Mocs Club Membership Exceeds 1,500 Members
Thursday, January 20, 2022
The Chattanooga Mocs set an aggressive goal in 2021. The Mocs Club looked to reach 1,500 members by the end of the year. BREAKING NEWS…it was exceeded.
“I’m very proud of Ryan Jones and Neil Farrell’s efforts to not only hit their number, but top it,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Mark Wharton stated. “Our community, our alumni, our families all stepped up to make this a reality. It shows me more and more how very special a place Chattanooga is.
“It’s imperative moving forward to build on this momentum and grow on this great accomplishment.”
The initiative launched in March of 2021 with a full-fledged effort to increase Mocs Club membership to 1,500 by 2022.
The group started 2021 with 467 members. They ended with 1,517, a 221 percent increase
Jones, Associate Athletics Director for Development, came on board midway through the campaign. He echoed Wharton’s sentiments.
“It was a very bold, ambitious plan, and it’s humbling to be a part of such a successful initiative,” he noted. “Give credit to Neil Farrell for his leadership and diligent efforts in executing it. From day one, our team understood the importance of exceeding this accomplishment and what it meant for our student-athletes. Our donors, old and new, really led the way for us.”
The 1,517 Mocs Club total marks the most annual fund members in the history of Chattanooga athletics. The organization plans to unveil its 5-year plan and strategic vision for operations moving forward in the coming months.
The Mocs Club is the annual fundraising arm for Chattanooga Mocs Athletics. Support from each member benefits more than 300 UTC student-athletes. The financial support generated by the Mocs Club alleviated the costs of scholarships as well as providing a positive impact on our student-athletes in the classroom, on the field of play and beyond.