HILLTOPPER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION STAFF


Larry Cash - Associate Athletic Director, Development
                            Executive Director, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation

(270) 745-4370
larry.cash@wku.edu
  • At WKU:  Oversight of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation which is responsible for all of WKU Athletics fundraising efforts whcih includes capital projects, annual giving, scholarship suport, endowment giving and sport specific enhancement funds. Manages the HAF Board of Directors and works closley with volunteers to generate and sustain increased giving to WKU Athletics.  Oversee luxury seating with the Harbaugh Club, Diddle Arena Luxury Suites and serve as liaison with the WKU Athletics Ticket Office with priority seating for men's basketball, football and post-season events.
  • Joined Staff: 2013
  • Previous Experience: Marketing and Promotions Intern, University of Kentucky Athletics (2005-07), Development Assistant, University of Kentucky Athletics - K Fund (2007-13), Assistant Director, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation (2013-2015).
  • Background: B.A. in Education, University of Kentucky (2003), M.S. Sports Administration, Eastern Kentucky University (2006), M.B.A, Morehead State University (2013). Native of Bowling Green, KY.

Jim Clark - Associate Athletic Director, Development
(270) 745-6064
jim.clark@wku.edu
  • At WKU: Manages the athletic department's courtesy car dealer program, as well as, the luxury suites in E.A. Diddle Arena. Serves as the primary fundraiser and sport administrator for Men's and Women's golf, Women's Tennis and Baseball programs.
  • Joined Staff: 2000
  • Previous Experience: Coordinator of Marketing and Promotions, Western Kentucky University Athletics (1992-93), Development Associate, Ole Miss Athletics Foundation (1992-2000)
  • Background: B.A. in Business Administration, Southeastern Louisiana University (1989), M.S. Sports Administration, The University of Southern Mississippi (1991). Native of McComb, MS.

Aaron Epstein- Director of Development
(270) 745-4060
aaron.epstein@wku.edu
  • At WKU:  Serves as the lead gift officer working in association with WKU Development & Alumni Relations, WKU's donors, board members and volunteers to secure philanthropic gifts for capital projects, program support, scholarships, sport specific enhancement funds and endowment giving.
  • Joined Staff: 2017
  • Previous Experience: Assistant Director, James Madison University Duke Club (2013-2017), Coordinator of Athletics Annual Giving & VIP Programs, Oakland University (2011-2013), Director of Marketing, Business Development & Game Presentation, Pnsacola Ice Flyers (2009-2011).
  • Background: B.S. in Hospitality, Recreation and Resort Management, University of West Florida (2006), M.S. in Sports Administration, Mississippi State University (2008). Native of Pensacola, FL.

Abigail Roberts - Assistant Director, Donor Relations
(270) 745-2468
abigail.roberts@wku.edu
  • At WKU: Manages all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation and assists with oversight of the annual fund. Responsible for donor stewardship and active cultivation of current members through priority season ticket sales and donor benefit fulfillment. In addition, serves as the liaison for annual HAF events and coordinates game-day management of E.A. Diddle Luxury Suites and the Harbaugh Club and manages the Big Red Corvette Raffle.
  • Joined Staff: 2017
  • Previous Experience: Gold and Blue Crew Coordinator, West Virginia University Alumni Association (2016-2017), Graduate Assistant, West Virginia University (2015-2016), External Relations Intern, Old Dominion University Athletics Department (2014).
  • Background: B.S. in Jouralism & Public Relations, West Virginia University (2015), M.S. in Sports Management, West Virginia University (2017).  Native of Yorktown, VA.

TBD - Development Assistant
(270) 745-5321
  • At WKU: Assists with day-to-day HAF operations in regards to annual renewals and gift processing,donor benefit fulfillment, and assisting with office correspondence (direct mail campaigns, thank you letters, etc.). Serves as a primary contact for the annual Big Red Vette Raffle and assist with E.A. Diddle luxury suites and Harbaugh Club game-day operations.
  • Joined Staff:
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Paula Davids - Administrative Assistant

(270) 745-5321
  • At WKU: Assists with day-to-day HAF operations in regards to annual renewals and gift processing, and assisting with courtesy car program. She is Big Red's mother and manages donation request and coordinates Big Red mascot program.
  • Joined Staff: 2005
  • Background:B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Kentucky University (2002); Native of Bowling Green, KY.