Established in 2008, the Mercer Athletic Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Mercer University Athletic Department. Its mission is to raise funds to help increase athletic scholarships, upgrade facilities, and recruit and retain top-level coaches.

In the Past 5 Years


increase in membership


increase in annual giving


seven-figure commitments


six-figure commitments

Thank you to all the great people who have helped Mercer University be more successful.

  • Dr. Bill Argo, President
  • Dr. Chuck Hawkins, Vice President
  • Dr. Tim Stapleton, Secretary
  • Ms. Rosemary Reehling, Treasurer

How it's Used

With growth comes significant cost, which makes the Mercer Athletic Foundation critical to the success of the University and its student-athletes. All dollars raised through MAF are used solely to help keep Mercer athletics program at the forefront of the Southern Conference.

Increasing scholarships and learning opportunities for Mercer University student-athletes.

Upgrading and advancing facilities to provide first-class venues for Mercer Athletics.

Recruiting, hiring, and maintaining quality leadership for all Mercer athletic teams.

You're important to us.

Your gift to the MAF directly affects the student-athlete experience and provides the support necessary to win both in the classroom and on the field.

Every Dollar Counts

If you are wondering if your gift will make a difference, the answer is yes. Every gift to the Mercer Athletic Foundation matters, no matter the amount.
Make a Donation

Invest in a Future

Participation in the 400 fund program helps with the cost of scholarships and allows you to become a stakeholder in an individual athlete's education.
More about 400 fund

Gameday Perks

Looking for the ultimate game day experience? The BEAR PLUS program provides premium parking and other key benefits for the most passionate mercer football fans.
More about Bear Plus

Rewarding Benefits

MAF Membership provides you with many benefits and allows you to be directly involved in the success of Mercer athletic programs and its student athletes.
View all benefits
Annual Cash Gifts

Most gifts to the Mercer Athletic Foundation are cash gifts and can be made easily by writing a check or using your credit card.

Financial Assets: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds

Gifts of appreciated securities can help you avoid capital gains taxes while providing the MAF with a generous gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies and organizations provide matching gift programs for employee benefits. Eligibility is determined by your employer's policies.

Gifts in Kind

A donation of goods can also be made . All gifts in kind must be approved by the MAF office before benefits can be awarded.

Other Methods

Gifts may also take other forms including real estate, personal property, and planned gifts (endowments, life insurance policies, bequests, trusts, annuities and securities).

Make an Impact.

Become a part of the Mercer team by joining the Athletic Foundation. Membership levels begin at only $25 and can greatly impact our athletics programs at Mercer University.

Give Now

Have Questions? No Problem.

Send us a message and we'll be glad to give you more information.

Brian Gerrity
Executive Director
(478) 301-4003
1501 Mercer University Dr.
Macon, GA 31207
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