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TIGER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION

NONPROFIT PROFILE




ABOUT TIGER ATHLETIC FOUNDATION

Since 1987, Tiger Athletic Foundation’s members have focused on enhancing the lives of every student-athlete on every team by providing financial support for programs and facilities that ensure the opportunity to win in the classroom, on the field and in life. The generosity of TAF members ensures that the LSU Athletic Department does not utilize state funds and student fees.

That same generosity is also the impetus behind the improvements and construction of athletic facilities that rank among the very best. TAF members have funded the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, the University Club Golf Course, Mike the Tiger’s Habitat and many other projects. In 2016, three additional facilities opened — the Gymnastics Training Facility, the Tennis Complex and the Peterson-Roberts Weight Room at the LSU Football Operations Facility.
 

FUNDRAISING/EVENTS

TAF’s primary mission in supporting LSU Athletics is to ensure that each student-athlete has the opportunity to be a student first. To accomplish this goal, TAF has created a non-endowed annual scholarship fund, as well as two endowed scholarship programs, so that all Tiger fans — regardless of means — have the opportunity to play a part in ensuring that every current and future student-athlete has the opportunity to earn an LSU degree.

In addition to scholarships, donors contribute to philanthropic projects, donate to our annual fund,and leave planned gifts to Tiger Athletic Foundation.

While the majority of TAF’s funds are raised through private donations, a number of events are held annually to support LSU student-athletes and support organizations. These include Tigerama, the President’s Cup Golf Tournament, First Pitch Banquet and Tiger Tour. Learn more at lsutaf.org.
 

GET INVOLVED

Make an impact by joining Team TAF today.

Team TAF is the annual fund for Tiger Athletic Foundation. It not only supports our day-to-day operations, but provides services that the LSU Athletic Department budget cannot support. With your help, we are able to address priorities and impact the 21 varsity sports of LSU Athletics in an immediate and positive way. For more information about joining Team TAF, contact Jarred Clarkson at (225)578-4823 or visit lsutaf.org.
 

MISSION STATEMENT

“To assist Louisiana State University in building and maintaining a superior athletic program by providing private financial support for programs and facilities that ensure LSU student–athletes have the opportunity to win in the classroom, on the field and in life.”
 

CONTACT INFO

lsutaf.org
(225) 578-4823
North Stadium Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70803 (physical address)
PO Box 711 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (Mailing address)
Facebook: tigerathleticfoundation
Instagram: geauxtaf
Twitter: lsutaf
 


RIGHT In 2003, TAF donors made the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes a reality.  The facility staff is responsible for overseeing the educational development and progress towards graduation for all student-athletes. In 2016, graduation rates reached an all-time high of 88 percent.

 


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