FAQs


Anyone may join (become a donor) or renew and enjoy the benefits of membership based on your giving level by making a minimum donation of $60. You may make at donation online at nccueagleclub.com or call the NCCU Department of Athletics Development Office at 919-530-6721.
The Eagle Club runs on a fiscal year which begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th of the following calendar year. As long as your contribution is made by June 30 of each year, your account remains active.
One of the many sources of pride for Eagle fans is the high level of success enjoyed by each athletic program. That level of success would not be possible without the scholarship support offered to the more than 287 student athletes at NCCU. The needed level of scholarship support would not be possible without the financial support provided by the Eagle Club. Eighty percent (80%) of the funds raised by the Eagle Club is given to the Department of Athletics for athletic scholarships.
Yes. This can be done either online or in consultation with the Institutional Advancement staff. You can establish a pre-approved payment schedule by using a credit or debit card, a bank draft, or by payroll deduction. If your employer participates in a matching grant program, you are encouraged to complete and submit the matching grant form to your company at the time you make your donation.
The fiscal year for the Eagle Club is July 1st to June 30th of the next year.
Yes. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For deductibility you should consult your tax advisor. As a rule of thumb, your donation is 100% tax deductible if you don't accept any tangible benefits. At the time you make your donation, you may specify that you are declining all Eagle Club benefits and your donation will be 100% tax deductible.
Keeping your contact information up-to-date is valuable to all members since most of our correspondence is either put on the website, sent via e-mail or by regular mail. Electronic news and updates from the Department of Athletics are sent to the e-mail address that we have on file for you. You can update your contact information by e-mailing the NCCU Department of Athletics at eaglecluinfo@nccu.edu by calling 919-530-6721.
It is important for you to reactivate your past membership, to keep your priority points. Even if you have not been an active member recently, most likely you still have an account with us. Please contact the NCCU Department of Athletics at 919-530-6721 to reactivate your Eagle Club membership.
Eagle Club members have first priority for football and basketball season tickets. The opportunity to purchase choice MEAC Basketball tournament tickets is based on your giving level. All Eagle Club members are notified of ticket opportunities and deadlines before the general public. If additional information is needed, you should contact the Department of Athletics at 919-530-6721.
Members of the Eagle Club at a giving level of $2,500 and higher will be provided VIP parking with the purchase of football season tickets. Other Eagle Club Members who purchase season football tickets may purchase reserve parking. There is no reserved parking for basketball. For information on non-reserved parking, contact the Department of Athletics at 919-530-6721 or campus police at 919-530-6106.
Seat assignments are based upon The Eagle Club Priority Point System. Your point total will continue to grow through annual contributions, which will help you get a better seat assignment based on availability. For more information on which point levels are necessary to move to a desired seat location, call the Department of Athletics office at 919-530-7313. Click the link for information on the Priority Point System.
An Annual Meeting of the donors of the Eagle Club shall be held each year (the “Annual Meeting”). The Board of Directors shall set the date, time, and agenda for the Annual Meeting and shall ensure that due notice of the meeting is communicated to all members, in writing, at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.
To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors a person must have been a donor of the Eagle Club for no less than one fiscal year prior to being elected or appointed to the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors shall not exceed twenty-one (21) members plus five (5) non-voting ex-officio members (appointed by the University), for a maximum of twenty-six (26) members.
The Board of Directors shall meet on a quarterly basis. The date and time of all quarterly meetings shall be designated by the President.
Because your tax deductible gift helps the NC Central Department of Athletics create academic opportunity for student-athletes through scholarship.
The funds generated by private donations, sponsorships, gate receipts and game guarantees are vital to sustaining a successful Athletics program supporting our 300+ student-athletes. As an Eagle Club donor, you play an important role in providing our student-athletes in all 17 intercollegiate sports with the necessary resources to succeed both on and off the field of competition.

Give Online: Please visit https://www.nccu.edu/donation/?spec=eagleclub to make your gift.

  1. Give by mail: For all mail correspondence and donations, please use the following address:
  2. The Eagle Club – McDougald-Mclendon Arena – 1800 Fayetteville Street – Durham, NC 27707
    If mailing a check, please make the check out to NCCU Foundation and NCCU Eagle Club in the memo line
  3. Give by Phone: Please call 919-530-6721. Please note that we do not keep credit card information on file for security reasons.
The tax code changes passed by Congress has an impact on your philanthropic gifts. This includes the provision in Section 170(I) of the Internal Revenue Code that previously allowed for donations related to priority ticket access for collegiate athletic events to be tax deductible for 80% of the total gift amount. As per the tax code changes, a contribution that involves the right to purchase tickets for seating at our athletic events is not deductible for federal tax purposes.
We would allocate $150 toward the Eagle Track so that you are eligible for ESL. We would then allocate $850 toward the Maroon Track OR Gray Track which are tax deductible giving tracks.

Under NCAA rules, a representative of the institution’s athletics interests (“booster”) is any individual who has:

  1. Made any type of contribution to the NC Central Athletic Department;
  2. Joined a NC Central booster club or any sport-specific support group;
  3. Provided benefits to prospective or enrolled student-athletes or their families;
  4. Assisted, in any manner, in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes;
  5. Participated as a varsity student-athlete at NC Central;
  6. Is the parent or legal guardian of an enrolled student-athlete; or
  7. Promoted the NC Central athletics program in any way.
    Once an individual is identified as a booster, they retain that identity forever.
As a member of the NCAA, NC Central is responsible for the actions of its coaches, student-athletes, faculty and staff, alumni, donors, boosters and friends. Boosters involved in NCAA violations may lose benefits and privileges associated with the athletic program (e.g. ticket privileged or priority seating). Always remember ASK BEFORE YOU ACT.