November 8th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

The University received a $3 million gift from David Given ’75 to fund the Jeanette and Richard Given Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coaching Position last month. This is the largest coaching gift ever made to the University, wrote Director of Athletics and Recreation Jack Hayes in an email to The Herald. “We are grateful to David Given for his leadership and generosity,” Hayes wrote. “His gift will significantly impact the men’s ice hockey program and assist us in our effort to reach the top of (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Hockey.” Given hopes that the endowment will “continue to support the (coaching position) in the ways that it needs to be supported” and assist the University in renovating Meehan Auditorium, he said. Prior to donating the money, Given said he spoke with the athletic department to see “what we can try to do to re-elevate the program.” They concluded that a “fair amount of capital needs to be raised to renovate Meehan,” which opened in 1961 and underwent its last major renovation in 2002, he said. -Tyler Jacobson, Brown Daily Herald, Read More

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