FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why join the Paladin Club?
Each member has an immediate impact on the lives of Furman's student-athletes, as every dollar raised goes toward athletic scholarships. Many of our student-athletes would not otherwise be able to attend Furman except for the generosity of Paladin Club donors. In addition to helping to provide a quality college education to a deserving student-athlete, being a member of the Paladin Club also offers many other benefits. Our complete list of benefits is shown in our benefits chart, but some of the perks that Paladin Club members enjoy include:
- Preferrred seating for football and basketball season tickets
- Preferred parking for football and basketball (requires season ticket purchase)
- Drop-ins prior to select basketball games
- Access to the VIP area at the Paladin Club Zone (home football games)
- One free ticket to the annual Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner
- Priority seating for playoff and postseason tickets
How are Paladin Club contributions used?
All money raised through Paladin Club memberships and events supports athletic scholarships directly. When you join the Paladin Club, you may designate your gift to fund scholarships for a specific sport, if you wish. However, gifts to individual team operating budgets do not qualify for Paladin Club membership.
How do I join the Paladin Club?
We offer several ways to join the Paladin Club, depending on what best suits your needs. The quickest way to join is to make a gift online with a credit card. We can also accept credit cards over the phone at 864.294.3469. Checks may be mailed to the following address:
Furman University Paladin Club
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
For more information about ways to join the Paladin Club, click here.
When is my Paladin Club donation due each year?
The Paladin Club operates on a fiscal year from July 1 through June 30. To be a Paladin Club member for the 2018-19 year, your gift must be received by June 30, 2019, but you may make a contribution at any time during our fiscal year.
Please note: Eligibility for football season tickets and parking is determined by the previous year’s Paladin Club membership. Thus, in order to be eligible for these benefits for the 2019 season, you must join the Paladin Club for 2017-18.
Can I make a donation online?
Yes, we maintain a secure online giving site to accept Paladin Club donations. Click here to donate now.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, your donation to the Paladin Club is tax deductible. However, fees for participation in some events may not be entirely deductible. Please consult your tax professional for complete guidelines.
How do I order season football and basketball tickets?
Although your Paladin Club membership qualifies your for priority season ticket seating, all ticket orders are made directly through the Ticket Office. You can order tickets online or contact Georgie McMakin at 864.294.3099 to place your order.
What is the matching gift program?
Many companies support employees’ charitable giving by matching gifts to the organizations their employees support. If your employer offers a matching gift, the amount matched will contribute to your Paladin Club giving level for that year. For example, if you donate $250 and your employer matches with an additional $250, you receive credit for giving at the $500 level. Please check with your company’s Human Resources department or call the Paladin Club office 864.294.3469 to find out if you are eligible for a matching gift. For more information about submitting a matching gift request, click here.
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