FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Courtesy: Mount St. Mary's Sports Information                                          Release: 06/27/2006

Give Now

• Why is The Mount Athletics Department important to the overall success and reputation of Mount St. Mary's University?

Athletics is often the window through which the general public views our University. National exposure from Mount teams qualifying for such events as the NCAA Basketball and Lacrosse Tournaments and individual competitors competing at the national level bring an unprecedented amount of attention to Mount St. Mary's University. This recognition spurs interest from prospective students, professors, coaches and administrators from around the world. Through successful athletic programs, the entire University community benefits.

• If I make a gift to an area of the university other than Athletics, will that apply to my Mount Club membership?

Simply put - no. The Mount Club is the official fundraising organization for Mount St. Mary's University Athletics, and membership in the Mount Club requires a contribution of $25 or more into any restricted or unrestricted Mount Athletic account.

• Can ANYONE join The Mount Club?

YES! Anyone can join. There are membership levels ranging from $25 to $10,000 and above to accommodate everyone's personal and corporate giving ability. All alumni, parents and fans are encouraged to become members.

• If I become a member of the Mount Club, will my gift go to general athletics, or can I direct my gift to a specific area?

Unrestricted Mount Club gifts allow the greatest flexibility as this support provides resources which benefit student-athletes from all 16 varsity programs. However, you may also designate your gift in support of the sport or sports that are most important to you. We ask that donors first consider an unrestricted gift before looking to direct their gift, or a portion of their gift, to a specific team.

• Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes. All gifts to The Mount Club are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. For deductibility, please consult your tax adviser.

• What else can I do to help the Mount Club and Mount St. Mary's University Athletics?

Your continued financial support and attendance at Mount St. Mary's sporting events are extremely important. By recruiting more Mount Club members, inviting friends and family to games and events, and becoming active in the Mount Club and local Mount Club fund-raising and friend-raising efforts, we will be able to reach all of our goals. There's strength in numbers!

For more information or to become a member, please contact Michael Paulus,
Director of Athletic Development at 301.447.5035 or Paulus@msmary.edu.