Highlanders Athletic Fund FAQs

How will Highlanders Athletic Fund gifts be used?

Gifts will:

  • Increase athletic scholarships.
  • Help NJIT recruit the best and brightest student-athletes.
  • Renovate and enhance facilities also used for intramural sports, personal physical fitness and events other than athletics.
  • Augment current team budgets, ensuring that each team has the resources necessary to be successful.

In a larger sense, your gifts support increased visibility and stature for NJIT as a premier technological university with a major role in the region’s educational and economic development.

What type of activities are sponsored by the Highlanders Athletic Fund members?

Members sponsor activities that bring together alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university for athletic contests, special events and social occasions.

Can I designate my gift for a particular area?

Yes, Gifts can be designated to the following:

  • Highlanders Athletic Director's Fund supports the operating needs of our entire sports program. 
  • Highlanders Athletic Scholarships support our student-athletes and allow our coaches to recruit the best and brightest student-athletes.
  • Specific gifts to varsity sports support the respective coach’s budget.
  • Paul C. Hausser Fencing Fund supports the fencing program and provides scholarships to our fencing student-athletes in honor of Paul C. Hausser.
  • Gene Schmid Baseball Fund supports the baseball program and provides scholarships to our baseball student-athletes in honor of Gene Schmid.
  • Mal Simon Soccer Fund supports the soccer program and provides scholarships to our soccer student-athletes in honor of J. Malcolm Simon.
  • Robert and Dot Swanson Athletics Endowed Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to student-athletes in honor of Robert and Dot Swanson to advance their philosophy of educating the whole student.

How do I join Highlanders Athletic Fund?


Darlene Lamourt
Campaign Director
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Office of University Advancement
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey  07102-1982
Phone: 973-596-3403

Mail donations to:

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Attn: Darlene Lamourt
Office of University Advancement
323 Dr. MLK Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey 07102-1982

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