Annual cash gifts given to support the Eagle Fund are deposited into an unrestricted fund and are used to help fulfill our scholarship needs for student-athletes. Every dollar in a cash gift counts towards a donor’s priority point total. The Eagle Fund relies on the annual donations of its members to support the yearly scholarship commitment.
• All annual Eagle Fund donations intended for priority parking must be made by May 16, and for tickets by April 18.
• If you are interested in a multiple payment option gift (MPO) please contact the Athletic Foundation office for more information.
Check with your employer’s Human Resource department to find out if your company participates in a matching gift program. If they do, inquire about how to obtain the appropriate form to send along with your cash donation.
Your company’s matching gift program may contain a provision to match athletic foundation donations. Some company matches will range from 25% up to three times the gift amount. All matching funds are credited to the donor’s annual giving total for the year.
A gift of appreciated stock may be your preferred method of giving. If you intend to give a gift of stock, please contact the Athletic Foundation office for more information. Donations of stocks must be made by year-end to be counted as tax deductible for the current year.
Endowing a scholarship is a way for you to leave your legacy at Georgia Southern University. Unlike an annual gift, the corpus of the endowment gift remains in perpetuity. The interest income is used to benefit future student-athletes.
By planning today, your legacy can become an investment in the education of future student-athletes. Include the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation in your estate plans and become a member of the Band of Eagles. Begin by naming the foundation in your will. The Athletic Foundation recognizes all individuals as members of the Band of Eagles who notify the foundation of their intent to make a bequest in their will.
In addition to annual cash gifts, goods and services are needed to build the strength of our athletic department. Catering services, printing supplies, courtesy cars, are simply a few items among the department’s day-to-day needs.