Below you will find answers to many common questions about RAD48.
What is RAD48?
RAD48 is a 48-hour Radford Athletics department wide fundraising competition that will support all 16 of Radford University’s Division I programs. In addition, donors will have the opportunity to support the Cheer & Dance program, the strength & conditioning nutrition station, our athletic training fund, as well as the 3 unrestricted funds for Radford Athletics, The Highlander Club General Fund, the Student Athlete Scholarship Fund, and the Women's Sports Leadership Fund. In light of the ever-changing NCAA landscape, coupled with budget reductions handed down over the last couple years, for the next 48 hours we will look to our alumni, donors, friends and colleagues to assist us in any way possible in our annual giving initiative to help rebuild the foundation of Radford Athletics.
Who can make gifts during RAD48?
Anyone can support Radford Athletics by making a gift. Alumni, parents, friends, students (both undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.
Is my gift tax deductible?
All gifts made during RAD48 are considered a donation to Radford University Athletics. Please contact your financial advisor regarding the tax deductibility of your gift. Your gift will be acknowledged with an e-mail receipt for your tax records.
Where does my gift go?
One hundred percent of all gifts are directed to the fund you choose. All three funds are held by the Radford University Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is operated exclusively for raising, investing and administering private gift funds for the benefit of Radford University. Please consult your tax adviser to determine the tax-deductibility of your gift.
What does the Highlander Club Fund support?
The Highlander Club Fund is critical because it touches ALL student-athletes and allows for greater flexibility in supporting the areas that need it the most across the athletics department:
Nutrition/Wellness – helps our students access healthy food choices and promotes the complete wellbeing of our athletes.
Academic Support Services– helps our students stay on track and maximize their education.
Travel– travel support enhances the student travel experience from transportation to accommodations.
Gear– helps our athletes represent the Highlander spirit near and far, while enabling them to perform at the highest levels.
Technologies– help our athletes evaluate and improve their performance.
Facilities enhancements – helps us keep our facilities updated and competitive. Did you know that facilities can also be a powerful recruiting tool?
How can I help make RAD48 a success?
Make a Gift:
Show your Highlander pride by making a donation to support Radford Athletics today.
Spread the Word:
We need your help to reach as many alumni, friends and supporters as possible!
Use the hashtag #RiseAndDonate when you post on social media and grab the attention of your Radford family by tagging them in your posts.
I already gave this fiscal year, why should I give again?
As we navigate the ever-changing landscape of college athletics funding, it is still a priority to support our student-athletes as they continue their education and pursue their undergraduate or graduate degrees. The operating and scholarship budgets for Radford Athletics, as well as the funds for individual sports have had to continually flex and adjust to an ever-evolving environment and we need any and all support available to help us support our student-athletes and give them the experience they deserve.
I can't afford to make a large gift. Will my donation really make a difference?
Yes! Smaller gifts quickly add up to make a big impact. Plus, every gift improves Radford Athletics' donor participation rate, which in turn raises Radford's profile in national rankings and increases the value of a Radford degree.
Where does my gift go?
One hundred percent of all gifts are directed to the fund you choose. All funds are held by the Radford University Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is operated exclusively for raising, investing and administering private gift funds for the benefit of Radford University. Please consult your tax adviser to determine the tax-deductibility of your gift.
Is my contribution amount publicly displayed? Can I make an anonymous contribution.
When making a gift and filling out your billing information in our secure portal, under “Donor Wall Settings,” you may control whether to display your name, donation amount, neither or both.
Can my employer match my gift during RAD48?
Matching gift programs can lead to your gift amount being doubled or even tripled - however they often vary by employer, both in eligibility and in the amount of the match so it's worth checking. See if your employer participatesat this link.
Why am I getting an error making my donation?
- Please make sure you selected an area to direct your gift, entered a gift amount and all of the information for required fields.
- Try donating on a different device such as a phone, tablet or computer.
- Try donating with a different web browser.
If you are still having issues, please contact Crystal Hubbard at firstname.lastname@example.org.