The tax deadline for 2006 is quickly approaching. This may be a good time to evaluate your tax planning for this year and beyond. In addition to supporting our student-athletes, there are a number of potential tax advantages in making a gift to Wisconsin Athletics.
The Badger Fund is the lead ongoing funding priority for the athletic department and your gift, regardless of the size, DOES make a difference.
One option to consider is an outright cash gift to the Badger Fund. We thank our friends who have already supported the Badger Fund this calendar year. With less than a month remaining in the current calendar year, we encourage our other friends to renew or begin their support of the Badger Fund today.
You may make your gift electronically by visiting the Make a Gift section of the Badger Fund page. Please note all patrons who contribute to Wisconsin Athletics by December 31, 2006 will have the opportunity to request tickets for 2006-07 Big Ten and NCAA Men's Basketball tournament tickets.
December 31 is also the priority deadline for Ticket Marketplace , the UW Athletic Departments new initiative that helps donors to Wisconsin Athletics purchase and sell tickets to Badger athletic events.
Another option to consider is a planned gift to Wisconsin Athletics. In addition to supporting our student-athletes, there are potential significant tax advantages particularly with appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real estate. There are also giving vehicles such as annuities and charitable trusts, which can provide income to you along with supporting Wisconsin Athletics.
Please contact the Badger Fund at 608-262-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about the various giving opportunities to Wisconsin Athletics.