Mission: The St. Bonaventure Athletic Fund is the
annual fundraising campaign of the Department of Athletics. Gifts
to the BAF provide annual support for St. Bonaventure's 14
intercollegiate sports programs, thereby enhancing the "Good
Journey" of our 250 student-athletes.
Goal: In order for the Bonnies to sustain competitive excellence, growth is necessary. The BAF goal for the 2012-13 year is to increase its membership to 1,000. This would be an increase of almost 200 people in one year – but we know the passion of Bonnies fans! The Department of Athletics and the BAF Advisory Board ask you to make a gift today, and to consider asking a friend to follow your lead. You will directly help build an athletics program we can all be proud of!
You Make A Difference!
Your financial support allows St. Bonaventure University to recruit the highest caliber student-athletes. More than 240 student-athletes benefit from the BAF every year. Your unrestricted gift allows the Athletic Department flexibility to respond to changing needs and unexpected opportunities. Or, you may designate all or part of your gift to a specific sport or sports, serving student-athletes on the teams that are most important to you.
Benefits To You
Basic membership at $50 or more entitles you to a BAF window decal, email newsletters and updates, recognition in the Annual Report and a SBU Bookstore discount card. Benefits increase with higher levels of giving as shown on the chart inside the 2012-13 BAF Brochure.
Ways To Give
Choose the method that's most convenient for you:
• Online with your credit card on our secure server at www.gobonnies.com/donate. Choose a one-time donation in full, or fulfill your gift amount over a period of time via automatic withdraws from your checking or savings account or charges to your credit or debit card.
• By mail via check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
• Gifts-in-kind of equipment or supplies or services (subject to appraisal and
University policies; credit is based upon fair market value).
These types of donations typically consist of items that would
normally be purchased through the Athletic Department budget. (For
tax deductibility information see IRS Publication 561 and IRS Form
• Major, planned and long-term gifts, gifts of stock, securities, real estate, trusts, bequests or life insurance.
The impact of your gift to the BAF could possibly be doubled or tripled! Please check to see if your employer will match your charitable gift to the BAF. However, donors will not receive credit toward an increased BAF donor level and accompanying benefits via matching gifts; only the personal contribution will count.
The Internal Revenue Service requires that the value of benefits received be subtracted from charitable contributions when calculating deductions. To deduct the full amount of your BAF contribution, check the box on the commitment form confirming that you do not wish to receive benefits. If you choose to enjoy benefits, the deductible portion of your total gift is based on your level of giving and associated benefits. Donors will receive a gift receipt from the University Advancement Office which shows the exact tax deductible amount. (Note: Major gifts to St. Bonaventure University related to endowments or capital projects do not qualify for BAF benefits unless requested and therefore are normally 100 percent tax deductible.)
For more information or an BAF brochure, contact Associate Athletic Director Steve Mest at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 375-2319
Click on the link below to access the Bona Athletic Fund Brochure:
2012-13 BAF Brochure
NOTE: On June 18, 2007, the Board of Trustees authorized the creation of a 5% gift administration assessment on all gifts other than unrestricted Bonaventure fund contributions and ineligible grants. This does not change the amount of your charitable contribution for tax purposes. The total amount of your gift is tax deductible.