After Groundbreaking $500,000 Confession, Olivia Dunne’s Fund Announcement Will Change LSU Female Athletes’ Career

Published 07/06/2023, 10:40 AM EDT

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Olivia Dunne, renowned gymnast, and social media influencer, reveals groundbreaking news on Full Send Podcast. Her confession? She desires a fund for LSU female gymnasts. Dunne, the highest-paid female athlete nationwide, earns seven figures through name, image, and likeness deals. 

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Brands like On3 and Accelerator Active Energy, committed to the cause, have already contributed funds. To empower LSU’s female student-athletes, Dunne joined forces with Bayou Traditions. Their mission is to connect these athletes with top brands for NIL. The initiative, aptly named The Livvy Fund, aims to revolutionize opportunities for these talented athletes.

The Livvy Fund empowers LSU females in gymnastics 

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Gymnastics star Olivia Dunne made a major announcement on her Instagram story. In her caption, she wrote  ” So excited to be launching The Livvy Fund.” and tagged Sports Illustrated. The Livvy Fund is a passion project Dunne is embarking on as she enters her senior year. She aims to utilize her business connections while educating her fellow female athletes about partnerships and personal branding. Dunne hopes that The Livvy Fund will be the first of many initiatives, as she wants to uplift women’s sports and ensure they receive the same recognition as men’s sports. 

Currently, a significant portion up to 66% of funds raised by NIL collectives primarily benefits male athletes, prompting Dunne’s push for equity. She wants to empower other student-athletes at LSU by imparting knowledge on becoming savvy businesswomen and securing brand partnerships. Having gained valuable insights from her own experiences with brands, Dunne is determined to provide equal opportunities and education to others.

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Olivia Dunne empowers female athletes through The Livvy Fund

With the NCAA’s NIL policy in effect since July 1, 2021, Olivia Dunne seizes a unique opportunity to support fellow student-athletes, particularly women, in securing brand partnerships. She emphasizes the significance of capitalizing on college opportunities to cultivate their brands post-graduation. During a recent podcast, Dunne expresses her desire to inspire girls by showcasing that they can excel as businesswomen and leverage their NIL rights while still in school. 

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The Livvy Fund welcomes contributions from brands and fans through various payment options, and spreading awareness is crucial for its success. Dunne stresses the importance of building a trustworthy team, trusting one’s instincts, and ignoring distractions, reports SI. As Dunne approaches her senior year, she envisions The Livvy Fund leaving a lasting legacy at LSU, fulfilling her purpose of empowering others and making a profound impact.

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Gincy Abraham, an accomplished sports news writer at EssentiallySports, has a profound passion for surfing and a talent for covering the latest developments in sports. With expertise in Olympic news, Gincy captures the essence of the global sporting event. With a bachelor's degree in journalism and years of experience as a news reporter, Gincy is always in pursuit to deliver accurate content religiously.
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