Frequently Asked Questions
Why give to the Red White Club? St. John's Athletics is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in Division 1 as a member of the BIG EAST Conference. The Red White Club was created to promote and advance St. John's Athletics. The Red White Club raises financial support for St. John's Athletics that helps to augment sport budgets, build and maintain facilities, and provide for other financial needs that help to enhance the experience of the student-athletes.
What is the difference between the Red White Annual Fund and the Red White Club? The Red White Annual Fund was designed to directly address the ever-escalating costs of maintaining the tradition of excellence for which St. John's Athletics has always been known. Any gift to St. John's Athletics goes to the Red White Annual Fund. The Red White Club is the premier giving society for St. John's Athletics. Any gift of $100 or more entitles you to a host of privileges and amenities available only to Red White Club Members.
Can anyone join the Red White Club? YES! Anyone can join. Alumni, parents, and friends of St. John's University Athletics are encouraged to contribute. The Red White Club giving levels accommodate everyone's personal and corporate giving levels beginning at $100.
Are there other ways to give to the Red White Club? Yes. In addition to annual gifts of cash and gifts-in-kind individuals can also give a gift of securities or establish trusts, bequests and endowments. Please call 718-990-6147 if you have any questions on how you can help support student-athletes at St. John's through a gift to the Red White Club.
What if my company matches my gifts - will the match apply to my total giving each year? If you have sent in a matching gift form with your contribution, we will credit your giving record with the match. It should be noted that many companies only send their matching gifts on and annual, semi-annual, or quarterly basis. Some companies will not send matching gifts for priority seating or will only send a match for the tax deductible portion of the gift. It is not uncommon for a company to send unrestricted matching dollars to the University because they will not make a matching gift to athletics. Your human resources office should be able to tell you your company's matching gift policy.
Is my gift tax deductible? Your gift is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Can I support a specific program with my gift to the Red White Club? Yes. While we urge general Red White Annual Fund support, some alumni, friends, and former athletes choose to designate their gift to a specific program. Gifts can be designated to any of the 17 sports as well as to support groups.