Tiger Athletic Foundation Increases Priority Points for Academic Gifts and Moves to Include LSU Health Science Foundations

BATON ROUGE – Tiger Athletic Foundation, or TAF, has increased priority point credit for gifts made to the LSU Foundation and the LSU Alumni Association and is moving to expand its Priority Point System to include donations to two other LSU-affiliated foundations.

Beginning in 2017 priority point credit for philanthropic donations to the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Foundation is being increased from ¼ point per $1,000 donated, to one point per $1,000 donated. TAF is also working with the LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation in New Orleans and the LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport to provide priority point credit for donations made to these LSU-affiliated organizations.

“This is an enormous change that will help philanthropic efforts across LSU,” said LSU President F. King Alexander. “On behalf of the LSU Board of Supervisors, we are grateful to the TAF Board and appreciate their continued support of the university.”

The Priority Point System is used to allocate opportunities for LSU fans to purchase certain tickets and parking passes to LSU athletic events based on giving to TAF and other LSU Affiliated Organizations, including the LSU Alumni Association and the LSU Foundation.

“TAF’s Board of Directors and the Athletic Department are unanimous in their support of these changes to the priority point system,” said Rick Perry, president and CEO of TAF.  “We believe that these changes and the continued cooperation of our fundraising organizations will encourage private fundraising efforts and enhance academic opportunities for all students attending LSU, including LSU’s student athletes.”

For complete information on changes to the Priority Point System, please visit the TAF website at http://lsutaf.org.



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