The Rebel Athletic Fund is the fundraising arm of UNLV Athletics and assists student-athletes as they strive for excellence academically and athletically. We encourage private giving and volunteer leadership from Rebels everywhere so that we can strengthen the overall competitiveness of our teams. The generated revenue guides and inspires young men and women to achieve their maximum potential in the classroom and in competition.
In the competitive world of college athletics, universities across the country are involved in a continuous effort to enhance the student-athlete experience. Philanthropic support, therefore, has never been more important. From nutrition centers and scholarships to state-of-the-art facilities, gifts from private donors accelerate competitiveness and enable life-changing community engagement.
At UNLV, the Rebel Athletic Fund (RAF) represents the Athletic Department's conduit to UNLV's community base. Through partnerships with individual donors, corporate stakeholders and private foundations, RAF works to secure support – in many forms – fundamental to the Athletic Department's important mission.
Expanding engagement with our community is essential to the student-athlete experience at UNLV. Support can come in many forms but all gifts begin with relationships. Our slogan “Us. Now. Las Vegas” speaks to what the community of Las Vegas means to Rebel Athletics. The Rebel Athletic Fund is our bridge to the community, building relationships that position our student-athletes for lifelong success.
- UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed Francois