The Tiger Club generates financial support specifically for DePauw University's 23 varsity sports programs. Gifts made to the Tiger Club provide the necessary funds to improve and maintain the quality of athletic equipment and facilities, while also impacting the ability to recruit and retain student-athletes of the highest caliber.

In recent years, several endowed funds have been established to specifically support international travel for our student-athletes.  These funds support men's basketball, women's basketball, football and women's soccer.  If you are interested in supporting one of these funds, you can either contact Stevie Baker-Watson ( or follow one of the links below.

William J. Fenlon Fund for Men's Basketball International Travel

Kristin R. Huffman Fund for Women's Basketball International Travel

Football Alumni Travel Fund

John Carter Memorial Fund for Women's Soccer



Through the years, DePauw University has earned a reputation for its commitment to academic and athletic excellence. The Tiger Club exists to maintain that level of distinction and encourage alumni, families, and friends of the University to invest in the future of DePauw athletics.

DePauw, an NCAA Division III institution, proudly offers 23 varsity sports programs. DePauw competes in the North Coast Athletic Conference and alongside some of the strongest liberal arts colleges in the nation, and believes high-level athletic programs need not be sacrificed in order to meet rigorous academic standards.  

As a Tiger Club member, you can play a vital role in the continuing success of DePauw athletics by providing the financial assistance needed to improve and maintain the quality of our athletic programs. We now offer seven giving levels that allow you to make an impact on the lives of more than 500 student-athletes. Join us in becoming a part of this distinguished DePauw legacy.

When considering a gift to the Tiger Club, you can choose from a variety of philanthropic opportunities that allow you to make a gift that is right for your financial situation.

As a Tiger Club member, you have the opportunity to designate your gift in one of two ways:

  • Give 100 percent of your financial commitment to the general fund for athletics, or
  • Allocate 50 percent of your gift to the sports program of your choice and 50 percent to the general fund for athletics.

All 23 sports, plus sports medicine and athletics communications, are eligible to receive Tiger Club gifts.  Delegation and use of the general fund will be determined through a yearly plan developed by the athletic director, in conjunction with the president, vice president for finance and administration, and vice president for student life.




Cash Gifts

Cash contributions may be made for restricted use by the Department of Athletics for the general benefit of its sports programs, and for the aid of a specific sport of your designation.

Matching Gifts

A number of companies participate in a matching gift program, allowing you the opportunity to double or even triple your contribution to the Tiger Club. If your company is a participant, please enclose the company’s matching gift form along with your commitment to DePauw Athletics. You will receive credit for the total contribution made toward your giving level in the club.

Endowment and Planned Gifts

Endowment and planned gifts guarantee financial support will remain readily available for the future needs of DePauw Athletics.

Examples of the various planned-giving vehicles a donor may choose in supporting athletics are as follows:

  • Wills/Bequests
  • Gift annuities
  • Stock
  • Charitable trusts
  • Real estate
  • Insurance policies
  • IRA and other deferred tax assets

Frequently Asked Questions