Dubin Family Pledges $5 Million Matching Gift Toward New Indoor Athletic Training Center
Stony Brook University alumnus, Glenn Dubin (’78, ’12) and his wife Eva, announced today a $5 million pledge in the form of a 1:1 matching challenge grant, setting the stage for the Stony Brook Foundation and Stony Brook Athletics to complete a $10 million fundraising goal to build a new Indoor Training Center through Together We Transform, a five-year comprehensive plan launched by Stony Brook Athletics in June. All gifts received between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, restricted for the Indoor Training Center Fund, will be counted toward the goal.
“Over the past decade, Glenn and Eva Dubin have shown incredible vision and had a tremendous impact on Stony Brook Athletics,” said University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. “This new challenge match gives others the opportunity to play an active role in the success of our student athletes and our Athletic program.”
The new state-of-the-art indoor practice facility and complex will be sited in close proximity to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium and designed to feature a 100-yard indoor multi-purpose synthetic turf practice field. The design includes innovative lighting, filming equipment, sound and video systems, and a 90-foot ceiling clearance height; it will also contain support facilities including restrooms and storage. The new indoor practice facility will also be designed for multi-use allowing all Stony Brook intercollegiate athletic teams to have a place to practice and train all year round.
“With this challenge pledge, I hope to inspire Seawolves friends, fans and family to support current and future Stony Brook student-athletes,” said Glenn Dubin. “We wanted to kick-start this campaign and rally the Stony Brook community around the athletic department. Stony Brook Athletics has substantial and significant aspirations for the near future, and excellent facilities are a necessary component to realize these aspirations and achieve success.”
The G&E Dubin Family Foundation donated $4.3 million to Stony Brook Athletics in 2010 for the creation of an 8,000 square foot strength and conditioning facility named the Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center which opened in 2012. Dubin, who played both football and lacrosse at Stony Brook, supports Seawolves athletics as a regular attendee at men’s lacrosse and football games. In 2005 he donated $1 million to Stony Brook to create the Glenn Dubin Endowed Scholarship Fund, offering scholarships to students from Washington Heights, particularly to students from P.S. 132, where he attended elementary school.
“This new Indoor Training Center is the priority facility need for Stony Brook Athletics as part of our five-year vision, Together We Transform,” said Stony Brook University Athletic Director Shawn Heilbron. “Our objective is to positively transform the life of each student-athlete, and this project will benefit the more than 435 student-athletes that comprise our teams. I am extremely grateful to the Dubin family for their belief in our program and for their sincere generosity.”
“I’ve had the privilege to get to know Glenn over the last few years and I have always been impressed by how proud he is of his alma mater and how he wants to do whatever he can to help our great University,” head football coach Chuck Priore said. “It is people like Glenn and Eva and their willingness to support not just the football program, but all of Stony Brook Athletics, that will help take us to new heights. This gift will have an immediate impact on our football program and our ability to recruit top-student-athletes.”