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How to Fundraise

The club is required to submit a Fundraising Request (available on Engage) a minimum of 14 days prior to the fundraising event. Recognized clubs are the only student groups permitted to solicit monies on campus through the solicitation of donations, sponsorships, the charging of admission, or the selling of products or services.

Club Sports Fundraising Request (link to Engage)

Allternative Format (PDF)

Fundraising Opportunities


Only university approved crowdfunding platform that club sports can use for soliciting donations for your club. Fill out the request to start up a PonyUp Project and a staff member from University Advancement will contact you to set up a meeting.
Details about PonyUp Project:

  • Fundraising campaign generally lasts 30 days.
  • Pay for larger ticket items or regionals/championships.
  • Contact friends, family, and fans to contribute monies to your club. (Tax deductible!)
  • Campaign is run through your team’s foundation account.
  • 4% of donations go back to University Advancement (no other costs are associated
  • for their time and platform).
  • Funds are available immediately.

Request to start up a PonyUp Project

Securing Donations

Your team has a Foundation Account with University Advancement. At any day or time, a donor can donate a gift to your team by following these steps:
1. Go to

2. Click on the orange Make a Gift button

3. Designation: On the drop down menu, select “Other” – Type in the Club name you want to donate to

4. Donation: Select gift amount (Donation is tax deductible!) 5. Billing Address: Complete information

5. Secure Payment

A monthly donor report is sent to the Club Sports Administration on the 16th every month. Reach out to the Club Sports Administration if you need to check on the status of a donation.

Restaurant Kick-Back

Teams have the ability to partner with a local restaurant and receive a percentage of food sales (kickback) for a particular evening.
Details about Restaurant Kick-Back

  • Teams contact local restaurants to see if they would be willing to profit share one of their evenings.
  • Customers will have to mention they are here for the event or use a code when purchasing food for the team to receive a percentage of the food sales.
  • Restaurants will want our Tax Identification Number. Club Sports Administration can provide this information.
  • On average, teams will make around $50 – $150 per night.

Other Fundraising Opportunities

  • Carwash
  • Social Media campaigns
  • Sponsor an athlete