Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren announced the creation of the Bruce
D. Cornbrooks ’71 Endowed Fund for the college’s men’s Lacrosse program. The fund
was established through the leadership of Mike Rashkind ’71, Harry Pollock ’71,
Chuck Campbell ’72 and Chris Stinebert ’71, all Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers,
friends and teammates of Bruce Cornbrooks, who passed away in 2002. In addition,
Cornbrooks’ family, his widow Nancy and their three children, have pledged their
support for the endowment.
"This endowment is wonderful news,” said Lindgren. “It is fitting to name this fund
in memory of Bruce Cornbrooks, who loved the game and helped make it an important
part of Randolph-Macon’s athletic program.”
R-MC Director of Athletics Jeff Burns ’87 added, “This endowment will not only advance
the future of our men’s lacrosse program, but will also honor Cornbrooks’ passion
for this sport and celebrate his legacy.”
The Bruce D. Cornbrooks Endowed Fund is designed to build a sound financial future
for the men’s lacrosse program. It will also establish the Bruce Cornbrooks Memorial
Award, which will be presented annually to a player who exhibits leadership, commitment,
The initial goal is to raise $100,000. All gifts will support
Building Extraordinary, the capital campaign for Randolph-Macon College
and, if applicable, can be counted as part of the Class of 1971 Reunion Gift.
"Bruce had a profound impact on all of us that knew him, both on and off the field,”
said Rashkind. “Supporting this endowment will help us celebrate Bruce’s love for
lacrosse and make his name a permanent part of lacrosse at R-MC.”
Bruce Cornbrooks ’71 helped establish the varsity lacrosse program at Randolph-Macon.
He was a player-coach, captain, MVP, and all-South selection. During its 1971 inaugural
varsity season, the team played an impressive schedule that included games against
Duke, Georgetown, Michigan State, Loyola, UMBC, and East Carolina. After college,
Cornbrooks played for the legendary Mt. Washington Lacrosse Club in Baltimore. Following
his playing career, he coached youth teams in the Baltimore area.
Cornbrooks’ commitment to lacrosse started early. As a student at St. Paul’s School
in Maryland, he was the starting midfielder for the 1967 lacrosse team that captured
the “A” Conference Championship. Cornbrooks received the Stephen Fertig Memorial
Award and Second Team All-Maryland recognition.
“I speak for our players and coaches when I express how grateful we are for this
support of our program,” said R-MC men’s lacrosse Head Coach J.B. Sheridan. “Bruce
Cornbrooks was an inspiration to his teammates and this endowment will have an enormous
impact on the future of this program for years to come.”
For more information on the Bruce D. Cornbrooks Endowment, please contact Laura
Doherty, director of athletic development, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 752-7229.