About

Relaunched in 2018, the Huskers Athletic Fund (HAF) is the official fundraising arm of Nebraska Athletics. Through the generosity of HAF members, Nebraska Athletics is able to provide all student-athletes with the resources and support they need to be successful in academics, athletics and life.

Membership levels are based upon total annual giving to Nebraska Athletics, which incorporates donations connected to philanthropic gifts, tickets, parking, premium seating, capital projects and the Devaney Legacy Society. Membership benefits will run from July 1 – June 30 of the fiscal year.

With student-athlete experience costs rising nationally, Nebraska Athletics depends on investors, who understand the need for continuous advancement. Your support is essential to recruit student-athletes, who compete for championships and earn college degrees.



Membership Levels & Benefits


Walk-on - $100-$499


  • Support 650 Nebraska Student-Athletes
  • Donor decal
  • Athletics updates
  • Discounted tickets to HAF Spring Game Tailgate

Blackshirt - $500-$1499


All WALK-ON benefits +

  • Membership Packet
  • Eligible for football donor parking (with Nebraska Football season tickets)
  • Donor recognition on HuskersAthleticFund.com
  • Digital Download of Nebraska Football Media Guide

Captain - $1,500-$4,999


All BLACKSHIRT benefits +

  • Adidas discount

Director - $5,000-$9,999


All CAPTAIN benefits +

  • Invitation to Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
  • Invitation to National Signing Day Event

All-American - $10,000-$24,999


All Director benefits +

  • Invitation to Nebraska Athletics Golf Classic
  • Invitation to A Night at the Lied


National Leadership Society (NLS)


Bronze - $25,000-$49,999


All ALL-AMERICAN benefits +

  • Bronze Lapel Pin & Pendant
  • Invitation to Annual Investors' Meeting
  • Invitation to member exclusive events

Silver - $50,000-$99,999


All BRONZE benefits +

  • Silver Lapel Pin and Pendant
  • Football pregame field access for one home game
  • Invitation to exclusive postseason events

Gold - $100,000+


All SILVER benefits +

  • Gold Lapel Pin and Pendant
  • Invitation to Coaches Circle Events
  • Courtside Room access for Men's and Women's Basketball games (with game tickets, non-transferable)

Ruby - $1,000,000+ Lifetime Giving


All GOLD benefits +

  • Ruby Lapel Pin and Pendant
  • Exclusive Ruby Level experience

Initiatives

Husker Air Fleet

The Husker Air Fleet program was launched in December of 2018 to maximize recruiting efficiencies for head coaches through the use of private aircraft. Nebraska Athletics always has a goal to recruit the top local talent in Nebraska. But in order to compete on a national scale, recruiting across the country is vital. In fact, 70% of Nebraska Football's prospects for the 2019 class are outside of the 500 mile radius of Lincoln.


WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE


  • Cash Donation to Husker Air Fleet fund

  • Donation of Flight Hours

  • Donation of Private Aircraft

More Information: Husker Air Fleet

Questions: Please contact Mattie Fowler Burkhardt by email at mfowler@huskers.com

THE HUSKERS ATHLETIC FUND ALSO SUPPORTS:

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Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory

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Strength and Conditioning

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Post-Eligibility Opportunities Program

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Full Cost of Attendance Scholarships

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Performance Nutrition

Ways to Give

How to Give

Contributions to the Huskers Athletic Fund can be made by cash, check, eCheck or credit card. The HAF accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Checks should be made payable to the University of Nebraska Foundation, with student-athlete support denoted in the memo line.

Pledge

You may make a pledge to support the Huskers Athletic Fund. The pledge can be paid in full or installments, with the pledge balance due by April 1. Statements will be sent periodically reminding you of the April 1 deadline and your remaining contribution balance.

Online Giving

Current donors and new donors making first-time gifts should visit huskers.com/myaccount. Current donors can sign in and click on "manage my donations" or "make a donation" to increase current contributions. First time donors will click "register now" before contributing.

Planned Giving

A planned or deferred gift may offer substantial tax and estate planning benefits and provide a lasting impact to Nebraska Athletics. Our team is happy to work with your professional advisors to decide which gift option works with your goals and interests. More information is available under the Devaney Legacy Society.

Endowments

Scholarship endowments and program endowments provide a perpetual source of financial support for the Nebraska Athletic Department. More information is available under the Devaney Legacy Society.

Matched Giving

Many organizations will match contributions to nonprofit entities such as the Nebraska Athletic Department. Your organization's matched gift will increase your lifetime giving status and further support our mission to provide the best student-athlete experience in the nation. Under the new tax reform, organizations cannot match contributions connected to tickets or priority points. All philanthropic gifts that are tax deductible are eligible for matched giving. Please work with your benefits office and mail all matching gift forms to our office:

Huskers Athletic Fund
625 Stadium Drive PO Box 82848
Lincoln, NE 68501-2848

Additional questions can be directed to our office at (402) 472-3111.

Priority Points

Nebraska Athletics uses priority points to award tickets and seat locations for away games, postseason events, single game ticket purchases, and to assign time slots for improvements of season tickets during Seat Yourself.

  • 3 points each $100 cash or gift in kind received in current drive year
  • 1 point each $100 cash or gift in kind received in previous years
  • Priority points are recalculated in April of every year

TAXES

Tax reform legislation passed in December of 2017 impacted donations associated with tickets to college athletic events. This includes any gift associated with season tickets or priority points, which are currently not tax-deductible. This information is not intended to provide or should not be relied on for tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult your tax advisor(s) concerning the application of tax laws to your particular situation.

Can I decline Priority Points to receive a tax deduction?

Yes! If the fund is not associated with tickets/parking, you may decline priority points to improve tax deductibility. Please write this on your donor statement or enter in the comments section when donating online.