As an Indianapolis Star article notes, "Now in his third season with the Utah Jazz, the Brownsburg native gave what the school called a "significant gift" to the campaign to renovate historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Gordon Hayward Men's Basketball Video Room will be equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment and tiered theater seating."
Butler's AD Barry Collier commented on this innovation, "We are thrilled Gordon has decided to support Butler University, the basketball program and the renovation of Hinkle Fieldhouse. As an Academic All-American, he left a legacy with his play on the court and in the classroom. This gift and commitment to the Hinkle campaign shows that he appreciates Butler just as we appreciate him."
The Hinkle campaign aims to raise $16 million to preserve and maintain the Fieldhouse's historic structure and improve the experience for fans and players. Pauley's renovation bill was nearly ten times that amount.