Florida Atlantic Receives $5 Million to Create Hagerty Family Athletics Village

Florida Atlantic University received a $5 million gift from Michelle and Michael Hagerty in support of Florida Atlantic Athletics. Their transformational gift will fund renovations and improvements to several athletic facilities, which will now be known as the Hagerty Family Athletics Village.

Facilities included in the Hagerty Family Athletics Village footprint include the track and related facilities, known as the Hagerty Family Track and Field Complex; the Tom Oxley Athletic Center; Abessinio Court at the Eleanor R. Baldwin Arena; Kimberly V. Strauss Tennis Center; FAU Swimming Facility; FAU Softball Stadium; FAU Soccer Stadium; FAU Baseball Stadium; and FAU Beach Volleyball Complex.

“We are honored and excited to continue our commitment to the young men and women representing Florida Atlantic University as student-athletes,” the Hagertys said. “This gift is meant to ensure that all student-athletes are able to enjoy and thrive in a world-class sports facility. It’s been a real pleasure watching FAU continue to build a national reputation athletically and academically.”

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The Hagertys’ $5 million gift will go toward renovations and improvements to those facilities. A number of signs and recognitions around the athletic facilities will designate the area as the Hagerty Family Athletics Village.

“We cannot thank Michelle and Michael enough for this incredible gift,” said Brian White, Florida Atlantic vice president and director of athletics. “We have nearly 450 student-athletes at Florida Atlantic, and every one of them will reap the benefits of this gift. This gift will truly be transformational for many of our facilities and sports programs.”

This new gift builds on the Hagertys’ previous $2.5 million contribution to Florida Atlantic Football in 2021, in which the Hagerty Family Head Football Coach was named in their honor.