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Methods of Giving

Cash Gifts - Cash and Checks are the most common type of donation. Please make your checks payable to WCU Development and note Catamount Club in the memo section.

Credit Cards - The Catamount Club accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express for pledge payments.

Endowment Gifts - An endowment may be established in honor or memory of an individual, family or organization to provide a perpetual gift for WCU Athletics. Gifts to the endowment fund are invested and a portion of the return is used to fund scholarships each year. This gift will create an eternal legacy of your support for Western Carolina Athletics, as the principle is never spent.

For more information on endowment opportunities that provide permanent support for Catamount Athletics, please contact Gorham Bradley at (828)227-3794 or bradley@email.wcu.edu.

Securities - Appreciated stocks are excellent options to make a gift to the Catamount Club, as the donor may avoid capital gains taxes and still receive charitable income tax deduction. Please contact Gorham Bradley at (828)227-3794 or bradley@email.wcu.edu for information on transferring securities to the Catamount Club.

Planned Gifts - Planned and deferred gifts are an increasingly popular way to make a significant contribution to Catamount Athletics. Insurance policies, real estate, annuities, bequests, and trusts are among the ways to leave a legacy to WCU.

For more information on how your estate gift can impact student-athletes at Western please contact Gorham Bradley at (828)227-3794 or bradley@email.wcu.edu.

Gift-In-Kind - Rather than a monetary gift, the Catamount Club may accept goods and services that assist in saving expenditures to the athletic budget.




Matching Gifts

Many companies and corporations provide matching gift programs for employee contributions.

Check out the new MATCHING GIFT SEARCH ENGINE to see if your employer matches gifts and how it can increase your gift and benefit level. Some matching gifts may be applied to priority seating.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding gifts to the Catamount Club, please contact Gorham Bradley at (828) 227 3794 or bradley@wcu.edu so we can better serve you.

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