Membership contributions to the LAA are unrestricted if they are not directed to a specific sport or purpose. These contributions go into the athletics general fund. These gifts count toward seating and parking priority at football and basketball games.
Gifts directed toward non-scholarship purposes are restricted gifts. These gifts may not count toward member benefits and DO NOT COUNT TOWARD SEATING OR PARKING PRIORITY.
Many companies will match your gifts to support scholarships at NAU. Please consult the benefits office at your place of employment. You may be eligible to double or triple the value of your gift and benefits. Your initial gift must be in by June 1, but the matching gift may be completed throughout the year.
Gifts in Kind
Contributions of product, merchandise, equipment or services are often provided in support of the athletic program. Gifts in Kind may not count toward membership benefits. Gifts of real property and securities are acceptable and may provide some tax advantages for you as a donor. Please consult your tax adviser.
Gifts through wills and bequests can provide you with benefits and opportunities to sustain your family name through endowed scholarships with the NAU Foundation. Benefits on these gifts are evaluated on an individual case basis.
Under applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) the amount of a contribution that is deductible for Federal Income Tax purposes is limited to the excess amount contributed over the value of any goods or services provided to the donor by Northern Arizona University. The IRC provides that 80 percent of an amount paid to or for the benefit of an institution of higher education shall be treated as a charitable contribution if, as a result of the payment, the donor receives the right to purchase tickets for seating at an athletic event in a stadium at the institution. Please consult your tax adviser to determine whether these provisions apply to you.
Relinquishing your Lumberjack Athletic Association membership automatically cancels all football and/or basketball season tickets in LAA reserved seating areas. Priority is assigned based in part on continual years as an LAA supporter and cannot be re-established after cancellation and is not transferable. Monies received are non-refundable.
Interested in supporting Lumberjack Athletics? Call (928) 523-5353 for more information.