Commitment is the largest single gift in university history and the latest in family's longtime support of Loggers

Tom ’59 and Meg ’56 Names
Meg ’56 and Tom ’59 Names

The Tom and Meg Names Family Foundation affirmed its longstanding support of University of Puget Sound’s athletics programs with a new commitment of $10 million to bolster the college’s endowment for athletics programming, helping to elevate Logger athletics to new heights.

The generous contribution includes $8 million to establish the Tom and Meg Names Family Foundation Endowed Fund for Athletics Programming, supporting in perpetuity the Puget Sound Performance Success (PS2) Program, and $2 million to enhance the Tom and Meg Names Family Endowed Fund for Athletics, established in 2009 from a grant received from the Names Family Foundation* in honor of Logger alumni Tom ’59 and Meg ’56 Names in 2017.

“A gift of this magnitude not only has an immediate impact on our student-athletes, coaches, and athletics staff, but enables us to build on current momentum, creating a championship athletics culture on our campus that will benefit generations of Loggers to come,” says Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford. “While many of our teams have had great success over the years, we aspire to participate consistently in—and win—championships in all of our varsity sports at the conference and national levels. Additionally, this gift honors the legacy of Tom and Meg Names, two proud Logger alumni who remained stalwart supporters of Puget Sound throughout their lives.”