Posted on Dec 22, 2004

A new era in Union's proud basketball history began the
weekend of November 28 and 29 when the women and men's teams moved from
Memorial Field House to the brand new Viniar Sports Complex.  The $3.2 million facility will be
dedicated on Saturday, January 15
as Union looks to thank David Viniar,
Class of 1976, and his family for their tremendous donation.



The day's celebration will begin
at 11 a.m. with the annual men's alumni game. 
A private luncheon and recognition ceremony will take place at 12:30 and
be followed by the Dutchwomen's Liberty League game against Vassar at 2.  Dedication of the Viniar Athletic Center
will be held on the court at roughly 3:30 before the Dutchmen take on Vassar at


David Viniar graduated summa cum
laude from Union College in 1976 and earned a Bachelor's degree in economics.
He was a member of Union's varsity basketball team, which in 1974-75, compiled
a 20-4 record and captured the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Upstate
New York championship. He serves today as a member of the Board of Trustees of
the College.


After Union, Mr. Viniar went on to
graduate school at Harvard University, where he received his Master's in
Business Administration in 1980. Upon graduation, David joined the investment
banking firm of Goldman Sachs & Co., where he became a partner in 1992 and
Chief Financial Officer in 1999.


An active alumnus, he has
volunteered with the Career Development Center, served as admissions
representative, and participated as a member of Friends of Union Athletics. In
1997, he established the Leo and Evelyn Viniar Scholarship at Union in honor of
his parents.