Giving

Ways of Giving

5 Points of Pride

1

Annual Fund/Scholarship Giving

Make a contribution of any size to help fund student-athlete scholarships.

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2

Capital Projects

Play a pivotal role in providing our student-athletes with championship level facilities.

3

Sport-Specific Giving

Help provide the unique programmatic needs of our 15 sports programs.

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4

Student-Athlete Development

Join us in helping Tigers to maximize their full potential.

5

Legacy Giving

Establish an enduring legacy that will benefit TSU student-athletes in perpetuity.

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Anyone that has a chance for the opportunity of TSU is lucky. When I committed here I had no idea about all the history, after attending my first semester, I definitely had a different look on things. Competing here is something you shouldn’t take lightly, the amount of opportunities there are to better yourself after attending this school is something that I guarantee not many schools can say they have.

How to Make a Gift

Discover the various methods available for making a contribution to advance TSU Athletics.

Online (Credit Cards)

We encourage everyone in the Big Blue Family to get involved and support TSU Athletics by subscribing to a recurring monthly gift online.

For $25 per month you can help provide championship level resources for 230+ student-athletes and 15 sports programs!

Set Up Your Annual Membership Today!

Make an Investment in Tiger Pride by clicking the Give Now button below.

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The Tennessee State Athletic Fund accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, Discovery and American Express.

Checks

Individuals wishing to mail a donation by check in support of the TSAF can send checks via mail to:

Attn: Tennessee State Athletic Fund
Hankal Hall
1124 37th Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

Checks should be made payable to "Tennessee State Athletic Fund" with "Athletics" in the "For" section

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Approved authorization for the Tennessee State Athletic Fund to deduct directly from your bank account on a schedule selected by you. Contact (615) 963-5522 for assistance in setting up your EFT today!

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds can provide relief from capital gains taxes. For more information and instructions on how to make a gift via securities transfer contact our development team at (615) 963-5522.

Matching Gifts

Many companies provide matching gift programs for employee contributions. Ask your employer about their matching gift policy and maximize your support to Tennessee State Athletics.

For additional information on how to support TSU Athletics by making a matching gift contribution, contact (615) 963-5522.

Phone or Mail

By calling (615)963-ROAR, a TSAF representative will be happy to assist you in making your contribution over the phone. Please note only credit card payments may be made using this option.

Individuals wishing to mail a donation by check in support of the TSAF can send checks via mail to:

Attn: Tennessee State Athletic Fund
Hankal Hall
1124 37th Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

Checks should be made payable to "Tennessee State Athletic Fund" with "Athletics" in the "For" section

Payroll Deduction

TSU faculty and staff members are able to enroll in a payroll deduction plan to support the Tigers. For additional information contact (615)963-ROAR

Planned & Estate Gifts

Wishing to leave a legacy with TSU Athletics while planning for the future? Gifts in the form of life income gifts, charitable lead trusts and bequests are common ways to state your intentions of leaving a future gift to advance the legacy of TSU Athletics – all while receiving substantial income, estate, and gift tax benefits now!

For further assistance on how a planned/estate gift can be made in support our student-athletes contact Ben Northington-TSU Institutional Advancement Coordinator at (615) 963-5522.

Tax Receipts

Individuals who make a contribution to TSU Athletics will have their gift processed and tax receipt issued by Tennessee State University.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can become a TSAF member by making a minimum donation of $100 to Tennessee State Athletics. Donate online at tsuathleticfund.com or contact (615)963-ROAR

By making a contribution to the TSAF, you will help to continue the proud legacy of TSU Athletics, while providing essential resources for Tiger student-athletes to compete for championships.

Gifts to the TSAF are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please contact your tax advisor for more information.

Yes. With an active subscription with the TSAF, you qualify for a variety of membership benefits. We encourage you to explore the TSAF membership benefit chart for more details.

Yes. This method of giving is preferred. Philanthropic gifts can be scheduled on a monthly or annual basis. For assistance in setting up your recurring gift, please contact (615)963-ROAR

Matching gifts to the TSAF may be available based on your company's policies. Please consult your HR department for more information related to matching gifts.

Donor benefits, including tickets, parking and hospitality are allocated using the Priority Points/Donor Rank system. Your annual giving level will be taken into consideration first, and then your priority total will be used to determine your rank with your annual giving level.

May 1st is the TSAF Priority Deadline Date.

Increasing your current annual gift will have an impact on increasing your overall priority points, thus helping to move up your donor rank for parking/seating allocation.

No. Your gift to the TSAF makes you eligible for the lot that corresponds to your giving level (or lower giving levels) and is based on availability. All available Football Parking Spaces are awarded based on Priority Points. Each year in June the TSAF will go through the Annual Parking & Seat Allocation Process based on priority points and donor rank.

Contact the TSAF Customer Service Office, (615)963-ROAR

Contact the TSAF Customer Service Office, (615)963-ROAR

Contact the TSAF Customer Service Office, (615)963-ROAR

The Tennessee State Athletic Fund staff may be contacted Monday-Friday 8am-5pm by phone (615)963-ROAR or email tsuathleticfund@gmail.com