The Mayer family has been generous to the UVM College of Medicine. Now the Shelburne couple has extended its philanthropic largesse to the UVM Women’s Basketball program. The women’s hoop coach will no longer be funded from the operational budget.
"The gift by Betty and Dr. Paul Mayer is the largest ever made exclusively to a women's program at UVM, according to a news release. Betty Mayer is a 1993 UVM graduate. Catamount bench boss Alisa Kresge is also the first women’s coach at UVM and within the America East Conference to hold an endowed position. Other endowed women's hoops programs around the country include Stanford, Notre Dame, Cornell, Dartmouth, Drake and Miami.
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