400 Fund

Assistance Today. Excellence Tomorrow.

Mercer Athletics sponsors 18 varsity sports and 400 student-athletes. Many of these athletes receive full or partial athletic scholarships. The 400 Fund is a newly established program to help defray the cost of athletic scholarships. Participation in this program provides the path to becoming a stakeholder in an individual athlete's Mercer experience.

400 Fund Donor List

Sydni Means

From: Stone Mountain, GA

Charlie Madden

From: Dunwoody, GA
Focus: Accounting

Dorian Kithcart

From: Norcross, GA
Focus: Undeclared

How it works

Step 1

MAF will pair a donor family with a student-athlete who benefits from the funds raised through the 400 fund.

Step 2

The student-athlete's scholarship will be a named current use scholarship for the duration of the 3 year commitment.

Step 3

Each year, the Athletic Foundation will provide special opportunities to interact with the designated student-athletes.

Your commitment   Minimum gift of $5,000 / year for 3 years.

Will Bagrou

From: Dacula, GA
Focus: Marketing

Emma Peel

From: Portland, OR

Nicolas Guillon

From: Draveil, France

What you get

  •  Annual dinner with your student-athlete
  •  Hand-written thank you note from your athlete
  •  Listing on MercerBears.com 400 Fund page
  •  All general MAF benefits including BEAR PLUS
  •  Special 400 Fund appreciation gift

Tori Penrod

From: Jupiter, FL
Focus: Sports Business

LeMarkus Bailey

From: Marietta, GA
Focus: English

Amanda Thompson

From: Hayesville, NC

Program Policies

  •  The Mercer Athletic Foundation will pair each donor with a student-athlete.
  •  400 Fund gifts must be received, not pledged, before June 30th each academic year
  •  All gifts for this program count towards Mercer University lifetime and Athletic Foundation giving, Mercer University capital campaign totals, and BEAR PLUS membership.
  •  80/20 Rule: If you choose to accept BEAR PLUS benefits your contribution to the 400 Fund will include upgraded football seating location and parking. Per IRS code, a portion of your gift will not be tax deductible.
  •  Matching gifts may be used to reach 400 Fund totals.

Questions about the 400 Fund?

Contact MAF