Become a member of the Cougar family.|
When you invest in the continued success of WSU Athletics, you become a member of the Cougar family, and your support enables young men and women to come to Pullman and earn a degree while competing in the Pacific-10 Conference. Five ways of giving are:
Annual Gift to the Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund
The core of the WSU Athletic Foundation is the annual giving program. A donor becomes an Athletic Foundation member with an annual contribution of $100 or more. Your annual investment ensures the success of current and future student-athletes at WSU. Gifts can be made by appreciated assets, cash, check, electronic funds transfer, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard).
Many companies will match their employees' contributions to the Athletic Foundation. Donors are encouraged to check with their company's benefits office for matching gift information.
An endowment is a donation, which is then invested, and the interest generated from that principle is used to fund an athletic scholarship. Endowed scholarships are a long-term investment that provides support in perpetuity for WSU student-athletes. Options range from $250,000 for a fully endowed scholarship (payable over five years) to $25,000 for a minimum endowment gift. Head-coaching endowments range from $1,250,000 to $15 million depending on the coaching position.
A planned gift can offer you substantial tax and estate planning benefits and allow you to make a larger and more lasting gift to Washington State University. It can be a gift Cougar Athletics receives now or in the future, and it is also a way you can be a key supporter while meeting your own financial goals. Planned gifts to Cougar Athletics can be made through charitable trusts, gift annuities, bequests, life insurance, and numerous other tax-wise tools.
Capital gifts address the facility needs of the entire athletics program. There are numerous capital needs within Cougar Athletics, including an indoor training tank for our rowing team and a planned upgrade to Martin Stadium.