Frequently Asked Questions
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Why join the Paladin Club?
The Furman Paladin Club is the organization charged with raising athletic scholarships for over 320 student-athletes who represent Paladin Athletics in 20 different sports. Nearly 80% of these student-athletes are on some form of athletic scholarship. The cost of a quality Furman education has risen exponentially in recent years. In order to offset this rising cost, annual scholarship funding through the Paladin Club is essential in order to maintain the quality of competition that Furman puts forth on the field and on the court.
Each member has an immediate impact on the lives of Furman's student-athletes as every dollar raised goes to athletic scholarships. Many of our student-athletes would not otherwise be able to attend Furman except for the generosity of Paladin Club donors. In addition to helping to provide a quality college education to a deserving student-athlete, being a member of the Paladin Club also offers many other benefits. Our complete list of benefits is shownin our benefits chart, but some of the perks that Paladin Club members enjoy include:
- Preferrred Seating for football and basketball season tickets
- Preferred Parking for football and basketball with season ticket purchase
- Drop-ins prior to select basketball games
- Bus trips to select away football games
- The annual Paladin Club Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner
- Fundraising events
- Priority seating for playoff and postseason tickets
How are Paladin Club contributions used?
While the Paladin Club is sometimes involved in other fundraising projects for athletics, all money raised through Paladin Club memberships and events supports athletic scholarships directly. When joining the Paladin Club, you may designate your gift to fund scholarships for a specific sport, if you wish.
How do I join the Paladin Club?
Joining the Paladin Club is easy. The quickest way to join is to make a gift online and pay with a credit card. We can also accept credit cards over the phone at (864)294-3469. Checks may be mailed to the following address:
Furman University Paladin Club
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
For more information about ways to join the Paladin Club, click here.
When is my Paladin Club donation due each year?
The Paladin Club operates on a fiscal year from July 1 through June 30. To be a Paladin Club member for the 2013-2014 year, your gift must be received by June 30, 2014, but you may make a contribution at any time during the year.
Please note: Eligibility for football season tickets and parking is determined by the previous year’s Paladin Club membership. Thus, in order to be eligible for these benefits for the 2014 season, you must join the Paladin Club for 2013-2014.
Can I make a donation online?
Yes, we maintain a secure online giving site to accept Paladin Club donations. Click here to donate now.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes, your donation to the Paladin Club is 100% tax deductible. However, fees for participation in some events may not be entirely deductible. Please consult your tax professional for complete guidelines.
How do I order season football and basketball
Although your Paladin Club membership qualifies your for priority season ticket seating, those orders are made directly through the Ticket Office. Contact Georgie McMakin at (864)294-3099 to place your order.
How do I maintain my season ticket location from year to
First, you must maintain your level of giving to the Paladin Club. Your seat location will be determined by your Paladin Club membership level. Each year you will be mailed a reminder and given the opportunity to reserve and pay for your seats through the Ticket Office.
What is the matching gift program?
Many companies support employees’ charitable giving by matching gifts to the organizations thier employees support. If your employer offers a matching gift, the amount matched will contribute to your Paladin Club giving level for that year. For example, if you donate $250 and your employer matches with an additional $250, you receive credit for giving at the $500 level. Please check with your company’s Human Resources department or call the Paladin Club office (864-294-3469) to find out if you are eligible for a matching gift. For more information about submitting a matching gift request, click here.