Donor Count: Donor count
Total Raised: Dollar count

How do I decide where to direct my gifts?

On December 3rd, visit and you will have the option to give to the Athletics Friends Group(s) ("AFG") of your choice, or make a donation to the Princeton Varsity Club ("PVC").

What do my gifts fund?

The 17 co-ed varsity AFG's provide essential sport-specific funding to the 37 varsity teams to help maintain a competitive advantage. The PVC provides support/funding to all varsity sports' student-athletes to enhance their overall experience. You can read more about the two groups online at

Where do gifts go? Will 100% of my gift go to my designated area?

Your decision! Donors are encouraged to support one or more AFG and PVC. Yes, 100% of your gift will go to the group(s) you have selected.

When do I need to give for my gift to be counted toward Tiger Athletics Give Day ("TAGD") challenges?

All gifts submitted online or over the phone must be received on Tuesday, December 3rd between the hours of 12:00am - 11:59pm EST to be included in the TAGD competition. Transactions completed after midnight will not be counted towards the competition.

How can I make my gift?

Make a gift online by visiting or over the phone at 609-986-TAGD (8243) on Tuesday, December 3rd. Unfortunately we cannot accept gifts by mail, stock gifts, or check (unless arranged in advance as part of a Team Challenge) as part of the TAGD competition. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.

Is there a minimum/maximum gift amount?

Yes, there is a gift minimum of $20 to each AFG on TAGD. Gifts under the $20 threshold will not be counted in an AFG’s donor count, but will be assessed gift credit and be counted in the respective AFG or PVC dollar total.

No, there is no gift maximum on TAGD. The largest single credit card gift allowable by the website is $99,000, but multiple gifts totaling over $99,000 can be made.

Does my gift count towards Annual Giving?

No, your gift only counts towards the AFG that you support or the PVC. We encourage you to continue supporting Annual Giving. You can learn more by visiting

Am I able to make multiple gifts to a single AFG on TAGD?

Multiple gifts to a single AFG under the same donor will only register as a single gift as it relates to the Total Number of Donors for that AFG. However, all dollars pledged across those multiple gifts will be captured in that AFG's Total Dollars Raised.

Am I able to give to more than one AFG on TAGD?

If an individual wants to give to several AFG on TAGD (e.g., 17 gifts of $20 to each AFG), that registers as 17 gifts and adds one donor and $20 to each AFG’s respective totals.

If I make two separate gifts totaling $20, will I count in the Total Donor Count?

For a gift to count toward the Total Number of Donors, the transaction must be of $20+ in value. If the same donor makes two separate gifts totaling $20 across two groups (AFGs or PVC), the donations will not contribute to the Total Number of Donors count as they do not reach the $20 threshold for any one group. The gifts will be captured in the Dollars Raised metrics for each respective group.

How is "Raise the Bar" Calculated?

Each Athletics Friends Group that exceeds their five-year average year donor count and/or dollars raised total will receive PVC bonus funds. These donor count and dollars raised targets represent the average in each category across the first five years of TAGD (FY15-FY19). Bonus funds will be awarded to each category independent of the other. Any gifts that are less than $20 will not be factored into the "Raise the Bar" donor count, but will be factored into the dollars raised total.

How are bonus funds administered for the "Raise the Bar" competition?

Each Athletics Friends Group that exceeds their five-year donor count average (FY15-FY19) will receive bonus funds (amount TBD). Additionally, each AFG that exceeds their five-year dollars raised average (FY15-FY19) will receive bonus funds (amount TBD). The two categories are independent of one another, and thus AFGs are still eligible to receive bonus funds should they only “Raise the Bar” in one of the two categories (eligible for a double bonus if an AFG achieves both). Bonus funds are only awarded for beating your average, and thus no funds are awarded for tying that mark.

Will live results be available during Tiger Athletics Give Day on December 3rd?

Yes! Similar to years past, live leaderboards will be available on The leaderboards will reflect overall department totals, as well as specific AFG and PVC results specific to each competition. Results will be updated every 15 minutes on December 3rd.

Do Gifts to the PVC contribute to the overall grand totals?

Yes! All gifts to the PVC will be counted in the cumulative donor and dollars raised totals. Any PVC-dedicated gifts will not be part of the Total Number of Donors by Bracket, Total Dollars Raised by Bracket, or Raise the Bar challenges.

If I give $5,000 to AFGs on TAGD, do I become a PVC Lifetime Member?

No, to qualify for a Lifetime Membership, only $5,000 gifts to the PVC on TAGD will qualify. Similar to any other PVC-directed gift, the Lifetime Membership gift will not be a part of the Total Number of Donors by Bracket, Total Dollars Raised by Bracket, or Raise the Bar challenges. The gifts will count in the grand totals for Total Donors and Total Dollars Raised.

What are the benefits of becoming a PVC Lifetime Member?

As a PVC Lifetime Member, you will receive PVC annual membership for life, including event invitations, special recognition at PVC events and on PVC publications and much more. You will also be recognized on the PVC Lifetime Membership Donor Wall in the Andrew J. Conner ’62 Lounge in Jadwin Gym. To learn more, please visit

Are Corporate Matching Gifts able to be counted in TAGD totals?

We encourage corporate matching gifts, but are unable to process as part of the TAGD totals on December 3rd. The corporate matching gifts will be directed to the assigned AFG following TAGD.

Are AFG's permitted to implement Team Challenges on TAGD?

Yes! Team Challenges must be vetted with Jeff Ballen ( prior to TAGD.

Will dollars associated with a Team Challenge be included in an AFG's Total Dollars Raised?

If the donor offering the Team Challenge is able to submit their challenge gift via the above conditions (i.e., credit card payment, check) on December 3rd, the dollars will be counted to that AFG's Total Dollars Raised. If received after December 3rd, the gift will not count toward the TAGD totals.

What if I already donated to an AFG or the PVC this fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020)?

We thank you very much for your past gift! You have helped Princeton Athletics get off to a strong fundraising start this fall. If you'd like to donate again on TAGD, you will play an important role in helping us reach our annual goal.

Who counts as a donor on TAGD? What if both my partner/spouse and I would like to donate, can we split our gift between us and both get credit?

On TAGD each transaction will count as one donor for competition count purposes. Individuals must complete their own independent gift transaction to count as a donor and cannot give on behalf of someone else without their consent. There is no option to split your gift credit between your partner/spouse that day.

Am I permitted to solicit gifts or promote sport-specific participation through external associations?

An AFG may not encourage or promote donations to a single sport through an organization or association unrelated to that specific sport (i.e., general alumni associations, etc.).

Are AFG and/or teams permitted to reach out directly to AFG members on December 3rd to encourage participation?

Yes! AFG's and/or teams are encouraged to promote participation amongst their AFG members as they see fit on TAGD. The Athletic Department administration will not provide any real-time donor participation reports to align with specific AFG donor outreach initiatives.

How can I help TAGD succeed?

Post about TAGD on social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #TAGD. Call and email fellow Princetonians and encourage them to give.


Any gift over $5,000 on TAGD will receive a hard copy acknowledgement. The default for all other gifts will be no acknowledgment unless the donor selects to receive a hard copy acknowledgement on the online giving page. All gifts made on TAGD will receive an email confirmation to the email address provided by the donor.