$10 million commitment is the biggest single gift in Puget Sound’s history.

Logger student-athletes will benefit on and off the field from a historic gift to the university. The Tom and Meg Names Family Foundation has committed $10 million—the largest single gift in the university’s 134-year history—to the Puget Sound endowment. The gift will add to the existing Tom and Meg Names Family Foundation Endowed Fund for Athletics and create a new fund to support the health, wellness, and development— both personal and professional—of Logger student-athletes.

President Isiaah Crawford calls the gift “transformational.”

“As I affirmed to the board of trustees in May 2022, it is a goal of the university to build a championship athletics culture on our campus,” Crawford says. “This commitment provides a strong foundation as we set our sights on competing regularly at the national level. This work, overseen by Director of Athletics Amy Hackett and our talented coaches and athletics staff, is well aligned with the goals and objectives outlined in our strategic plan.”