Quaker Club

The Quaker Club was established by Hall of Fame coach and athletic director Dr. Herb Appenzeller in 1956 to promote, encourage and support Guilford College's 22 athletics teams. One of the Club's biggest accomplishments was the Super Sponsor Program, which in 1978 raised funds to build the Ragan-Brown Field House, Guilford's main gymnasium. The Quaker Club also supports Guilford Athletics by maintaining relationships with  former student-athletes and cultivating relationships with alumni, parents and friends of the college.

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The Quaker Club provides opportunities for Guilford student-athletes to succeed in the classroom, in competition and in life. Gifts to the Quaker Club supplement the athletics budget by underwriting programs and other various needs such as travel support, new equipment, and facility upgrades that allow Guilford to attract the best student-athletes.  Through the generosity of our donors we help provide a first-class experience for Guilford's student-athletes, coaches, and fans.

Guilford is an NCAA Division III member that competes in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Quaker Club has recently had a membership base of over 300. While this membership number is great, we know we can be bigger and better. We are always looking for more boosters, so whether you are a Guilford alumnus or a friend of the program, please consider joining the Quaker Club.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Quaker Club and how you can make a difference in our student-athletes' lives. Quaker Club members share the common bond of commitment to Guilford athletics. To learn how to join this group of enthusiastic Quakers fans, please contact Lindsay Smith, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the Quaker Club at 336.316.2261 or quakerclub@guilford.edu.

Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash

The simplest and fastest way to give to Guilford is to write a check or to use your credit or debit card to make a gift on Guilford's secure online giving site.  Your gift is transferred immediately to Guilford athletics and is tax deductible.  Or you may mail gifts to the Office of Advancement, 5800 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410. Cash gifts may also be made as a pledge to be paid over a specified period. For more information about making a major gift, please visit our Pledge Your Support Page.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of Securities, including stocks and bonds, to Guilford Athletics may be made with minimal out-of-pocket costs, and, when stock is transferred directly to the Quaker Club by sending it to DB Alex Brown, Winston-Salem, DTC#: 443 Pershing LLC, Acct#: 5YZ007149, telephone: 800.553.6015 and Contact: Christina Heighton. Or Tax ID number is 56-052-9982. You also may want to explore innovative gifts, such as real estate, tangible personal property, and life insurance.

Matching Gifts

If you, or your spouse, is employed by a matching gift company, your gift to Guilford may be doubled, or even tripled. Ask your employer if they are one of the many that matches employee donations to educational institutions. In order to have your gift matched by your employer, you must obtain a matching gift form from your company or human resources office.  This applies to all gifts regardless of whether they are made online, by check, or over the phone.

Planned Gifts

A planned, or deferred, gift -such as a bequest made through your will or a gift of life insurance- enables you to make a larger gift to Guilford athletics than you may have thought possible, while providing financial security for you and your family. Our Guide to Planned Giving will help you explore the many excellent options available to create a planned giving strategy that meets your needs and goals. We'll also be happy to work with you and your legal or financial counsel to develop a plan that will benefit you and Guilford College.

Gifts to Create an Endowment

Endowments are essential to developing and maintaining vitality and quality for Guilford Athletics. The gift of an endowment makes a lasting difference. For more information, contact Lindsay Smith, Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the Quaker Club at 336.316.2261.

Commemorative Gifts

You may make a gift to Guilford in honor or in memory of an individual or to mark a special occasion or event. For more information, contact Lindsay Smith, Assistant Director of Annual Giving for the Quaker Club at 336.316.2261.

Payroll Deduction for Guilford College Faculty and Staff

Making a gift is one powerful way Guilford College faculty and staff can show their support of the campus community. As a faculty or staff member, you have the convenience of making a gift through monthly deductions from their paychecks. Additionally, they have the option to set a period of time for the contribution to be deducted, or set up ongoing deductions with the option to cancel the deductions at any time. To set up your payroll deduction online, visit our online pledge form. If you prefer to download the form, click here.  Please send completed forms to Jewell Shipley in the Office of Advancement. One-time gifts can be made by using our secure online giving form.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the benefits of being a Quaker Club Member?

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Becoming a member of the Quaker Club awards you a variety of benefits based on the level of giving. To see the full benefits please visit our brochure.

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Where will my contributions go?

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*All gifts to Athletics are used to support our teams and programs. Special needs vary from year to year, but the primary areas supported by Quaker Club include:

*Enhance funds for the recruitment of quality student-athletes

*Offset annual operating expenses for each team

*Provide building enhancements

*Create opportunities to celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes

*Subsidize special team travel not covered by the sport's budget

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Can I support a specific team or program?

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Yes! We simply ask that 50% of your donation be designated to the Quaker Club which is our General Fund that supports the area of greatest need.

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What if I pledge to donate multiple times through a pledge?

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If you give your gift was in the form of a pledge, wherein you pledge to donate a given amount over the course of the academic year, you would receive your giving level status immediately upon receipt of your first pledge donation. For example, if you pledge to give $1,200 at $100 per month for 12 months, you would receive the benefits associated with the “MVP” status upon your donation of the first $100.

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Is the full value of my donation tax deductible?

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Yes.

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Do I get parking privileges with my Quaker Club membership?

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No, in order to keep you gift 100% tax deductible you do not receive a parking pass. In order to receive parking passes you must be a Guilford Football season ticket holder.