Thank you for supporting NDSU! If you missed Giving Day 2021, click here to make your gift now.

Celebrate NDSU Athletics by making a gift to your favorite team, program, or the Team Makers fund! When you support Team Makers or any of our sport specific Bison Athletic Excellence Funds, you provide necessary resources in support of student-athlete excellence. 


Bison Athletic Excellence Funds
Bison Athletic Excellence Funds provide support to each individual program. Your gift to a Bison Athletic Excellence Fund goes directly to your program of choice and plays an instrumental role in continued success of the program while elevating the student-athlete experience at NDSU.


Team Makers
Your gift to
Team Makers helps provide scholarship and program support for hardworking student-athletes in all 16 sports at NDSU. Make a positive impact on NDSU Student-athletes' ability to succeed in the classroom, in competition, in the community and beyond. 

Become an annual Team Makers member with a gift of $100 or more and receive exclusive benefits based on giving level

All gifts are eligible for priority points! Your gift to Team Makers and Bison Athletic Excellence Funds receive one (1) point per $50. Priority points recognize continuous loyalty and philanthropic support. Priority points are used to determine priority in the allocation of new or improved seating, assignment of single-game tickets, reserved parking, reserved tailgating, and football playoff and basketball tournament ticket disbursement. 


Athletics Leaderboard Competition!
Join the competition and help meet each team’s challenge! Watch the Athletics leaderboard throughout the day.


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$2,500
Andrea Travnicek Bison Athletic Excellence Fund Challenge for Soccer
15 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Soccer Fund will unlock $2,500 to support women’s soccer.
15 / 15 Gifts
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Leaderboard
Athletics Leaderboard Competition!
Join the competition by making a gift to help meet each team’s challenge! Watch the Athletics leaderboard throughout the day.
Rank Athletics BAEF Challenge Gifts
1 TEAM MAKERS 67
2 SOCCER 50
3 FOOTBALL 42
4 TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY - WOMEN 40
5 BASKETBALL - MEN 36
6 BASKETBALL - WOMEN 32
7 BASEBALL 31
8 SOFTBALL 31
9 TRACK/CROSS COUNTRY - MEN 22
10 VOLLEYBALL 22
11 CHEER 22
12 ATHLETIC ACADEMIC SUCCESS 19
13 GOLF - MEN 18
14 GOLF - WOMEN 16
15 WRESTLING 15
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$2,500
Bizon Brothers LLP BAEF Challenge for Football
75 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Football Fund will unlock $2,500 to support the football program.
Completed
$3,500
Brian and Heather Bergantine BAEF Challenge for Women's Cross Country and Track & Field
30 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Fund will unlock $3,500 to support athletes in these sports.
30 / 30 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Char Zaeske Athletic Academic Success Challenge
15 gifts will unlock $10,000 to support NDSU Athletic Academic Success!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Derrick and Kristen Dinger/Northwestern Mutual Women’s Basketball Challenge
30 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Women’s Basketball Fund will unlock $10,000 for support!
30 / 30 Gifts
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$2,500
Jay Bartley Men’s Golf Challenge
15 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Men's Golf Fund will unlock $2,500 of support!
15 / 15 Gifts
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$5,000
Jim and Naomi Hambrick Team Makers Challenge
Help NDSU Team Makers unlock a $5,000 gift from Jim and Naomi Hambrick after 75 gifts are made to the Team Makers Fund.
Completed
$5,000
John and Kim Erickson Bison Athletic Excellence Challenge for Baseball
40 Gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Baseball Fund will unlock $5,000 to support the baseball program.
Completed
$15,000
Ken and Marie Zetocha Volleyball Challenge
20 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Volleyball Fund will unlock $15,000 of support!
20 / 20 Gifts
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$2,500
Kirk and Katherine Watt Bison Athletic Excellence Challenge for Men's Basketball
50 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Men’s Basketball Fund will unlock $2,500 to support men’s basketball.
Completed
$2,500
Mark Anderson Wrestling Challenge
25 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Wrestling Fund will unlock $2,500 of support!
Completed
$10,000
Mike and Jodie Herzog Women’s Golf Challenge
15 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Women's Golf Fund will unlock $10,000 of support!
15 / 15 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Shelly Rhein-Rowedder Bison Athletic Excellence Fund Challenge for Softball
20 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Softball Fund will unlock $2,500 to support softball.
20 / 20 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
Tracy Legel and husband, Courtney Borman, Cheer Leading Challenge
25 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Cheer Fund will unlock $2,500 to support NDSU Cheer.
Completed
$3,000
Troy and Darla Thimjon Bison Athletic Excellence Challenge for Men's Cross Country and Track & Field
40 gifts to the Bison Athletic Excellence Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Fund will unlock $3,000 to support athletes in these sports.
Completed
$50,000
Your Legacy is Our Future!
Would you like to hear how to lower taxes or trade a gift for income? If NDSU receives 50 planned gift information requests, it will unlock a $50,000 gift from a husband-and-wife alum team that will benefit scholarships in the College of Health Professions. To participate, when making a gift to any area select “yes” to the estate planning question during checkout.
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