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 System (CHAMPS)
    "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).

    Matching Gifts
    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
    Endowments may be established with a minimum pledge of $25,000, payable within five years. A fully endowed scholarship is $500,000.

    Planned Giving
    When you include Houston Athletics in your longterm financial plans, your legacy ensures that student athletes 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 loved ones.

    Marketable Securities
    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.

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