JONESBORO, Ark. (5/12/23) – Arkansas State Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Jeff Purinton announced Friday that Logan Kidd has been named the Red Wolves’ Assistant Athletics Director for Development and Major Gifts.
Kidd comes to A-State after spending the last four years at Indiana State working in multiple roles, including 2021-23 as Assistant Athletics Director for Sponsorships. He was elevated to the position after previously serving as Assistant Director of Athletics Development from 2020-21.
“We are excited about the addition of Logan Kidd to our development team as we continue to place an emphasis on our fundraising efforts and initiatives, including enhancing our donor engagement, communication and stewardship,” said Brandon Cunningham, Deputy Athletics Director for Development and Revenue Generation.
“Logan’s development experience and knowledge, along with his outgoing personality, will not only help us elevate our overall donor experience, but also grow our major gifts program and reach our goals with upcoming philanthropic initiatives and capital projects.”
During his time with the Sycamores, Kidd worked with all development areas for the athletics department. He maintained a portfolio of over 150 sponsors and major-gift prospects, helping generate over a 75 percent increase in cash and trade revenue towards the Sponsorship Program from 2021-23.
Kidd operated as the lead liaison for Indiana State’s partnership with Aspire Ticketing, assisting with outbound sales efforts to create new revenue opportunities through ticketing and annual giving strategies. In January of this year, he led efforts in launching the first branded consumable of its kind for the department with proceeds benefiting Indiana State Athletics with the Sycamore Crossroads Cream Ale.
He also worked extensively with the Sycamore Athletic Fund and its annual giving program, the Varsity Club. Not only was he involved with Sycamore Athletic Fund strategic initiatives, he provided oversight of communication, stewardship and membership fulfillment of the Varsity Club.
Kidd secured multiple major gifts earmarked for athletics programs and facility enhancements, contributing to the largest athletics fundraising year (FY 2022) in department history.
“I want to first thank Jeff, Brandon and everyone on the A-State Athletics staff for this opportunity to join the team here in Jonesboro,” said Kidd. “I look forward to working with them in continuing to serve our student-athletes and coaches, as well as getting to know so many more who are part of this Red Wolves Family.
“From the beginning of this process and through learning more about the campus and community, I could tell that this is a special place with a history of tremendous support of their athletics programs. I feel fortunate to be part of a team ready to come together and take it to the next level and give the A-State alumni and fan base a lot to be excited about!”
Prior to Indiana State, Kidd spent seventh months working with the Eastern Kentucky Athletics Department as an Athletics Ticket Manager after serving as a development intern while pursuing his master’s degree Ball State.
A Muncie, Ind., native, Kidd earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from Eastern Kentucky University before obtaining his master’s degree in sport administration from Ball State University. While attending Ball State, he worked as a graduate student assisting with the Cardinals’ ticket sales and development teams.
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