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Maroon Club Approaching Calendar Year-End Goal


Dec. 29, 2017

EASTON, Pa. -- Lafayette College's Maroon Club is quickly approaching the end of the calendar year. To date, the Maroon Club has successfully raised over $550,000 from more than 1,200 donors.

The Maroon Club has set an annual goal of $1.65 million for this fiscal year which ends June 30, 2018.

"Thank you to all of our alumni, parents, and friends who continue to support Lafayette Athletics at every level," said Josh Azer, Lafayette's Director of Athletic Development. "I believe that Lafayette has the most passionate supporters in the Patriot League. Gifts to support Lafayette Athletics help to cover about a third of our athletic department's operating budget on an annual basis. This is the difference between what our budgets support, and what each team needs for our coaches to deliver a first-class Division I experience to our student-athletes."

There are many ways gifts to the Maroon Club directly impact the success of the athletics department. Gifts to the General Fund support the Oaks Leadership Academy, strength and conditioning programs, athletic training resources, the bi-annual Career Development Series, and other department-wide programs.

Lafayette's Development Office is open December 28-29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If assistance is needed during those times, please email giving@lafayette.edu or call (610) 330-5034 or (610) 330-5037.

For donors interested in making a gift or fulfilling a pledge before the end of the 2017 tax year, there are several easy and convenient methods:

  • Give online by credit card at development.lafayette.edu/give. Gifts online will count for the 2017 tax year through 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31.

  • Mail a check (payable to Lafayette College) to Lafayette College, Development Office, Box 3000, Easton, PA 18042 (be sure to write Maroon Club/Sport(s) of your choice on the memo line or send a supporting letter with instructions). Checks should be postmarked by December 31, 2017. If credit card information is being sent through the mail, it must be received on or before 3 p.m., Friday, December 29 so that the payment can be processed before the end of the tax year.

  • Call (610) 330-5034 before 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 29 to count your gift in the 2017 tax year. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express can be utilized.

All gifts to the Maroon Club general fund and/or sport or area of the donor's choice are a part of the $400 million Live Connected, Lead Change Campaign for Lafayette College. Donors can earmark donations to a specific sport through the "Friends of" programs or make gifts to the Maroon Club general fund.

For more information on the Maroon Club or to inquire about a major gift towards athletic scholarship or endowment, please contact Josh Azer, Director of Athletic Development (azerj@lafayette.edu, 610-330-3116).