Davidson College Athletics announced plans for new facilities to further enhance experiences for scholar-athletes, members of campus and Wildcat fans. While still in the design phase, the goal is to complete all elements of the project within a total cost of $54 million. To date, nearly $40 million has been raised from alumni and friends.

For the complete press release on the plans for new facilities, visit


1. Stadium

a. Home for Davidson’s football and lacrosse programs

b. Will feature a continuous seating concourse, state-of-the-art videoboard and improved fan amenities

c. Projected seating capacity: 5,000

2. Fieldhouse

a. 7,000 square-foot sports performance center equipped to serve all 21 Division I teams, along with an athletic training room, locker rooms for football, lacrosse and field hockey

b. Offices for strength and conditioning, sports performance and football staff

c. Multi-use room that will serve as a hospitality room, classroom and meeting space (Gallery 18)

3. Track & Field Complex

a. New locker rooms for the track and field and cross country teams, as well enhanced cardio fitness and wellness opportunities for the greater campus community

b. Allows Davidson to host meets and events


Below are a few popular gift methods that can be used to help maximize your investment in this project.

Appreciated Securities - Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use when making a gift. They offer the possibility to avoid capital gains tax liabilities while being eligible for a charitable income tax deduction for the current market value of the securities.

IRA Distribution - We accept charitable IRA rollovers from donors aged 70½ or older with qualifying IRAs. If over 70½, you can give up to $100,000 annually from a qualifying IRA directly to Davidson. The transfer is excluded from your taxable income and can be counted toward satisfying your required minimum distribution.

Real Estate - When you give Davidson appreciated property you have held longer than one year, you may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction for the market value of the property and can avoid paying capital gains tax. Many supporters have identified rarely used properties as an advantageous asset for gifting.

Planned Giving - Other thoughtful strategies may allow you to receive lifetime income in return for your gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust. Or the option to make a commitment to be paid in the future, such as a bequest or retirement account beneficiary designation, may help you optimize your level of support. Available naming opportunities from donors aged 60 or older may be partially funded with a bequest or retirement account designation.

For more information about the plans and to discuss the impact of your philanthropy, contact the Davidson Athletic Fund at or 704-894-2396.


In the past seven years alone, Davidson has celebrated five NCAA team appearances, 16 NCAA individual appearances, four All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, 11 conference players of the year, 14 conference rookies of the year, 11 conference coaches of the year and more than 200 all-conference performers and 100 all-academic selections.