BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Patriot League has reached an agreement with TIAA to become the Presenting Sponsor of the Patriot League’s 2021 football season. TIAA will also be the official Patriot League retirement partner.
TIAA, a leading financial services company, will be present with the Patriot League during the academic year 2021-22.
“We are excited to have a trusted brand like TIAA partner with League,” said Patriot League Commissioner Jennifer Heppel. “Our shared values of integrity and helping people achieve their goals make them a suitable partner.”
“At TIAA we are committed to the success of every customer,” said Marty Willis, chief marketing officer. “We pride ourselves on supporting an organization like the Patriot League whose mission to support student athletes aligns with ours to help customers achieve their goals.”
This sponsorship was secured by JMI Sports, the exclusive multimedia rights partner of the Patriot League.
With an award-winning 1 With a track record of consistent investment performance, TIAA (TIAA.org) is the leading provider of financial services to science, research, medicine, culture and government. TIAA has $ 1.3 trillion in assets under management as of 6/30/2021. 2) and offers a wide range of financial solutions including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement planning.
ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of academic and athletic success, the Patriot League continues to demonstrate that student athletes can excel in both academic and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s sporting success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to their founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes who are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics in institutions of the Patriot League is seen as an important part of a well-rounded education.
ABOUT JMI SPORTS
JMI Sports is a leading media rights and event development company providing college multimedia rights management, sponsorship sales agency representation, and highly regarded project management expertise for college and professional sports facility development. The company serves to maximize each customer’s economic potential through bespoke initiatives, from marketing and branding solutions to interior design concepts that bring each customer’s vision to life. JMI Sports maintains an impressive list of university multimedia rights partnerships, including the University of Kentucky, Clemson University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, DePaul University and the University of Joint Venture properties Georgia and Columbia University (with Learfield IMG College) and the University of Notre Dame (with Legends). JMI Sports also represents several high profile conferences including the Ivy League, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, Southern Conference, Patriot League, and Atlantic 10 Conference. In addition, JMI Sports acts as an external sales representative for first-class venues and events such as the Breeders’ Cup, the Rupp Arena in the Central Bank Center and the Penn Relays. The company’s building development team is currently working with Legends on developing the new Aztec Stadium and Mission Valley for San Diego State University in San Diego, California. JMI Sports celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2021 and was founded by CEO Erik Judson and tech entrepreneur John Moores, the former owner of the San Diego Padres.
1The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return Rating, a risk-adjusted performance measure that is calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. Lipper Leaders’ fund ratings do not constitute, and are not intended to be, investment advice, an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities of any legal entity in any jurisdiction. More information is available at lipperfundawards.com. The award is based on a review of the risk-adjusted performance of 39 companies for 2016, 36 for 2017, 35 for 2018 & 2019 and 30 for 2020. The award only applies to the TIAA-CREF mutual funds in the “Mixed Asset” category. Fee exemptions apply to certain funds. Without such waivers, ratings could be lower. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For current services, rankings and brochures, please visit TIAA.org.
2Based on approximately $ 1.3 trillion in assets under management of Nuveen subsidiaries and TIAA investment management teams as of 6/30/2021.