Ways to Give
Dear ECSU Family,
At every giving level, the Viking Varsity Club offers options to ensure the greatest benefit to both Viking Athletics and you, our valued member.
There is no better way to support ECSU Viking Athletics than to make donations to the Viking Varsity Capital Campaign. Capital Campaign donations are pivotal to determining each member's rank in our Priority Points Program. We’ve implemented a new annual Letter of Intent to streamline the giving process. This form allows you to indicate your total expected contribution to all sports during each calendar year. Read more...
Capital gifts are contributions made outside your Annual Fund donation and play a pivotal role in the enhancement, construction and maintenance of first-class athletic facilities. Top-notch facilities are not just important for recruiting the nation’s best and brightest student-athletes, but also equip them with the best tools to pursue their scholastic and athletic goals. Several naming opportunities are available.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
To be eligible, your company must match collegiate athletic funds. You may submit your request online through your company’s website or obtain a matching gift form from your employer. Complete the employee section of the form and submit it with your contribution. Your portion of the gift must meet the required seat values and be paid in full when you submit your matching gift request.
GIFTS OF REAL PROPERTY OR SECURITIES
Real property and securities are welcomed gifts and may provide the member with significant tax benefits. Members receive a tax deduction based on the value of the stock or property on the day it was received by the Viking Varsity Club. Please contact the Viking Varsity Club prior to making a gift of real property or securities.
The Endowed Scholarship Program within the Viking Varsity Cub allows a member to provide for the future of our student-athletes. An endowment provides a perpetual source of financial support for athletic scholarships.
The Viking Varsity Club accepts gifts-in-kind; however, all such donations must be approved in advance and generally do not apply to the Annual Fund.
Deferred gifts through wills, bequests and trusts can also provide the needed funds to help Viking Athletics. Special benefit rules apply to gifts of a deferred nature.
In lieu of flowers, you may suggest that gifts be made to the Viking Varsity Club in memory of friends and loved ones. Our Benny O. Hodges Memorial Scholarship and Endowment is just one example of how you can honor your loved one.
Sponsoring various events, including the annual Sports Hall of Fame and Black Tie Dinner and Auction, offers a great way to support the Viking Varsity Club outside of your Annual Fund gifts.
Please contact our Membership Chair for more information on our various ways of giving and how YOU can make a difference with your charitable giving!
WAYS TO SUPPORT ECSU ATHLETICS
Make a gift to the Viking Varsity Annual Fund
Anyone can make an impact with their gift. The Club assists our student-athletes by providing financial support for scholarships, facilities, and other programs that enable them to realize their dreams of achieving a quality college education while participating in athletics on a nationally competitive level.
Refer a friend to join the Viking Varsity Club
In order to accumulate the resources necessary to compete in the CIAA and on a national level, we must continue to maintain our current members as well as actively recruit new members. Help us strengthen our membership by referring a new member to the Viking Varsity Club.
Ask if your company will match your gift to the Viking
Check with your company to see if they will match your gift to the Viking Varsity Club. Matching gifts are a great way to maximize your support.
Make a Capital Gift
We encourage all members to make a capital gift. Capital gifts play a pivotal role in the enhancement, construction and maintenance of first-class athletic facilities. Several naming opportunies are available.
Show Your Support in the Stands
A home-field advantage is a key component to success for all Viking varsity sports. Your support from the stands fuels our student-athletes in competition. We encourage you to join us on game days throughout the year!