Ways to Give

Contributing to the Z-Fund: Contributions may be unrestricted or designated toward the sport of your choice. While the 2016 membership year will expire on December 31, benefits for Basketball will continue through the 2016-2017 season. Contributions may be made by cash, check, or credit card; and may be paid in a lump sum payment or on a monthly or quarterly basis, with the balance due by December 31, 2016*.

If your organization matches contributions, please forward all matching paperwork to the Z-Fund to receive full recognition and benefit credit for the entire gift, including the matched portion. The Z-Fund operates under the University of Akron Foundation's non-profit 501(c)(3) status, and donations are 80% tax-deductible unless the donor chooses to refuse all benefits for 100% deductibility, per IRS regulations (see your tax advisor).

*In order for contributions to affect the seating process for Football, Men's Soccer, and Men's Basketball, the priority deadlines must be followed.


There are several different ways to support Akron Athletics: