How To Support
The Rocket Fund is the Athletic Department’s official annual giving program. The Rocket Fund
generates needed funds to assist our student-athletes and their sport programs here at
UToledo. This support helps fund scholarships, academic assistance, equipment needs and many
other items for nearly 400 student-athletes in 16 varsity sports.
For a PDF of the Rocket Fund Brochure CLICK HERE
Gifts to the Rocket Fund may be designated for one of the three areas:
- Scholarship Aid – for all student-athletes
- Program Operations – for a particular team
- Unrestricted – for those needs determined to be most important by the Athletic
Benefits and privileges such as premium parking and priority seating assistance are provided
at levels of support of $100 or more annually.
As a contributor to The Rocket Fund, you’ll receive the
satisfaction of helping support our student-athletes as they
take their education and skills to the next level.
You have a choice of several membership opportunities within The Rocket Fund. The level of
support at which you feel most comfortable may be:
- The "Directors Circle" at a minimum of $5,000 annually.
- The "Coaches Division" at a minimum of $2,500 annually.
- The "Executive Division" at a minimum of $1,000 annually.
- The "Gold Division" at a minimum of $500 annually.
- The "Blue Division" at a minimum of $300 annually.
- or The "Century Division" at a minimum of $100 annually.
Privileges and benefits, including priority seating assistance and parking passes increase with
the level of support.
Gifts may be in the form
of cash, credit card payment (including monthly/installment credit card payments), stock
transfer, payroll deduction (UT employees only) and under special circumstances, equipment,
supplies, or other in-kind gifts.
Many companies and corporations will match their employees’ contributions to The Rocket Fund. If
your company has a matching gift program, you can double or even triple the value of your gift
to The Rocket Fund. Please consult the benefits office at your place of employment for
information and/or matching gift forms. Please note: in order to qualify for recognition in a
specific division, the matching gift and the personal gift must be for the benefit of the
All gifts to The Rocket Fund are received by The University of Toledo Foundation. The Foundation
is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. Per IRS regulations, premium seating payments (PSP) are
Please consult your tax adviser for more information.
Outright gifts with no ticket purchase attached are fully deductible less the fair market value
of any benefits, as mentioned above. Please indicate on the application if you wish to purchase
(or currently purchase) priority season tickets and if you wish to receive parking passes.
Consult with your tax advisor concerning the deductibility of your contributions to The Rocket
You can designate your gift as you desire. Gifts may be used for scholarship aid or for a
specific team’s operations, however, we strongly encourage unrestricted contributions.
Unrestricted contributions help meet the needs that are most critical to the athletic