Booster Clubs
(Academics, Athletics,Bands, PTAs, PTOs)


Booster Clubs in the News

Blue and Gold Baseball Booster Club - Grossmont Baseball Coach Jim Earley Quits Amid Parent Accusations

Fern Creek High School Athletic Association could be stripped of its non-profit status and forced to pay back more than $100,000 in back taxes.

Booster clubs fill funding void at area high schools

Thousands of School Booster Clubs Not in Compliance with Tax Laws

Booster Clubs Play Big Role at East High School

Nonprofit's easy targets for thievery

Ex-booster club treasurer accused of stealing $10K-$15K - Brookwood High School girls track team
Douglasville Booster Club Treasurer Accused of Theft - Douglas County High School football team
Wrestling Booster Club Treasurer Arrested for Stealing Thousands - Grayson High School's wrestling team booster club
Walton Co. Booster club president accused of fraud


Booster Club Audits

IRS Publication 557

   (Little or no oversight leaves schools, booster groups at risk)
   All school districts should have booster club guidelines

In 2011, more than one million dollars was stolen from booster clubs. Its estimated that the dollar amount could be higher. Largest thefts uncovered were $175,000 and $102,000.
Tennessee legislation in 2009, mandated that booster clubs be audited by the state's comptroller. This action has resulted in numerous cases of fraud reported to the state's attorney general.


Warner Robins Touchdown Club
Warner Robins High School Demon Band
Thousand Oaks High School Baseball Boosters 2012
Tremper High School Athletic Booster Club


School Districts Primary Elementary Middle High School
9 5  (1) 67  (11)
25  (1) 17  (6)   (2)

Note: Parenthesis denotes support organization (booster club) is IRS Compliant.
As of February 22nd... two (2) High school's exemption has been revoked by the IRS.  Reference IRS Revocation List
Sources: Each school District for the number of schools. IRS Master Data File for Compliance

State Elementary Middle High School
 Alabama  902  440  513
 Florida  2501  1079  1069
 Georgia  1406  591  487
 North Carolina  1552  649  623
 South Carolina  686  287  264
 Tennessee  1072  379  380

Page Last Reviewed or Updated:  20 May 2012