Charger
Athletics
Fund

Mission

The mission of the Charger Athletics Fund is to provide the resources necessary for every student-athlete from our 18 varsity athletics programs to compete for championships, succeed in the classroom, and be prepared to lead meaningful lives beyond graduation. Charger Athletics has big dreams and huge expectations.
To reach new heights we need your support.

All gifts to the department of athletics, to a specific varsity program, towards a capital project or an endowed athletics scholarship are eligible to gain membership to the CAF and the applicable member benefits listed below. Every single gift, no matter the amount, will make a difference in the lives of current and future Charger student-athletes.

Ways to Give

General Athletics

Designate your gift to the area of greatest need within the department as determined by the Director of Athletics and Associate Director of Athletics for Business Operations. Gifts designated to General Athletics will be used to make the greatest impact on the greatest number of student-athletes.

Sport Specific Donation

Designate your gift to a specific athletics program to provide them the resources necessary to recruit high achieving student-athletes, deliver a world-class student-athlete experience, and compete for championships on a yearly basis.

Scholarship Endowment

Establish an endowed athletics scholarship in your name or in honor of someone else. Endowed scholarships can be created using any number of distinguishing criteria to select the annual recipient. The minimum initial gift to establish an endowed scholarship is $5,000.

Capital Project

Direct your gift towards a current capital project as identified by the university and department of athletics. Visit ‘Peterson Performance Center’ to learn more about our current capital project and how it will transform our campus.

Visit Capital Projects to learn more about our current projects and how they will transform our campus.

Stock Gifts

Donations made using stock holdings are a great way to make a charitable contribution to Charger Athletics while receiving tax benefits as well. Please contact Rob Thompson if you are interested in making a contribution through transfer of stock.

Corporate Sponsorship

Contact Jon Mays for more information on how your business can partner with the Chargers.

Corporate Matching Gift

Many employers will match gifts made to charitable organizations. Obtain a matching gifts form from your human resources office, complete the employee section of the form and submit it with your contribution.

Estate Gift

Donors can elect to include Charger Athletics in their estate plan. Please contact Rob Thompson if you are interested in learning more.

CAF Benefits

  Chargers
($100+)
All-Conference
($250+)
All-American
($500+)
‘Nunc Coepi’
($1,000+)
Support the Student-Athlete Experience
Tax Deduction
Charger Athletics Fund Window Decal
Subscription to Charger Digital Magazine with Athletics Department Highlights & Feature Stories
Exclusive Charger Workout Shirt
Recognition on the 'Charger for Life' Wall of Champions
Invitation to Charger Spring Weekend VIP Tent
Exclusive Charger Pullover
Invitation to Football Pregame Tailgate Tent at Home Football Games
Preferred Parking at Home Football Games
Invitation to VIP Endzone Experience at Home Football Games
Choice of Exclusive Charger Apparel
Invitation to Annual Hall of Fame Banquet
Invitation to Annual Donor Impact Dinner
Recognition on the 'Charger for Life' Wall of Champions + Peterson Performance Center

The tax deductible value of your gift will be determined by benefits accepted at the time of the gift. For your gift to be fully tax-deductible, you may decline all benefits when making your gift.

Staff

Jon Mays

Jon Mays

Senior Associate Director of Athletics

Phone: 203-932-7018

Email: jmays@newhaven.edu

Ashley Bruton

Ashley Bruton

Associate Director of Athletics – Business Operations

Phone: 203-932-7017

Email: abruton@newhaven.edu

Frequently
Asked
Questions

HOW LONG HAS THE CHARGER ATHLETICS FUND BEEN IN EXISTENCE?

The Charger Athletics Fund is the newly formed annual giving arm of Charger Athletics. Launched in 2021, the Charger Athletics Fund will serve to benefit every student-athlete from our 18 varsity programs and provide the necessary resources for Charger student-athletes to compete on and off the field of play.

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CHARGER ATHLETICS FUND?

All gifts to the department of athletics, to a specific varsity program, towards a capital project or an endowed athletics scholarship are eligible to gain membership to the Charger Athletics Fund and the applicable member benefits listed in the CAF benefits chart. Every single gift, no matter the amount, will make a difference in the lives of current and future Charger student-athletes. You can join by clicking ‘Donate’ in the upper right hand corner of this page today.

WHAT ARE THE FOOTBALL PREGAME TAILGATE TENT AND VIP ENDZONE EXPERIENCE?

The Football Pregame Tailgate Tent and VIP Endzone Experiences are available to Charger Athletics Fund members at the ‘All-American’ or ‘Nunc Coepi’ annual giving levels. The Football Pregame Tailgate Tent typically opens two hours prior to kickoff and offers guests a full buffet style meal and open bar. The VIP Endzone Experience takes place in the Northwest corner of DellaCamera Stadium and opens at halftime of each home game. Guests are offered stadium style food, open bar, and a sideline viewing experience.

AM I REQUIRED TO MAKE A DONATION EVERY YEAR?

In order to be considered an active member of the Charger Athletics Fund and to receive benefits associated with your membership you must make a yearly donation to Charger Athletics.

CAN I SCHEDULE MY GIFT ON A RECURRING SCHEDULE?

Yes. This method of giving is preferred. Gifts to the Charger Athletics Fund can be scheduled on a monthly or annual basis. Recurring gifts can be made by clicking the ‘Donate’ button in the upper right corner of this page. For assistance in setting up your recurring gift, please contact Jon Mays.

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO MAKE A GIFT?

There is no deadline to make your annual gift to the Charger Athletics Fund. However, in order to enjoy the benefits associated with your membership, please make your gift prior to Charger Football season if you wish to attend the Pregame Tailgate, VIP Endzone Experience, or use the preferred parking pass.

IS MY GIFT TO THE CHARGER ATHLETICS FUND TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes, your gift to the Charger Athletics Fund is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. The tax deductible value of your gift will be determined by benefits accepted at the time of the gift. For your gift to be fully tax-deductible, you may decline all benefits when making your gift.