At the time of his death, Terry Todd, and his wife and co-director, Jan Todd, were actively engaged in a campaign to raise additional endowment funds to support the Stark Center on into the future. Joe and Betty Weider, Roy J. McLean, Doyle Hartman, the Pierce-Hunt family, Rogue Fitness, and most recently, Clyde Rabb Littlefield, have all made significant gifts to support the Stark Center’s endowment. However, even with their generosity we are still less than halfway to the $10M endowment needed to guarantee the Center’s future. Endowment funds are essential to the long-term success of entities such as the Stark Center because they earn interest, and that interest can then be used to pay salaries, build exhibits and so on. The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation of Orange, Texas—the largest donor to the Stark Center—is currently providing us with financial support so that Terry (and now Jan alone) can focus on raising these needed endowment funds.
As you may have seen in Terry’s obituary, the Todd family asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. As you consider whether to make a financial gift, please be aware that there are also opportunities available for memorial namings related to your own family members, yourself, and others you may wish to honor. If you would like to talk about a larger gift of this type—and how such gifts might be structured in payments over time—please write to Cindy Slater at Cindy@starkcenter.org or Jan Todd at Jan@starkcenter.org and we will connect you with the appropriate development officials.
Regular donations may be made by using the “Donate to the Center” Button immediately to the right, or via regular mail to: Cindy Slater, The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports, 403 Deloss Dodds Way, Austin, TX, 78712. Please make checks to: “Stark Center-The University of Texas at Austin.” All donations are tax deductible.