Annual Gifts- Cash/Check/Credit Card:
Donations in the form of cash, checks (made payable to VCU Foundation), or credit card are the most popular ways of giving. Your gift can be billed monthly, annually, semi-annually, or quarterly. All pledges must be paid in full by June 30th of the giving year. Any questions regarding gifts, please contact the Ram Athletic Fund at (804) 828 - 3863.

Making a gift online:

Online giving is the quickest and most convenient way to renew your Ram Athletic Fund donation. Visit https://www.support.vcu.edu/give/athletics and check “Ram Athletic Fund” under “Donor Designation.” You can make a one-time gift or setup a recurring gift. Under “Gift Frequency,” select “I would like to make a recurring gift” to make monthly, quarterly or annual installments on your Ram Athletic Fund pledge. For questions regarding online gifts, please contact Abby Bergakker.

Matching Gifts:

If your employer is a participant in a matching gift program, you will receive Ram Athletic Fund credit for the total contribution. This is a great way to double and increase your giving level. See your Human Resources Department for complete information on matching gifts. Visit www.matchinggifts.com/vcu.  For more details or information, please contact Abby Bergakker.

Planned Giving- Estate Gifts/Securities/Bequests:

Deferred gifts, through wills, bequests, and trusts may also provide the funds to help VCU Athletics. In addition, securities are welcomed gifts and can be transferred electronically and can provide tax benefits and advantages of appreciated value. For more information on bequests, please contact Russell Grimm.


The Endowed Scholarship Program within the Ram Athletic Fund allows a donor to provide for the future of our student-athletes. A minimum gift of $25,000 can endow a scholarship and you may specify the sport program. This is a great way to honor a family member, friend, coach or former student-athlete and to ensure continued support for student-athletes. For more information on Endowments, please contact Russell Grimm.


Gifts that can offset the expenses of the VCU Athletic Department are welcome. Fair market value for these gifts will be given toward Ram Athletic Fund membership.  For more information on gifts-in-kind, please contact Russell Grimm.