Austin College FAQ

What is the Crimson & Gold Challenge?

Austin College is hosting our fourth annual Crimson & Gold Challenge, a week-long fundraising extravaganza focusing on participation in support of Kangaroo Athletics. Every gift made during the week of August 15-19th towards the Crimson & Gold Fund or a ’Roo athletic team will count towards the challenge, and the team with the highest participation rate wins! 


How do I make a gift to the Challenge?

There are many different ways to make a gift during the challenge. To make a donation online with a credit card use this website. To make a gift by phone please call 903.813.2058. To make a gift by cash or check, please visit or mail to Austin College, 900 N Grand Ave Ste 6G, Sherman, TX 75090. Please make sure it’s postmarked by August 19th and specify “Crimson & Gold Challenge” and your gift designation in the memo line.


Can I make a pledge?

Yes! If you’re interested in making a pledge, please call us at 903.813.2058 or email us at


Are matching gifts accepted?

Yes! Matching gifts from your company or employer can amplify the impact of your gift. Contact your employer for matching gift details. 

How can I make a donation to a personal/named fund?

Select a Department or Program, then select "Other" as the Fund Designation and type in the name of the fund you would like to direct your gift. 


Do I have to make my gift online to make it count?

If you prefer to not make a gift online, please give us a call at 903.813.2058, and we would be happy to assist you and make sure your gift is designated as you would intend it. 


Is my contribution tax deductible?

Austin College is a 501c3 organization. However, everyone's financial circumstances are different, so we ask that you consult with a financial adviser on your tax deduction.


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