How & Why to Donate


Defining the Future of LSU Athletics

With loyal support from LSU fans, the Tiger Athletic Foundation is dedicated to enhancing LSU and its Athletic Program. LSU has a proud athletic tradition, highlighted by scores of Southeastern Conference and NCAA championships in 20 men’s and women’s varsity sports. Thanks to the generosity of its members, TAF plays an integral role in sustaining that outstanding tradition. As the primary source of private funding for LSU athletics, TAF’s mission is clear - to lead the university in building a comprehensively superior athletic program.

Contributions to TAF benefit every student-athlete and every team at LSU through scholarship and academic awards, as well as through the construction and maintenance of athletic facilities. These projects, large and small, chart the unmistakable course to excellence. And it is the shared vision of alumni and friends of LSU that make excellence a reality at LSU.

Your donation assists TAF in its programs of support for LSU Athletics.

  • Funding the construction and renovation of facilities and the purchase of equipment to provide Tiger student-athletes with the best possible opportunity to compete at a national level.
  • Funding support for facilities and programs to enhance the academic opportunities for student-athletes.
  • Funding the construction and renovation of training facilities that provide student-athletes with the best possible care and rehabilitation when needed, thus allowing them to return to training and competition as quickly as possible

How to Contribute:

There are several ways to become a donor to the Tiger Athletic Foundation. Joining TAF and supporting LSU Athletics allows us to further the Mission of TAF. Gifts are acknowledged by a tax letter from TAF at year-end for those gifts that qualify as tax deductible. For questions about tax letters, please contact our Accounting Department. For questions about where or why to donate, please contact our Development Department.

There are many ways to support LSU Athletics through a donation with TAF, to see a full list of Philanthropic Programs please click here, and to see full details on Scholarship opportunities please click here. Here are just a few of the example of ways to support LSU Athletics:

Methods of Giving

Long-Term Pledge

You may pledge to donate to TAF and then set up a payment schedule as you see fit. A pledge card must be filled out for all long-term pledges to indicate the amount of the pledge, the program that the pledge is directed toward, and the number of years in which the pledge is intended to be paid off. To find out more or to be sent a pledge card, please contact our Development Department.

One Time Gift

You may choose to give your entire gift at one time. You can do so by selecting a philanthropic program, scholarship or clicking the Donate Now button on the left side of the page. For questions about donating a one time gift, please contact our Development Department.

Areas to Direct Gifts

Capital Programs

LSU Athletics constantly strives to have the best facilities in the nation. When it comes to maintaining our competitive advantage in this important area, there is always a need for capital gifts. World class facilities are not only important for recruiting the nation’s best and brightest student-athletes, they are also essential since we have made a commitment to all of our student-athletes to provide them with the best tools to use toward their academic and athletic goals. To donate towards the Capital Programs fund please click here

Scholarship Endowments

In an effort to permanently fund LSU athletic scholarships in every sport, TAF has developed the Foundation of Champions Endowment Program. There are many different endowment levels available, up to and including a fully-endowed $250,000 scholarship that would bear you name and pay tribute to a former letterwinner. The goal of this program is to provide a perpetual source of financial support for athletic scholarship through a general scholarship endowment fund. The interest generated from the endowed scholarships will be sued to offset the scholarship costs for current student-athletes. As costs for scholarship continue to climb, building a healthy endowment is vital to continue recruiting the best and brightest. For more information about this important program, please visit the Scholarship Endowment page.

Annual Scholarships

The Tiger Pride Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund provides financial support to fund scholarships for LSU student-athletes through a general scholarship fund. Funds raised help offset the costs for tuition, fees, books, and room and board for over 450 LSU student-athletes.

Scholarship costs continue to rise. For LSU to maintain its ranking among the elite collegiate athletic programs, it is vital to build a healthy annual scholarship fund. Please visit the Tiger Pride Annual Athletic Scholarship Program page for more information.

Team TAF

A donation towards Team TAF supports the annual operations of TAF. As a Team TAF member, you will have the opportunity to attend the TAF pre-game parties. For more information and to donate toward Team TAF, please click on the donate now button on the left side of the page.

Areas to Direct Gifts

Online Giving

The Tiger Athletic Foundation is proud to offer the ability to make a gift to TAF online. New donors joining for the first time or existing donors looking to renew their gift can visit our website and find everything they are looking for.

Benefits of Visiting Your Account Online

Cash Donations

Cash or checks are also accepted. Make all checks payable to the Tiger Athletic Foundation. You can drop off payment at the TAF offices, located at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, or by mail: Tiger Athletic Foundation, PO Box 711, Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Credit Cards

The Tiger Athletic Foundation accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. It is important to list the name of the cardholder, the account number, the expiration date, and if it is a personal or business credit card on the contribution form.

Other Methods of Payment

Gifts to TAF may also take other forms. Some examples might include planned gifts including wills, life insurance, bequests, trusts and annuities. Gifts of securities, as well as real estate, stocks, or personal property are also accepted. Please note that all final decisions on the acceptance or refusal of the gift shall be made by the Executive Committee on recommendation of the Finance Committee.

Tax Information

Deductibility of charitable contributions is governed by section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. You should consult with your tax advisor on your donations to Tiger Athletic Foundation.