Ways To Give


Choose the method to donate that’s most convenient for you:

• By mail via check or credit card. To receive a pledge form in the mail, contact Sean McNamee at (716) 375-2301 or download a printable pledge form. 
Checks should be made payable to St. Bonaventure University with any designation, such as BAF Men’s Basketball, specified on the memo line. The mailing address is Bonnies Athletic Fund, 3261 West State Road, P.O. Box G, St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14776. 

• Online with your credit card by following this link. Choose a one-time donation in full, or fulfill your gift amount over a period of time via automatic EFT (monthly, quarterly) withdrawal from your checking account.

Payment Plans and Annual Renewals
Bonnies Athletic Fund members may opt to set up a payment plan. This can be done by credit card, debit card or ACH (electronic funds transfer from a checking or savings account). Payment plans allow BAF members to choose to make recurring gifts weekly, monthly or quarterly throughout the membership year, which runs from June 1 through May 31. To set up monthly contributions, please call Steve Mest at (716) 375-2319. Automatic renewals can easily be set up.

Multi-Year Pledges
Multi-year pledges are another option for Bonnies Athletic Fund members. Donors can elect to commit to a giving level for a specified period of up to three years. Making a multi-year pledge is a tremendous assistance to the Athletics Department for planning and budgeting. To make a multi-year pledge, call Sean McNamee at (716) 375-2301 or email smcnamee@sbu.edu.

Gift Allocation
The Athletics Department encourages BAF members to make their donations to “Athletics Unrestricted”. This allows SBU the flexibility to allocate funds for changing needs and unexpected opportunities. Or, you may designate all or part of your gift to a specific sport or sports, serving student-athletes on the teams that are important to you.

Gifts of Stocks and Securities
St. Bonaventure Athletics welcomes gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds. For more information, please contact Diane N. Frick, Director of Advancement Operations, at (716) 375-7884.

Matching Gifts
Not all corporations permit their matching gifts to be used for athletics. Please contact your human resources office to determine if your employer’s matching gifts can be used for athletics. If your employer’s matching gifts cannot be used for athletics, the matching gift swill be applied to St. Bonaventure University’s unrestricted annual fund, The Bonaventure Fund. Please follow the process established by your employer for submitting a matching gift request.

Memorial Gifts
Members may make gifts to the Bonnies Athletic Fund in memory of loved ones or friends.

Gifts of goods or services can be of great financial assistance to St. Bonaventure Athletics while offering the donor a tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift. Please contact Sean McNamee for more information or read our Gifts-In-Kind page.

Planned Gifts
Planned gifts can be made ina variety of ways, such as: a percentage of an estate; creating a trust in support of the University; making an annuity gift that offers income for the life of the donor; or establishing a gift of commercial or residential real estate. For more information, please contact the Office of Planned Giving at (800) 664-1273.

On behalf of St. Bonaventure's 350 student-athletes, THANK YOU!