Tiger Club FAQs
WHY THE TIGER CLUB?
The Tiger Club plays an integral role in maintaining the tradition of DePauw athletics to meet its goals of graduation, integrity, and winning, as well as deliver a first-class experience for more than 500 student-athletes. It also addresses the rising costs associated with NCAA competition by raising funds to support DePauw’s 23 intercollegiate athletic programs.
WHO CAN JOIN THE TIGER CLUB?
Anyone interested in the future of DePauw athletics may join the Tiger Club. Many of our donors attended DePauw University; however, you aren’t required to be an alumni or letterwinner to show your support—we welcome all fans to become a part of the Tiger Club family.
HOW SHOULD I DONATE?
Your involvement in the Tiger Club makes a significant impact on the success of DePauw’s athletic programs. Read more about available methods of support to make the gift that is right for your financial situation.
HOW ARE THE TIGER CLUB CONTRIBUTIONS USED?
100 percent of all commitments made to the Tiger Club will support DePauw athletic programs, facilities and equipment.
As a Tiger Club member, you have the opportunity to designate your gift in one of two ways:
- Give 100 percent of your financial commitment to the general fund for athletics, or
- Allocate 50 percent of your gift to the sports program of your choice and 50 percent to the general fund for athletics.
Individual sports coaches will determine how the Tiger Club funds will best impact their program.
Delegation and use of the general fund will be determined through a yearly plan developed by the athletic director, in conjunction with the president, vice president for finance and administration, and vice president for student life.
DOES MY GIFT TO THE TIGER CLUB MAKE ME A MEMBER OF THE WASHINGTON C. DEPAUW SOCIETY?
No, annual membership to the Washington C. DePauw Society is based on gifts to the Annual Fund. Gifts to the Tiger Club are not Annual Fund gifts.
IS MY GIFT TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
Gifts to the Tiger Club are considered contributions to the University and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of state and federal laws. We recommend that you consult with your tax and/or legal counsel for more information about the tax benefits of your gifts.
IF I GIVE TO THE TIGER CLUB, WILL I STILL BE SOLICITED FOR THE ANNUAL FUND AND OTHER DEPAUW NEEDS?
Yes, the Tiger Club serves as just one of the many ways gifts can be made to DePauw University.
ALWAYS ASK BEFORE YOU ACT!
We are committed to maintaining responsible, NCAA compliant programs. For more information regarding NCAA Division III rules and regulations, contact: