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WAYS YOU CAN HELP

SUPPORT THE UCATS ANNUAL FUND
The UCATS Annual Fund is used to meet the annual scholarship needs for Bearcats student-athletes. With over 530 student-athletes representing 18 varsity sports, approximately $7 million must be raised annually through private support to make our dream of excellence in athletics and academics a reality. All gifts for priority season tickets are directed to the UCATS Annual Fund.

ASK IF YOUR COMPANY PARTICIPATE S IN A MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM
Some companies will match your charitable contribution to UC Athletics. Please consult the benefits office at your place of employment to see if you are eligible for their matching gifts program. Log-on to UCATS.net for a complete list of known companies that currently match gifts to the University of Cincinnati.

SUPPORT BEARCATS STUDENT-ATHLETES THROUGH AN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
An endowment represents a long term solution to keeping pace with escalating scholarship costs. This program allows UCATS members to invest in the educational opportunities of UC student-athletes. Endowed gifts are held in perpetuity as the UC Foundation invests the initial gift and spends only a portion of the annual investment return for the scholarship created. A donor who makes an endowed gift today can be confident that his or her gift will grow and continue to provide support for future UC student-athletes. A donor may endow a named scholarship for a UC student-athlete with a gift/pledge of $50,000. Although a donor cannot select specific scholarship recipients per NCAA rules, he or she can designate his or her support for a specific sport/program. Please contact a UCATS representative at 1-877-55-UCATS to discuss your specific interest.

REMEMBER UC ATHLETICS IN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING
UCATS members can help ensure that the excellence of UC Athletics continues in perpetuity by making a planned gift. Our staff, working with the UC Foundation, can help you determine the gift plan that best meets your financial and philanthropic goals. Please contact a UCATS representative at 1-877-55-UCATS to discuss your specific interest.

MAKE A GIFT TOWARD A SPECIAL PROJECT OR PROGRAM SPECIFIC NEED
We encourage all members to give to the UCATS annual fund first and foremost, but there are other ways that you can become involved with Bearcat Athletics. There are many critical needs for the athletics department, and program specific development funds meet the individual needs of each sport or program.