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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

How can I become a member of the Falcon Pride Club?
Any contribution of $100 or more to Air Force Athletics through the Falcon Pride Club ensures your membership. You can make your gift to either the Excellence In Athletics Fund or to any of our 27 Intercollegiate programs.

When is the best time to make a gift to the Falcon Pride Club?
Anytime! We gladly take donations year round so contact us today to help support our mission of building leaders of character.

What is the impact of my donation to the Falcon Pride Club?
Your generous contribution to the Falcon Pride Club will help ensure the long term sustainability of all 27 Intercollegiate athletic programs by supporting the operational needs of the entire Air Force Athletics community. The athletic experience is a major part of the Academy's mission of producing leaders of character both in the classroom and in competition. You will help leave a legacy that will benefit future generations of cadet-athletes for the years to come.

Why are donations necessary?
Every donor makes a difference and your gift, no matter the size, has a direct impact on the lives of our cadet-athletes at the Air Force Academy. As we continue to pursue excellence both on and off the field, it is imperative that our cadet-athletes continue to receive the support they need to compete at the highest levels. With the cost of fielding teams increasing every year and our government funded dollars decreasing every year we are becoming reliant on private funding in order to provide our cadet-athletes with the resources needed for them to have the best possible cadet experience. Your generous gift helps us provide all of our cadet-athletes to learn the powerful lessons on the field of friendly strife and become the best 2nd lieutenants in the Air Force!

Is my gift to the sport of my choice completely restricted to that sport?
Yes. If you donate to the sport of your choice's Pride Club, 100% of the donation will go towards margin of excellence items for that sport. The funds may not be transferred or distributed elsewhere.

When can I expect my tax letter for all of my 2017 donations?
Tax letters for 2017 donors will be delivered to all members no later than January 31, 2018

Can I give an automated monthly payment?
Yes, through our giving platform you may designate a gift to be set as recurring either monthly, quarterly, or yearly. You may also select a goal balance to be broken down into monthly payments and pay your pledge in 12 months. For more questions on how this works call the Pride Club office.

What is donor parking and how do I pay for it?
Update to All Excellence Fund donors at the $250 level or higher may receive front row parking in lots 2,3 and 4 of Falcon Stadium. To join the Excellence Fund, Click Here. To view the Excellence Fund benefits chart, click here.

Inclement weather you will be informed via email.

Do you accept matching gifts?
Yes, the Falcon Pride Club accepts matching gifts. To apply for a matching gift consult with your company's finance or HR office to see if your donation applies. We are more than happy to contact your company on your behalf. For more information contact our office.

What other ways does the Falcon Pride Club accept gifts?
The Falcon Pride Club accepts a wide variety of gifts. We allow gifts to impact the lives of our Cadet-Athletes in many different forms. Some examples include real estate, stocks or personal property, as well as planned gifts like endowments, life insurance, bequests, trusts, annuities and gifts of securities. If you are interested in making such a gift, please contact the Falcon Pride Club.

Specific FAQ's On Giving

How do I make a gift to the Falcon Pride Club?
Making a gift to the FPC is extremely easy you can make it by phone, mail or online.

When is my annual donation due?
To receive sport specific benefits, you must begin your gift before the beginning of that sport's season.

Can I make multiple payments throughout the year?
Yes! You have the option to give annually, quarterly or monthly. This is a great way to support the program at a higher level by making smaller donations in frequency.

If I give to a specific sport, am I still a member of the Falcon Pride Club?
Of course! Any contribution to the Falcon Pride Club or Excellence in Athletics Fund makes you a member of the FPC.

What is a matching gift?
Many employers are willing to match charitable donations made by their employees. Check with your Human Resources professional for matching gift information and what the process may require.

Benefits

How do I receive member benefits for the Falcon Pride Club?
To receive member benefits for the FPC your gift must go to the Excellence in Athletics Fund. Some additional benefits are offered for specific sport programs. Contact your FPC representative to check on

Falcon Pride Club
2168 Field House Drive
USAFA, CO 80840
719.333.4545 (Phone)

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