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Gill, Robert J. and Jacqueline B. Endowed Fund for Track and Field/Cross Country
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Gill are members of the Founders Club of the John R. Buchtel Society and the Zips Athletics Scholarship Fund (Z-Fund). Mr. Gill is a graduate of The University of Akron College of Business Administration and a former track athlete. He is also a director of The University of Akron Foundation.
The Robert J. and Jacqueline B. Gill Endowed Fund for Track and Field/Cross Country was established to provide permanent funding for The University of Akron Track and Field/Cross Country programs. Mr. and Mrs. Gill are longtime benefactors of the University and have provided annual, special, and capital support of the Track and Field/Cross Country teams to assist talented student-athletes in Mid-American Conference, NCAA Division I Regional, and NCAA Division National competition. Their gifts have helped the teams and student-athletes successfully compete in major meets and to achieve academically as students of the University.
The Robert J. and Jacqueline B. Gill Endowed Fund for Track and Field/Cross Country provides supplemental funding for the University’s track and field/cross country programs. Resources can be used for scholarships, equipment purchases, travel, capital projects, and other projects as deemed important to the track and field/cross country programs. Income from The Robert J. and Jacqueline B. Gill Endowed Fund for Track and Field/Cross Country will be used at the discretion of the head coach of the University’s track and field/cross country teams. In creating this fund, Mr. and Mrs. Gill demonstrate their commitment to the University and to the student-athletes participating in track and field/cross country.