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absolutely paramount that we have a strategic plan in place to address our journey as a new comprehensive member of the BIG EAST Conference. We have titled our plan “March to the East,” and this past June, we formulated the process to create a strategic plan by seeking input and feedback from our various constituencies and major stakeholders. Join me, my staff and our 400+ student-athletes on our journey to not only compete in the BIG EAST, but to consistently win individual titles, conference championships and national championships. Bearing the Memphis name, together we will bring pride and glory to our city, as well as national recognition to our University! How can you join us on our quest for athletic superiority? As we step up our game, I ask that you consider raising your level of commitment to Tiger Athletics and become a member of the True Blue Society! Without your financial help, all of our dreams and goals are not possible. They become a reality only if, and when, you stand with us hand in hand to take on this monumental task. “March to the East” is a theme that will guide our very purpose as we prepare and acquire all the necessary resources in the coming months and years. The opportunity that awaits our studentathletes is a challenging one, and together, we must provide those who compete for the University of Memphis with the best opportunity to succeed. I eagerly welcome your incredible support and passion; and I challenge all of us, together, to make this moment in time one that will change the future of Tiger Athletics forever. Go Tigers Go! Regards, Tom Bowen Director of Athletics

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Restricted and Unrestricted Gifts Designate where you want your gift to go. Make an impact on the sport or team of your choice. BASEBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL WOMEN’S BASKETBALL MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

What is the True Blue Society? The True Blue Society is an exclusive program that provides the ultimate Tiger donor experience. Becoming a member entitles you to benefits, including recognition at athletic events, exclusive naming rights, traveling with the team and attending special events with coaches and student-athletes. These benefits are not available through any other donation program. What the True Blue Society is not Membership in the True Blue Society will not count toward your annual Tiger Scholarship Fund donation for priority seating and/or parking. Regular-season priority seating and parking levels are accessed through your annual donation to the Tiger Scholarship Fund. Current donations counted toward any priority seating or parking will not be included in your True Blue Society membership.

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY FOOTBALL MEN’S GOLF WOMEN’S GOLF

BIG EAST Leader $25,000 $5,000 committed annually over five years for a total of $25,000.

RIFLE

Recognition & EXPOSURE

annual Stewardship for five years

MEN’S SOCCER

• Scoreboard

• Tax-deductible

WOMEN’S SOCCER SOFTBALL

MEN’S TENNIS WOMEN’S TENNIS

recognition at football and men’s basketball games

• Lapel

• Website

• Decal

• Football

• Two

and men’s basketball game programs

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

• Naming

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

• Halftime recognition ceremony (football and men’s basketball)

opportunities

donation

pin

True Blue Society limited edition Nike® polos

• Exclusive

event — reception with coaches/golf tournament

• Lifetime

priority points

VOLLEYBALL

Some people give selflessly. They go above and beyond, and their gifts provide a foundation for the future. These people are the members of our True Blue Society.

Membership in the True Blue Society includes gifts above and beyond annual donations made to the Tiger Scholarship Fund for seats and parking.


Some people give selflessly. They go above and beyond, and their gifts provide a foundation for the future. These people are the members of our True Blue Society.

BIG EAST MVP $50,000 $10,000 committed annually over five years for a total of $50,000.

Option to become a scholarship sponsor

annual Stewardship for five years

Recognition & EXPOSURE

• Sideline

• Scoreboard

• Annual Student-Athlete Luncheon

recognition at football and men’s basketball games

(includes prior-level benefits)

access to one game

• Travel with the team (two people)

• Website

– F  ootball or basketball charter flight with team

• Football

– Hotel accommodations

and men’s basketball game programs

• Special

naming opportunities

• Halftime

recognition ceremony (football and men’s basketball)

– VIP game tickets – One trip per year for five years • Lifetime

priority points

Membership in the True Blue Society includes gifts above and beyond annual donations made to the Tiger Scholarship Fund for seats and parking.


BIG EAST All-American $100,000 $20,000 committed annually over five years for a total of $100,000.

Option to become a scholarship sponsor

annual Stewardship for five years

Recognition & EXPOSURE

• Travel

• Scoreboard

– F  ootball or basketball charter flight with team

recognition at football and men’s basketball games

(includes prior-level benefits)

with the team (two people)

– Hotel accommodations

• Website

– VIP game tickets

• Football

– Two trips per year for five years

and men’s basketball game programs

• Premium • Halftime

naming opportunities

recognition ceremony (football and men’s basketball)

• Postseason/NCAA benefits • Football season sideline pass • Lifetime priority points

Membership in the True Blue Society includes gifts above and beyond annual donations made to the Tiger Scholarship Fund for seats and parking.


BIG EAST Champion $250,000 $50,000 committed annually over five years for a total of $250,000.

Option to become a scholarship sponsor

annual Stewardship for five years

Recognition & EXPOSURE

• Honorary

• Scoreboard

• Team picture

recognition at football and men’s basketball games

• Website • Football

and men’s basketball game programs

• Exclusive • Halftime

naming opportunities

recognition ceremony (football and men’s basketball)

(includes prior-level benefits)

coach

• Private council with athletic director • Nike® sideline gear • Special travel opportunities • Postseason VIP package • Lifetime priority points

Membership in the True Blue Society includes gifts above and beyond annual donations made to the Tiger Scholarship Fund for seats and parking.


Ambassador $500,000 $100,000 committed annually over five years for a total of $500,000.

Please contact the Athletics Development Office for details regarding recognition and benefits.

Membership in the True Blue Society includes gifts above and beyond annual donations made to the Tiger Scholarship Fund for seats and parking.


New Era / New Opportunities On July 1, the University of Memphis will officially join the BIG EAST Conference. This historic move will provide our University with coast-to-coast media coverage and put the spotlight on our proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence. It’s an exciting time, but are we truly prepared? Our student-athletes will face tough schedules and stiff competition from nationally recognized opponents. We need to bring our facilities up to the standards of other schools. We need to recruit better, to train better. Now more than ever, we need to give our teams what they need to succeed. This is a pivotal moment in Tiger Athletics. We’re on the precipice of a bold new era, and you have an opportunity to do something monumental. You can make a difference in the lives of our student-athletes, the University and our city. Game on.

six key strategies 1. O  ur highest mandate is to educate and graduate our student-athletes while facilitating continued growth in their personal skills, career development and citizenship. 2. W  in championships and qualify for postseason competitions. 3. P  romote the principles of gender equity, diversity, ethical conduct, transparency and integrity through education and multiple streams of communication.

4. E  stablish a culture of fiscal accountability through transparent and strategic financial decision making, proper resource allocation and management; operate as a positive, efficient and effective component of the University of Memphis. 5. P  ursue capital donations for the University of Memphis’ Empowering the Dream Campaign, and develop resources for the transition as a new comprehensive member of the BIG EAST Conference.

6. C  reate a dynamic, comprehensive marketing plan to engage students, alumni, former student-athletes, the city of Memphis and surrounding communities through expanded media outlets, events, direct mail and volunteer opportunities to develop a loyal Tiger Nation and ensure maximum attendance at all athletic events.

True Blue Society: Legacy of the past, Promise of the future.


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