Blue & gold Fund mission

The Blue & Gold Fund Mission is to strive for excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, and service to others in the Jesuit tradition, while embracing equity in opportunity, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct.

Athletic scholarships are imperative to the success of our athletics program at Marquette University. When you contribute to the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund, you are committing to supporting our student-athletes as they pursue excellence in the classroom, community, and respective field of play.

Donors to the Blue & Gold Fund appreciate the value of athletics and recognize the importance of scholarship support for student-athletes. Since the inception in the mid-1990's, the Blue & Gold Fund has provided over $62 million in scholarship support to Marquette student-athletes. However, now more than ever, the challenge of funding scholarships grows as well. Scholarship aid continues to be one of our top priorities.

Currently, Marquette funds the equivalent of 96 full-tuition scholarships on an annual basis through revenues generated by annual giving and proceeds from athletic endowed scholarships. The NCAA permits Marquette to offer the equivalent of 136 full athletic scholarships and we have not yet reached our potential to maximize our aid to our student-athletes.

The generosity of Blue & Gold Fund donors help to provide the foundation of success at Marquette for our student-athletes of today and those of tomorrow. Whether you are a long-time member of the Blue & Gold Fund, or a prospective first-time donor, your support is vital to our success and we thank you for your support. Every gift makes an impact, no matter the amount.

Thank you for supporting Marquette student-athletes!

Questions about making a gift to Marquette? Contact a Blue & Gold Fund representative at (414) 288-3988 or

Blue & Gold Fund Team

Grant Leiendecker
Senior Development Athletics and Associate Athletic Director
(414) 288-4772

Brittany Warren
Associate Director of Development, Athletics
(414) 288-3621

Christine Lebiecki
Assistant Director of Development, Athletics
(414) 288-7225

Megan Bianco
Advancement Officer, Direct Marketing – Athletics
(414) 288-8439

Katie Schmig
Advancement Associate, Athletics
(414) 288-6525