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Eric Beatty and friends
Left to right: Eric Beatty, '01, C'12, Brittany Schaal, GC'16, and fellow SPCS DAC members Kathleen Allen, '97, and Rob Allen, '94, GB'03

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January 25, 2024

URPD major, Spider alum supports SPCS, Athletics during UR Here

Beatty is a former Spider football student-athlete.

As an alumnus and SPCS Dean’s Ambassador Circle (DAC) member, UR Police Department Maj. Eric Beatty, ’01, C’12, played a significant role in 2023 UR Here’s success. In honor of the school’s 60th anniversary, the DAC, a leadership committee of dedicated SPCS alumni, faculty, and friends, offered a combined $20,000 challenge for gifts made to SPCS during UR Here. SPCS won the leaderboard challenge for the most donors.
“UR continues to provide me with so many opportunities, lifelong memories, and friendships,” Beatty said. “Giving back regularly is one way for me to support the next generation of Spiders.”
A former Spider football student-athlete, Beatty is also a loyal donor to Spider Athletics. During UR Here, Spider Athletics set a record by raising more than $800,000, a 17 percent increase from last year. Contributions to Spider Athletics on Giving Day have increased by more than 65 percent since 2021.
“The growth athletics has had since I was on the field is incredible,” Beatty said. “New fields, buildings, administrative positions, and technology have really improved the University’s opportunity for success. It’s exciting to see all these things come together.”

Martha Callaghan, vice president of Advancement, said that the generosity provided by faculty and staff is inspiring and deeply appreciated. In fiscal year 2023, 445 staff and faculty donors contributed nearly $542,000 for UR's students and programs.

"Our talented faculty and staff represent the very best of our University community," she said. "I am thrilled to have the support of my fellow Spiders as we aim to provide students with an unparalleled educational experience."