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The Rams Club

GIFT FUNDS

Annual Membership

The Rams Club has over 14,000 members who are annual members through their gifts to the Annual Fund. Your annual donation as a member of The Rams Club is vital to covering the immediate funding needs of Carolina Athletics, particularly the cost of providing scholarships. Donors to the Annual Fund are considered “active members” of The Rams Club. More Info

Scholarship Endowment

Giving to the Scholarship Endowment Trust allows donors to provide critical, long-term support for Carolina's athletic scholarship program. The cost to endow a scholarship is $500,000 for a full scholarship and $250,000 for a half scholarship, both payable over 5 years. The annual distribution from the Scholarship Endowment Trust is used to fund the cost of scholarship for more than 500 student-athletes at Carolina. Donors to an endowed scholarship are considered “active members” of The Rams Club. More Info

Capital Projects

Gifts to capital projects help fund facility improvements that give Carolina student-athletes the best possible experience. Gifts to all active capital projects earn valuable membership points (bonus points are often available for projects). A donor to a capital project must be an Annual Fund or Scholarship Endowment donor to “activate” the points from Capital Projects. More Info

Sport Endowments

Each of Carolina's sports programs has its own endowment to which members can contribute toward in addition to their annual fund donation. Sport endowments are integral to Carolina's commitment to a broad-based athletic program, and allow each program to use the yield from the endowment to meet immediate and specific needs. Gifts to all sport endowments earn valuable membership points. A donor to a sport endowment must be an Annual Fund or Scholarship Endowment donor to “activate” the points from these gifts. More Info

Carolina Forever (Planned Giving)

Carolina Forever provides an opportunity for donors to leave a lasting legacy and ensure the future of Carolina Athletics. Making a gift through estate planning (either a gift that produces income today to The Rams Club and you or a beneficiary gift) allow members potential tax benefits while also giving generous support to Carolina's athletic programs. More Info

 

TYPES OF GIFTS

Pledge

The Rams Club accepts pledges for most gifts. An Annual Fund pledge allows a member to enjoy benefits for the year while having until December 31 of that year to complete the pledge. Pledges to other funds usually allow five-year gift windows to complete the pledge.

Cash, Check or Credit Card

The most common ways to make a gift to Carolina Athletics through The Rams Club are with cash, check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to The Educational Foundation, Inc. Credit card payments can be made online or by calling The Rams Club office. The Rams Club accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.

Matching Gifts

You can make a greater impact on the lives of Carolina student-athletes with an employer matching gift. Some companies will match the charitable gifts of their employees, potentially doubling or more the size of your gift. Contact your employer's human resources department to see if the employer matches your gifts. More Info

Gift Transfers

Gifts of appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds can provide special tax advantages. For more information on transferring appreciated stock or the like, please contact Emily Coble at emily@ramsclub.com, or call her at 919-843-6424.

Donor Advised Funds & Private Foundations

You may support Carolina Athletics through contributions from your donor advised fund or your private foundation. Please note: federal law prohibits use of gifts from a donor advised fund or private foundation if tangible benefits, such as priority consideration for the purchase of tickets, are received. If you would like to support Carolina student-athletes and waive any benefits you would receive, please indicate your desire to waive such benefits in correspondence included with your contribution.

 

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