|Mission and Vision
To ensure that the promise of college athletics is realized for all stakeholders.
Publicly announced on November 3, 2022, The Drake Group Education Fund focuses on growing all education programs such as the national symposium and critical issues webinars and continuing the previous intellectual legacy of The Drake Group, by producing quality research and education materials for which The Drake Group is nationally respected
|Board of Directors
The current TDGEF Board of Directors. All officers and directors are elected by a majority vote of the board.
The TDGEF Advisory Council consists of prominent experts in various disciplines related to the effect of commercialization and other factors on the academic integrity of intercollegiate athletics.
In April of 2023, members of The Drake Group and The Drake Group Education Fund Boards of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Julie Sommer as the organizations’ first Executive Director. “Both boards are thrilled to announce that Julie Sommer has agreed to serve as our Executive Director,” said Andrew Zimbalist, TDG President. “Julie is an accomplished attorney, former star college athlete, and a long-time vital member of The Drake Group. She brings unparalleled commitment, energy, as well as political and interpersonal skills to the job, and will help carry our sister organizations to a new level of engagement and effectiveness in the reform of intercollegiate athletics.”The Drake Group (TDG) and The Drake Group Education Fund (TDGEF) Boards of Directors (TDGEF) unanimously voted to appoint Julie Sommer as the organizations’ first Executive Director.
- Academic Integrity
- Athlete Compensation, Scholarships and Benefits
- Athlete Health, Insurance, Medical
- Athletes’ Rights
- Certification, Accreditation
- Coach and Administrator Salaries
- Congressional Intervention
- Eligibility for Participation
- Enforcement and Due Process
- Ethical and Professional Conduct
- Facility Excesses
- Gender Equity
- NCAA Reform
- Racial Exploitation
- Revenue Generation and Distribution
- Student Fees and Institutional Subsidies
- Tax Preferences
- Transparency and Reporting
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