The Coryell Legacy

Robin & Bill SinclairOn the heels of a successful campaign for the Jeff Jacobs J.A.M. Center and its basketball programs, San Diego State University Athletics has launched a campaign to provide scholarship support for studentathletes.

The Aztec Club, the fundraising arm of Athletics, has set a goal of 5,000 members who will support scholarships through the Coryell Legacy — a giving society for donors to contribute endowments and estate gifts.

"We are pleased to announce a $1.25 million estate gift from Robin and Bill Sinclair to launch the Coryell Legacy," said SDSU Director of Athletics Jim Sterk. "The Sinclairs were first time donors to the university in 2012 and have quickly become very passionate supporters of the Aztecs."

Named in honor of Don Coryell, the winningest coach in Aztec football history, the Coryell Legacy will be funded through endowments and estate gifts for Aztec Athletics. With an endowment goal of $20 million, the Coryell Legacy will help ensure the financial future of the Department of Athletics and the success of its student-athletes.

In making an estate gift to the Coryell Legacy, the Sinclairs signaled their support for the academic and the athletic achievements of SDSU.

"Bill and I are not alumni, but we love the Aztecs," Robin said. "From the personable studentathletes to the hard working coaches and staff, we feel SDSU Athletics is a perfect match for our philanthropic priorities, and we are pleased to make this commitment in addition to our annual giving."

Bill compared building an endowment to building a sports team — a steady stream of new recruits maintains the program’s strengths. “Legacy giving will keep the university growing and guarantee its future,” he said. The Sinclairs’ gift supports The Campaign for SDSU, which has raised more than $750 million. Through the campaign, SDSU has received gifts from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and community partners.

For more information on the Aztec Club and the Coryell Legacy, please contact the Aztec Club at 619-594-6444 or visit aztecclub.