Methods of Giving
Cash and Credit
Contributions of cash, checks made payable to Houston
Athletics, or charges to Visa, MasterCard, American
Express and Discover are accepted. Contributions can
also be made online here.
Cougars Helping by Automatic Monthly Payment
"CHAMPS", formally known as the "First and Ten"
Program, is the easiest way to support Cougar Pride.
Donations are automatically debited from your
checking account or charged to your credit card each
month. Enrollment begins with as little as $10 per
month, and your donation can be spread throughout
a fiscal year.
"CHAMPS" removes the worry about deadlines, and
you don't have to wait until all the payments are
made to receive any parking or seating benefits that
are tied to a donation level. Just fill out and submit an
application and you are done! You may also cancel
or increase your donation at any time. To obtain an
application, contact Cougar Pride at (713) 743-
GOUH (4684) or visit our website at UHCougars.com
and click on the Cougar Pride button to download an
Cougar Pride meets the criteria for the Matching Gift
Program of many companies. Simply enclose your
matching gift form and your personal payment in the
same envelope. Verification of your donation is sent
directly to your employer's benefits office. Cougar
Pride credit will be awarded when the matching
funds are received.
Endowments may be established with a minimum
pledge of $25,000, payable within five years. A fully
endowed scholarship is $500,000.
When you include Houston Athletics in your longterm
financial plans, your legacy ensures that
studentathletes will continue to benefit from an education at the
University of Houston far into the
future. At the same time, you help to
secure your own financial future or that of
Gifts of appreciated shares of marketable
securities are a valuable contribution. What's
more, these gifts may provide significant tax
advantages to you because you can deduct
the fair market value of publicly traded
securities without paying capital gains tax
on the sale of the gifted stock.
For more information on any types of
giving, please contact Cougar Pride
at (713) 743-GOUH (4684).