The Nighthawks Athletic Club is the fundraising arm of the
Department of Athletics at the University of North Georgia.
Its goal is to enhance the academic and athletic experience by
providing student-athlete scholarships, first-class facilities, and
general financial support for our 220 student-athletes representing
the university in 13 intercollegiate sport programs.
Its purpose is to promote and encourage a continuing interest in, and loyalty to, the UNG athletic program. It also supports the staff in their efforts to coordinate, develop, maintain and improve a superior intercollegiate athletics program.
The UNG Athletic Department is 100% self-supported, therefore all private gifts contribute to the needs of our student-athletes, coaches and staff. In the state of Georgia, college athletic departments can not be funded by state money.
Private support enables the UNG Athletic Department to increase its standing in both athletics and academics over competing NCAA Division II schools, beyond what can be accomplished with annual revenue from marketing, ticket sales and other agreements.
The Nighthawks Athletic Club is comprised of individuals and corporate sponsors who recognize the value of athletics as part of a comprehensive educational experience. Alumni, former student-athletes, friends and fans are encouraged to join the Nighthawks Athletic Club to support our vital mission.
Bronze: Gift size is at the donor’s discretion up to $149 with the benefit being one (1) Nighthawks Athletic Club decal.
Silver: Gifts of $150-$249 with the benefit being one (1) Nighthawks Athletic Club decal and one (1) All-Sports Season pass.
Gold: Gifts of $250-$499 with benefits being two (2) Nighthawks Athletic Club decals and two (2) All-Sports Season passes.
Platinum: Gifts of $500-$999 with benefits being two (2) Nighthawks Athletic Club decals and one (1) All-Sports Season Family pass.
Diamond: Gifts of $1,000+ with the benefits being two (2) Nighthawks Athletic Club decals and one (1) All-Sports Season Family + Guests pass.
** Hospitality Suites will be provided for Nighthawks Athletic Club only at selected UNG home athletic events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is My Gift Tax Deductible? As per University of North Georgia Foundation rules, the value of your membership benefits received, including Nighthawks Athletic Club passes, will reduce the amount of your gift that is tax deductible. You may chose to decline the benefits and receive tax deduction for the full amount.
Can My Gift Be Designated To My Favorite Sport? The designation of your gift is entirely up to you. All you have to do is designate the sport name in the memo space of your check or in the comments of the online giving section. We will ensure your contribution reaches the proper area. If you need guidance in designating a gift our staff is happy to provide information about the department’s greatest needs.
How Are Private Gifts Used By The University? All gifts to the Nighthawks Athletic Club are applied to the support of athletic excellence at the university. Gifts may be used to establish new scholarships or to add to existing ones, build or renovate athletic facilities, endow coaching positions and other special projects. All gifts are used in accordance with the directions of the donor. Your continued support of the fund-raising arm of UNG Athletics provides a way for our talented student-athletes to receive a quality education from the University of North Georgia and ensures the university’s tradition of excellence continues to grow. The UNG Athletic Department’s dependence on private support increases each year as expenses of education and the resources necessary to maintain a quality athletics program continue to rise.
Questions about the Nighthawk Athletic Club donation process can be directed to Mike Hyams, Assistant Athletic Director (Business).