This promotes support among students, faculty, alumni and friends at the local, state and national levels.

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How do I become a Bronco Athletic Fund Member?

Membership starts at just $50 per year. You can designate your gift to any area of support within Athletics assuming all priority seating contributions have been made. Your gift, your choice!


How Does My Gift Make A Difference?

With the focused attention of the Bronco Athletic Fund, your gifts specifically support the areas of greatest impact, and we’ll work with you to stay engaged in the impact you’ve made for our student-athletes and program.



Dear Broncos,

It’s an inspiring time to be part of Western Michigan Athletics and a great day to be a Bronco! With nine championships in 2023, WMU Athletics experienced one of the winningest periods in our history.

Our outstanding student-athletes continue to thrive on the fields and courts, as well as in the classroom and community. Their achievements are not only emblematic of Bronco integrity, determination and teamwork, but also a testament to our outstanding coaches and staff, devoted fans, and loyal supporters like you.

Renewing your Bronco Athletic Fund membership powers the growth and success of our student-athletes across all 16 varsity sports. Membership also enables us to offer state-of-the-art facilities and training environments that allow WMU to stay competitive with Division-1 institutions and secure more victories.

Your investment impacts student-athletes through scholarships, nutrition, equipment, travel, holistic development programming and more. As the landscape of college athletics evolves, our coaches and staff remain focused on providing Broncos with the resources they need to win championships, graduate ready to pursue their passions and lead fulfilling lives after they leave WMU.

By renewing your BAF membership and through your generous philanthropic support, you can help ensure that Broncos Reign for years to come.

We look forward to celebrating an even brighter future with you.

Thank You and Go Broncos!

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Dan Bartholomae
Director of Athletics

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