Dick Fadgen Honorarium
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Give a gift in honor of Coach Fadgen’s impressive legacy and commitment to the Memphis swimming community. Your gift will be combined with others in honor of Coach Fadgen to provide a prominent naming opportunity in the Mike Rose Natatorium at the University of Memphis.

Coach Dick Fadgen became a swimming legend at North Carolina State University in the 1950s where he won seven NCAA and U.S. National championship titles. In 1970, Coach Dick Fadgen founded the Memphis State University Swim Club which later became Memphis Tiger Swimming.He quietly helped a generation of swimmers blossom because of his tremendous love of swimming and belief in what the sport teaches.  Under his leadership, Memphis Tiger Swimming produced national champions, dozens of college athletes, a handful of Olympians and many former swimmers who followed him into the coaching ranks.

Your gift to the University of Memphis Foundation is tax exempt to the extent allowed by law.


This is a joint gift with my spouse/partner.
Please include your partner/spouse's name so we may acknowledge him/her. (optional)

This gift is in honor or in memory of someone.

You have the option to choose to have an acknowledgment card sent in the mail or have an electronic acknowledgment sent via email. Please provide the name of the person to send the acknowledgment to, along with their mailing address or their email address depending on your acknowledgment delivery.​ If you have more than one person to acknowledge, please contact gifts@memphis.edu.


I want to customize how my name will appear on recognition plaques.

Gifts of $1,000 or more will be permanently recognized on a plaque in the Rose Natatorium.  You can also contact gifts@memphis.edu if you have any questions. Listed below are some nameplate examples. 

Given by
the family of 
Jane and John Smith         
   In Memory of
   Mr. John E. Smith     

   In Honor of 
   Dr. Jane Smith
   Class of 1975      

I have special instructions for this gift.
​Please include any special instructions that you have pertaining to you gift in this section. If you have instructions related to naming opportunities of 10K or more, please contact jecurtis@memphis.edu.