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Athletics Methods of Support Gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund can be made in many different ways, including but not limited to: Cash Gifts Checks may be made payable to “Alexander-Tharpe Fund.” To make a gift online, visit http://ramblinwreck.com/atfund. Monthly Gifts Monthly giving through a credit card is a convenient way to support Georgia Tech athletics. Please contact the A-T office at 404.894.5414 or visit http://ramblinwreck. com/atfund. Matching Gifts Through the matching gift program, the donor’s employer matches gifts made to the A-T Fund. Submit the company’s matching gift form with payment, and it significantly increases the contribution to the fund, often doubling it through dollar-for-dollar matching. A-T will recognize the total amount, including the matching gift (and the associated priority points) as soon as the gift is received. Please send the matching gift form to the A-T Fund at: 150 Bobby Dodd Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0455. Bequests and IRA Designations Bequests and IRA designations can provide benefits and permanent name recognition with endowed scholarships. Bequests made through wills and IRA designations can be made in specific amounts, percentages, or residual amounts. Life Income and Trusts Charitable trusts offer an opportunity to make a substantial gift to A-T without giving up the annual income produced by these assets. The donor retains income for life and the life of his or her spouse. A-T will provide donor recognition for a percentage of this trust immediately. This gift can also be structured to create a substantial tax deduction over a period of years. Real Estate Substantial tax benefits also exist for gifts of real estate, which are subject to acceptance by the Alexander-Tharpe Fund. A-T will provide donor recognition for the appraised value of the property. Charitable trusts established with gifts of real estate are popular methods of creating life income with tax benefits. Securities Donors may eliminate paying capital gains tax and receive an income tax charitable deduction for gifts of long-term appreciated securities. Please consult with a tax advisor concerning the deductibility of gifts to the AlexanderTharpe Fund.


Athletics Priority Point System The priority point system was implemented in 1987. It is intended to promote fairness, create new solicitation opportunities, benefit the entire Institute, reward the loyalty of our longtime supporters, and accommodate individual circumstances. A-T Unrestricted, Athletic Director’s Initiative Fund, and/or Facility Initiatives (Cash – 2 points per $100.) Pledge example: $25,000 pledge will receive ½ point per $100 on pledge and 1 ½ points per $100 on each pledge payment, if paid at a minimum of annual equal installments over a maximum five-year period. Total points upon completion of pledge = 500. The TECH Fund (Cash – 1 point per $100. Pledges not accepted.) (Tradition, Education, Character, and Heart) is a per-seat giving program for preferred seats in Bobby Dodd Stadium and McCamish Pavilion. Gifts to the TECH Fund will be used to support the annual operational costs associated with sustaining a highly competitive athletics program at Georgia Tech. This includes contributions for suites, courtside seats for basketball, and club seats for football. Restricted Athletic (Cash – 1 point per $100. Pledges not accepted.) Sport-specific and/or gift restriction not mentioned above. Endowment (Cash – 1 ½ points per $100. Donor will also receive 1 point per $100 on annual withdrawals from endowment if it is a named endowment funded by donor.) Pledge example: $25,000 pledge will receive ½ point per $100 on the pledge and 1 point per $100 on each pledge payment, if paid at a minimum of annual equal installments over a maximum five-year period. Total points upon completion of pledge = 375. Donor will also receive 1 point per $100 on annual withdrawals from endowment if it is a named endowment funded by donor. Planned Gifts n R  evocable Planned Gifts – Regardless of allocation or age, donor will receive ½ point per $100 on the present value of gift. Present value is determined by the IRS discount rate and age of donor(s) as calculated by the Georgia Tech Development Gift Planning office. n Irrevocable Planned Gifts – Donor(s) age 65 and over - regardless of allocation, donor(s) will receive 1 point per $100 on the current face value of gift. n Irrevocable Planned Gifts – Donor(s) under 65 - regardless of allocation, donor(s) will receive ½ point per $100 on the present value of gift. Present value is determined by the IRS discount rate and age of donor(s) as calculated by the Georgia Tech Development Gift Planning office. The following list of categories makes up the priority point system: 1 point per consecutive* year of contributing to A-T 1 point per consecutive* year of contributing to Roll Call 1 point per each year of giving $1,000+ to Roll Call 2 points per consecutive* year of purchasing football season tickets 2 points per consecutive* year of purchasing men’s basketball season tickets 1 point per consecutive* year of purchasing baseball, volleyball, or women’s basketball season tickets 10 points (one time only per spouse) for graduating from Georgia Tech 10 points (one time only per sport/spouse) for lettering in a sport at Georgia Tech *Consecutive refers to continuous years of making a gift and/or purchasing season tickets. The calculation for consecutive year points begins with the most recent year and counts backwards. Missed years will result in a loss of consecutive status and points earned. Priority points associated with gifts and commitments to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund are subject to change.


Athletics Annual Giving to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund and TECH Fund Georgia Tech fans have always demonstrated passion and loyalty in their support of athletics. Annual unrestricted gifts to the A-T Fund directly support our student-athletes by funding their annual scholarship costs, which is A-T’s primary goal. Annual giving levels with benefits enable the Alexander-Tharpe Fund to reward existing donors as well as recruit new ones. All gifts and/or pledge payments to A-T, which are used primarily for the purpose of paying for student-athlets’ scholarships, will count toward a donor’s annual giving level. The A-T giving year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Gifts to the TECH Fund, sport-specific gifts, gifts-in-kind, other pledge payments, and credits for points such as those used for insurance premiums do not count toward A-T annual levels of support.

Annual Levels of Unrestricted Giving to A-T Annual Honor Society Full Scholarship Half Scholarship Golden T Heisman Alexander Member

From $25,000 From $15,000 From $7,500 From $3,000 From $1,000 From $500 From $150

per per per per per per per

year year year year year year year

Annual Giving Recognition Annual Honor Society = $25,000 cash minimum per year n n n n n n n n n n

Pre-game sideline passes (two) for one Georgia Tech home football game Annual State of the Athletic Association luncheon with Director of Athletics Invitation for two to Annual Scholarship Dinner Invitation for GT Athletic Association luncheon and tour 14K Gold “T” Pin with three diamonds Media Guide CD for football and men’s basketball Name recognition in the program BUZZ Magazine Giving level-specific auto decals The Good Word, a biweekly e-mail newsletter

Total benefit value $245 Full Scholarship = $15,000 cash minimum per year n n n n n n n n

Invitation for two to Annual Scholarship Dinner Invitation for GT Athletic Association luncheon and tour 14K Gold “T” Pin with three diamonds Media Guide CD for football and men’s basketball Name recognition in the program BUZZ Magazine Giving level-specific auto decals The Good Word, a biweekly e-mail newsletter

Total benefit value $225


Athletics Annual Giving to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund and TECH Fund (continued) Half Scholarship = $7,500 cash minimum per year n n n n n n n

Invitation for GT Athletic Association luncheon and tour 14K Gold “T” Pin with three diamonds Media Guide CD for football and men’s basketball Name recognition in the program BUZZ Magazine Giving level-specific auto decals The Good Word, a biweekly e-mail newsletter

Total benefit value $110 Golden T = $3,000 cash minimum per year n n n n n n

14K Gold “T” Pin with three diamonds Media Guide CD for football and men’s basketball Name recognition in the program BUZZ Magazine Giving level-specific auto decals The Good Word, a biweekly e-mail newsletter

Total benefit value $75 Heisman = $1,000 cash minimum per year n n n n n

Media Guide CD for football and men’s basketball Name recognition in the program BUZZ Magazine Giving level-specific auto decals The Good Word, a biweekly e-mail newsletter

Total benefit value $25 Alexander = $500 cash minimum per year n n n n

Name recognition in the program BUZZ Magazine Giving level-specific auto decals The Good Word, a biweekly e-mail newsletter

Total benefit value $25 Member = $150 cash minimum per year n BUZZ Magazine n Giving level-specific auto decals n The Good Word, a biweekly e-mail newsletter Total benefit value $25 Note: Recognition and benefits for all cumulative and annual levels of support are subject to change.

TECH Fund

The TECH Fund (Tradition, Education, Character, Heart) is a per-seat donation program for preferred seats in Bobby Dodd Stadium and McCamish Pavilion. Gifts to the TECH Fund will be used to support the annual operational costs associated with sustaining a highly competitive athletics program at Georgia Tech. Visit www.ramblinwreck.com for more details.


Athletics Scholarship Endowment and Facility Recognition Endowed scholarship funds help provide the resources necessary to attract talented student-athletes to Georgia Tech in perpetuity. An endowment fund may be named for the donor or for someone the donor chooses to honor. Endowed scholarship funds are invested with the Georgia Tech Foundation (GTF) and earn income in perpetuity for scholarship support. The established annual payout from each endowment typically follows the guidelines established by the GTF. Earnings and appreciation beyond the payout rate are reinvested into the principal amount of the endowment in an effort to grow the endowment to cover inflation. As of 2011, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s scholarship endowment has a current market value of more than $40 million, which generates approximately $2 million annually. This means approximately 30 percent of the annual scholarship costs for student-athletes are funded by endowment distributions. An endowment to support a full athletic scholarship can be established with a gift or multi-year commitment of $500,000. An endowed partial scholarship fund can be established at a minimum level of $25,000.

Georgia Tech Athletics Endowed Scholarship Program An athletic scholarship to Georgia Tech enables a young man or woman to match the full development of his or her athletic potential with the mastery of a challenging academic major at a distinguished university. Such a scholarship also allows coaches to recruit elite student-athletes nationally as they seek those special individuals who will thrive at Georgia Tech.

Endowment Recognition Full Scholarship Endowment Donors ($500,000 or more) n n n n n n

Top-level recognition on wall outside A-T office in Edge building. Listed in football game day program and in media guides for sport-specific endowments. On-field recognition at football games. Endowment individually named and awarded annually to a student-athlete. Invitation to annual Endowment Dinner with student-athletes. P  riority points are awarded ½ per $100 on entire pledge at time of commitment with additional 1 point per $100 with each pledge payment. Endowment donor will also receive 1 point per $100 on annual amount withdrawn from endowment.

Half Scholarship Endowment Donors ($250,000 to $499,999) n n n n n n

Name listed on wall outside A-T office in Edge building. Listed in football game day program and in media guides for sport-specific endowments. On-field recognition at football games. Endowment individually named and awarded annually to a student-athlete. Invitation to annual Endowment Dinner with student-athletes. P  riority points are awarded ½ per $100 on entire pledge at time of commitment with additional 1 point per $100 with each pledge payment. Endowment donor will also receive 1 point per $100 on annual amount withdrawn from endowment.

Named Scholarship Endowment Donors ($125,000 to $249,999) n Name listed on wall outside A-T office in Edge building. n L  isted in football game day program and in media guides for sport-specific endowments. n Endowment individually named and awarded annually to a student-athlete.


Athletics Scholarship Endowment and Facility Recognition (continued) n Invitation to annual Endowment Dinner with student-athletes. n P  riority points are awarded ½ per $100 on entire pledge at time of commitment with additional 1 point per $100 with each pledge payment. Endowment donor will also receive 1 point per $100 on annual amount withdrawn from endowment. Endowment Donors ($25,000 to $124,999) n n n n

Endowment individually named and may be awarded to preferred sport. Listed in football game day program and in media guides for sport-specific endowments. Invitation to annual Endowment Dinner with student-athletes. P  riority points are awarded ½ per $100 on entire pledge at time of commitment with additional 1 point per $100 with each pledge payment. Endowment donor will also receive 1 point per $100 on annual amount withdrawn from endowment.

Sport Goal

Amount Needed Funded To Go Remaining $ to Fully Endow to Raise Scholarships at $500,000 Each

Baseball

12

$6,000,000

4.2 7.8 $3,876,558

Men’s Basketball

13

$6,500,000

5.0

8.0

$4,014,907

Women’s Basketball

15

$7,500,000

1.1

13.9

$6,935,357

Football

85

Golf

5

$42,500,000

14.2 70.8 $35,385,139

$2,500,000

5.0 0.0

$0

Softball

12

$6,000,000

0.0 12.0 $6,000,000

Men’s Swimming

10

$5,000,000

3.2

6.8

$3,419,079

Women’s Swimming

14

$7,000,000

7.7

6.3

$3,166,172

Men’s Track and Field

13

$6,500,000

0.6

12.4

$6,175,407

Women’s Track and Field 18

$9,000,000

0.6

17.4

$8,684,817

Men’s Tennis

5

$2,500,000

2.7

2.3

$1,171,981

Women’s Tennis

8

$4,000,000

2.9

5.1

$2,549,833

$6,000,000

0.2 11.8 $5,880,221

Volleyball TOTAL

12 222

$111,000,000

47.4* 174.6* $66,792,595*

*As of June 30, 2011

Facility Recognition n N  aming opportunities at various levels of support are available within each facility, subject to availability. n A  ll donors who make a five-year commitment of at least $25,000 will be recognized with a plaque within the facility. n P  riority points are awarded 2 points per $100 on all cash gifts. Pledges of $5,000 or more will receive ½ point per $100 on pledge and 1 ½ points per $100 on each pledge payment, if paid at a minimum of annual equal installments over a maximum five-year period. n P  lease contact the A-T office at 404.894.6124 for a complete list of all facility naming opportunities. Note: Recognition and benefits for all endowment and facility gifts are subject to change.


Athletics Giving Societies Golden Jackets This is our highest level of recognition. These donors have made cumulative cash gifts of

$1,000,000 to Georgia Tech athletics. In addition to the benefits listed below for Platinum Honors, benefits of being a Golden Jacket include: n A  ll ticket assignments and seat location change requests start with this group in priority point order. n A  ll parking assignments start with this group in priority point order. n A  unique Gold GT coat/blazer. n Special recognition in game day programs. n S  pecial events. n Prominent name recognition displayed within the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Note: There are instances where a donor can give $1,000,000 via IRA designation/bequest and appoint one person to be a “Golden Jacket.” Please call the A-T office for more information. The contribution component of premium seats and suites, along with TECH Fund gifts, DO NOT count toward this level of recognition.

Life Member Honors Society Platinum Life Member Honors A commitment of $1,000,000 payable in equal annual installments within a five-year period to A-T will provide the donor access to this level of distinction. In addition to the benefits listed below for the Golden Life Member Honors, benefits include: n O  pportunity to split priority points between two heirs. n E  nhanced service (A-T will help with ticket and lodging needs) for most postseason football and basketball events. Golden Life Member Honors A commitment of $500,000 to A-T payable in equal annual installments within a five-year period will provide the donor access to this level of distinction. In addition to the benefits listed below for the Life Member Honors, benefits include: n O  pportunity to pass priority points to one heir. n E  nhanced service (A-T will help with ticket and lodging needs) for most postseason football and basketball events. Life Member Honors Option 1 – $125,000 pledge to A-T payable in equal annual installments within a five-year period. and/or Option 2 – $200,000 in cumulative cash gifts to A-T.


Athletics Giving Societies (continued) Life Member Honors Society benefits include: n M  aintaining active status and consecutive years of giving to A-T / GTAA for life of donor. n O  ne complimentary priority parking spot for basketball season ticket holders. n O  ne complimentary priority parking spot for football season ticket holders. n S  pecial events. n A  nnual State of the Athletic Association luncheon with Director of Athletics. n Listing in special publication. n A  ccess to great seats and parking via influx of priority points. Note: Recognition and benefits for all societies are subject to change. The contribution component of premium seats and suites, along with TECH Fund gifts, DO NOT count toward this level of recognition.


Athletics Alexander-Tharpe Fund Staff Directory Jack Thompson Senior Director of Development, Athletics and Senior Associate Athletic Director jthompson@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.5427

Jim Hall Associate Vice President for Development (Athletics) and Associate Athletic Director jhall@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.8219

Mindy Hyde Director of Development for Athletics mhyde@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.5435 Gary Lanier Director of Development for Athletics glanier@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.6561 Lucius Sanford Director of Development for Athletics and Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Letterwinners Club lsanford@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.8865 Barb Dockweiler Associate Director of Development Stewardship for Athletics bdockweiler@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.6124 Kevin Kitchens Director of Annual Giving (Athletics) kkitchens@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.5390 Anita Lee Administrative Coordinator Senior alee@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.8457 Jaimie Brown Development Assistant jbrown@athletics.gatech.edu 404.894.8457


Athletics Alexander-Tharpe Fund Letter of Commitment I/We commit the sum of $__________________________________to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund designated for the following purpose(s): _______________________________________________ payable as follows: $_______________ Enclosed $_______________ Payable in equal annual installments within a five-year period:

$_______________ On or before 06/30/____

$_______________ On or before 06/30/____

$_______________ On or before 06/30/____

$_______________ On or before 06/30/____

$_______________ On or before 06/30/____

Or as follows: __________________________________________________________________ $_______________ TOTAL

Please detail current or future estate plans for the benefit of Georgia Tech (e.g. bequest provision, life income agreement). _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Name(s):

_______________________________________ A-T #: ____________

Address: _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Signature:

_______________________________________ Date: _____________

Return to:

Alexander-Tharpe Fund 150 Bobby Dodd Way Atlanta, GA 30332

Questions: 404.894.5414

Checks should be payable to: Alexander-Tharpe Fund, a 501c(3) charitable corporation which receives and manages philanthropic gifts made for the benefit of Georgia Tech Athletics.


Athletics Frequently Asked Questions What is the difference between giving to A-T and giving to the TECH Fund? Answer: Gifts to the TECH Fund are gifts that are made as part of a per-seat donation program for preferred football and basketball seating. Gifts to A-T are all other gifts made in support of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association including but not limited to: gifts for unrestricted current operations; scholarship support; sport-specific support; and facility construction and renovation. Will gifts to the Tech Fund count toward maintaining my consecutive years of support to A-T? Answer: You maintain consecutive years of support by making an annual gift to A-T or by making a TECH Fund donation through the purchase of season tickets. Gifts to A-T provide the donor with additional benefits not available for TECH Fund donations. If I continue purchasing my season tickets through the TECH Fund, should I make an additional contribution to A-T? Answer: Making an annual contribution to A-T is beneficial in many ways. First, you would be making a tax-deductible contribution (typically A-T unrestricted gifts are 100 percent deductible and gifts to the TECH Fund are 80 percent deductible) to support and strengthen Georgia Tech athletics. Second, based upon the amount of your donation, you would receive numerous amenities (see Annual Giving Levels). Third, unrestricted gifts to A-T receive 2 points per $100 as opposed to 1 point per $100 for gifts to the TECH Fund. What are priority points? Answer: Priority points are the means by which we implement requests for season ticket changes, assign and allocate tickets for all postseason events, and assign and allocate season parking passes. Gifts to A-T are the quickest way to accumulate points (see Priority Point Designations for more detailed information). Why are A-T priority points important? Answer: Football and men’s basketball season ticket relocation requests, season parking requests, football away game and postseason tickets, and men’s basketball ACC Tournament and NCAA Tournament tickets are all allocated in A-T priority point order. Every point counts! When should I make my A-T gift? Answer: The A-T giving year starts on July 1 and ends on June 30. Some annual giving benefits are immediately distributed (e.g. giving level-specific auto decals), while others are available in the following giving year (e.g. name recognition in game day programs). What are the costs to fund a full in-state or out-of-state student-athlete scholarship for one academic year? Answer: For the 2009-10 academic year, each in-state full student-athlete scholarship cost the Athletic Association $17,924. For an out-of-state student-athlete scholarship, it was $36,134.


Athletics Selected Commemorative Gift Opportunities Subject to availability at the time of commitment

Bobby Dodd Stadium

Russ Chandler Stadium

North Stands/Howard Candler Jr. Football Conference Center

Field Level Playing Field..................................................From $2,500,000 Ticketing/Concessions Building.................From $250,000 Dugouts (2)...................................................From $250,000 each Locker Room.................................................From $250,000 Weight Room................................................From $100,000

Lower Level: Entry/Reception Area...................................From $250,000 Coaches Locker Room..................................From $150,000 Player Personnel Office.................................From $100,000 Equipment Room..........................................From $100,000 Upper Level: Football Coach’s Wing..................................From $2,000,000 Operations Office..........................................From $500,000 Offensive Coordinator’s Office.....................From $250,000 Assistant Coaches’ Offices............ Multiple from $100,000

Main Level Press Box.......................................................From $500,000 Third Base Gate and Plaza..........................From $500,000 First Base Gate and Plaza............................From $500,000

East Stands Main/Lower Level: Club Lounge and Entry.................................From $1,000,000

Zelnak Center

West Stands Suite Level: Press Box........................................................From $1,000,000

Practice Gymnasium............................................From $2,500,000 Full-Size Court......................................................From $500,000 Lobby From....................................................$500,000 Teaching Theater..................................................From $150,000

Ken Byers Tennis Complex Courts Indoor Competition Courts: Court #1..........................................................From $150,000 Court #3..........................................................From $125,000 Courts #4, #5, and #6....................................From $100,000 each Outdoor Competition Courts: Courts #3, #5, and #6....................................From $150,000 each Outdoor Practice Courts (4).........................From $100,000 each Indoor Entry Lobby...............................................From $250,000 Head Coach’s Office (Men)...................................From $150,000 Head Coach’s Office (Women).............................From $150,000

McCamish Pavilion Entrance Gates Fowler Entry.................................................From $1,000,000 East Entry......................................................From $500,000 Floor Level Visiting Team Meeting Room.....................From $100,000

Noonan Golf Facility Par 3 Course..........................................................From $500,000 Golf Academy Building........................................From $500,000 Name Recognition on Plaque.............................From $25,000

Shirley Clements Mewborn Field Field Level Entrance Plaza...............................................From $250,000 Main Gate (8th and Fowler).........................From $250,000 Ticketing Plaza...............................................From $175,000 Ticketing Gate (8th Street)...........................From $175,000 Dugouts (2)....................................................From $125,000 each Main Level Press Box........................................................From $250,000

O’Keefe Gymnasium Volleyball Court....................................................From $1,000,000


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