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Join the Flames Club with a gift to the Annual Fund
Flames Club membership begins at just $50, with a total of eight membership levels culminating with the highest Scholarship Level ($10,000). Members can enjoy preferred parking, seating, and pregame hospitality privileges, based upon membership level; or refuse benefits for tax purposes. Contributions may be unrestricted, so they may be used where needed most, or designated toward your sport of choice. 2013 members are eligible for benefits for the 2013 football season, 2013-14 basketball season, and the 2014 baseball season. Gifts may be made by cash, check, credit card, or stock transfer; and may be paid in a lump sum or on a monthly or quarterly basis, with the balance due by December 31. If your organization matches contributions, please forward all matching paperwork to the Flames Club to receive full recognition and benefit credit for the entire gift, including the matched portion. The Flames Club operates under Liberty University’s non-profit 501(c) (3) status, and donations may be 80% tax-deductible unless the donor chooses to refuse all benefits for potential 100% deductibility, per IRS regulations (see your tax advisor).
Refer New Members to the Flames Club
The easiest way for current members to earn Loyalty Points and to increase support for Liberty Flames Athletics is to refer new members to the Flames Club. Everyone wins as the referring member enjoys enhanced points for seating and parking privileges, the new member enjoys participation in the Flames Club, and Liberty Athletics enjoys additional financial support.
Make a Difference through Deferred Giving
Deferred gifts can enable donors to support Liberty University Athletics in a greater capacity than they may have thought possible, and some gift types can provide current income to the donor and/or tax benefits. Some of the deferred gift options include charitable gift annuities, will bequests, life insurance gifts, and various types of charitable trusts. Contact the Flames Club for more information on deferred gift options.
Consider a Legacy Gift with a Naming Rights Opportunity
All 20 athletic teams at Liberty University have legacy gift needs beyond the Annual Fund campaign. Legacy gifts provide naming rights opportunities for the improvement of existing facilities or the construction of new facilities. Legacy gifts can range from $1,000 to donate a locker, to six or seven-figure gifts to name a large facility. Legacy gifts receive double loyalty points, but do not count towards Flames Club Annual Fund membership levels. Since no tangible benefits are received outside of naming opportunities, legacy gifts may be considered 100% tax deductible (see your tax advisor).
Liberty’s campus has been transformed in recent years with the following athletics facility additions:
• 2006 – Williams Football Operations Center
• 2006 – Tolsma Indoor Track Center
• 2006 – LaHaye Aquatic Center
• 2007 – East Campus Volleyball Facility
• 2009 – Osborne Stadium (soccer, track & field)
• 2009 – Hershey-Esbenshade Tennis Courts
• 2009 – Thomas Indoor Soccer Center
• 2010 – Williams Stadium (expansion – football)
• 2010 – Luurtsema Center (soccer, track & field)
• 2011 – Cook Tennis Center
• 2011 – Field Hockey and Lacrosse Fields
• 2011 – The Sports Racquet (acquisition – tennis)
• 2012 – East Campus Field House (field hockey, lacrosse)
• 2013 – Liberty Baseball Stadium
• 2013 – Basketball Practice Facility
Many of these additions were made possible through private legacy gift contributions. Expansion continues with the planned construction of a new golf clubhouse and practice facility by the end of 2013, as well as a new softball stadium scheduled for completion in 2014.
Contact the Flames Club - Call 434-582-CLUB (2582) or email FlamesClub@liberty.edu