Membership Benefits

2016-2017 Benefits Orange BearBacker
Black BearBacker
Lake Russell Circle
Peggy Collins Circle
Johnny Mitchell Circle
Jim Cowan Circle
Claude Smith Circle
Jimmy Carnes Circle
AD's Circle
($50,000 & above)
Named Perpetual Endowed Scholarship*                  
Named Current Use Scholarship                  
Accompany a Team to One Away Game                  
Public Recognition During Basketball Season                  
NCAA Basketball Tournament Priority Tickets**                  
MAF Board Eligible                  
President's Club Membership                  
SoCon Basketball Tournament Priority Tickets**                  
Priority Parking at Basketball Home Games***                  
Appreciation Gift                  
VIP Basketball Game Receptions                  
All-Sports Pass                  
Listing in Year-End Report                  
Window Decal                  
Tax Deductibility                  


  • *Gift commitments of $50,000 or more for the Endowed Athletic Scholarship Program may be given over five (5) years.
  • **The number and access to SoCon Tournament and NCAA Tournament tickets are based on availability and annual MAF giving.
  • ***Only applicable to Mercer Basketball season ticket holders. Parking will be prioritized by giving level.
  • MAF benefits apply only to unrestricted giving.
  • Matching gifts may be used to meet membership requirements.
  • Season tickets are purchased separately and are not a benefit of MAF membership. Gifts made between July and April will count toward the priority points system determining season ticket location for football and possibly other sports in the future.

Tax Deductibility

Pursuant to applicable IRS regulations, a charitable gift deduction is reduced by the value of benefits received. The purchase of tickets and other tangible benefits are not deductible expenses.

See BEAR PLUS program policies for more information.

MAF Board Membership

The Mercer Athletic Foundation is led by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors comprised of members who support MAF at the Johnny Mitchell Circle or above. The Board meets twice annually to discuss MAF programming, year-to-date activity, and future planning.