The Victory Fund

The Victory Fund will support the LSU Athletic Department and TAF with general operating revenue loss and additional expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19. It will provide financial support for our most critical areas of need including scholarships, healthcare and academic support for student-athletes. This is so critical for our department and our student-athletes that, for the first time in our history, we are offering additional Priority Points for donations to this tax-deductible Victory Fund.

Any philanthropic gifts received January 1 to December 31, 2020 will receive 5 priority points per $1,000. Typically ticket contributions receive 1 point per $1,000 and philanthropic gifts receive 2 priority points per $1,000. Learn more about priority points.


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Elite Level Support for Elite Student Athletes

The financial realities of the spread of COVID-19 on the athletic program are significant. Decreased capacity in Tiger Stadium and the costs of operating with COVID-19 measures in place will lead to unprecedented revenue losses in the tens of millions of dollars. Reducing the impact of those losses on student-athletes and their experience at LSU is our top priority. Donations to The Victory Fund will go to supporting areas that directly impact student-athletes, including:

  • Tuition and cost of attendance for LSU student-athletes.
  • Medical testing, medical care and mental-healthcare for student-athletes.
  • Implementation of safety measures for game days.

The Best Campus Experience in College Athletics

The elite-level support and top-tier facilities LSU Athletics provides to student-athletes is critical to creating the best campus experience in college athletics. Supporting The Victory Fund will help LSU to continue to safely offer the best campus experience in college athletics, including:

  • Altered operation of the LSU Performance Nutrition Center to minimize risk while still nurturing the nutritional health of student-athletes
  • Operation of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, which is directly tied to student-athletes classroom success 
  • Cleaning and sanitation of facilities including weight rooms, offices, team meeting rooms and practice facilities
  • Operational expenses for both LSU Athletics and TAF 

Financial Health of LSU and Louisiana

LSU is one of the very few programs in the nation who has remained self-sufficient in its operations. The athletic department does not add to the financial burden of LSU students, the university or the state by requiring tax dollars, student fees or any other source of public funding. In fact, LSU Athletics has directed tens of millions of dollars in support of our university. All the while, through the help of TAF donors and supporters, LSU has built one of the most successful college athletic programs. 

Priority Points

In light of this historic need, TAF is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain extra priority points. Any philanthropic gifts received January 1 to December 31, 2020 will receive 5 priority points per $1,000. Typically ticket contributions receive 1 point per $1,000 and philanthropic gifts receive 2 priority points per $1,000. Learn more about priority points.

Tax-deductible

While philanthropic gifts to TAF are always tax-deductible, the recently passed CARES Act provides new incentives for giving in 2020. Learn more.

Membership Benefits

Donations to The Victory Fund are eligible to receive TAF membership benefits at the coordinating level of annual giving. See the benefits of TAF membership.

Football Players

We, as an LSU family, have always circled the wagons during challenging times, and today is no different. The financial realities of the spread of COVID-19 on our program are significant. Reducing the impact of those losses on our student-athletes is our top priority. Our need to fundraise is greater now than in any other time in our history and we are asking for your assistance.

Scott Woodward

Scott Woodward

LSU Athletics Director

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