The History of TAF

The Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting LSU and its Athletic Program. TAF is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

In 1978 the Varsity Club was formed as a division within the LSU Athletic Department to assist in raising private funds to support the LSU Athletic Program. In 1983 the Varsity Club was replaced by TAF's predecessor, โ€œTigers Unlimited,โ€ a Louisiana nonprofit corporation. Tigers Unlimited was granted 501(c)(3) status in 1984, and in 1987 Tigers Unlimited reorganized and amended its Articles of Incorporation to formally change its name to Tiger Athletic Foundation.

Over the years, TAF has become a critical element in the success of LSU Athletics by providing private funding for scholarships, new facilities and facility upgrades. In the future, as in the past, your donations to Tiger Athletic Foundation will assist the LSU Athletic Department and the University in a variety of ways. In addition to contributions to the athletic scholarship fund, TAF will continue to provide funding for academic programs and facilities that benefit all LSU students.