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to 2011 NITTANY LION CLUB MEMBERS! Penn State Athletics extends their sincere gratitude to all Nittany Lion Club members for their passion, dedication and philanthropic support of our entire athletics program. Your contributions are essential in providing over 800 student-athletes with the best possible resources to succeed in both the classroom and on the playing surface. In the Classroom (statistics) • 90 percent Graduation Success Rate, 11 points higher than the national Division I average • 45 Penn State student-athletes selected for 2010-2011 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award On The Surface (statistics) • Placed 13th in the 2010-2011 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings • 2 NCAA Championships • 3 Big Ten Championships • 46 All-Americans • 29 First-Team All-Big Ten selections • 36 First-Team All-Conference selections

“It’s enjoyable to work with people who have a passion and want to support our program and support Penn State.” – Russ Rose, Women’s Volleyball Coach

“I believe that every student-athlete that comes through here should have the opportunity to train and compete in a first class facility. With private support, that will be possible.” – Erica Walsh, Women’s Soccer Coach

PENN STATE STUDENT-ATHLETES What it means to be a Nittany Lion: “Being a Lady Lion means being Penn State proud and representing our University with excellence.” – Alex Bentley, Women’s Basketball

“To be a Nittany Lion means to recognize tradition here at Penn State, especially in a family sense. My brother came here four years before me. To follow in his footsteps and to come to a University that is as great a place as here means a lot to me. It means the world to me to be a Nittany Lion here at Penn State University.” – Matt Mackrides, Men’s Lacrosse “Being a Nittany Lion means representing something bigger than yourself. Doing things for the better of your community. Representing integrity. Representing honor. Representing tradition of those from the past, those now, and those of the future.” – Kristen Rodman, Women’s Swimming “I am proud to be a Nittany Lion because of the amazing sense of community that comes along with this school. All the alumni, all the fans, players that have been here before and the students are supporting you, cheering you, and wanting you to do well. It is such a great feeling.” – Lexi Marton, Women’s Soccer

What your support means: “I would just like to thank all of the fans and alumni who helped out with student-athlete scholarships. I don’t think people realize how much that means to us. It gives us an opportunity to come to a school like Penn State and get a great education and play for a prestigious football program. Without a scholarship, I don’t think I could have come to a school like Penn State, so they played a huge role helping me become a better man, a better educator and a better football player.” – Devon Still, Football “This is Deja McClendon from the women’s volleyball team. I just want to say thank you so much to the Nittany Lion Club and all of the boosters. We thank you so much for everything that you give to our program. I just want to let you know that we are studying hard and working hard to not only play volleyball, but learn and get a great education. From my team, I just want to say thank you.” – Deja McClendon, Women’s Volleyball “My name is David Taylor, and I just want to say how appreciative I am for all of the support. Not only academically, but also athletically. Not only do I get to pursue a degree at the best school in the country, I get to wrestle for the best school in the country. I just want to say thanks.” – David Taylor, Wrestling






“I have had the best years of my life and it has all been possible because of you.” – Edgardo Goas, Men’s Volleyball “I know that your gift will help me to be successful both academically and athletically.” – Katie Slay, Women’s Volleyball

home events Schedules subject to change

Thu. 5 M. Basketball vs. Purdue Sat. 7 W. Basketball vs. Michigan State Track & Field: Penn State Relays Sun. 8 M. Basketball vs. Indiana Thu. 12 W. Basketball vs. Michigan Sat. 14 Track & Field: Nittany Lion Challenge M. Swimming & Diving vs. Navy W. Swimming & Diving vs. Navy & Arkansas Sun. 15 M. Basketball vs. Minnesota Thu. 19 M. Basketball vs. Illinois Sat. 21 W. Gymnastics vs. Michigan State, Alabama, & Cornell W. Tennis vs. UMBC W. Tennis vs. Lehigh Sun. 22 W. Basketball vs. Iowa Wrestling vs. Iowa Fri. 27 Track & Field: Penn State National Sat. 28 Track & Field: Penn State National Sat. 28 W. Swimming & Diving vs. Villanova Sat. 28 W. & M. Fencing vs. Drew, UNC, Duke, UPenn, JHU, Haverford M. Tennis vs. Lehigh M. Tennis vs. St. Bonaventure Sun. 29 W. Tennis vs. Pittsburgh Wrestling vs. Ohio State Tues. 31 M. Basketball vs. Wisconsin

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“With your generous donation you can be certain that you will be helping with my success on and off the field.” – Eric Davidheiser, Men’s Lacrosse

“I’m sure throughout the years here I will experience a lot of great memories, and I hope someday I can return the favor and donate to a young athlete to help him reach his goals like you have done for me.” – Dylan Alton, Wrestling

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M. Tennis vs. Princeton W. Basketball vs. Indiana M. Swimming & Diving vs. Buffalo M. Volleyball vs. Mount Olive M. Swimming & Diving vs. Lehigh M. Volleyball vs. Cal-Baptist M. Tennis vs. Virginia Tech M. Tennis vs. Bloomsburg Track & Field: Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup Wrestling vs. Michigan W. Tennis vs. Ohio State W. Basketball vs. Wisconsin M. Volleyball vs. Rutgers-Newark M. Volleyball vs. NJIT M. Basketball vs. Nebraska M. Tennis vs. Buffalo M. Tennis vs. Bucknell M. Basketball vs. Iowa W. Tennis vs. U. Penn W. Gymnastics vs. SUNY Brockport W. Tennis vs. Tulane Wrestling vs. Pittsburgh M. Tennis vs. Binghamton W. Lacrosse vs. Maryland W. Basketball vs. Ohio State W. Lacrosse vs. Duquesne M. Volleyball vs. Princeton W. Tennis vs. Marshall M. Volleyball vs. George Mason M. Basketball vs. Northwestern W. Tennis vs. Miami of Ohio W. Basketball vs. Minnesota (Pink Zone Game)

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1 2 3 4 NLC Membership Renewals Due

Groundhog Day

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Valentine’s Day


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Presidents’ Day

Ash Wednesday

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“Without this scholarship I would not be able to attend the school of my dreams and play for the coaching staff that I wanted to play for the most.” – Ariel Edwards, Women’s Basketball “This scholarship is giving me one of the greatest opportunities anyone could have as a college student. With your scholarship I am able to pursue my dreams and goals and for that I am deeply grateful.” – Sasa Borovnjak, Men’s Basketball

home events Schedules subject to change

Fri. 2 W. Gymnastics vs. North Carolina, Michigan, Centenary Sat. 3 M. Tennis vs. Army M. Volleyball vs. Ohio State Sun. 4 M. Basketball vs. Michigan W. Lacrosse vs. Virginia Wed. 7 W. Lacrosse vs. Loyola Wed. 14 W. Tennis vs. Temple Sat. 17 W. Tennis vs. Eastern Michigan W. Gymnastics vs. Maryland Wed. 21 Baseball vs. Pittsburgh Fri. 23 Baseball vs. Indiana W. Tennis vs. Indiana Sat. 24 Baseball vs. Indiana Sun. 25 W. Tennis vs. Purdue W. Lacrosse vs. William & Mary Baseball vs. Indiana Wed. 28 Baseball vs. Coppin State (Double Header) Fri. 30 M. Tennis vs. Iowa

Reminder: 2012 NLC Football seat selection process to occur in March

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St. Patrick’s Day

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“I know that your gift will help me to be successful both academically and athletically.” – Taylor Cohen, Men’s Tennis


“Your donation, time and effort make it possible for me to be so successful athletically and academically.” – Kelsey Amy, Field Hockey

home events Schedules subject to change

Sun. 1 M. Tennis vs. Nebraska Tues. 3 Softball vs. Pittsburgh (Double Header) Wed. 4 Baseball vs. Binghamton Fri. 6 W. Lacrosse vs. Northwestern M. Volleyball vs. Sacred Heart W. Tennis vs. Minnesota Baseball vs. Canisius Sat. 7 Softball vs. Michigan State (Double Header) M. Volleyball vs. Harvard Baseball vs. Canisius Sun. 8 W. Tennis vs. Wisconsin Softball vs. Michigan State Baseball vs. Caisius Wed. 11 Softball vs. Temple (Double Header) Fri. 13 M. Tennis vs. Northwestern Baseball vs. Michigan Sat. 14 Softball vs. Indiana (Double Header) Baseball vs. Michigan Sat. 15 Softball vs. Indiana M. Tennis vs. Illinois Baseball vs. Michigan Wed. 18 Baseball vs. Bucknell Fri. 20 W. Tennis vs. Michigan Sat. 21 M. Volleyball vs. St. Francis W. Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins Sun. 22 M. Tennis vs. Michigan State Tues. 24 Baseball vs. Mount St. Mary’s Wed. 25 Baseball vs. Kent State Fri. 27 Baseball vs. Ohio State Sat. 28 W. Lacrosse vs. Princeton Softball vs. Minnesota (Double Header) Baseball vs. Ohio State Sun. 29 Baseball vs. Ohio State Softball vs. Minnesota

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Palm Sunday April Fool’s Day

Good Friday

Passover Begins

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Easter

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Tax Day

Holocaust Rememberance Day

Blue-White Event & Game

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“I am very thankful for the opportunities and resources I have at this university.” – Lindsey Graybill, Track & Field


“Penn State and your generous donation have given me the chance to experience competition and places I otherwise would never have been able to.” – Vince McNally, Track & Field

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Track & Field hosts Jim Thorpe Open W. Golf NCAA Regionals Softball vs. Ohio State Baseball vs. Illinois Softball vs. Ohio State (Double Header) Baseball vs. Illinois W. Golf NCAA Regionals Sun. 13 Baseball vs. Illinois

2012 Football SeasonTicket Renewals Due

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Cinco De Mayo

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Classes Begin First Six-Week Session

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“Playing baseball here has changed my life drastically. With your help and generosity, I will continue to grow as an individual, student, and athlete” – Ryan Ignas, Baseball “Because of your generous donation, I get the chance to help my team succeed and could not ask for anything more. It has been a dream come true.” – Joey DeBernardis, Baseball

SPORTS RESTRICTED GIVING Nittany Lion Club members have the opportunity to make a sports specific annual gift and receive NLC level recognition and points. This unique opportunity allows a NLC member: • To designate a portion, or all of their annual NLC gift to the sport(s) of their choice. • A sports specific gift is a great way to support the team of your choice. It also provides our coaches with additional funding to address specific needs of their program, not already accounted for in their budgets. • The only NLC benefits that would not be provided are the privilege to purchase season tickets and parking for Penn State Football and Basketball (men’s and women’s). The privilege to purchase season tickets and parking would still require an unrestricted gift (Levi Lamb Fund) to the Nittany Lion Club.

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Summer Begins

Classes End First Session

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Nittany Lion Club Membership, Benefits & Events Nittany Lion Club As a member of the Nittany Lion Club, you have access to benefits that other Penn State fans do not. To see all possible benefits and maximize your giving level, please refer to the benefits chart on the back page.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 New NLC Membership Year (FY ’13) Begins

Independence Day

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Arts Festival (July 12-15)

Tentative NLC Golf Tournament

Tentative NLC Golf Tournament

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 To keep updated with the latest golf tournament information and events, refer to NLC newsletters or visit

Become a fan of the Nittany Lion Club on Facebook! Keep up to date with the latest from the Nittany Lion Club and share your Penn State pride!

Ramadan Begins

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Reminder: The 2013 NLC Membership Year starts on July 1, 2012 with a Feb. 1, 2013 deadline for ticket and parking benefits.



“Your gift has given me every opportunity to be successful here athletically and academically, and I plan on doing everything in my power to make the most of it.” – Shane Stewart, Men’s Golf

“So far I have truly loved being a Penn State Student-Athlete and know how privileged I am to be given such an amazing opportunity. I enjoy every moment that I get to represent Penn State.” – Whitney Benscko, Women’s Gymnastics

WAYS TO GIVE Cash Donations Most gifts to the Nittany Lion Club are cash donations and it is as easy as writing a check or using your American Express, Discover, Mastercard or Visa card. Visit to make your gift online with the appropriate account number in the comments field or make checks payable to “Penn State University” with the corresponding account number for your gift on the memo line of your check (Note: If you are a new member leave the account field blank as one will be assigned to you upon joining).

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For information regarding stock gifts or the electronic transfer of funds from your personal banking account, contact the Nittany Lion Club Office.

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Donation Incentives Early Giving Incentive: Receive 5 NLC Points for your full donation made by Nov. 1, 2012 Online Giving Incentive: Receive 3 NLC Points for your donation made online (one time per year).


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*Note: Full donations for ticket holders are the minimum gift required to maintain parking and ticket benefits. Full donations for non-ticket holders are the minimum gift to maintain the NLC membership.

Matching Gifts Many companies will match the contributions of their employees, increasing the value of their personal contribution. These contributions can be applied toward your Nittany Lion Club annual gift. For more information visit

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*Note: Employee gifts must be received by February 1, 2013. The employer match must also be received by February 1, 2013 to receive ticket and parking benefits. If gifts are not received by this date, the donor is responsible for the difference. Please note, to best utilize your match, check with your company’s payment schedule and make your portion of your gift as early as July 1, 2012. This early donation allows the most time possible for the payment of your company’s portion.

Important Dates to Remember July 1, 2012 – 2013 Fiscal year begins (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013) Feb. 1, 2013 – NLC donation deadline to renew and secure 2013 football tickets March 1, 2013 – The opportunity for NLC members to relocate your current seats May 1, 2013 – Season football ticket renewal deadline  

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“Words cannot express my true gratitude. It is thanks to your efforts that I am on pace to graduate this spring. Thank you for all you’ve done.” – Brandon Beachum “Thank you so much for supporting me and the Penn State Football team.” – Mark Arcidiacono

home events Schedules subject to change

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Sat. 1 Football vs. Ohio University Sat. 15 Football vs. Navy Sat. 22 Football vs. Temple

2012 football schedule Sept. 1 OHIO UNIVERSITY Sept. 8 at Virginia Sept. 15 NAVY Sept. 22 TEMPLE Sept. 29 at Illinois Oct. 6 NORTHWESTERN (Homecoming) Oct. 20 at Iowa Oct. 27 OHIO STATE Nov. 3 at Purdue Nov. 10 at Nebraska Nov. 17 INDIANA Nov. 24 WISCONSIN

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*Home games in all caps


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Autumn Begins

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“Penn State has been my ideal place to go to school and I couldn’t be happier as a student-athlete in such a wonderful environment.” – Mark Fetrow, Men’s Soccer “I am forever grateful for your gift because it has given me the chance to attend a prestigious university. It is because of your family that I have the honor of representing this school both on the field and in the classroom.” – Christine Nairn, Women’s Soccer

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Schedules subject to change

Sat. 6 Football vs. Northwestern (Homecoming) Fri. 12 Men’s Ice Hockey vs. American International College (First Home Series as a Varsity Team)

Sat. 13 Men’s Ice Hockey vs. American International College

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1 2 3 4 5 6 Homecoming

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(First Home Series as a Varsity Team)

Sat. 27 Football vs. Ohio State

Columbus Day

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Forever Blue and White includes donors who generously contribute to establish individually named athletic endowments which support our student-athlete programs. Each year Forever Blue and White donors have the opportunity to attend an annual dinner to meet the studentathlete(s) benefiting from their individually named endowment. If you have an interest to participate in this program, please contact a Nittany Lion Club major gift staff member by calling 814-863-GIFT (4438).

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“I appreciate this opportunity a lot because of the great academics this school has to offer plus it gives me a chance to keep fencing which is very close to me.” – Olga Ostatnigrosh, Women’s Fencing

“I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible gift that you give to the University, and for the incredible opportunity you provide for me.” – Brian Alden, Swimming & Diving

home events Sat. 17 Football vs. Indiana Sat. 24 Football vs. Wisconsin

FACilities In order to recruit and for studentathletes to succeed, Penn State athletic facilities need to be state of the art. Through private donations, these facilities are able to provide an environment where student-athletes can excel. With projects like the new natatorium, ice hockey arena and tennis courts support from NLC members is needed now more than ever. Visit under major gifts to find ways to donate to Penn State sports facilities today.

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Election Day

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SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM • The NCAA reported that Penn State student-athletes earned a school record 90 percent Graduation Success Rate, 11 points higher than the national Division I average. Twenty-three of Penn State’s 25 teams earned a GSR at or above the national average of 79 percent or higher (track and field and cross country count as one sport). • Five Penn State student-athletes earned first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, giving the Nittany Lions 26 such honorees in the past three years. • Penn State has earned 118 Academic All-Americans since 1993-94, its first full year in the Big Ten, a total higher than every other conference institution all-time (program began in 1952). Penn State has 172 Academic All-Americans all-time, the third-highest total among all NCAA institutions. • The NCAA reported that the four-year federal graduation rate average for University Park student-athletes was 80 percent, significantly higher than the national average of 64 percent, and second to Northwestern (88) among Big Ten Conference institutions. As of June 30, 2011

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2012 Nittany Lion Club Benefits Membership Level Annual Gift

All-American $20,000+

Lion’s Pride Lion’s Circle Honorary Coach $10,000-19,999 $5,000-9,999 $2,500-4,999

Honorary Captain $1,000-2,499

Lion Loyalty $400-999

Lion Backer $100-399

Auto Decal & Lapel Pin (first year only) Annual NLC Calendar Subscription to NLC Newsletter Maximum # of football season tickets (based on availability)

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Option to purchase football parking in 1 CAR or 1 RV 1 CAR 1 CAR 1 CAR a PREFERRED lot (based on availability) Option to purchase football parking in a RESERVED lot (based on availability) (NOTE: 1 RV per account) Priority purchase of men’s and women’s basketball tickets (based on availability)

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Preferred parking for basketball season ticket holders Complimentary Sports Pass (excludes: football, men’s basketball, men’s hockey, and wrestling)

Football media guide (other sports available online)

Football game program recognition Invitations to special athletic department events Special Recognition Reception/Dinner Bryce Jordan Center Founder’s Room privileges for both men’s and women’s basketball for 2012-13 Invitation for two to the NLC suite for one home football game Priority scheduling & starting times at the Penn State golf courses (Subject to restrictions)

Special VIP Travel Opportunity (Ex. Big Ten

Football Championship Game, Big Ten Football Kick-Off Luncheon, Men’s and Women’s Basketball Big Ten Tournament)

Note: A donation for new football season tickets provides the priority to request tickets but tickets are not guaranteed. New Football season tickets are determined by availability and NLC Point Total. Additionally, the number of tickets associated with this benefit is for season tickets only. Single game ticket eligibility will be assessed and communicated to members on an annual basis

Priority Point System

Nittany Lion Club members are given first priority in purchasing available football and basketball tickets based on their NLC point total. Points are assigned as follows: 4 1 point for each $50 contributed since becoming a member 4 2 points for each year of membership 4 10 points for Penn State Alumni status (maximum of 10 points per membership) 4 20 points for lifetime members of the Penn State Alumni Association (one time only) 4 10 points for former Penn State varsity athletes at the University Park Campus (one time only)

Tax Information All contributions to the Nittany Lion Club are considered gifts to Penn State and are credited at full value for purpose of the donor’s gift record at the University. However, a contribution to the Nittany Lion Club that entitles the contributor to purchase football and basketball tickets is 80 percent deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes, according to Internal Revenue Code, Section 170(l). In addition, the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that this 80 percent portion of your gift is only tax deductible to the extent that it exceeds the value of the benefits you receive. The Nittany Lion Club has estimated the fair market value of the benefits described in this brochure, and that information is available upon request.

157 Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, PA 16802 • 1-800-NITTANY (648-8269) NLC Major Gifts: 814-863-GIFT (4438) Suites & Club Seats: 814-863-3143 Athletic Customer Relations Center: 1-800-NITTANY Athletic Ticket Office: 814-863-1000 Penn State Sports Information: 814-865-1757

Ken Cutler NLC Director of Development

Michelle Davidson NLC Stewardship and Events Coordinator

Jennifer DeAngelo NLC Staff Assistant

Clint Eury NLC Varsity S/ Sports Restricted Giving Coordinator

Stephanie Gordon NLC Staff Assistant

RJ Gimbl NLC Major Gift Officer

Troy Miller NLC Major Gift Officer

John Nitardy NLC Director of Major Gifts & Annual Giving

Janine Hawk NLC Development Assistant

Casey Keiber NLC Major Gift Officer

Barbra Marsden NLC Staff Assistant (Clubs & Suites)

Kristin McKee NLC Staff Assistant

Nikki Potoczny NLC Associate Director

Sharon Ries NLC Staff Assistant (Club Seats & Suites)

Carol Spangler NLC Staff Assistant

Bobby White NLC Director of Club Seats and Suites

NLC Calendar, 2012  

Calendar (2012) for Nittany Lion Club members.