WAYS TO GIVE
“I chose University of the Pacific because it gave me the opportunity to compete in Division 1 athletics and push myself to reach the top of my sport, while also providing a great education that will help me earn my college degree.”
– Austin Fox, Golf, Freshman
WANT TO HELP SUPPORT PACIFIC STUDENT-ATHLETES?
Ways to Give
Investing in the Pacific Athletic Foundation (PAF) has never been easier. You may use a credit card, check, money order, electronic funds transfer, or even give appreciated stock or other real property. See the giving overview below or contact one of our development staff members for more information.
Give Online Today
The PAF uses a third-party vendor to secure online credit card gifts. Giving to the PAF online is safe and convenient. To make your gift online, click here. If you don’t see the specific direction or fund you’d like to support, choose “Other” and specify your preference in the comments field below. To give to a sport specific booster group, click below.
Give by Mail
If you prefer to send a gift through standard mail, you may do so by sending a check to: Pacific Athletic Foundation, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211.
Give by Phone
The PAF staff would be delighted to discuss your giving options or take your gift over the phone. General phone number and staff numbers are located on the Contact page.
Give by Electronic Funds Transfer
You can support the PAF without ever writing another check. Through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), you can spread the cost of your support over the course of a year by authorizing your bank to transfer to the Pacific Athletics a monthly amount you’ve predetermined. You might already use EFT to pay your mortgage, insurance, or auto loans and know how simple and secure it is. Be assured that your account will only be accessed for this purpose and for the amount that you have chosen. All personal information will be held in the strictest confidence.
To support the PAF through EFT, simply contact us.
Make a Matching Gift
Does your employer (or your spouse’s employer) have a matching gift program? If so, you can ask your company to match your support for the PAF. You can double or even triple the value of your donation simply by notifying your employer of your gift. The PAF maintains a database of many matching gift companies. Contact us for more information.
Making a gift of securities offers you the chance to help the PAF while realizing many important benefits for yourself. A stock portfolio is often among the most valuable assets you own, and one that carries substantial capital gain—appreciation in value. With careful planning, you can reduce or even avoid federal capital gains tax. The PAF can show you how charitable giving may be one of your best defenses. Contact us for more information.
Give Through Your Estate
You also may invest in the PAF with a bequest or life income gift, which can provide for you and your family, create tax benefits, and leave an important legacy for education, research, patient care, or community service at University of the Pacific. Contact us for more information.
For Pacific Employees
Payroll deduction is one of the easiest, fastest, and most convenient ways that University of the Pacific employees can make a gift. Contact us for more information.
Give Mutual Funds or Stock
The PAF can help you make a gift of mutual fund shares, closely held stock, or other forms of stock. Contact us for more information.
Give by Donor-Advised Fund
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to the University of the Pacific Athletics Department directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating). Contact us for more information.
A named endowment can be established with a minimum of $50,000 and designated for a specific sport or purpose. To fully endow an athletics scholarship, a gift of more than $1,000,000 is necessary to generate the $53,000 necessary to cover the annual cost of tuition, room/board and books for a student-athlete. A gift of $2,000,000 will endow a coaching position, the highest honor that can be bestowed by an athletics department.
PAF Fund Drive
The PAF is currently looking for dedicated fans to participate in the PAF Fund Drive. Volunteers are needed to help ask for donations to support Pacific Athletics, which is integral to the success of the PAF’s primary mission of securing cash and gifts-in-kind.