The fact that you are here, means that you are a fan, alumni or supporter of Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics, and we would like to thank you for your time and consideration. Without your help, we would not be able to provide our student-athletes with the coaching, equipment and facilities needed to compete at the highest levels. In recent years, they have not only competed and won championships, but have also represented us on some of the biggest stages in collegiate sports – bringing national attention to our University, our region and our culture.
When you make a donation to the RCAF Annual Fund, you become a member of the RCAF, entitling you to not only the benefits associated with your level of donation, but also the acquisition of Priority Points. Priority points provide an equitable and transparent priority ranking of how individuals are allocated tickets, seating, parking, tailgating and other benefits. Listed below are ways you can help Make Your Impact, as well as Ways to Give.
Make Your Impact
Whether you’re a fan supporting your favorite sport or a season ticket holder for all things Vermilion and White, we make the most of your donation on behalf of our student-athletes.
Ways To Give
Contributions of cash, checks made payable to the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation or charges to Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. Contributions can also be made at rcaf.Louisiana.edu.
The RCAF allows you to make contributions to the Annual Fund in the way that is convenient to you. Contributions can be automatically debited from your credit card based upon the schedule that you decide, such as monthly. To set up a monthly schedule, please call us at 337-851-2906.
Payroll deductions allow University faculty and staff to have their Annual Fund contribution automatically withheld from their paychecks. This can be done in one lump sum or spread over a time period determined by each employee.
The Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation meets the criteria for the Matching Gift Program of many companies. Simply enclose your matching gift form and your personal payment in the same envelope. The full match will be recognized as a portion of your Annual Fund contribution.
Endowments are an important element in the financial structure of the RCAF, providing longterm financial assistance. Gifts of cash, marketable securities and property, and insurance policies may be used to create an endowment.
PLANNED / ESTATE GIVING
When you include the RCAF in your long-term financial plans, your legacy ensures student-athletes will continue to benefit from an education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette far into the future. Examples include: bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, etc.
Gifts of appreciated shares of marketable securities are a valuable contribution. They may provide significant tax advantages since you can deduct the fair market value of publicly traded securities without paying capital gains tax on the sale of gifted stock.
TRADE / GIFT-IN-KIND
Trade/gift-in-kind are accepted and recognized as part of your Annual Fund contribution. Automobiles, food services, office supplies and equipment, and athletically related items are examples.