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Giving to Athletics

Ways to Give

There are several ways to contribute to the athletic program at Lincoln Memorial University. The information below should aid you in deciding the best option for you.

The fiscal year at Lincoln Memorial University runs from July 1-June 30. Monetary donations (in the form of cash, checks (made payable to Lincoln Memorial University Athletics or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover), or in-kind gifts are welcomed. Making your monetary gift each year is simple using one of the following methods:

Online - Click here to access the online form. You will be redirected to the online alumni community. When you make your gift, you will have several options to choose from to designate your gift.

Phone - If you prefer to make your gift via phone, call Frank Woodward, director of gift processing, at 423.869.6351.

Mail - To donate via mail, please send your check (with the appropriate designation in the memo line) to:
Dan Burns, Director of Athletic Development
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752

Designating Your Gift
You may choose to designate your gift or you may choose to have your gift go directly to the Athletics Excellence Fund (unrestricted gifts that are used where they are needed most within the athletic programs). You may also designate your gift to a particular sport or special project or to one of the scholarships that have been established for student-athletes (see list below).

Matching Gifts
Does your company participate in a matching gift program? If so, return a matching gift form from your company's Human Resources department to our office with your gift. Matching gift programs are a great way to increase the impact of your gift.

Gifts In-Kind
Gifts in-kind provide non-monetary opportunities to support LMU Athletics. Examples of these donations include food, athletic equipment, office supplies, etc.; anything that is directly related to the University’s mission.

Below is a list of current scholarships that are designated for student-athletes. You are welcome to designate your gift toward one of these funds or start a new annual or endowed scholarship fund. 
  • Jim and Janet Jordan Athletic Scholarship for Academically Gifted Athletes
  • Dean C. Bailey Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  • Jim Byrd Golf Scholarship
  • Jerry C. Bishop Endowed Education Scholarship for Athletes
  • Dorothy Teague Bruce Memorial Scholarship (given to incoming freshmen)
  • Russell and Belinda Lloyd Endowed Scholarship
Additional Gift Opportunities
There are other ways to support LMU Athletics including: stocks, securities, real-estate, personal property, bequests, trusts, life insurance, and other planned gift opportunities. For more information about these opportunities, please contact the Division of University Advancement at 423.869.6351.

Tax Information
Remember that any gift is tax deductible, but accepting benefits may reduce the amount you are able to write off. Your tax advisor in conjunction with our LMU staff can assist you with the tax deductible portion of your gift.