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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by Rick83 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:50 pm

AWESOME!! DG had mentioned, but was tantalizingly vague, about a large donation headed our way at an event I was at last month. My bro-mance for that guy gets stronger and stronger...



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by moonshine » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:02 pm

firemoose wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:49 pm
Told you people would be happy, except the brilliant people that hate athletics and are already complaining about it but haven't figured out yet that every one of these means less that Athletics takes from the Foundation.

And Shine, what I was told a while back was it was a straight up single gift donation. After hearing that and 10 Mil I didn't ask any more questions. ;)
Totally understand. It wasn't all that important, I was just wondering after having a discussion with a colleague who asked whether it was a cash donation or if was contingent on a variable.

Where are you seeing complaints? I'd like to read those and possibly respond in kind.


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by MtnMan09 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:03 pm

I had a meeting with a Yosef employee today and he confirmed that the track would be going as part of the North End Zone project that this gift is funding. Doubling up on our good news.



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by YesAppCan » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:06 pm

Heard same Moose



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by DaphneUrquhart » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:11 pm

This is great news! I'm always thankful when folks give what they can give regardless of the amount. I'm thankful, too, that we have alums who can give these sorts of donations ... and do!


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by AppOrange » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:11 pm

Mark,

Come by my tailgate spot in Holmes Lot, I’ve got a beer and brat with your name on it!


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by WXAPP » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:27 pm

Appalachian State receives $10 million donation to athletics: http://www.journalnow.com/sports/asu/a ... user-share

Awesome. From my graduating class! Don't know him, but I'll claim him from 1989!


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by ASU-FTW » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:36 pm

This is big time right here boys and girls.

If i ever win the lottery I’ll do the same.



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by Rekdiver » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:43 pm

The best part of this is this gift like all of ours is for the love we have for our University and its from the heart. Mark clearly gets the TIGMA award for the week. Thank you Mark from the bottom of all our hearts.



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by JTApps1 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:25 pm

firemoose wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:49 pm
Told you people would be happy, except the brilliant people that hate athletics and are already complaining about it but haven't figured out yet that every one of these means less that Athletics takes from the Foundation.

And Shine, what I was told a while back was it was a straight up single gift donation. After hearing that and 10 Mil I didn't ask any more questions. ;)
Anyone that complains about the money going to athletics needs to leave Boone now as they don't really care about the school.

This is a great day for App State not just athletics.


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by HkyMtneer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:41 am

Rekdiver wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:43 pm
The best part of this is this gift like all of ours is for the love we have for our University and its from the heart. Mark clearly gets the TIGMA award for the week. Thank you Mark from the bottom of all our hearts.
Call me crazy but I think $10 mil. might be worth a little more than the TIGMA award for the week! I'll be happy to nominate Mark for the quarterly TIGMA. We might have to make that a thing, but a donation like that is worth the effort. So here's to you, Mark, Class of '89...APP State Athletics Santa Daddy 2017! :lol:



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by moonshine » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:42 am

Touchdown Santa is Mark's spirit animal! Mr. Ricks deserves a thank you sign for everyone to see on national television tonight.

Students, make this happen.


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by WVAPPeer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:28 am

how did he make his $$$


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by bigdaddyg » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:59 pm

WVAPPeer wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:28 am
how did he make his $$$
Good question



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by TheMoody1 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:09 pm

WVAPPeer wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:28 am
how did he make his $$$

"Ricks is the owner of Double Wood Farm, an equestrian sanctuary for retired show horses, in Bluemont, Va."



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by appgrouch » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:15 pm

The live Stream

Well that was informative....


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by HkyMtneer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:17 pm

I also believe, assuming this is the same Mark Ricks, that he is the Director of Global Protective Services for Mars, Inc.



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by appgrouch » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:26 pm

HkyMtneer wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:17 pm
I also believe, assuming this is the same Mark Ricks, that he is the Director of Global Protective Services for Mars, Inc.
Was


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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by hotrod2001 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:55 pm

HkyMtneer wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:41 am
Rekdiver wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:43 pm
The best part of this is this gift like all of ours is for the love we have for our University and its from the heart. Mark clearly gets the TIGMA award for the week. Thank you Mark from the bottom of all our hearts.
Call me crazy but I think $10 mil. might be worth a little more than the TIGMA award for the week! I'll be happy to nominate Mark for the quarterly TIGMA. We might have to make that a thing, but a donation like that is worth the effort. So here's to you, Mark, Class of '89...APP State Athletics Santa Daddy 2017! :lol:
I'm sure Mark or Double Wood Farm is going to have their name on something in Boone after this.



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Re: Big $$ Announcement Coming

Unread post by bigdaddyg » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:11 pm

Interested in reading about this gentleman and his business but nothing comes up on a google search. Anyone else know?



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