Front view of the Hale Center, Rutgers University


A portion of the funds raised as a result of R Big Ten Build campaign will underwrite improvements at the Hale Center athletic facility, located at High Point Solutions Stadium.

Jody Somers

R Big Ten Build, the targeted campaign to raise $100 million to build or upgrade athletic facilities at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, has already eclipsed $50 million since its unveiling in January. There have been 10 donations of more than $1 million and three gifts, representing the largest in Rutgers athletics history, that together exceed $11 million.

The gifts came from Greg Brown LC’82, the chair of the Rutgers Board of Governors and CEO of Motorola Solutions, and his wife, Anna; Steven Plofker LC’78, NLAW’93, a real estate developer, and his wife, Bobbi Brown, owner of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; and Jeff and Amy Towers, business leaders and philanthropists.

“This generous support will help meet critical needs for our student-athletes to successfully compete in the nation’s premier academic and athletic conference,” says Patrick E. Hobbs, the director of athletics. “We are very grateful to all those  who have contributed, especially  Greg and Anna Brown, Steven Plofker and Bobbi Brown, and Jeff and Amy Towers, for their unwavering belief in our mission.”