“We are all proud Canes fans, which is why I am asking you to step up and donate. Canes family, put your money where your heart is. I am.”
My name is Marcus Lemonis. I am a businessman, investor, philanthropist... and HUGE Canes fan. Like you, I want to see our UM Student-Athletes not only compete at the highest level, but, more importantly, excel in the classroom and transition into being successful in their personal and professional lives.
Right now, my goal is to raise $3,000,000 for UM Athletics to invest in continuing their quest in Building Champions in the classroom, on the playing field and in career development and training to ensure our student-athletes make a successful transition into life after athletics.
I am proud to announce that I will match half of any donation to UM Athletics up to $1,000,000. This means that together we can raise a total of $3,000,000 for UM to invest in every area of the student-athlete experience. All gifts regardless of size are needed. If every Canes fan gives a little, we will meet our goal in no time at all. I hope you will join me and be a part of this great campaign for the Canes!
Why am I doing this? Because I believe in the Miami Hurricanes, and more importantly, I believe in our student-athletes. They deserve the best experience in the classroom, in competition, and in preparing them for life.
We are all proud Canes fans, which is why I am asking you to step up and donate. Canes family, put your money where your heart is. I am.