EIN 90-0955035

Big East Conference

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The BIG EAST Conference will forge ahead in 2018-19 for its sixth year in its current configuration. Founded by Dave Gavitt in 1979, the BIG EAST reorganized in 2013, entering a new era by returning to its basketball-focused heritage. The league’s 10 member schools today—Butler University, Creighton University, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, Villanova University, and Xavier University—maintain an unyielding commitment to academic integrity, athletic excellence and community service.
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Program areas at Big East Conference

To provide its members with a jointly governed body for sponsoring, supervising and regulating intercollegiate athletics as a Conference member of the national collegiate athletic association "ncaa", in accordance with the principles, policies, constitution and bylaws of the ncaa; to assist its members in funding and promoting their intercollegiate athletics programs; enhance the opportunities for participation in, and the level of competition of, men's and women's intercollegiate athletics on an equitable basis; effectuate such other or additional purposes as may, from time to time, be adopted by the Conference; and take any and all actions necessary to effectuate the above purposes.

Grants made by Big East Conference

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Villanova UniversityFunding for Athletic Program$4,544,265
Creighton UniversityFunding for Athletic Program$4,222,082
Georgetown UniversityFunding for Athletic Program$4,170,699
...and 7 more grants made

Who funds Big East Conference

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
National Collegiate Athletic AssociationScholarships/grants$9,185,726

Personnel at Big East Conference

Val AckermanDeputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer
Ann CrandallChief Marketing Officer$181,246
Valerie B AckermanCommissioner , President$1,862,500
Bobby MullenSenior Director, Digital and Social Media
Barbara DavisDirector of Conference Operations
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Big East Conference

RevenuesFYE 06/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$303,936
Program services$59,149,091
Investment income and dividends$263,176
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$393
Total revenues$59,716,596

Form 990s for Big East Conference

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-18990View PDF
2019-062020-09-30990View PDF
2018-062019-07-23990View PDF
2017-062018-09-12990View PDF
2016-062017-10-03990View PDF
...and 3 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 12, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 12, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
April 5, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $9,185,726 from National Collegiate Athletic Association
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 27, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
Sports organizationsCharities
Human servicesSports
Community engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
655 Third Ave No 711
New York, NY 10017
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N40: Sports Training Facilities, Agencies
NAICS code, primary
813990: Sports Regulatory Associations and Property Owner Associations
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