Effective July 1, 2021, the NCAA allows student-athletes to receive financial compensation for their name, image and likeness (NIL). The Varsity Collective is independent of the University of Wisconsin and abides by 100% of the letter and spirit of NCAA regulations.
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No, although our mission is to benefit Badger student-athletes and their community, The Varsity Collective is a separate entity from the University of Wisconsin.
The Varsity Collective Charitable Fund, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 organization, exempt from federal income tax. Operating as a charitable organization, you may claim your contribution to The Varsity Collective Charitable Fund, Inc. as a charitable income tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.