What is

the Ohio Bobcat Club?

The Ohio Bobcat Club serves as the fundraising arm of Ohio Athletics and is committed to generating resources in support of 16 varsity programs and over 430 student-athletes.

Methods for Support

To support the Ohio Bobcat Club, you can donate in any of the following ways:

Ohio Bobcat Club Annual Fund

  • Gifts to the Ohio Bobcat Club Annual Fund count towards benefits such as premium seats, preferred parking, and hospitality access. Parking is only accessible through gifts to the Ohio Bobcat Club Annual Fund.
  • These funds are used for team travel, academic services, equipment, and special needs at the Athletic Director's discretion.


  • Funds are directed towards operations and scholarships, per the guidelines of the donor. Does not qualify you for Ohio Bobcat Club Benefits.

Sport Specific Funds

  • Funds are used to offset expenses such as team operations, equipment, and travel
  • Gifts to sport specific funds qualify you for Ohio Bobcat Club benefits excluding parking for football and men's basketball. Football and men's basketball parking are only accessible through gifts to the Ohio Bobcat Club Annual Fund.

Capital Projects

  • Funds are directed towards facility projects such as the Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center. Does not qualify you for Ohio Bobcat Club benefits; however, you will be eligible for priority points.

How to Give



Checks can be mailed to:

    The Ohio Bobcat Club
    Convocations Center, S126
    1 Ohio University Dr.
    Athens, OH 45701
  • Checks can be made out to the Ohio University Foundation

  • In the Memo line put the designation of the gift

    • Ex. Gifts to the annual fund should read Ohio Bobcat Club. Gifts to women's golf should read women's golf

Stock Transfer

Gifts of appreciated securities are a great way to transmit assets to Ohio University as charitable contributions. Regardless of the method of transferring stock, as per IRS regulations, the value of the stock gift is calculated on the date the transfer is received by Ohio University or its broker. Similarly, the value is calculated as the average of the high and low price on the date the transfer was received by the university or its broker, not the date it was sent. Donors need to specify and confirm in writing the designation(s) for the gift, ideally before the stock transfer is made.

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Planned Giving

Over the years, Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics has gratefully benefitted from the thoughtful planned gifts of alumni, faculty, parents, and other friends; in the form of bequests, charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, etc. By making a planned gift, you are furthering the purpose and vision of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics.

You may receive many benefits that can include immediate income/gift tax deductions, estate tax deductions, life income for you, and life income for your spouse. Perhaps the most important benefit is knowing that you have meaningfully contributed to Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics and have created a legacy that reflects your values.”

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