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Foundation of Champions

TAF's primary goal in supporting LSU Athletics is to ensure that each student-athlete has the opportunity to be a student first, and in doing so ensure that each student-athlete obtains the education necessary to prepare them for the future. As a supporter of LSU Athletics, you have the chance to make a lasting impact on these young people by providing the financial resources necessary to build champions on and off the playing fields.

In an effort to permanently fund LSU athletic scholarships in each sport, TAF is offering the opportunity to support the "Foundation of Champions" scholarship endowment program. The purpose of this program will be to provide a perpetual source of financial support for athletic scholarships through a general scholarship endowment fund. The interest generated from the endowed scholarship will be used to offset the scholarship costs for current student-athletes. As costs for scholarships continue to climb, building a healthy endowment is vital to the future of LSU Athletics.

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The goal of this project is to endow all athletic scholarships awarded by LSU. TAF plans to accomplish this by encouraging all supporters of LSU athletics to make a contribution towards the general athletic scholarship endowment fund. All donations towards the scholarship fund will be accepted in the form of cash, bequests, stock or other forms of securities. The "Foundation of Champions" program will allow donors that fully endow a scholarship the opportunity to name the scholarship or to designate an honoree.

Each donation will be placed into an interest bearing account where interest income will be used to offset scholarship costs. A portion of the interest will be re-invested which will continue to build the corpus of the endowment and guard against inflation. It is important to understand the Athletic Department is responsible for the cost of each individual athlete's scholarship, which includes both in state and out of state tuition. The university does not waive these scholarship costs which must be paid in full on an annual basis.

For more information about the "Foundation of Champions" program please contact Ben Ross at the Tiger Athletic Foundation at 225-578-4823 or by email at . To make a contribution to the "Foundation of Champions" enter the desired amount in the Donate area above.

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Peer Endowment Totals

page-peer-endowment-chartThe goal of this project is to endow all athletic scholarships awarded by LSU. TAF plans to accomplish this by encouraging all supporters of LSU athletics to make a contribution towards the general athletic scholarship endowment fund. All donations towards the scholarship fund will be accepted in the form of cash, bequests, stock or other forms of securities. The "Foundation of Champions" program will allow donors that fully endow a scholarship the opportunity to name the scholarship or to designate an honoree.

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Benefits of Giving

All gift amounts to the Foundation of Champions Program are accepted and will receive priority point credit for philanthropic giving.


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Endowment Levels

2 priority points per $1,000 donated.
Priority points are awarded to donor based on cash received.

Purple Endowment - $25,000

  • Recognition in Cox Communications Academics Center for Student-Athletes
  • Display item to recognize donor
  • Priority Points
  • Recognition in athletic department publications and TAF website

Gold Endowment - $50,000

  • Recognition at sporting event scholarship is associated with
  • Recognition in Cox Communications Academics Center for Student-Athletes
  • Display item to recognize donor
  • Priority Points
  • Recognition in athletic department publications and TAF website

Champion Endowment - $100,000

  • Scholarship naming rights
  • Invitation to banquet honoring donor and scholarship recipients
  • Recognition at sporting event scholarship is associated with
  • Recognition in Cox Communications Academics Center for Student-Athletes
  • Display item to recognize donor
  • Priority Points
  • Thank you note and photo from scholarship recipient
  • Recognition in athletic department publications and TAF website

Bayou Bengal Endowment - $250,000

  • Invitation to a special trip designated by TAF Staff
  • Scholarship naming rights
  • Invitation to banquet honoring donor and scholarship recipients
  • Recognition at sporting event scholarship is associated with
  • Recognition in Cox Communications Academics Center for Student-Athletes
  • Framed Jersey recognizing donor
  • Priority Points
  • Thank you note and photo from scholarship recipient
  • Recognition in athletic department publications and TAF website

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