With the assistance of aggressive fundraising efforts and donations from Florida A&M University (FAMU) Direct Support Organizations, alumni and friends of FAMU Athletics, the department has narrowed the gap in a projected budget shortfall for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
The last internal audit resulted in the reporting of a deficiency of about $300,000. With a concerted effort, Director of Athletics John Eason, Ph.D., announced those expenses have been covered.
“We cannot thank enough the FAMU National Alumni Association, The Rattler Boosters, The 220 Quarterback Club, the National Rattler “F” Club, the FAMU Foundation, Vice President of University Advancement Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Ph.D., and all those who gave in support of this effort,” said Eason.
He added, “FAMU Athletics cannot survive without generous supporters who believe in our student-athletes, and we thank each and every individual who donated to this unified effort to support the Department of Athletics.”