Ways To Give
Gifts may be mailed to:
University of Delaware Athletic Fund
Office of Annual Giving
83 E. Main Street, 3rd Floor
Newark, DE 19716
Please contact our office at 302-831-6276 or make a gift online so you can support UD Athletics with gifts in a variety of ways. Tax deductible gift options include:
Making a gift to the unrestricted University of Delaware Athletic Fund (UDAF) allows the athletics department to provide support to the area of greatest need in Blue Hens athletics. Student-athlete scholarships, academic advising, sports medicine and other core services for student-athletes are all supported and improved with an unrestricted gift to the UDAF.
Donors may choose to designate their support to a particular varsity team or athletics department need. Restricted gifts are eligible for Blue Hen Club benefits provided the designation is within intercollegiate athletics. For more information on which designations qualify for Blue Hen Club benefits, contact the UDAF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302.831.6276.
To make a gift specifically to athletics, go to http://www.udaf.udel.edu/makeagift.
**Your gift is tax deductible as provided by law. Any portion of your gift that is designated to Athletics and gives you the right to purchase priority seating and/or parking at an athletic event is subject to IRS rules (IRC 170(I) and IRS Publicaton (526) which limits the tax deductible portion of that gift to 80 percent of the amount contributed.
Gifts by cash or check may be made in full or in installments prior to June 30th of each calendar year to receive full Blue Hen Club donor benefits for the following academic year.
You can donate stocks, bonds or mutual funds to support Blue Hens Athletics. Donations of appreciated securities provide special tax advantages, as the total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible, and there is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciated value of the security. For more information, visit the University’s development web site.
You may make a gift to Blue Hens Athletics using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Credit card gifts may be one-time gifts or a recurring monthly gift. For information on how to make a recurring credit card gift, please visit the University’s development web site.
Many companies provide a matching gift program as a benefit to encourage their employees to make charitable donations. Upon making this donation, the company will “match” the employee’s original gift; the amount or percentage matched varies per company. Any portion of your gift that is designated to athletics may give you the right to purchase priority seating and parking at an athletic event, and IRS rules may limit the deductible portion of that gift to 80 percent of the amount contributed. Therefore, your company will only match 80% of your contribution. To determine if you are eligible to make a matching gift and to receive a matching gift form, check with your employer. Note: matching gifts cannot be processed for companies that prohibit gifts to Athletics.
Athletics budget costs can be greatly reduced by the donation of goods or services that are needed by the athletics department. Gifts-in-kind are eligible for donor credit at the cash value of those goods or services. For more information, please contact the UDAF at email@example.com or 302.831.6276.
In addition to outright gifts, there are a variety of giving options you can use to make a gift in support of UD student athletes. These would include, but are not limited to gifts of mutual funds, gifts of real estate, or gifts of tangible personal property. Other gift arrangements can provide you with an income for life, while providing funds for the athletic program in the future. These gifts include charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Gifts such as bequests and other beneficiary designations from your retirement account or life insurance can also be earmarked as a future gift to the UDAF. Please contact Martha Mitchell, Director of Planned Giving at 302.831.8633 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.