University of Evansville

Giving to UE

Office of Development and Alumni Relations


Purple Aces Club

The Purple Aces Club is the fundraising organization that directly supports the University of Evansville Scholarship Fund. Your annual contribution to the Purple Aces Club is used to assist the scholarship and operational needs of 14 NCAA intercollegiate athletic teams composed of more than 200 student-athletes.

The primary fundraising instrument for Purple Aces Club fundraising is through men’s basketball priority seating at the Ford Center. Purple Aces Club members receive preferred benefits to many UE Athletic events and receive recognition for their financial support of Aces Athletics. Gifts made through men’s basketball ticket priority rights are 80% tax deductible. Outright gives to the Purple Aces Club are 100% tax deductible.

Aspire Fund

The Aspire Fund directly supports University of Evansville Athletics. This funding allows the athletics department to make special investments, to aspire for greatness for the Aces student-athletes and the 14 Division I programs at UE. Investment examples of the Aspire Fund are improving athletic facilities, student-athlete dining and lodging, equipment, uniforms, charter travel, and post-season expenses. All gifts are 100% tax-deductible gifts.

Every dollar raised in the Aspire Fund goes directly back into the Aces Athletics program. This fund is vital as the University of Evansville athletics department aspires to compete at a championship level.

For additional questions contact Lance Wilkerson, Director of Development for Athletics at or 812-488-2623.