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HOKIES TODAY. CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE.

DONOR G UID E 2 0 1 7


A FOUNDATION OF EXCELLENCE In March 1971, Gordon Bowman ‘28, who at the time was the President of the Association, wrote a message to the Hokie Nation that depicts a foundational principle. It reads:

for student-athletes, and recruit the top young talent coming out of the high schools, we might as well get out of the game. Generating the funds for studentathlete scholarships is what the Virginia Tech Student Aid Association is all about. Continuing financial support through scholarships is the one way you can help guarantee that ‘Hokie’ means ‘winner’ in anybody’s language … Only you and other members of the Hokie Fraternity can make possible the new era in Virginia Tech athletics. If strong support for scholarships for student-athletes does not materialize year after year, top-ranking intercollegiate athletics can never be more than a fleeting dream.”

“No more loyal and consistent fraternity of friends and supporters exist than the men and women behind the Virginia Tech Gobblers, Tech’s Alumni and Friends. You who are among their number know better than anybody that the foundation for a nationally competitive athletic program is student aid: the scholarship program for student-athletes. You know too, that winning the recruiting battle is key to winning the game. Unless Virginia Tech can provide the scholarships

Thanks to the continued, generous support of the Hokie Club, Virginia Tech student-athletes have accomplished some incredible feats. From the transitions from the Metro Conference to the Atlantic 10 to the Big East to the ACC, to the victory in the Sugar Bowl over Texas, to the shutout of the US Olympic team by Virginia Tech softball, donors can take great pride in supporting the education of student-athletes who proudly wear orange and maroon.

The Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, or Hokie Club, was chartered by the commonwealth of Virginia as the Virginia Tech Student Aid Association on July 1, 1949, “… for the purpose of soliciting funds from Alumni and Friends of VPI with the sole intention of providing scholarships for students with recognized athletic and academic ability.”

FIRST OLYMPIAN

Virginia Tech’s appearance in the 1993 Independence Bowl marked the beginning of the nation’s longest bowl streak

The 2007 golf team tied Georgia Tech for the ACC tournament title just a few days after the tragedy of April 16 2007 Men’s Golf Team April 22, 2007 New London, N.C.

1993-2015 23 Bowl Appearances Under Coach Frank Beamer

ACC CHAMPS

BOWL STREAK

Virginia Tech’s first Olympian, Bimbo Coles 1988 U.S.A. Basketball Olympic Bronze Medalist Seoul, Korea

SUGAR BOWL CHAMPS

Antonio Banks (9) and Okesa Smith celebrate with Hokie fans after Tech’s 1995 Sugar Bowl win Virginia Tech 28, Texas 10 • Dec. 31, 1995 New Orleans, La.


Yet, it seems the more things change, the more they stay the same, as financial support for athletic scholarships remains an essential ingredient to athletic success. While success has become more prevalent, the challenge to be great has become even more demanding. Nevertheless, there now exists an opportunity to enter an era of even greater accomplishments while strengthening the foundation built for Virginia Tech student-athletes through gifts to the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund (Hokie Club).

‘MIRACLE ON DIRT’

Help us to write the next and greatest chapter in the story of Virginia Tech Athletics. Help us prepare Hokies Today to be Champions for Life!

TRACK OLYMPIAN

Queen Harrison earned a spot on the USA Olympic team in the 400-meter hurdles

Angela Tincher pitches a no-hitter in exhibition against the U.S.A. National Team Virginia Tech 1, U.S.A. 0 Mar. 26, 2008 Oklahoma City, Okla.

U.S.A. Track & Field 2008 Summer Olympic Games Beijing, China

Virginia Tech Athletics is committed to excellence, both ACADEMICALLY and ATHLETICALLY, and to the PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT OF OUR STUDENTS. In the spirit of UT PROSIM, we stand strong together to serve and represent our university and community with integrity and respect.


A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Greetings Hokie Nation, Thank you for your support of Virginia Tech Athletics and our student-athletes! Whether you are a longtime member renewing your commitment, or a new supporter, the importance that your contribution plays in advancing opportunities for our current student-athletes and helping to build the future of Virginia Tech Athletics cannot be overstated. It is our goal and vision to become the preeminent program in the Atlantic Coast Conference and nationally celebrated in all facets. However, our desire to be the best academically and athletically will not be possible without the continued help of Hokie Nation. This donor guide outlines a plan that will play a significant role in the future success of Virginia Tech Athletics. When the Virginia Tech Student Aid Association was first established in 1949, it was founded on the sole premise of providing scholarships for the student-athletes of Virginia Tech. It is vital to the future of Virginia Tech Athletics that scholarships continue to be the most important resource we provide our student-athletes, and for that reason, I am pleased to introduce our donors to the new programmatic structure of the Hokie Club. The new Hokie Scholarship Fund program (detailed in the following pages) will bring us back to our roots of providing the young men and women who represent Virginia Tech Athletics ample opportunity to be successful first and foremost in the classroom, but also in competition and the community. As the landscape of college athletics has evolved over the last two decades, the financial investment required to provide scholarships for our student-athletes is at an all-time high. Due to increases in tuition, fees, and cost of attendance, the athletics scholarship bill for the 2015-2016 school year totals approximately $14 million, up from $8.9 million five years ago. With this in mind, I ask that every member of the Hokie Nation consider making an impact and giving through the Hokie Scholarship Fund program. As you review this donor guide book, you will notice some improvements and modernizations. These new procedures apply a process that is fair, equitable, donor-centered, consistent with our ACC and Power 5 peers, and encourages involvement regardless of whether or not you desire season tickets. If any questions arise while becoming acclimated with the material, please do not hesitate to contact the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund at (540) 231-6618 or hokieclub@vt.edu. Finally, I would like to personally thank you for everything you have done and will continue to do to strengthen Virginia Tech Athletics. We are Strong Together! The future is bright, and together we can help prepare Champions for Life. Thanks Again & Go Hokies!

Whit Babcock

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CONTENTS

4 The Current Picture 6 Hokie Club Donors Made a Difference 8 Help Prepare Champions for Life 9 The Future Support of Virginia Tech Student-Athletes 10 The New Hokie Scholarship Fund Program 12 I Want to Help Today’s Hokies 14 5 Simple Steps for Scholarship Seating 16 Hokie Scholarship Fund Benefits Chart: 2017-18 17 Priority Points Program 18 The New Timeline 20 Football Scholarship Seating 22 Hokie Scholarship Fund Priority for Football Parking 24 Scholarship Fund Priority Seating & Parking for Men’s Basketball 26 Premium Seating Options for 2017 27 Lifetime Giving: The Hokie Benefactor Circle 28 Frequently Asked Questions 30 Other Involvement Opportunities & Special Projects 31 Ways to Give 32 Donor Agreement / Tax Information / Waiver of Benefits IBC Contact Us

VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETIC FUND WHO WE ARE ... OUR MISSION

While the breadth of responsibility for the Hokie Club has expanded since 1949, the principle mission to provide scholarships for Virginia Tech student-athletes remains the same. The primary goal is to provide the funding necessary for the Athletics Department to cover the cost of scholarships for all student-athletes who receive scholarship aid each year. Other fundraising initiatives such as capital improvements, endowments and programmatic needs are also important and fall under the responsibilities of the Hokie Club. These initiatives, along with scholarship fundraising, are a vital part of moving Virginia Tech Athletics forward.

TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fall 2015: Average team GPA – 3.09 Dean’s List – 167 student-athletes 4.0 GPA – 19 student-athletes

ACADEMIC PRIDE

The 2015 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship team was the most recent team to bring home the conference trophy

COMMONWEALTH CLASH

Hokies celebrate Virginia Tech’s 12th straight Commonwealth Cup victory Virginia Tech 23, UVA 20 Nov. 28, 2015 • Charlottesville, Va.

FIRST TEAM

Amanda Hollandsworth on the occasion of Virginia Tech’s first women’s golf competition Lady Paladin Invitational Sept. 20, 2015 • Greenville, S.C.

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THE CURRENT PICTURE THE CHANGING NCAA LANDSCAPE

VIRGINIA TECH VS THE ACC

The landscape of intercollegiate athletics has vastly changed over the past two decades, as has the financial investment required to achieve excellence and to win championships. As the cost of scholarships has continued to rise, so too have expenses such as equipment, travel, nutrition, student-athlete development, strength and conditioning, and recruiting. We must grow and enhance our Hokie Club membership to continue our positive momentum.

There is strength in numbers: Building a championship culture starts with a strong commitment from our alumni and friends. Currently, Virginia Tech ranks 11th of 14 ACC members in annual scholarship fund dollars raised and fifth in total number of donors to athletics. NC State, Clemson and Florida State each have more than 20,000 athletic donors, which is double that of Virginia Tech. Also, while ALL friends of Virginia Tech are encouraged to participate, it should be noted only four percent of living Virginia Tech alumni currently give back to athletics. This ranks tied for 11th among our ACC peers. The following pages detail how you can personally make an impact and help us to be “strong together”! It is about our student-athletes; it is about competing at the highest levels.

ACC DONORS PARTICIPATION COMPARISON (2014) Maximum Percentage of Living Alumni Who Are Athletic Donors

Louisville

138,340

9,079

7%

Notre Dame

127,553

8,822

7%

Wake Forest

67,065

5,013

7%

Duke

157,017

9,552

6%

Virginia

213,000

9,842

5%

Miami

168,000

8,076

5%

Georgia Tech

130,000

7,075

5%

North Carolina

296,046

11,750

4%

Virginia Tech

238,169

10,158

4%

Boston College

168,651

6,575

4%

Pitt

306,821

8,031

3%

Syracuse

251,067

5,157

2%

ACC ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND DOLLARS RAISED COMPARISON (2014)

$25 M

$20 M

$15 M

$10 M

$5 M

0

Figures for Notre Dame and Boston College not available

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WAKE FOREST

9%

PITT

27,074

VIRGINIA TECH

315,425

MIAMI

Florida State

NORTH CAROLINA

10%

GEORGIA TECH

20,077

NC STATE

205,400

SYRACUSE

NC State

DUKE

18%

VIRGINIA

23,879

CLEMSON

132,198

FLORIDA STATE

Clemson

$30 M

LOUISVILLE

2014 Athletic Donors

Dollars in Millions

Number of Living Alumni


2017 HOKIE SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOALS

SCHOLARSHIPS

For the 2014–15 academic year, the scholarship bill totaled approximately $13 million, the highest mark in school history, and the annual scholarship fund dollars raised combined with the earnings from the athletic endowment were not enough to pay for the total expense ($9.8 million revenue from scholarship donations). Should this trend continue, Virginia Tech risks being placed at a disadvantage to other nationally prominent programs.

14,000 12,000 Donors $14,000,000 $12,000,000 Scholarship Fund Dollars Raised

$15 M

VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP COST

Dollars in Millions

$12 M

Scholarship costs now well exceed the private fundraising dollars received annually for scholarships funded by the Hokie Club.

$9 M

Scholarship Endowment Earnings

$6 M

Hokie Scholarship Fund Gifts Received $3 M

Cost of Scholarships to the Athletics Department

0 2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17 projected 5


HOKIE CLUB DONORS MADE A DIFFERENCE

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Team Championships

First-Team All-Americans

Individual ACC Champions

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2015 SKELTON AWARD WINNERS

Individual National Champion (Irena Sediva, Javelin)

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NCAA Tournament Appearances

For Academic Excellence in Athletics

JON WOODCOCK Baseball • r-Senior Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering  Ojai, Calif.

Consecutive Bowl Appearances (Independence Bowl Champion)

All-ACC First-Team Selections

Teams out of 21 Received National Top 25 Rankings

2015 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA First Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America DEVIN CARTER Wrestling • r-Senior Psychology Christiansburg, Va.

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Average Team GPA, Fall Semester

Teams maintained a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA

Average team cumulative GPA

Student-athletes maintain a cumulative 4.0 GPA

Student-athletes made the Dean’s List Percent of student-athletes maintain a cumulative 3.0 or greater GPA

*Fall 2015 through February 2016 6

KELSEY MERICKA Softball • r-Senior Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering Kennesaw. Ga. 


IN THE COMMUNITY The Office of Student-Athlete Development is committed to ensuring a first-class student-athlete experience. With a holistic focus on leadership development, career development and a commitment to community outreach, Virginia Tech student-athletes are provided with a foundation for success at the university level and beyond.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

1,140 +10K

Number of community outreach hours performed by Hokie student-athletes

100%

Number of individuals impacted by student-athlete community involvement

Total percentage of teams that participated in community outreach initiatives

Since 2012, Virginia Tech student-athletes have had the opportunity to enroll in a Summer I study abroad course titled Global Citizen Leadership. The course focuses on service, leadership development and sport as a tool for international development. Student-athletes work collaboratively with local community leaders to host a five-day sports camp for youth from Veron, Dominican Republic. The course is designed to foster a lifestyle of service to others with a deeper understanding of global challenges. A scholarship is more than a scholarship. We prepare Champions for Life.

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HELP PREPARE CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE

$14.4 million

479 62%

BY

Number of Scholarships Provided

$9.8 million

THE COST OF EXCELLENCE

2015-2016 Scholarship Cost for Virginia Tech Athletics

THE

NU

MB

ERS

VIRGINIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL STUDENT-ATHLETE

JUSTIN BIBBS

Increase in Total Scholarship Cost in the last five years

Year Junior (in 2017)

Amount of Virginia Tech Athletics revenue that came from scholarship donations in 2015

PE OT H E R E X

$2,385

Equipment/ Uniforms

NSES*

Major Art & Graphic Design Hometown Dayton, Ohio

L ENT-ATH PER STUD

$3,903

$2,836 $7,886

Tuition & Fees $29,130

ETE

Room & Board $8,290

Student-Athlete Support Services

Books $800 Cost of Attendance Gap $3,620

Sports Medicine

Team Travel

Total* $42,327 (out-of-state) (in-state equivalent: $25,329)

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THE FUTURE SUPPORT OF VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT-ATHLETES With the education and development of our student-athletes at the core of the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, the progression and evolution of the Hokie Club will create a more sustainable model and enable Virginia Tech Athletics to continue to grow and be a national leader. Currently, Virginia Tech is one of only a few schools within the ACC and the Power Five conferences that does not participate in a “per-seat” priority seating program in order to raise annual scholarship funds. Virginia Tech is also one of the few schools nationally that has not raised its annual donor giving levels over a significant period of time. Therefore, annual scholarship fund donations have remained fairly flat, while the cost to provide scholarships has rapidly increased. Under the new Hokie Scholarship Fund program, season tickets in both Lane Stadium and Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum will have an annual per-seat minimum gift requirement that varies based upon section or location. With approximately 75 percent of scholarship funding coming from priority seating for football and men’s basketball, the Hokie Scholarship Fund program will provide an invaluable resource for Tech Athletics. Both Lane Stadium and Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum will undergo reseatings for the 2017 seasons. *Previous reseatings occurred in 2004 and 2012

Receiving a

scholarship to attend Virginia Tech has allowed me to live out my childhood dream while meeting some of the best people! I couldn’t have done this without your support and for that I want to say thank you! VANESSA GONZALEZ Junior • Softball Human Development Torrance, Calif.

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THE NEW HOKIE SCHOLARSHIP FUND PROGRAM The new Hokie Scholarship Fund program is designed to address the need for increased funding for annual scholarship support of Hokie student-athletes. All gifts given through this program will go directly to scholarship support. The overall program includes a new priority seating and parking program, exclusive donor benefits, priority point system, and a new and improved benefit allocation process. With the goal of elevating Virginia Tech Athletics’ ability to compete for championships while better meeting the needs of our student-athletes, the Hokie Scholarship Fund program comes as the result of more than a year of extensive research and analysis that included data collection from donors/ season ticket holders, ACC peer institution review, a focus group, a national review of Power Five Conference institutions and a comprehensive look at schools recently implementing major football and/or men’s basketball priority seating changes.

How Scholarship Seating Will Work

Beginning in 2017, football and men’s basketball season ticket holders seated in designated “scholarship sections” throughout Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum will be asked to contribute a minimum per-seat scholarship gift each year to secure a priority location for season tickets for football and/or men’s basketball. Gift amounts will vary based on location within the stadium/ coliseum. The Hokie Club is also introducing a new and easier to understand priority point program and annual giving benefits chart that will present donors with additional benefits based upon their giving level, including (but not limited to) parking, exclusive event invitations, and the ability to purchase postseason tickets (please see pages 16 and 17). The Scholarship Seating Program will officially launch in 2017 (please see pages 18 and 19 for other important dates). All donors who wish to be eligible for benefits are asked to make their gift to the Hokie Scholarship Fund by the March 31st, 2017 giving deadline. Donors will then be ranked based upon their priority points for a complete reseating of Lane Stadium, which will occur in May of 2017. All donors who wish to be eligible for benefits related only to men’s basketball will be asked to make their gift by June 30th, 2017.

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Benefit Allocation Process

Priority Season Ticket and Parking for Football and Men’s Basketball

Seating for season tickets in football and/or men’s basketball will be based upon your priority points and making (at least) the minimum gift annually for “scholarship seat” locations. Parking will be based upon your priority points and meeting the minimum giving level to be eligible for a donor’s desired zone for football (please see pages 22-23). Priority points will be determined based upon the Hokie Club priority point system. Similar to previous years, season ticket and parking selections will take place during your assigned time slot using Ballena online selection technology.

Seating for Single Game, Away Game, Miniplans, Neutral Site, and Postseason Tickets

Donors who give at the top three scholarship fund giving levels (Hokie Stone, Hokie Scholar, Hokie Ambassador) will receive first priority for seating for single game, away game, miniplans, neutral site and postseason tickets for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball with the Ambassadors receiving first priority, followed by the Scholars, and finally the Hokie Stone donors. The remaining tickets (if available) will be allocated throughout all other donor giving levels based upon donors’ priority point totals.

Other Benefits

All other benefits will be allocated first based upon donors’ annual Hokie Scholarship Fund giving level and secondly based upon their priority points. Please see the Benefits Chart on page 16 for detailed information.

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I WANT TO HELP TODAY’S HOKIES. HOW CAN I DO THIS? Great! Your gift will Do you have any interest in purchasing season tickets? YES

Terrific! Supporting the Hokies on and off the field is a great way to show your Hokie Pride. Please visit pages 12 – 19 and become familiar with the process of giving to the Hokie Scholarship Fund and how benefits associated with ordering priority season tickets and parking are allocated.

FOOTBALL

Are you interested in football, men’s basketball season tickets, or both?

Please go to pages 20 – 23 and learn more about the football scholarship seating and parking process as well as the per-seat donation amounts within the various locations at Lane Stadium.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Please see pages 24 – 25 to find out how men’s basketball scholarship seating works and parking is allocated for men’s basketball. Please note there are various per-seat donation requirements depending on the location at Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum.

BOTH

Please read through pages 20 – 25. It is important to note that donors will only be required to make a single annual gift for both football and men’s basketball with the higher of the two per-seat requirements determining the minimum gift amount.

NOT AT THIS TIME

The Hokie Club appreciates your desire to support Virginia Tech Athletics. Are you still interested in supporting the Hokie Scholarship Fund? 12

YES

Perfect. Please follow the next steps to get started.

SEE

page 16 and note the various giving levels. Even without season tickets, different benefits are offered to donors to the Hokie Scholarship Fund at each level.


go directly toward funding scholarships for student-athletes.

NEXT, visit page 31 to see the various ways you can make a gift to the Hokie Scholarship Fund. There is something for everyone!

NEXT, go to pages 18 – 19. The giving deadline for 2017 is March 31st, 2017. Please consider making your gift by that date to ensure you can take full advantage of donating to the Hokie Scholarship Fund and the associated benefits.

DETERMINE

MAKE

your gift amount based upon your seating and/or parking requests for 2017. Please note that all Hokie Club gifts that receive a priority seating/ parking benefit are only 80% tax deductible.

THEN, visit page 31 to see the various ways you can make a gift to the Hokie Scholarship Fund. There is something for everyone!

your gift by the March 31st, 2017 giving deadline

PLEASE

make your gift by March 31st, 2017. Please note that gifts that are made in this manner are 100% tax deductible.

THANK YOU

for your support of Virginia Tech Athletics and all of our more than 550 student-athletes! 13


HOKIE CLUB DONORS WHO PURCHASE BOTH FOOTBALL AND MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS Under the new Hokie Scholarship Fund program, donors who wish to purchase season tickets to both football and men’s basketball will only be asked to make a single annual gift for seating with the HIGHER of the two per-seat requirements determining the minimum gift amount. Your total gift amount must also be received by the March 31st, 2017 giving deadline. Example: If a donor selects four seats in section 6 for football, their total perseat minimum gift requirement would be $2,400 ($600 per-seat) for football. If that same donor selects six tickets for men’s basketball in “The Paint” portion of section 15, the total donation requirement would be $1,500 ($250 per-seat) for men’s basketball. The donor would only need to donate a minimum of $2,400 to cover his/ her seating requirements for both football and men’s basketball for 2017. See pages 21 and 25 for seating charts. 14

5 SIMPLE STEPS FOR SCHOLARSHIP SEATING:

1

DETERMINE your desired giving level and/or preferred seat location (please see pages 21 and 25)

and GIVE to the Hokie Scholarship Fund between January 1, 2016 and March 31st, 2017 (minimum $100). a. Beginning in 2017, all Hokie Scholarship Fund donors will be eligible to order season tickets and receive priority to select their season tickets for football and men’s basketball. The Hokie Club will rank all donors using the new Priority Point Program. Ranking for seat selections will be based upon giving as of the March 31st, 2017 giving deadline. b. Donors interested in only men’s basketball season tickets will need to make their contributions to the Hokie Scholarship Fund program by June 30th, 2017.

2

4

RETURN your season ticket and parking orders (which will be sent to you under separate cover) for football and men’s basketball to the Ticket Office by the order deadlines. a. Football: March 2017 b. Men’s Basketball: July 2017

3

RECEIVE your online selection times via mail and email.

a. Football: Notified between April 1 and April 30 b. Men’s Basketball: Notified between July 16 and July 30

LOG ON to the website at your assigned selection time and select your seats. a. The site will be available before donors’ specified times to allow them to become familiar with the system. b. Football: lanestadiumseating.com c. Men’s Basketball: cassellcoliseumseating.com

5

RECEIVE your tickets and parking in the mail, come to Blacksburg, and cheer on your Hokies! a. Football: Mid-August b. Men’s Basketball: Early-November

Giving to the Hokie Scholarship Fund does not obligate donors to purchase season tickets, but we hope you will be excited to exercise this exclusive benefit.


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HOKIE SCHOLARSHIP FUND BENEFITS CHART: 2017-18 NEW IN 2017

HOKIES TODAY. CHAMPIONS FOR LIFE.

Hokie

Orange & Maroon

Bronze

Silver

Golden

Platinum

Diamond

Hokie Stone

Hokie Scholar

Hokie Ambassador

$100-$249

$250-$549

$550$1,199

$1,200$2,499

$2,500$4,999

$5,000$9,999

$10,000$14,999

$15,000$25,328

$25,329$42,326

$42,327+

Pride and satisfaction in helping to fund Student-Athlete Scholarships Quarterly Email Newsletter

Name Recognition on hokieclub.com

Annual Membership Package

Subscription to Inside Hokie Sports

Hokie Club Store 10% Discount

Opportunity to purchase priority seating for Football and Men's Basketball

Opportunity to purchase away game football tickets†

=

=

Opportunity to purchase postseason/neutral site tickets including ACC Championships (Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Football)†

=

=

Opportunity to receive a parking pass for Men's Basketball†

=

Opportunity to purchase a parking pass for Football†

=

=

=

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

Men's Basketball Season Parking Pass Limit† Men's Basketball Season Tickets Priority Ticket Limit in 2017 Reseating†

4

4

4

4

6

6

6

8

10

12

Football Parking Zone Eligibility

C

C

B

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

Football Season Parking Pass Limit†

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Zone A - 1 Zone B - 1

Zone A - 2 Zone B - 1

Zone A - 2 Zone B - 2

Football Season Ticket Priority Ticket Limit in 2017 Reseating†

4

4

4

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

Bowman Room Access for Football Bowman Room Access for Men's Basketball‡ Olympic Sport Event Invitation Football and Men's Basketball Complimentary Printed Media Guide Exclusive Football Pregame Experience

3rd

2nd

1st

Invitation to Annual Scholarship Dinner

Exclusive Travel Opportunities

Fully Funds an In-State Student-Athlete Scholarship

Priority for single game, away game, miniplan, neutral site, and postseason tickets

NEW IN 2017

=

Exclusive Hokie VIP Experience

Fully Funds an Out-of-State Student-Athlete Scholarship

†Based upon availability and allocated based on priority points ‡Subject to change based upon renovations in the Bowman Room

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Annual giving levels that qualify for multiple parking passes may choose to group passes in a Zone B parking lot (spots will not be reserved). Example: an Ambassador can choose to select 4 passes in Zone B Lot 8, but the donor will then not be able to select any reserved spaces in Zone A.


New in 2017

PRIORITY POINTS PROGRAM

The revised and simplified Hokie Club Priority Points Program will be utilized to reward both donor loyalty and generosity. Each donor’s priority point total will determine their priority ranking and play a determining factor in how various benefits are allocated, such as: Season ticket location selection order for football and/or men’s basketball Neutral site and postseason ticket allocation including ACC championships, NCAA tournaments, and bowl games Season parking selection order for football and allocation for men’s basketball Note: Annual Hokie Scholarship Fund giving levels will also factor into parking selections and allocations.

Donor giving level and associated benefits (please see page 16) will be based only upon annual giving to the Hokie Scholarship Fund. All other gifts, including capital projects, endowed scholarships, sport specific giving, and gifts-in-kind will not count toward a donor’s annual giving level. However, these gifts will receive cumulative credit and are used for priority point calculations. Three NEW scholarship fund giving levels have been added. These include the Hokie Stone ($15,000-$25,328), Hokie Scholar ($25,329-$42,326), and Hokie Ambassador ($42,327+) levels, which reflect actual costs for in-state and out-of-state full scholarships. The aforementioned benefits and giving levels will come into effect in 2017.

2 points 5 points 3 points 1point 1point 5

points

5 0 points

Hokie Club Donors will receive priority points for the following activities: for every $100 cumulative giving to Virginia Tech Athletics per consecutive year of giving to the Hokie Scholarship Fund† per consecutive year of purchasing season tickets (football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball)†

per purchased season ticket (football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball) with a maximum of 16 points accumulated per sport, per year per neutral site or postseason event with ticket(s) purchased (football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball) per year of membership in the Student Hokie Club

for being a former Virginia Tech letterwinner (one-time bonus)

Please note that the new priority points system will be used to recalculate your current point total and donor rankings beginning in 2017-18. Previous years of giving and purchasing season tickets will be used in the calculation. Priority points will accumulate over the lifetime of a donor. Earned points may decrease if a donor does not donate to the Hokie Scholarship Fund and/or purchase season tickets in consecutive years. In this scenario, the donor will lose the consecutive years of giving/purchase priority points previously accumulated. However, all other points accumulated will not be reduced or eliminated. †The first points earned for consecutive years giving and tickets would be in a donor’s second year contributing or purchasing tickets. Donors will not have technically given or purchased in consecutive years until they have occurred in back-to-back years.

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2 0 1 6 MAY

MAY

DEC

02

02

01

31

Official launch and release of the new Hokie Club annual giving model

MAY

Hokie Club contribution forms mailed

Year-end gift deadline for 2016 tax benefits

THRU

31

Regional Informational Town Hall Meetings

THE

NEW

TIMELINE Hokie Scholarship Fund gifts received between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 will apply toward 2017 deadlines and benefits detailed throughout this guidebook. 18

OCT


2 0 1 7 MAR

31 Contribution deadline for 2017 Hokie Club benefits (including seating for football and men’s basketball)

MAR “Early Bird” football season ticket order deadline

APR

01 30 THRU

Donors notified of selection time for football reseating and parking

MAY

01

THRU JUN

30 Reseating of Lane Stadium and parking selections for 2017 football season

JUN

30

Contribution deadline for men’s basketball

JUL

AUG

16 30

01 30

Donors notified of selection time for basketball reseating

Reseating of Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum for 2017-2018 men’s basketball season

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Growing up, it’s your dream to get a college

scholarship. To have that dream come true and not have my parents worry about paying for school is the best thing that could happen to me. ISAIAH FORD Sophomore • Football University Studies • Jacksonville, Fla. 19


Thank you to all our

Hokie Club members for your continued generosity. Your support is invaluable to the ongoing success of Virginia Tech Athletics. While it’s easy to measure the cost of room and board or tuition, it’s impossible to quantify the value of a Virginia Tech education. Thanks to you, our studentathletes will experience moments they’ll cherish forever as they learn invaluable life lessons about themselves, teamwork and their field of study.” JUSTIN FUENTE Head Coach Virginia Tech Football

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New in 2017

FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP SEATING Under the new Hokie Scholarship Fund program, Lane Stadium will undergo a reseating for the 2017 football season. The minimum per-seat gift requirements for “scholarship seating” at Lane Stadium are noted in the stadium map key. Seating for season tickets in football will be based upon your priority points and making (at least) the minimum gift annually for your “scholarship seat” locations. Per-seat donation levels are in addition to the 2017 season ticket cost. These minimum per-seat gift amounts do not guarantee seating in the correlated sections; they are minimums needed to qualify to order tickets in those sections. Lane Stadium reseating will occur every three years moving forward, unless otherwise notified.

Scholarship Seating Season Ticket Priority Limit

The number of football season tickets a donor can purchase and/or select in priority locations for the 2017 season reseating has been increased. Please see benefits chart on page 16 for details.

First Right of Refusal

Once season ticket locations have been selected in 2017, donors will have the first right of refusal to renew their same seats each year (until the next scheduled reseating, estimated to be in 2020) as long as they maintain the minimum gift requirement for the seat locations in subsequent years. However, should a donor choose to not make the annual per-seat minimum gift required to renew those seats, they will be asked to reselect seat locations for the upcoming season.

Future Seat Improvement Opportunity

In non-reseating years, donors will have the ability to improve their seat locations via the priority point system and the annual Ballena seat selection/renewal process. This option will be available if a donor desires, but it is not mandatory as long as the per-seat gift minimums have been met for the seat locations you are renewing from the previous season.

Transfer Policy

All benefits related to donations and tickets (including priority points) can only be transferred to a spouse. Similar to previous years, no other entities will qualify for a transfer of donor or ticket benefits.

Donor ADA Seating

Donors who require special assistance are urged to make all ticket arrangements well in advance by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at (540) 231-6731 or 1-800-VA TECH-4 (800-828-3244).


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New in 2017

HOKIE SCHOLARSHIP FUND PRIORITY FOR FOOTBALL PARKING Hokie Club parking selections for 2017 will be based upon a donor’s priority points (as of March 31, 2017), with their Hokie Scholarship Fund annual giving level determining eligibility of location and number of spots (please see pages 16-17). Donors must give a minimum of $2,500 to the Hokie Scholarship Fund to be eligible for a reserved parking space in Zone A and a minimum gift of $550 to be eligible for a pass in Zone B. This gift minimum associated with reserved parking is NOT in addition to your minimum per-seat scholarship donation. All Hokie Scholarship Fund donors will be eligible to select a space in Zone C. Parking spaces in Zone B and C will NOT contain reserved numbered parking spaces. In other words, the pass will provide access into the lot on game day, but not a specific/reserved parking space within that lot. Also, new in 2017, donors can now qualify to purchase multiple parking passes depending on their giving annual level. Please see benefits charts on page 16 for details. After parking selections are completed in 2017, donors will have the first right of refusal to renew their same parking space(s) or lot for future seasons IF their giving level is maintained or increased in subsequent years (until another reseating/reparking occurs in Lane Stadium in 2020, unless otherwise notified). There will be an opportunity to relocate parking locations during non-reseating years if a donor desires, but it is not mandatory. However, should a donor’s annual giving level decrease, they will be asked to reselect parking for the upcoming season. Hokie Scholarship Fund giving levels that qualify for multiple parking passes may choose to group passes in a Zone B parking lot (spots will not be numbered/reserved). For example, a Hokie Ambassador can choose to select four passes in Zone B, Lot 8, but the donor will then not be able to select any reserved spaces in Zone A. If you have questions or would like further clarification, please call (540) 231-6618 or email hokieclub@vt.edu.

HOW TO DETERMINE YOUR SINGLE, ANNUAL HOKIE SCHOLARSHIP FUND GIFT Minimum per seat donation for football season tickets

Minimum per seat donation for basketball season tickets Minimum donation to be eligible to park in desired football parking zone

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New in 2017

The scholarships given

by our donors are of vital importance to the way we go about running our program. They allow us to present opportunities to young men to help them improve their lives and become not just better basketball players but better people. We are extremely fortunate to be able to work with such a caring group of donors and are thankful for their passion for Virginia Tech Athletics. BUZZ WILLIAMS Head Coach Men’s Basketball

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SCHOLARSHIP FUND PRIORITY SEATING & PARKING FOR MEN’S BASKETBALL Seating

Under the Hokie Scholarship Fund program, Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum will also undergo a complete reseating in 2017. The minimum per-seat Hokie Scholarship Fund annual gift requirements for priority seating at Cassell Coliseum are noted on page 25. The per-seat contributions are in addition to the 2017-2018 season ticket cost. These minimum per-seat gift amounts do not guarantee seating in the correlated sections throughout Cassell Coliseum during the 2017 reseating. They are minimums in order to be eligible to order season tickets in those sections based on availability. Cassell reseating will occur every three years moving forward, unless otherwise notified. Under the new Hokie Scholarship Fund program, donors who wish to purchase season tickets to both football and men’s basketball will only be required to make a single annual gift for seating, with the higher of the two per-seat requirements determining the amount. Please see page 22 for an illustration.

Priority Season Ticket Limit

The number of season tickets a donor can purchase and/or select in priority for the 2017 reseating varies based on annual Hokie Scholarship Fund giving level and has increased from previous years. See benefits chart on page 16.

First Right of Refusal

Once season tickets have been selected in 2017, donors will have the first right of refusal to renew those seats each year (until the next reseating) as long as they maintain the minimum gift requirement for the seat locations in subsequent years. However, should a donor choose not to make the annual per-seat minimum gift required to renew those seats, the donor will be asked to reselect seat locations.

Future Seat Improvement Opportunity

In non-reseating years, donors will have the ability to improve their seat locations via the priority point system and the annual Ballena seat selection/renewal process. This option will be available if a donor desires, but it is not mandatory as long as the per-seat gift minimums have been met for the seat locations you are renewing from the previous season.

Transfer Policy

All benefits related to donations and tickets (including priority points) can only be transferred to a spouse. Similar to previous years, no other entities will qualify for a transfer of donor or ticket benefits.


HOKIE SCHOLARSHIP FUND ANNUAL GIFT AMOUNT(S) The Paint – $500 Per Seat Minimum Gift The Paint – $400 Per Seat Minimum Gift The Paint – $250 Per Seat Minimum Gift Top of the Key – $100 Per Seat Minimum Gift Beyond the Arc – $0 Per Seat Minimum Gift Please see page 26 for more information Students ADA Media Please note that per-seat gift minimum requirements for Cassell Coliseum may be adjusted in the future depending on potential renovations.

Donor ADA Seating and Parking

Donors who require special assistance are urged to make all ticket arrangements well in advance by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at (540) 231-6731 or 1-800-VA TECH-4 (800-828-3244). Donors who intend to purchase ADA seating are asked to send a copy of their current disabled parking placard ID card displaying your name and motor vehicle assigned number along with their ticket order form. ADA Parking is available through a lottery system to eligible donors based on availability.

Parking

Hokie Scholarship Fund priority parking assignments for 2017-2018 will be based upon a donor’s priority points with their giving level determining the number of spaces available for purchase. The donor’s giving level and priority points used during the assignment process will be determined as of the June 30 men’s basketball benefits deadline. Please see the benefits chart on page 16 for parking pass limits based upon giving level. Donors who are eligible to receive multiple parking passes for men’s basketball must purchase a minimum of eight season tickets to receive two passes during the allocation process. Basketball season ticket holders will be assigned passes in lots 1, 4, or 8 if available. There will continue to be no numbered parking spots for men’s basketball parking. 25


STADIUM WEST SIDE SUITES

PREMIUM SEATING OPTIONS FOR 2017

Premium Seating at Virginia Tech is a great way to take a leadership role in support of Virginia Tech Athletics while sitting in the best seats Lane Stadium and Virginia Tech Carilion Court at Cassell Coliseum have to offer. Premium Seating per-seat gift minimums are in addition to any per-seat minimum gifts and season ticket costs associated with seating options in the stands for football and men’s basketball. For information, to be placed on a waiting list, or personal concierge assistance regarding premium seating in either venue, please contact us or visit us online at hokieclub.com/ premiumseating or contact Carly Northup via email at carlyn@exchange.vt.edu or by phone at (540) 231-6618. STADIUM SOUTH END ZONE SUITES

Lane Stadium: West Side Suites (Sold Out in 2016) Lane Stadium: South End Zone Suites (Sold Out in 2016) Lane Stadium: West Side Outdoor Club ▼ $2,000 Total Per-seat Donation (plus the cost of season tickets) ▼ $500 Hokie Scholarship Fund Donation Per-seat ▼ $1,500 Capital Improvement Gift Per-seat Lane Stadium: West Side Indoor Club $2,000 Total Per-seat Donation (plus the cost of season tickets) ▼ $500 Hokie Scholarship Fund Donation Per-seat ▼ $1,500 Capital Improvement Gift Per-seat

STADIUM WEST SIDE OUTDOOR CLUB

Lane Stadium: South End Zone Club $750 Total Per-seat Donation (plus the cost of season tickets) ▼ $187.50 Hokie Scholarship Fund Donation Per-seat ▼ $562.50 Capital Improvement Gift Per-seat

Lane Stadium: South End Touchdown Terrace $500 Total Per-seat Donation (plus the cost of season tickets) ▼ $125 Hokie Scholarship Fund Donation Per-seat ▼ $375 Capital Improvement Gift Per-seat

Courtside at Cassell Men’s Basketball – $20,000 Total (plus the cost of season tickets) ▼ $5,000 Hokie Scholarship Fund Donation ▼ $15,000 Capital Improvement Gift ▼ Women’s Basketball – $1,000 Total

STADIUM WEST SIDE INDOOR CLUB

Note: Capital improvement or major gifts will not count toward a donor’s annual Hokie Scholarship Fund giving level but will be applied to their cumulative priority point total and are tax deductible. Premium seating areas (with the exception of Lane Stadium Suites and Courtside at Cassell) will undergo a complete reseating for the 2017 seasons. Donors who purchase premium seating in 2016 will be offered at least the same number of seats per area as they had in 2016 again in 2017. New and additional orders will be fulfilled based upon the revised priority points system. Selection of premium seating for 2017 will take place during the online Ballena seat selection process. 26


New in 2017

STADIUM SOUTH END ZONE CLUB

LIFETIME GIVING: THE HOKIE BENEFACTOR CIRCLE The Hokie Benefactor Circle is designed to recognize donors for their cumulative, lifetime giving to Virginia Tech Athletics. This initiative represents a dedicated program to promote philanthropic giving and honor those who have provided a transformational level of support through their loyal generosity.

HOKIE BENEFACTOR CIRCLE BENEFITS Hokie Benefactor

Orange & Maroon Benefactor

Bronze Benefactor

Silver Benefactor

Golden Benefactor

Platinum Benefactor

$100,000$249,000

$250,000$499,999

$500,000$999,999

$1,000,000$1,999,999

$2,000,000$4,999,999

$5,000,000+

Recognition in select Virginia Tech Athletics Publications

Invitation to Exclusive Hokie Benefactor Gala

STADIUM SOUTH END TOUCHDOWN TERRACE

Invitation to All Facility Dedications

Exclusive Invitation to a dinner hosted by the Director of Athletics

Exclusive Invitation to Director of Athletics Student-Athlete Honor Roll Breakfast

Personalized Commemorative Football Jersey (one time gift) Exclusive away game trip with the sport of your choice (annual invitation) Personalized sideline access for home football game(s)

COURTSIDE AT CASSELL

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How are gifts to the Hokie Scholarship Fund used? Your gift to the Hokie Scholarship Fund will go directly to help pay for scholarships for 550 student-athletes at Virginia Tech. Scholarship costs will total over $14 million for the 2016-2017 school year, and your gift will make a direct impact on the success of Virginia Tech student-athletes in the classroom, community and competition.

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How is loyalty rewarded in the new systems? The revised and simplified Hokie Club Priority Point Program is designed to reward loyal supporters. Because points now accumulate over a lifetime of giving rather than starting over at zero each year; loyalty and consecutive years of giving will play a bigger role in your priority ranking.

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Is the Hokie Scholarship Fund priority seating donation in addition to my annual gift? No. Your per-seat gift will count towards your annual giving level. For example, if you choose to give at the Golden Hokie Level ($2,500) and have four tickets in section 7L of Lane Stadium ($600 per-seat minimum donation required), the $2,400 total needed to cover your per-seat minimum requirement is met through your gift at the Golden Hokie giving level. In addition, if you have men’s basketball season tickets, so long as your per-seat donation requirements for men’s basketball does not exceed $2,400, your single Hokie Scholarship Fund gift that year will apply to your perseat basketball gift as well.

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make a single annual gift for seating and parking with the higher of the two per-seat requirements determining the minimum gift amount. Donors who wish to be eligible to park in Zone A for football must make a minimum Hokie Scholarship Fund gift of $2,500. A single gift covers football, men’s basketball and football zone parking as long as the minimums for all three are covered in the annual donation. Please see page 22.

If I give $1,200 (Silver Hokie Level) by March 31, 2017, and want to choose four seats in a section with a $350 per-seat donation requirement ($1,400 total) when selecting my seats, what do I need to do?

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If based on your priority ranking, you are able to select seats in that section, you would then be asked to give an additional gift of $200 to the Hokie Scholarship Fund at the time of your selection in order to be able to select those tickets for 2017.

If I donate at the Hokie Scholar level, is there any way to have two or three parking passes together for football tailgating?


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Yes. Donors who give at the Hokie Scholar level ($24,367-$40,737) have the option to purchase up to three parking passes in a lot in Zone B. However, they will no longer be eligible to purchase a parking pass in Zone A. Donors at the Hokie Stone level ($15,000$24,366) have the option to purchase parking passes in Zone A and Zone B.

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What are other ways to accumulate priority points? Any gift made to the Hokie Club will earn two points for every $100. Other giving opportunities include planned giving, capital projects, scholarship endowments, special projects, and sport specific giving. Please visit us online at hokieclub.com or contact us at (540) 231-6618 if you are interested in any of these avenues of giving.

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Is there any way I can lose my priority points?

All points related to cumulative giving, purchasing postseason or neutral site tickets, membership in the Student Hokie Club, and being a former Virginia Tech letterwinner accumulate over time and will never be

lost. However, points related to consecutive years of giving to the Hokie Scholarship Fund and purchasing season tickets for football, men’s basketball or women’s basketball will be lost if a donor fails to either give or purchase tickets in consecutive given years.

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Can my benefits related to giving and tickets be transferred to someone else? Similar to previous years, all benefits related to donations and tickets (including priority points) can only be transferred to a spouse. No other immediate family members, friends, or other entities will qualify for a transfer of donor or ticket benefits.

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Will there be special programs available to assist me with this transitional process? Yes. The Hokie Club is committed to providing you with as much assistance as you may need to understand the options that will best meet your needs and desires. The options available to you include attending a local town hall informational meeting, webinars, visiting hokieclub.com, and/or contacting the Hokie Club via email at hokieclub@vt.edu or phone at (540) 231-6618.

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I’m not interested in purchasing season tickets, but I still want to help; why should I donate to the Hokie Scholarship Fund?

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It will take support from all of Hokie Nation to help Virginia Tech Athletics grow and be recognized as one of the premier athletics departments in the country. The more support provided, the better resources we are able to provide our student-athletes to help prepare them to be Champions for Life. If you cannot make it to any athletic contests, a great way to show your Hokie pride is by donating to the Hokie Scholarship Fund.

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Is my contribution to the Hokie Club tax deductible? Yes. All gifts made to the Hokie Club that receive benefits (by purchasing tickets and parking) are 80 percent tax deductible per IRS regulations. Gifts can be made 100 percent tax deductible if the donor chooses to waive any and all benefits associated with the gift (Including season tickets and parking).

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New in 2017

OTHER INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES & SPECIAL PROJECTS Hokie Club Volunteer Opportunities

Getting involved in local Hokie Clubs or becoming a Hokie Representative is a great way for donors to stay involved with Virginia Tech Athletics. For more information regarding Hokie Club volunteer opportunities, please visit us online at hokieclub.com or contact Terry Bolt via email at tbolt@vt.edu or by phone at (540) 231-6618.

Recent Graduate Program

Getting an education

from Virginia Tech is very important to me. I am extremely proud to say that I love Virginia Tech and everything it has to offer whether it is athletics or academics. PACKY NAUGHTON Sophomore • Baseball Human Development West Roxbury, Mass.

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The Recent Graduate Program is a special opportunity to remain connected following graduation, to give back to the university, and stay involved in Virginia Tech Athletics. For more information regarding the Recent Graduate Program, please visit us online at hokieclub.com/student-hokie-club/recent-graduates/ or contact Trey Frazier via email at treyf3@ vt.edu or by phone at (540) 231-6618.

Special Projects & Sport Specific Giving

Support for the projects listed below is sincerely appreciated by Virginia Tech coaches and student-athletes and does benefit the overall Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Gifts to these programs are above and beyond gifts to the Hokie Scholarship Fund and add to donors’ cumulative priority point totals. However, they do not count as a scholarship fund donation and do not offer donors the benefits detailed on the Hokie Scholarship Fund Benefits Chart (noted on page 16), including priority season ticket and parking benefits. Funds given to these projects are used at the discretion of the head coach and the director of athletics. Special projects and sport specific gifts include: Dugout Club (Baseball) Dugout Club (Softball) Roundball Club (Men’s Basketball) Hardwood Club (Women’s Basketball) Hackin’ Hokies (Men’s Golf) Other Sport Specific Giving & Golf Tournaments

The Virginia Tech Monogram Club is a membership organization that seeks to honor and engage former and current letterwinners through networking and fellowship events, in order to celebrate the traditions and promote the value of the Virginia Tech student-athlete experience. If you are a former studentathlete, please visit http:// monogram.hokiesports.com/ for more information and get connected today!


WAYS E V I G TO Online

Please visit hokieclub.com and click “Give Now” in the upper right hand corner. Follow the steps for a convenient and secure donation process. Online contributions can be made via MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express credit cards.

Over the Phone

Call the Hokie Club at (540) 231-6618 and a staff member will be happy to assist you with your contribution. Gifts over the phone can be made via MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express credit cards.

HokieMatic (Electronic Funds Transfer and Payroll Deduction)

The HokieMatic electronic transfer option allows the donor to have his or her annual donation drafted with even payments on a monthly basis from a specified banking account; either checking or savings accounts are acceptable. Drafts will occur automatically at either the middle or end of each month as specified by the member. The Hokie Club will automatically renew the donor’s HokieMatic donations each year until directed otherwise by the donor.

Check

Mail a check, payable to “VTAF,” to the Hokie Club Office at P.O. Box 10307, Blacksburg, VA 24062.

Mail in a Hokie Club Contribution Form

Mail in a Hokie Club Contribution Form along with your payment information. Gifts can be made via credit card or check. A new contribution form will be mailed to you in October 2016.

Matching Gifts

Gifts-In-Kind

Donated items or services that would normally be purchased by the Virginia Tech Athletics Department are considered gifts-in-kind and are always appreciated. Subject to approval and IRS regulations, the value of the contribution would be credited to your cumulative giving amount. NOTE: Gift-In-Kind Donations will not qualify for Hokie Scholarship Fund benefits.

Gifts of Securities

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc., are accepted and appreciated by the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund. These gifts typically involve publicly traded shares, such as those traded on the major exchanges and over the counter, as well as most mutual funds. Gifts of privately held stock, though more complex, are also possible. Supporting Virginia Tech with a gift of securities can provide significant tax benefits for the donor — bypassing capital gains taxes and providing a valuable income tax deduction — both of which effectively reduce the cost of making a gift.

Planned/Estate Gifts

Gifts in the form of life income gifts (Charitable Remainder Trust, Charitable Gift Annuity), charitable lead trusts, and/or bequests are common ways to state your intentions of leaving a future gift to Virginia Tech Athletics while receiving substantial income, estate, and gift tax benefits now.

Donor Advised Funds, Private Foundations & IRAs

Contributions from these avenues can be accepted and are welcome. However, please note the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund cannot offer any benefits including priority points and annual scholarship fund benefits for gifts coming from a donor advised fund, private foundation, or IRA per IRS regulations. Contributions from those sources may only be applied to a gift that is 100 percent tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

You may be able to increase your level of giving by matching your gift with matching funds from your employer. If your employer will match gifts to the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, please enclose your employer’s form with your contribution. 31


DONOR AGREEMENT / TAX INFORMATION / WAIVER OF BENEFITS Donor Agreement

Donors to the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund adhere to and abide by the rules and regulations concerning intercollegiate athletics as determined by the NCAA, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Virginia Tech. Should questions arise concerning the various rules and regulations, donors acknowledge they should contact the Virginia Tech Athletic Compliance Office at (540) 231-2696. 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.

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Donors can be expelled as a member of the Hokie 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 Hokie Club.

Tax Information

All contributions to the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund are considered gifts to Virginia Tech and are credited at full value for the purposes of the donor’s gift record at the Virginia Tech Foundation. Any contribution that entitles the donor to benefits is 80 percent deductible for income tax purposes, according to IRS Code Section 170(I). In addition,

the IRS has ruled the 80 percent portion of your contribution is only tax deductible to the extent it exceeds the value of any additional benefits received. The Virginia Tech Foundation will issue a tax receipt to individuals who make a contribution to the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund. We recommend you consult your tax advisor to determine how the tax laws may affect you.

Waiver of Benefits

For a gift to be 100 percent tax deductible, donors must decline their right to receive any benefits at the time you make your contribution. To decline your right to receive benefits, contact the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund at (540) 231-6618.


CONTACT US

STEVE ADAMS ’88 Associate Director of Development Stevea88@vt.edu (540) 231-8479

DIANA ADKINS

Business Manager difain@vt.edu (540) 231-8481

ANGELIQUE BALDWIN Fiscal Technician angeliqu@vt.edu (540) 231-5503

BRANDY BARROW

Class of 2004 Stewardship Assistant bbratton@vt.edu (540) 231-0484

TERRY BOLT ’82 Major Gifts Officer tbolt@vt.edu (540) 231-3994

CONTACT INFORMATION Phone (540) 231-6618 Fax (540) 231-3260 Email hokieclub@vt.edu Website www.hokieclub.com

JANE BROADWATER Class of 1972 Executive Assistant jabroadw@vt.edu (540) 231-6618

SCOTT HUGHES ’04 Leadership Gift Officer Schughe1@vt.edu (540) 231-8482

SCOTT DAVIS ’90 Major Gifts Officer scooterd@vt.edu (540) 231-1936

BILL LANSDEN

Senior Associate Athletics Director of Development and Executive Director of the Hokie Club blansden@vt.edu (540) 231-6618

DAVID EVERETT ’88

Associate AD for Major Gifts daeveret@vt.edu (540) 231-8480

CARLY NORTHUP

Assistant Athletics Director for Development and External Engagement carlyn@vt.edu (540) 231-6618

TREY FRAZIER

Assistant Director Annual Giving Treyf3@vt.edu (540) 231-5953

DANA PARTIN

Fiscal Technician dpartin@vt.edu (540) 231-5013

BEN HILL ’94

Associate Director of Development bbhill@vt.edu (540) 231-3082

SHENDALE SIMPSON

Gift Accounting Manager simpsons@vt.edu (540) 231-5851

Address Suite 112 185 Beamer Way Blacksburg, VA 24061


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