What is my contribution to Pirate Blue used for?
Your contributions to Pirate Blue directly benefit our student-athletes by providing funding support for individual sports, generating new athletics scholarships, for renovations and expansion of athletics facilities and allowing for major athletics projects not included in the athletics department's annual operating budget.
Can I designate my gift to a particular sport?
Yes, contributions to Pirate Blue can be tailored to meet your specific wishes. Donations can be earmarked for the General Athletic Fund, a specific sport, or Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes. Gifts to the General Athletic Fund help meet the general operating needs of our entire program and are applied where most urgently needed. Donations to one of our 14 varsity sports go directly into the respective coach's budget. Gifts designated for Academic Support Services help fund advisement, tutoring, supervised study sessions and life skills workshops for our student-athletes.
Does Pirate Blue accept corporate matching gifts?
Yes. We strongly encourage you to participate in your employer's matching gift program. This is an excellent way to upgrade your membership in Pirate Blue. Most companies will match dollar for dollar!
Can I give a gift of appreciated securities to Pirate Blue?
Yes, the most efficient way to transfer securities to Seton Hall is broker to broker. If your stock is held by a broker, notify him or her that you wish to make a gift of securities to Seton Hall University. Your broker will need written authorization from you before a transfer is made. Be sure to provide the name of the stock that you want to transfer, the number of shares, and indicate that you would like your gift to be designated to the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund at Seton Hall University.
What are the benefits of membership?
Pirate Blue benefits vary depending on the level of giving but may include our electronic newsletter, BIG EAST and NCAA basketball tournament ticket purchase priority, VIP parking at the Continental Airlines Arena, Winner's Club privileges at the Arena, athletics merchandise and apparel, coaches' luncheons, and other special event invitations exclusive to Pirate Blue members. For many, the most important benefit of being a member of "The Team Behind the Team" is knowing that you have played a key role in the continuing advancement of Seton Hall's long and distinguished athletics history.
Is Pirate Blue money supplemental funding for the athletics department?
Again, some people think that funds raised by Pirate Blue are "extra" or supplemental monies for the athletics department. The reality is that more than 25 percent of the annual operating budget for athletics comes through Pirate Blue gifts. Without this external support, our program would not be able to compete in the number of sports it does now, nor be as competitive at the national level as we are now.
How long does my Pirate Blue membership last?
Your Pirate Blue membership operates on a fiscal year calendar (July 1 - June 30). All benefits, regardless of what month you donate, will be applied for the fiscal year of your donation.