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Eagle Club Giving Levels

There are currently three different levels of Eagle Club members: Champion, Leader, and Flight Level.

The annual fund year runs from July 1st to June 30th.

Donors may designate their gift to “Friends of Athletics” which supports all 600 student-athletes, to one specific sport program, or split their gift among several programs.

In accordance with IRS regulations, 80 percent of your gift to the Eagle Club may be tax-deductible. If you would like 100 percent tax credit please note that you wish to “waive all benefits”.

Champion Level

      A gift of $1,000 or more. Includes annual membership, car decal, four UMW Basketball season tickets, and tax benefit.

Leader Level

      A gift of $500 to $999. Entitles you to two reserved season basketball tickets, a car decal, and tax benefit.

Flight Level

      A gift of $50 to $499. Allows you to join the Eagle Club, receive a car decal, support student athletes, and receive a tax benefit.

Eagle Club Gifts to Friends of Athletics directly support all sport programs at Mary Washington. When you give to Friends of Athletics, you are providing critical funding for the department to enhance the UMW student-athlete experience in the following ways:

  • Development and programming for the department’s annual Leadership Academy, a customized leadership course for emerging leaders on all 27 teams; as well as other national leadership opportunities for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

  • Hosting nationally renowned speakers for the department, and entire campus, including topics like mental wellness (2018), diversity and inclusion (2017), and psychology of peak performance (2016)

  • Boosting recruiting dollars for every team and professional development opportunities for head and assistant coaches

  • Strengthening support staff for the benefit of all teams in the areas such as athletic training staff, grounds and facilities staff, strength and conditioning staff, and sport information/marketing staff

  • Enhancing athletic facilities; including game day facilities, practice facilities, academic and study spaces, office spaces, auxiliary training spaces, and sport medicine facilities

When you give to a specific sport program, you are committing to a tradition of excellence in the classroom, in our community, and every athletics competition. These gifts immediately impact each program in the following ways:

  • New sport-specific technology and teaching tools for practice
  • Custom training equipment and game day apparel for student-athletes
  • Upgrades for long-distance travel costs like hotels, buses, and high-nutrition meals
  • Team programming and experiences for sport education and chemistry building
  • Enhanced recruiting and professional development opportunities for your coaching staff