Reasons for


For Louisiana Athletics to compete at the highest level, we must continue to grow our support services for our student-athletes BEYOND the level of our peer institutions.

By investing in the RCAF, you directly impact the lives of over 400 student-athletes across 16 sport programs in the following areas:

  • Student-Athlete Scholarships
  • Academic Support Services
  • Athletic Training & Nutrition
  • Recruiting
  • Facility Enhancements



Facility Enhancements

We need to upgrade/build certain athletics facilities in order to recruit student-athletes at the highest level and provide the best fan experience possible.

Academic and Competitive Excellence

We need to further invest in our 400-plus student-athletes by generating unrestricted dollars through the Annual Fund that will ensure their academic and competitive success.

Legacy Giving

We need to ensure the long-term success of Ragin' Cajuns Athletics by securing major or planned gifts to create operational endowments that will impact future generations of Louisiana student-athletes.

Types of


Unrestricted funds used to offset scholarships and operational costs

Donations for priority seat location.

Facility Seating Charts:

Play a pivotal role in providing the world-class student-athletes at Louisiana with world-class facilities in which to prepare and compete for championships.

Scholarship endowments start at $25,000. Annual earnings are spent, not principle.

Donations of products or services that offset costs for Louisiana Athletics

Courtesy Car program

The recognition of philanthropic gifts of $25,000 (paid/pledged over up to five years)

  • Current/Upcoming Capital Projects
    • Cajun Field
    • E.K. Long
    • Cajun Courts
    • Baseball Clubhouse
  • Naming Opportunities
  • Endowments
  • Planned Gifts
  • Recognition Society

Planned giving is an intentional act that allows you as a donor to make a meaningful impact on the work of our Athletics Department and leave a lasting legacy in your name. Through planned gifts, RCAF members and other supporters can make an impact on future generations of Louisiana student-athletes while potentially realizing benefits for themselves now, and for their heirs in the future. Ways to make legacy gifts include placing a bequest in your will, or by naming us as a beneficiary on a retirement account or insurance policy.

Notifying us of these plans now can ensure that the intended use of your planned gift is properly stewarded and recognized in accordance with your wishes.

To learn more about including Louisiana Athletics in your estate plans, or if you have already included us in your plans, please visit for information and resources.

Highlighting the various other ways that a fan can invest in the future of Louisiana Athletics beyond cash or check.

  • Cash, Check or Credit Card
  • Monthly Payment Plans (must have a card on file)
  • University Payroll Deduction (UL Faculty and Staff only)
  • Corporate Matching Gifts
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Community & Family Foundations
  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities

Ragin' Cajuns,

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The RCAF raises money for all 16 Ragin' Cajuns sport programs and

400+ student-athletes.

Please help them as they complete their academic and athletic journeys by donating today.

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Mailing Address

P.O. Box 43603

Lafayette, LA  70504


201 Reinhardt Drive

Lafayette, LA  70506