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LETTER FROM DR LISA CAMPOS Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Thank you for your support, commitment, and interest in Lumberjack Athletics and Northern Arizona University.

SUPPORTING student-athletes makes for a rewarding game day experience. 02 ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS 03 COMMUNITY 04 THE VALUE OF GIVING 05 YOUR INVESTMENT 07 FOOTBALL 08 BASKETBALL 09 JOIN THE CLUB 10 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 11 DETAILS 12 SUPPORT

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Membership to the Lumberjack Athletic Association (LAA), which provides academic and athletic support for our student-athletes, is vital to our continued success. Joining the Lumberjack Athletic Association directly benefits our student-athletes. Your help is essential to supporting our student-athletes who constantly strive for success in school, community work, and their athletic careers. This year, our student-athletes earned a cumulative 3.16 GPA and have been leaders in the community by serving more than 4,200 hours of community service. In addition, four of our teams have won Big Sky and Western Academic Conference (WAC) Championships. Your continued support has made these achievements possible, enabling our athletic program to reach new heights. We have accomplished great things together, but still have a lot of work to do to strengthen the athletic and academic legacy of Northern Arizona University. Our coaches, student-athletes, and staff understand that we must stay focused and work hard to be competitive. We rely on our donors to the Lumberjack Athletic Association to help support these efforts. With all of us working together, our legacy, laced with tradition and success, will continue for many years to come. Go Jacks!


ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS During the 2013-14 season, the Lumberjacks were as successful in the classroom as they were in competition. The Northern Arizona University swimming and diving team recently received the Scholar All-American Team award by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America for posting a team GPA of 3.36 during the 2013 fall semester, and 58% of our student-athletes were recipients of the Golden Eagle Award, a recognition given to student-athletes who earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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98 Student-athletes have above 3.5 GPA

3.16 83% 3.16 is the highest cumulative GPA since fall 2009

NAU Athletics posted a school-best 83 percent graduation rate, the highest among the three Arizona state universities and the best in the Big Sky Conference

3.77 2.94 198 Women’s Tennis has the highest cumulative GPA in recorded history at 3.77

Football has the highest cumulative GPA in recorded history for their program at a 2.94

198 NAU student-athletes posted a 3.0 GPA or higher

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COMMUNITY

4,200 Student-athletes completed more than 4,200 hours of community service last year.

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“My scholarship has given me the opportunity to play the sport I love and obtain an education at a Division I university. It is a privilege to represent NAU as a student-athlete and give back to the community.” - Janae Vander Ploeg, Women’s Volleyball


THE VALUE OF GIVING

MEMBERS / SCHOLARSHIP GIFT TOTAL

ANNUAL TUITION RATES $21,640

$ 8,453

$ 9,120

$20,808

$ 8,008

$20,364

$7,364

$18,262

$ 6,632

$17,858

$ 5,450

$16,548

$4,844

$14,678

$4,546

$13,486

$4,393

$13,023

$4,073

$12,593

300 / $171,365 2013-2014

213 / $94,513

$ 3,530

$12,050

(2004 – 2014)

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2012-2013

CONFERENCE FINISHES

12 teams IN THE TOP 3

9 teams

IN THE TOP 3

IN-STATE / OUT-OF-STATE *Tuition rates are set by the Arizona Board of Regents in the spring for the following academic year. Books, transportation, and personal expenses vary by student and are not included above.

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YOUR INVESTMENT

1

9

Nine Soccer players earn All-Big Sky Honors

Amanda Frost earns Mid-Major All-American honors

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2

Cross Country places 2nd at the National Championships

2

Women’s Track and Field wins back-to-back Big Sky Championships

6

Men’s Track wins six con Big Sky Cham

GETS RE


IN NAU ATHLETICS

6

and Field nsecutive mpionships

15

Football finishes the season ranked 15th in the nation, clinching an FCS playoff berth

2

Men’s Basketball finishes 2nd in the Big Sky Conference

ESULTS

2

Women’s Tennis finishes 2nd in the Big Sky Conference

1

Swimming and Diving wins its first-ever WAC Championship

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FOOTBALL

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AY W

PARKING MAP Walkup Skydome

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W

Building 73

AY

VIP parking (VIP) Please note that university policy and lots are subject to change due to construction and other reasons.

VIP/A PASS Tailgating Entrance VIP A P66 TG

Tailgate parking (TG) Parking for tailgating is an additional $100 per space and is not included in your donation.

81

C P64

A and C Passes See page 10 for details on which membership levels qualify.

C PASS Entrance

PLEASE NOTE: membership in the LAA is required for tailgating privileges.

P62 to I-17 and I-40

SEATING CHART Season ticket seat prices are not included in your donation and are an additional cost. There is a $6,000 minimum requirement to reserve a suite. $2,500 is considered a donation.* Please designate your gift to annual scholarship or as unrestricted in order to retain your seat location. 7 | CHAMPIONSHIPS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS

P46

SUITE SUITE SUITE

218 216 214 212 210 208

MINIMUM DONATION REQUIRED

SEATS ALLOWED

$100

1-2

$200

3-4

$500

1-4

$1,000

5-8

$2,500

up to 20

*As allowed by IRS regulations, donations involving premium seating benefits are 80% tax deductible.


D

BASKETBALL

HRM

30

37

SEATING CHART

University Union 33

35

37A

LAA members receive priority seating for men’s and women’s basketball season tickets. The seating charts for the Walkup Skydome reflect the membership levels donors must attain to sit in specific sections. All LAA season ticket holders will retain their current seat locations provided that all LAA deadlines are met. New season tickets will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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RI O

30

Bookstore Parking Garage

Blue Route Pick-up/Drop-off

FREE

“I am grateful for the opportunity to play the sport I love at NAU on scholarship. Without the generosity of the LAA I would not have been able to afford college.”

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- Quinton Upshur, Men’s Basketball

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AY W

VIP/A PASS Entrance

Walkup Skydome

MINIMUM DONATION REQUIRED

SEATS ALLOWED

$100

1-2

$200

3-4

$500

3-4

COURTSIDE SEATS Y ALLOWED WA E - ON

-

Building 73

VIP A

PARKING MAP VIP parking (VIP) Please note that university policy and lots are subject to change due to construction and other reasons.

P66

1-2*81

$1,000

5-8

3-4*

$2,500

up to 20

up to 8*

*Subject to availability, you need to designate your gift to annual scholarships or as unrestricted in order to retain your seat location. Season ticket prices are not included in your donation and are at an additional cost. NAUATHLETICS.COM | 8


JOIN THE CLUB

JOIN US

When you join the Lumberjack Athletic Association, you’re joining an elite community of donors who believe in the value of education and the importance of giving back.

NAU SPONSORS 15 NCAA DIVISION I ATHLETIC PROGRAMS Men’s NCAA Division I Sports Tennis Basketball Outdoor Track and Field Cross Country Indoor Track and Field Football (FCS)

Women’s NCAA Division I Sports Soccer Basketball Swimming and Diving Cross Country Tennis Golf Volleyball Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

LOUIE

AXER

BLUE COAT

LUMBERJACK

TOWN JACK

PRESIDENT

REGENT

SCHOLARSHIP

$100-$249

$250-$499

$500-$999

$1,000-$2,499

$2,500-$4,999

$5,000-$9,999

$10,000-$14,999

$15,000+

Lot C

Lot C

Lot A

Lot A

VIP

VIP

VIP

VIP

Lot A

Lot A

VIP

VIP

VIP

VIP

LAA Reception Pass(es)

1

2

2

3

3

Football Sideline Pass(es)

1

2

3

4

5

Invitation to AD Suite

1

1

2

2

Sports Passes

2

4

8

12

1

2

2

CONTRIBUTION

FUNDING NEEDS Provides Books for a Student-Athlete Provides Tuition and Fees for a Student-Athlete Provides Room and Board for a Student-Athlete Provide a Full Student-Athlete Scholarship (Books, Tuition and Fees, Room and Board) PRIVILEGES/BENEFITS Charitable Donation Recognition in Game Programs Weekly E-mail Quarterly Newsletter LAA Decal Invitations to Special Events LAA Gift Membership Card with Discounts Men's Basketball Ticket Priority Football Ticket Priority Football Parking Priorities Basketball Parking Priorities Monthly Prize Drawing

Personalized Parking

Selected NAU Football Charter Trip(s)

*As allowed by IRS regulations, donations involving premium seating benefits are 80% tax deductible. Benefits reflect a donor’s total LAA contribution tabulated from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. NAUATHLETICS.COM | 10


LUMBERJACK SPIRIT DETAILS KNOW THE RULES

CANCELLATION POLICY

Remember, once you contribute to Northern Arizona University athletics— or any intercollegiate athletic program—you are permanently considered an official booster, or “representative of athletic interests,” by the NCAA. Therefore, you are prohibited from providing ANY improper benefits or privileges to student-athletes. You are also not allowed to participate in any type of recruiting activities. We are extremely appreciative of your passion and support of our athletic programs and encourage you to always ask before you act! You may contact the NAU Compliance Office at 928-523-5353.

Relinquishing your Lumberjack Athletic Association membership automatically cancels all football and/or basketball season tickets in LAA reserved seating areas. Priority is assigned based in part on continual years as an LAA supporter, cannot be re-established after cancellation, and is not transferable. Monies received are non-refundable.

CONTACT US If you would like to talk to us about joining the Lumberjack Athletic Association, please contact: Ryan Weigand | Director of Development, Northern Arizona University Athletics Ryan.Weigand@nau.edu 928-523-7805

Department of Athletics PO Box 15400 | Flagstaff, AZ 86011

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The Lumberjack Athletic Association is a fundraising organization operated in conjunction with the NAU Foundation, which operates under the IRS non-profit code 501(C)(3) status and is the official booster club of Northern Arizona University Athletics. Its objectives are to raise funds for student-athlete scholarships, promote public awareness and attendance at games, and generate enthusiasm and community support for intercollegiate athletics.


NORTHERN ARIZONA PRIDE SUPPORT Choose from 3 easy ways to join the LAA and support student-athlete scholarships:

ONLINE MAIL PHONE

Visit nau.edu/givetoathletics

Complete/return attached form

MISSION Successfully develop and maintain quality relationships with friends and family of Northern Arizona University Athletics, which in turn will enrich the studentathlete experience through scholarships, academic support, and community involvement.

Call 928-523-7805

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THE SPIRIT OF THE LUMBERJACK BEGINS WITH YOU! Make a Winning Investment in NAU Athletics Join the Lumberjack Athletic Association

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Renewal

Past Member

Amount Paid $ Balance Due $

Invoice me (choose one) Monthly Quarterly Yearly Check made payable to “NAU Foundation” Credit Card (choose one) Visa MC AmEx

Name Spouse’s Name (if applicable)

Mailing Address

(Note: if a box is not checked, the card will be charged the full amount of pledge)

City Is this address

State

home or

Zip

business?

Credit Card Number Exp.

E-mail

Continue my current payroll deduction (NAU Faculty and Staff only)

Alt Phone NAU Alum?

New payroll deduction (NAU Faculty and Staff only) Yes

No

I authorize a payroll deduction of $

Which college(s)

NAU Letterwinner?

Sec. Code (CVV/CVC)

Name on card (print)

Phone

Discover

Credit Card can be charged (choose one) Monthly Quarterly One-Time

Business Name

Total Pledge $

Payment Method (choose one)

STEP 1 Contact Information New Member

STEP 3 Payment Payment

Yes

Year(s)

No

for

pay period(s) beginning on

Employee I.D.#

Sport(s)

Year(s)

Signature (Required for all payroll and credit card payments)

Name to be listed in program

STEP 4 Payment Allocation

STEP 2 Membership Level Scholarship ($15,000+)

Blue Coat ($500 – $999)

Regent ($10,000 – $14,999)

Axer ($250 – $499)

President ($5,000 – $9,999)

Louie ($100 – $249)

Town Jack ($2,500 – $4,999)

No benefits option (I choose to decline all member benefits in order to receive 100% tax deduction.)

Lumberjack ($1,000 – $2,499)

per pay period

Scholarship (choose one) General, or

Designate sport(s)

and amount to each UNRESTRICTED (Please use my money where it is needed most.) Restricted for* (Designate sport) *Remember, you need to designate your annual gift to scholarships or as unrestricted in order to retain your seat location or receive any other benefits.

*Solicitor (Internal use only)


NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution/UM_04.14

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