Gifts to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation provide the resources for our annual operating costs including scholarships, nutrition, sports medicine, student-athlete development, recruiting, academic services, and travel for over 400 student-athletes across 18 varsity sports. These gifts are critical to the success of our programs and student-athletes.
Let Me Play - Women's Athletics raises funding for women’s sports scholarships at UNC Charlotte. It was designed to mobilize influential women in the Charlotte area in support of women’s athletics and share with them the importance athletic participation can play in the development of young women.
Gifts to individual sports teams help enhance the collegiate experience of our student-athletes and further develop the program. Gifts to these funds can support student wellness, nutrition, general operational support and leadership development.
All contributions to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation are considered gifts and are credited at full value for purposes of the member's Athletic Foundation record. Priority Points are earned for all contributions to the Annual Fund.
Individuals and businesses that own Charlotte 49ers FSLs have an associated required contribution to maintain seat location in the FSL areas within Jerry Richardson Stadium. Due to changes in the tax code that went into effect January 1, 2018, the University's tax counsel has advised that amounts paid to obtain seat licenses are no longer treated as 80% deductible as charitable contributions. Additionally, amounts contributed to the 49er Club to guarantee seating at Jerry Richardson Stadium in the Green Tier and Gold Tier FSL sections are considered a benefit to the FSL holder and do not qualify as a charitable deduction for income tax purposes. Amounts given to the 49er Club above the applicable required giving level do qualify as a charitable deduction for income tax purposes to the extent the contribution exceeds the value of any benefits received. As always, we encourage you to consult your tax advisor with questions concerning deductions.