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Kurt Giller Shawn Glover Sarah Shelton Seniors Majors: Business Administration, Recreation Administration, Business Administration Hometowns: Manhattan, KS; Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX

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Golden Eagle Club & Mabee Center Ticket Office Contact Info............................................................. 4 Message from the Athletic Director................................. 5 About the Golden Eagle Club............................................. 6 Capital Projects................................................................... 10 Basketball Priority Seating & Parking Information........ 12 Benefits Chart and Important Dates................................ 14 Frequently Asked Questions............................................. 16 Membership Application................................................... 17 Donor Agreement & Tax lnformation................................ 19

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Golden Eagle Staff: Scott Higgins

Sean Dolan

Richard McCutchen

Debbie Gimlin

Associate Athletic Director—Marketing Executive Director of the Golden Eagle Club (918) 495-7400 shiggins@oru.edu

Assistant Athletic Director—Marketing (918) 495-6616 rmccutchen@oru.edu

Associate Athletic Director—Development (918) 495-4951 sdolan@oru.edu

Administrative Assistant—Golden Eagle Club (918) 495-6424 dgimlin@oru.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION Golden Eagle Club c/o ORU Department of Athletics 7777 S. Lewis Ave. Tulsa, OK 74171 Phone: 918-495-6424 Fax: 918-495-7123 orugoldeneagles.com CONTACT INFORMATION Mabee Center Ticket Office 7777 S. Lewis Ave. Tulsa, OK 74171 Phone: 918-495-6000 Fax: 918-495-7438 mabeecenter.com

MESSAGE FROM THE: ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Dear Friends & Fans, I want to thank you for your interest in the Golden Eagle Club and ORU Athletics. Whether you have been a long-time member since the days of the Titan Club, a prospective first time donor, or anywhere in between, I want to emphasize the importance of your decision to contribute to the Golden Eagle Club. Your support is vital to the success of our 220 student-athletes in the classroom, in the community, and in competition. As the costs of education and the resources necessary to maintain and improve our department continue to escalate, so does our need for private funding. There is strength in numbers, and we are asking for your support. Although you will not hit a home run, make a shot, or score a goal for the Golden Eagles this season, your generosity makes it possible for us to compete on a national stage. It will provide the foundation necessary to compete for Championships and to transition our student-athletes into the leaders of tomorrow. Thank you and Go Golden Eagles!

Mike Carter Athletic Director

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WAYS TO GIVE

The mission of the ORU Golden Eagle Club Inc. is to support Oral Roberts University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics through private funding for scholarships, endowments, capital projects and other needs as prioritized by the Department.

Cash Donations Most gifts to the Golden Eagle Club take this form and it is as easy as writing a check or using your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express card. Checks should be made payable to the ORU Golden Eagle Club.

Securities You may eliminate paying capital gains tax and receive an income tax charitable deduction for gifts of long-term appreciated securities.

Gifts in Kind Gifts of goods or services can be of great financial assistance to the Department of Athletics while offering the donor a tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift. Please consult your tax advisor and contact the Golden Eagle Club for more information.

Matching Gifts Many companies will match contributions to the Golden Eagle Club. Submit your company's matching gift form with your gift and it can significantly increase your support and associated giving level.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

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Athletics is often the front porch of the University: Athletic success is important to Oral Roberts University. Financial stability in athletics ultimately breeds success and success breeds pride among our many alumni and friends. Studies have shown that winning - more importantly winning the "right way" (in compliance with NCAA rules and with great team effort) - can be a tremendous recruiting tool for the general student population as well as for potential studentathletes. Athletic accomplishments often provide invaluable national visibility for ORU while also serving as a catalyst for philanthropy to all areas of the University.

The need to provide student-athletes and coaches with the finest possible resources: Private support is the lifeblood of ORU Athletics. Financial stability is necessary in order to provide scholarship support and academic services for our 220 student-athletes and help them make the most of their educational opportunities and earn their college degrees. ORU continues to rank high in student-athlete graduation rates as a result of this commitment from our administration and donor base. In addition, it is necessary to provide first-class facilities which will assist in recruiting and training student-athletes that proudly wear Navy and Gold. Only when an athletic department is financially sound can it then establish the foundation for "championships" in the classroom and in competition for generations to come.

Gender Equity: Title IX requires an athletic program to provide equitable facilities, scholarship funding, and participation percentages for women's sports in relation to men's sports. ORU has made a firm commitment to the participation and success of its women's programs. This commitment is evident in the recent rankings of our teams. Currently, ORU sponsors eight women's sports.

Ticketing Revenue is Not Enough: Men's basketball, women's basketball, and baseball ticketing revenues are not enough to adequately support all 16 of our intercollegiate athletic programs. Rising scholarship costs, escalating team travel expenses, and the need for modern facilities require that new sources of revenue be discovered.

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GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES

Many philanthropic opportunities exist through the Golden Eagle Club to support ORU Athletics. All donations to the Golden Eagle Club qualify for benefits, as shown on pages 14-15.

Priority Basketball Seating — A component of the Golden Eagle Club membership is donor seating. All donor seating levels are tax deductible to the extent determined by the IRS. Donor seating levels are described in detail on pages 12-13. All donations to Priority Basketball Seating are 80% tax deductible.

Golden Eagle Scholarship Fund — With the Athletic Department's additional need for private funding, a percentage of student-athlete scholarships need to be funded in order to be retained. The Golden Eagle Club is looking for donors who can make a scholastic impact both on an annual basis and for the creation of a Scholarship Endowment Program to provide scholarship support in perpetuity. All donations to the GESF are 100% tax deductible.

Champions Club — Champions Club gifts provide annual unrestricted support directly to the ORU Athletic Department. The revenue generated by the Champions Club is used at the discretion of the Athletic Director and approved by the Golden Eagle Club Board of Directors to fund various needs of the Athletic Department including capital projects. Membership to this group requires a $5,000 donation. All donations to the Champions Club are 100% deductible.

Basketball Enhancement Fund — Basketball Enhancement Fund gifts provide annual support directly to the men's basketball program for financial needs above and beyond the program's operating budget. All donations to the Basketball Enhancement Fund are 100% tax deductible.

Sports Program Giving — Philanthropic gifts to benefit ORU's sports programs truly do make a difference and are sincerely appreciated by the coaches and student-athletes. Many teams at Oral Roberts University rely on private support for locker room improvements, equipment purchases and many other expenses not covered in their operating budgets. All donations to Sports Program Giving are 100% tax deductible.

Capital Projects — The Golden Eagle Club provides substantial support for the construction and renovation of ORU's first class athletic facilities, as described in detail on pages 10-11. All donations to Capital Projects are 100% tax deductible.

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Shelbi Lousch Year: Junior Major: Nursing Sapulpa, OK ORUGOLDENEAGLES.COM

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CAPITAL PROJECTS

The Golden Eagle Club provides substantial support for the construction and renovation of ORU’s first class athletic facilities like the ones

Burkhart Family Strength & Conditioning Center

Includes the baseball offices, Grand Slam Club, and a strength and conditioning center. Completed in 2005.

H.A. Chapman Practice Facility

Provides 36,000 square feet of turfed practice space for baseball, soccer, and track. Completed in 2009.

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described below. These facilities would not be possible without the private support from our generous donors.

Case Soccer Complex

Includes a 1,000 seat stadium and press box, a practice field, and decorative wrought iron fencing . Completed in 2012.

J.L. Johnson Stadium Renovation

J.L. Johnson Stadium went through several renovations in time for the 2010 baseball season to modernize the exterior of the stadium. In 2012, the focus shifted to the interior of the stadium with construction of a hospitality room, a student-athlete academic area, locker room renovation , and a student-athlete lounge.

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Basketball Priority Seating

Basketball Premium and Priority Seating Information Donor Seating (Sections A-D & J-M) requires a per-seat donation to be given in addition to the season ticket price. A donation can be given at any level (Ultimate, Standard, Varsity) to qualify for donor seating. Priority seating donations will include both men’s and women’s basketball.

Suites—above section K and section L with seating for 20. Suites lease on one, three and five year contracts.

Courtside Seats—$3,000 per seat donation required.

(Includes a $2,400 donation, Golden Eagle Game Night and half-time refreshments delivered to your seat.)

Ultimate—$350 per seat

(Includes a $250 donation, Golden Eagle Game Night and half-time refreshments delivered to your seat.)

Standard—$100 per seat Junior—$99 per seat

(For fans ages 23-35. Includes Golden Eagle Game Night. Sections E, F, G, H, and N only)

Varsity—$50 per seat

(Must be a current Varsity Club member.)

SUITES

COURTSIDE

And Parking Information

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Premium Seating

(Suites & Courtside Seats)

Priority Seating General Public Family Fun Zone & Young

General Public Upper Bowl Seating Student Seating

Alumni Seating

Basketball Priority Parking Information Priority Parking for basketball is available to all donors at the VIP N ($6,000+) level and above. Director's Lot parking permits will be distributed with Golden Eagle Club materials to donors in October.

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GIVING LEVELS AND BENEFITS CHART

All donations to the Golden Eagle Club qualify for benefits. Benefits are based on donations made during the current academic year.

Starter Captain $150$399

$400$799

AllConference

MV

$800$1,199

$1,2 $2,4

Contributing to ORU Athletics’ success through your donation 10% Team Store Discount Program Recognition Tax Deduction* Email Updates Exclusive Invitations to GEC Events Opportunity to Order Post-Season Tickets Director’s Lot Parking - Basketball Grand Slam Club Access & Parking Baseball Invitation to Basketball Practice Athletic Director’s Reception Invitation to Scholarship Dinner Trip for Two to Away Men’s Basketball Game

Important Dates: January 1–July 31: Golden Eagle Club contributions accepted for basketball season tickets and priority parking. August 1:

Season Ticket & Golden Eagle Club membership Renewal Deadline

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AllNavy & American Gold

MVP $1,200$2,400

$2,500$3,999

VIP

Coach’s Circle

AD’s Cabinet

$4,000- $6,000- $10,000- $20,000$5,999 $9,999 $19,999 $29,999

Golden Eagle Scholar $30,000+

*Golden Eagle Club donations are tax deductible per IRS regulations

October 15:

Season Tickets & Golden Eagle Club membership information mailed

December 31:

GEC Installment Payments Due In Full

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The following Q & A is intended to provide you with some general information regarding your participation as a Golden Eagle Club donor. Please contact the Golden Eagle Club staff for more information at 918495-6424. Q. When are season tickets and parking passes mailed? A. Golden Eagle Club information, as well as basketball tickets and priority parking passes are mailed in October. Baseball tickets and priority parking passes, available to Grand Slam Club members, are mailed in February. Q. Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child, even if they are in and out of their seat? A. All children above the age of two are required to have a ticket for admittance into the Mabee Center. Q. My company has a matching gift program. What do I need to do to make sure the matching gift is applied to my annual donation? A. Contact the Golden Eagle Club and we will assist you in your matching gift request. Your company’s matching gift form should be attached to your Golden Eagle Club donor form. Q. What is Golden Eagle Game Night? A. Golden Eagle Game Night is the reception served between the men’s and women’s basketball games in the Mabee Center South Lobby. Access is available to priority seating donors at the Ultimate level and above, as well as the new Junior level. Q. How do I get Southland Conference Tournament and/or NCAA Tournament tickets? A. It is the goal of the Golden Eagle Club to offer an option to purchase tickets for post-season games to all donors and season ticket holders based on availability. Q. How do I improve my seat? A. For non Golden Eagle Club members, you can improve your seating location to one of the eight center sections (A-D, J-M) by providing a perseat donation as required by the Golden Eagle Club. For members already in priority seating wishing to change seat locations, contact the Golden Eagle Club at 918-495-6424 or indicate it on your order.

APPLICATION

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Member Name:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Spouse:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name to be listed in game program:________________________________________________________ HOME Preferred Address: £ £ BUSINESS ___________________________________________________________________________

City: ________________________________________________________________ State: _______________ZIP: ____________________ Home Phone: ________________________________Cell Phone: _______________________________________________ Employer:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Business Phone:___________________________________________________________________________________________________ E-mail:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Birthday:(mm/day) ___________/ ___________ Spouse Birthday: ___________/ ___________ Alumnus? £ Yes £ No

Spouse Alumnus? £ Yes £ No

Former Student Athlete?

£ Yes £ No Sport: __________________________

Current Faculty or Staff?

£ Yes £ No

Select Donor Seating Package: £ Ultimate: $350/seat (Includes a $250 donation, Golden Eagle Game Night and half-time refreshments delivered to your seat.) £ Standard: $100/seat £ Junior: $99/seat (For fans ages 23-35. Includes Golden Eagle Game Night. Sections E, F, G, H, and N only) £ Varsity: $50/seat (Must be a current Varsity member.)

Please check one donor level

Note: You do not purchase a donor level, you are slotted based on total giving to the Golden Eagle Club. £ Golden Eagle Scholar....................................$30,000+ £ AD’s Cabinet...................................................$20,000 - $29,999 £ Coach’s Circle.................................................$10,000 - $19,999 £ VIP...................................................................$6,000 - $9,999 £ Navy & Gold...................................................$4,000 - $5,999 £ All-American..................................................$2,500 - $3,999 £ MVP.................................................................$1,200 - $2,499 £ All-Conference..............................................$800 - $1,199 £ Captain...........................................................$400 - $799 £ Starter............................................................$150-$399 ORUGOLDENEAGLES.COM

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APPLICATION (CONT.)

Please Indicate Your Gift Amount: $_____________________________________________________________________ (Please make checks payable to ORU Golden Eagle Club) £ Please charge my credit card for my membership.

CC#: EXP:

Security Code:

SIGNATURE:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ £ Pay in full £ Pay in installments

(Charged monthly; credit card only)

£ Will your employer match your gift? £ Yes £ No

(Please enclose your company’s matching gift form)

£ I do not wish to recieve benefits.

Note: Checking this box will exclude you from receiving a priority seating option for basketball, thereby making your gift 100% deductible rather than 80% deductible.

Please MAIL TO: ORU GOLDEN EAGLE CLUB c/o ORU Athletic Department 7777 S. LEWIS AVE. TULSA, OK 74171

DONOR AGREEMENT

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Donors agree to adhere to and abide by rules and regulations concerning intercollegiate athletics as determined by the NCAA, the Southland Conference, and Oral Roberts University. If questions arise concerning the various rules and regulations, donors acknowledge that they should contact the ORU Athletic Compliance Office at 918-495-7215. Donors agree that should they be found by the NCAA or the University to have violated, knowingly or without regard for the same, rules or regulations, they may be disassociated from the University, athletics program and its activities. Donors can be expelled as a member of the Golden Eagle Club and will forfeit all benefits and privileges (including the right to receive priority season tickets and parking at specified athletic events) until the end of the period of disassociation and subsequent reinstatement by the Golden Eagle Club.

Tax Information If your contribution includes an option to purchase tickets, 80% of your gift is tax deductible. For 100% tax deductibility of your annual gift, you must decline your right to receive any benefits at the time you make your gift. This must be noted in writing or on the membership form. Only the individual or company making the gift is eligible to claim the tax deduction. Golden Eagle Club donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes. Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Samantha Watson Year: Senior Major: Marketing Schuylerville, NY

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2013-14 Golden Eagle Club Guidebook