The Crimson Tide Foundation was established in February 2005 to benefit the University of Alabama's Athletic Department. Its purpose is to promote and encourage a continuing interest in, and loyalty to, the intercollegiate athletic programs at the University of Alabama; to support the staff of the University's Department of Athletics in their efforts to coordinate, develop, maintain and improve a superior intercollegiate athletics program at the University.
As the Athletic Department at the University of Alabama is 100% self-supporting, all private gifts contribute directly to the needs of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. UA Athletics receives no funding from the State of Alabama. In fact, the University of Alabama Athletic Department has never received funds from the State's taxpayers. All gifts to the Crimson Tide Foundation are applied solely to the Athletic Department's needs. The Crimson Tide Foundation provides a venue through which loyal alumni, fans and friends can give financial support to the Athletic Department, while capturing all the current tax benefits allowed by the IRS.
Private support enables UA Athletics to increase its standing, in both athletics and academics, over competing universities beyond what can be accomplished with annual revenue from ticket sales, media rights and other licensing agreements.
From the Desk of Mal Moore
Dear Crimson Tide Supporter:
In February 2005, we launched the Crimson Tide Foundation to provide alumni, fans and friends with an opportunity to support Alabama Athletics. Through generous private support, we now have some of the finest facilities in the country. These facilities provide Alabama Athletics with a recruiting tool to attract elite student-athletes from around the world to compete for the University of Alabama. But our work is far from over.
Every day, we strive to put all our varsity sports in the position to compete for championships. Private giving is the only way to ensure we have the resources necessary to recruit and retain elite student-athletes and coaches while enhancing the fan experience year in and year out.
Every gift, regardless of size, makes an impact and we hope you will explore the many giving opportunities on this Crimson Tide Foundation Web site and support the area that is most meaningful to you. I encourage you to contact our development staff and work with the Foundation to make a gift that will make you proud and strengthen the Crimson Tide. Our success ultimately will be determined by the level of resources available while providing our student-athletes with the best opportunity to succeed in sport and in life. We hope you'll join us.
Director of Athletics