UCONN ATHLETICS 2016 -17 DONOR GUIDE
CONTENTS LETTER FROM THE AD NEW IN 2016 COMING IN 2017 INVESTING IN CHAMPIONS COST OF EXCELLENCE WAYS TO SUPPORT EXCELLENCE CAPITAL PROJECTS ENDOWMENTS DONOR LEVELS AND BENEFITS PRIORITY POINT SYSTEM TICKETS Basketball Football Hockey Premium Seating HOW TO DONATE DONOR FORM TAX INFORMATION COMPLIANCE
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A MESSAGE FROM
THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
s your Director of Athletics and newest member of the UConn family, I am excited to be part of UConn Nation. I am truly fortunate to join a community that is passionate and supportive of our flagship university and our deserving student-athletes. While we celebrate a storied history of athletic and academic success, I encourage you to help continue this tradition of excellence as we shape a bright future together. On behalf of the Division of Athletics and our more than 700 student-athletes who proudly wear the Husky uniform, I want to thank you for your generosity. Your support enables our student-athletes to succeed in the classroom, in competition and in the community. We strive every day to ensure that our student-athletes have the best experiences here at UConn. I hope you take great pride in all of their accomplishments. There are several rewarding opportunities available to you to help solidify UConnâ€™s place among the nationâ€™s elite universities. We are literally changing the landscape of UConn Athletics with renovations planned for new soccer, baseball and softball stadiums. We are excited that more than $12 million has been
committed toward our $25 million philanthropic goal for these projects, but we need your help in making them a reality. Additionally, the need for scholarship support is paramount as we continue to recruit the best and brightest students. Last year, the Division of Athletics provided more than $13 million in scholarship and financial aid assistance. However, philanthropic support accounted for $6.3 million toward that number. Your commitment will go a long way in helping us provide an exceptional educational opportunity for our student-athletes. As we work to build upon our accomplishments, it is important that we have the resources necessary to maintain championship success. By investing in UConn Athletics, you will continue to have a profound impact on all that we do. I truly hope that you will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to our studentathletes with your gift, and I look forward to meeting you soon. Go Huskies!
NEW IN 2016 Whether it is in the classroom or on the playing field, UConn student-athletes always give 110% effort every day.
NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN! With our 110% Campaign, we are asking UConn Nation to step up and to increase your annual contribution to UConn Athletics by 10% over last year’s gift*. If you are a new donor, consider donating a minimum of $110 or 10% more than the level minimum ie. $275 for Assistant Coach ($250 - $499.99). Every dollar raised though the 110% Campaign benefits UConn’s 700+ student-athletes competing in 24 sports. By joining the 110% Campaign, you can ensure that future championships, the best student-athletes and that Husky Pride remain a fixture of the UConn community long into the future. *10% of Annual Gift excluding seat donations 2
110% c a m pa i g n
COMING IN 2017
UConn Athletics is pleased to introduce the online availability of Seats3D and Seat Relocation Management System (SRMS) starting in 2017. Seats3D will allow users to see a virtual rendering from any section and row inside the stadium. Fans can rotate the view in all directions and zoom in and out from that location. The SRMS utilizes Seats 3D and will allow ticket holders to preview individual seat availability online and make their
selections in priority order from the convenience of their home or office. The process is efficient and secure, whether you are choosing new seats or upgrading current seats. Fans no longer have to describe their requested exchanges in writing and wait to receive their tickets to see the location. This new process that will give ticket holders more choices and allow you to be more involved in the seating process. This new online ticketing system will streamline the seat-selection process, while cutting the response time from months toÂ minutes. 3
2015 MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER
AAC REGULAR SEASON
AAC CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS
BOWL GAME 2015 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS TH
13 TEAMS WITH
HOURS OF STUDENT-ATHLETE COMMUNITY SERVICE THIRD CONSECUTIVE NCAA SEMIFINAL APPEARANCE
FIELD HOCKEY FIELD HOCKEY
STUDENT-ATHLETES RECEIVED A 4.0 GPA
50OF ACHIEVED A 3.0 GPA
REGULAR SEASON AND TOURNAMENT 6
TRACK & FIELD
UConn Division of Athletics Budget $78.4 million*
excellence OUT-OF-STATE SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT-ATHLETE
ANNUAL EXPENSES JALEN ADAMS ’19 Roxbury, Mass. | Men’s Basketball
FY16 out of state tuition, fees, room, board, books and Cost of Attendance is $50,816. Equipment - $1,903 Academic Support - $2,097 Travel - $12,085 Sports Medicine - $2,897
TOTAL COST *
TOTAL COST OF TUITION PAID BY THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT IN 2015-16:
Athletic Performance/Strength & Conditioning - $1,875 Game Day Operations - $8,544 *Estimated
cost of excellence 2015–16 ESTIMATED YEARLY EXPENSES
FOR FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATES In-State
Tuition & Fees
Books & Supplies Total
UCONN STUDENTATHLETES RECEIVED PARTIAL AID 8
UCONN STUDENT – ATHLETES RECEIVED FULL SCHOLARSHIPS
ANNA MIDDENDORF ’17 Bremen, Germany | Field Hockey
Political Science Major
“Coming from Europe, I was never able to grasp the extent to which American varsity sports could draw you in and create an immense feeling of community. As a Husky, this part of University life has become the part I value the most. The connections that I’ve made with the people I am surrounded with and influenced by every day are beyond anything I could ever have imagined.”
ways to support
excellence HUSKY EXCELLENCE FUND Excellence has always been a part of Husky tradition. The Husky Excellence Fund provides critical resources to more than 700 student-athletes across our 24 teams. This fund is the true driving force that allows us to compete as champions on the playing field and in the classroom.
Gifts made to the Husky Excellence Fund help UConn Athletics invest in our programs in many ways, including: • Academic Support • Recruiting • New Equipment • Health & Wellness • Team Travel
• Sports Performance/ Strength & Conditioning • State-of-the-art Technology • Programmatic support
WILLY YAHN ’18 Sharon, Conn. | Baseball Pre-Journalism
“Being a student- athlete at the University of Connecticut means a lot to me. Being from Connecticut representing Connecticut and my area, it’s just a real honor. I wear Huskies across my chest with a lot of pride.”
HUSKY ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND At UConn, our student-athletes are committed to earning degrees, serving their community and winning championships. As the cost of tuition continues to rise, private support is more essential than ever for the success of our student-athletes. Your support of the Husky Annual Scholarship Fund benefits student-athletes through annual scholarships. Funds raised help offset the costs for tuition, fees, books, and room and board for UConn student-athletes. Increasing scholarship support for our student-athletes will be a key to the future success of UConn Athletics.
EMILY ARMSTRONG ’16 BS, ’17 MA Collegeville, Penn. | Women’s Soccer Elementary Education Major
“Being a Husky means being proud of where you come from and what you represent, setting goals for yourself and moving closer to those goals every day. It means taking the competitive edge acquired on the field and bringing it into the classroom, and going outside your comfort zone and getting better every day.”
TRANSFORMING HOM CAPITAL PROJECTS
Werth Family UConn Basketball Champions Center
Joseph J. Morrone Stadium at The Rizza Family Soccer Complex
Projected Cost: $37 million Raised to Date: $33 million*
Projected Cost: $22.2 to $24.2 million Raised to Date: $10.5 million*
• Opened in October 2014 • First building at UConn to be financed entirely by private donations • This 78,000 square-foot facility boasts practice gyms, locker rooms, and coaches offices as well as study areas, video rooms, and sports medicine and strength training spaces for the men’s and women’s basketball teams
Anticipated Features: • Four-sided stadium with 5,500 seats • Competition field with natural turf, lights, scoreboard and press box • Practice field with natural turf • Home locker rooms • Coaches / Staff offices / Conference Room • Trophy Room • Strength & Athletic Training room with office space and a hydrotherapy area (Shared with Baseball & Softball) • Nutrition station • Team/media room (Shared with Baseball & Softball) • Video analysis room • Public amenities – ticketing, restrooms and concessions • Press box with suites / hospitality *As of January 2016
E FIELD ADVANTAGE
For more information about capital projects and naming opportunities, please visit www.UConnHuskies.com or call the UConn Athletic Development Office at 860.486.3863.
Burrill Family Field at the Connecticut Softball Complex Projected Cost: $9.9 to $11.9 million Anticipated Features:
J.O. Christian Baseball Field Projected Cost: $12.3 to $14.3 million Raised to Date: $1.4 million* Anticipated Features: • Three-sided stadium with 1,500 seats • Competition field with artificial turf, lights, scoreboard and press box • Home locker room with showers, lavatories and lounge • Dugouts with restrooms • Home & visitor bullpens (three each, six total) • Indoor/pitching mounds (three indoor) • Permanent seating • Public amenities – ticketing, restrooms and concessions *As of January 2016
• Three-sided stadium with 500 seats • Competition field with artificial turf, lights, scoreboard and press box • Home locker room with showers, lavatories and lounge • Dugouts with restrooms • Home & visitor bullpens (three each, six total) • Indoor/pitching mounds (three indoor) • Public amenities – ticketing, restrooms and concessions • Permanent Seating
Jakob Nerwinski ‘17
Lawrenceville, N.J. | Men’s Soccer History Major
Recognizing Endowment Donors
The UConn athletic endowment program represents a longterm solution to keeping pace with escalating scholarship costs and to provide the resources to ensure our student athletes receive the best coaching.
Donors to the endowment program are among UConn Athletics most important supporters. Donors of scholarships and coaching chairs are recognized in special ways for their outstanding generosity.
This program allows friends of UConn Athletics to invest in the educational opportunities of UConn student-athletes and its coaches. With the goal of endowing all of the athletic scholarships and coaching positions, the financial base created by the endowment program will guarantee the commitment and continued excellence of UConn Athletics into the future. A donor who makes an endowed gift today can be confident that their gift will grow and continue to provide support that ensures a quality athletic and educational experience for our student-athletes and the entire UConn community. 14
• The donor’s name is permanently associated with a scholarship endowment or coaching chair. • Donors are recognized at a half time ceremony of a home football/basketball game • Recognition is provided on the UConn Athletic website, www.UConnHuskies.com • The donor will have the opportunity to meet the student-athlete or coach selected to receive the endowed scholarship or chair.
DEE ROWE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND & COACH DONALD E. ROWE ENDOWED MEN’S BASKETBALL FUND
$43.3M* *As of September 2015
NEEDED TO BE FULLY ENDOWED Left to Right: Dan Oak ‘19– Football, Caitlin Hewes ‘16- Women’s Ice Hockey, Lindsay Roethke ‘18- Women’s Ice Hockey, Ginny Rowe, Dee Rowe, Daniel Hamilton ‘18 – Men’s Basketball, Craig Hunter ‘17- Men’s Track & Field
BY THE NUMBERS Endowed Athletic Scholarships COST TO FULLY ENDOW AN OUT-OF-STATE SCHOLARSHIP:
MINIMUM GIFT TO ESTABLISH AN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:
COST TO FULLY ENDOW AN IN-STATE SCHOLARSHIP:
CURRENT ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS:
143 *Numbers are subject to change upon potential tuition increases and UConn Foundation policies
EN TO SDOWED STU DEN UPPORT SCH T-ATH OLA RSH LETE IPS
donor levels In 2015-16 there were 3,871 members of The UConn Club who made a tax-deductible gift of $100 or more annually to support UConn student-athletes. In order to sustain our championship success, we must increase our donor base. You can help us by becoming a UConn Club member today and encouraging others to join and show their support of the Huskies. Every gift you make to support UConn Athletics has a direct impact on the lives of our student-athletes. The greatest benefit of making a gift to UConn Athletics is the knowledge that your generous gift transforms the lives of nearly 700 student-athletes who proudly wear the Husky uniform. In addition, you may also receive tax benefits, gain access to priority seating, earn priority points and become eligible for the benefits associated with different donor levels. Please see page 18 for full list of benefits.
Donor Level (Annually)
Hall of Fame ($100,000 +)
Legend ($50,000 - $99,999)
All-American ($10,000 - $24,999)
MVP ($5,000 - $9,999)
Golden Husky ($2,500-$4,999)
Director ($1,000 - $2,499)
Coach ($500 - $999)
Assistant Coach ($250 - $499)
Captain ($100 - $249) Under $100 *As of January 2016
# of Donors*
2016-17 IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES APRIL 1
PLEDGE YEAR BEGINS
2016 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET RENEWAL DEADLINE
2016-17 PRIORITY SEATING PLEDGE DEADLINE FOR BASKETBALL (SEATING AND PARKING)
SEATING AND PARKING ALLOCATIONS FOR BASKETBALL
PRIORITY POINTS COMPUTED FOR FOOTBALL BOWL GAME BENEFITS
PRIORITY POINTS COMPUTED FOR POST SEASON BASKETBALL BENEFITS
PLEDGE YEAR ENDS AND ALL 2016-17 PLEDGE MUST BE PAID IN FULL
Please note: A donor who does not fulfill a pledge may not make a pledge for the following year until the unsatisfied pledge is paid in full. If a pledge remains unsatisfied, the donor will not be considered a “current” donor and will lose those points associated with the donation and will not be able to order/ receive season tickets.
MIKAL MYERS ’17 Newburgh N.Y. | Football Communications Major
“Being a student-athlete is a lot of hard work, but I love going to practice and going to class. It’s amazing, you get a great rush from going out onto the field. UConn’s a great institution. It’s very challenging at times, but I’m better for that now, and I’m thankful for that.” 17
Cap ($1 tain 00 -$ 249 ) Ass ista ($2 nt 50- Coa $49 ch 9) Coa ($5 ch 00 -$ 999 Dir ) ect ($1 or ,00 0$2, Go 499 l ) ($2den H ,50 usk 0- y $4, 999 MV P ) ($5 ,00 0$9, 999 All -Am ) ($1 0,0 erica 00 n - $2 4,9 Cha 99) m ($2 pio 5,0 n 00 - $4 9,9 Leg 99) e n ($5 d 0,0 00 - $9 9,9 Ha 99) ll o ($1 f Fa 00 me ,00 0+)
donor levels and Support the Education of a Student-Athlete Tax Deduction UConn Auto Decal UConn Athletics E-Mail Updates Postseason Ticket Priority* Season Ticket Priority* Ticket Priority to Away Games*
Pregame Reception Invitation to a Men’s or Women’s Basketball Game Video Board Recognition Opportunity to Purchase Women’s Basketball Courtside Seats* Opportunity to Purchase Men’s Basketball Courtside Seats* Invitation to A Practice Session Exclusive Husky Gift Road Game Travel Invitation VIP Parking for Men’s and Women’s Basketball Games at Gampel Pavilion Additional Exclusive Benefits *Based on availability. The quantity and location of tickets is determined by donor giving level and priority points. Please note: The availability of certain benefits will reduce the tax deductibility of your donation. The fair market value is $4,330 (Hall of Fame), $4,330 (Legend), $2,164 (Champion), $130 (All-American), $130 (MVP), $112 (Director), and $112 (Golden Husky) Note: Hall of Fame and Legend donors are limited to four (4) attendees per account for trips, receptions and events. All other categories are limited to two (2) attendees for trips, receptions and events. Trips, receptions, and events are for the donor and guest(s) are non-transferable; donor must accompany guest(s). Trips, receptions, and events cannot be substituted.
PRIORITY POINT SYSTEM The Division of Athletics uses the priority point system in an effort to fairly allocate seats to current donors. The system is designed to acknowledge both consistent annual giving (through retention of permanent points) and current year giving (through bonus points).
Points and/or season tickets may not be transferred from one person to another or from one account to another. Also, the University does not transfer points or tickets by the virtue of wills. In the event of the death of an account holder or season ticket holder, the surviving spouse (the definition of spouse is consistent with applicable federal law) retains the points, providing that the surviving spouse is on the account at the time of death.
At the end of each pledge year (March 31), bonus points are removed from the donor account.
Annual pledges/donations earn three types of priority points; permanent points, bonus points (for non-football/basketball seat donations), and membership points.
Example: A new member making a $5,000 pledge/donation in a pledge year, based on the priority point calculation formula:
1 permanent point is earned for every $100 pledged/donated to UConn Athletics. Permanent points are awarded for football and basketball seat donations. Permanent points accrue and are cumulative. 20
1 bonus point is earned for every $100 pledged/donated to UConn Athletics. Bonus points are temporary points for the pledge year only (not cumulative). Bonus points are not rewarded for football or basketball seat donations.
2 membership points are earned each pledge year (with a minimum annual donation of $100). Membership points accrue and are cumulative.
$5,000 Pledge/Donation Yields: • 50 Permanent Points • 50 Bonus Points (not for football/basketball seat donations) • 2 Membership Points • 102 Total priority points earned for the pledge year; and 52 points will carry forward into the new pledge year
TICKETS SEASON TICKETS
To receive 2016-17 priority seating privileges, a commitment in support of UConn Athletics must be made according to priority deadlines- April 30 for football and June 30 – for basketball. Seating for all ticket sports is allocated by current membership status and the use of the priority point system.
POST SEASON TICKETS
The NCAA/conference provides a limited number of ticket to each participating institution for postseason events. Specific seat locations are determined by the NCAA/conference. UConn endeavors to accommodate as many donors as possible based on the number of tickets we receive from the NCAA/conference. Postseason ticket allocations to current members are by donor category, then by points within that category. Tickets will be distributed based on availability. UCONN ATHLETIC TICKET OFFICE www.UConnTickets.com 860.486.2724 Toll Free: 1.877.AT.UCONN (1.877.288.2666) firstname.lastname@example.org Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
TICKETS | BASKETBALL BASKETBALL
You may order as many season tickets as desired. Assignment of seat locations takes place annually. However, the number of seats guaranteed together will be based on current donor level. Seating allocations will be determined by priority points.
BASKETBALL SEATING GUIDELINES
It is difficult to predetermine seat locations, as it depends on the demand for season tickets and the desirability of sections. Please review the point total seating charts for 2015-16 basketball season listed on pages 22-23. These are the best indicators of the number of priority points that may be necessary for the 2016-17 season for current donors. Be reminded that while the numbers were accurate for the 2015-16 season, it is difficult to predict the projected point totals for specific seat locations. These are estimated guidelines. Season ticket holders may make special seating requests in writing on the appropriate ticket application; please detail your request and preferences. We carefully review each request in the context of the priority point system; however we cannot guarantee the ability accommodate every request.
GAMPEL PAVILION GAMPEL PAVILION 2015-16 POINT TOTALS
MEN’S BASKETBALL SECTIONS 2015-16 POINT TOTALS 2,567 and above 109,121 108,110,120,1221,887-2,566 107,111,119,1231,209-1886 113,114,116,117982-1,208 GAMPEL PAVILION 2015-16 POINT TOTALS
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SECTIONS 2015-16 POINT TOTALS 109,121 2,415 and above 108,110,120,122 1,462 - 2,414 107,111,119,123 948 – 1,461
XL CENTER XL CENTER 2015-16 POINT TOTALS
MEN’S BASKETBALL SECTIONS 2015-16 POINT TOTALS 1,091 and above 102-105, 114-117 101, 106, 113, 118 659-1,090 107,112,119,124 308 - 658
XL CENTER 2015-16 POINT TOTALS
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SECTIONS 2015-16 POINT TOTALS 102-105, 114-117 658 and above 101, 106, 113, 118 102 – 657 107,112,119,124 7 – 101
TICKETS | FOOTBALL 2016 SEASON TICKETS
For the 2016 football season, UConn Athletics will be giving fans the opportunity to retain their 2015 season ticket seat location. Season ticket holders will be sent both an electronic and direct mail statement for their 2016 season tickets. To renew visit www.UConnTickets.com and click Season Renewals. The Renewal Deadline is April 30th. For those interested in relocating or purchasing new or additional season tickets for the 2016 season, please contact the UConn Athletic Ticket Office.
FOOTBALL SEAT DONATIONS
A football seat donation is a tax-deductible contribution that enables donors to select their desired seat type at Rentschler Field: Club, Lower Chairback, Mezzanine Chairback, Upper Chairback or Preferred (based on availability). A seat donation qualifies a patron for recognition by The UConn Club and earns priority points. For more information on tax deductible contributions, please see page 31.
TICKETS | HOCKEY Rob Nichols ‘17
FOOTBALL TICKET PRICING SECTION
2016 SEASON TICKET 2016 SEAT (7 GAMES) DONATION
FAMILY SECTION ADULT $175
FAMILY SECTION YOUTH $126
Dallas, Texas Men’s Ice Hockey Accounting Major
2016-17 season tickets for UConn’s home schedule at the XL Center in downtown Hartford will be priced at $15 per game. For the 2016-17 hockey season, UConn Athletics will be giving fans the opportunity to retain their 2015-16 season ticket seat locations. Season ticket holders will be sent both an electronic and direct mail statement for their 2016-17 season tickets. To renew visit www.UConnTickets.com and click Season Renewals.
PREMIUM SEATING Want to support the Huskies and enjoy the best view in the game? There is no better way to do both than through purchasing premium seats to UConn football and basketball contests. FOOTBALL
Season Rates: Level 3 & 5: $30,000 Level 4: $36,000 Ticket Price Includes: 20-24 tickets per suite, 5 premier parking passes and luxury amenities to enjoy the game with friends, family and fellow UConn fans in a climate controlled atmosphere.
Minimum Annual Donation: $10,000 Seat Donation: $2,500 (Per Seat) Season Ticket Price: $150 (Per Game)
Club Seats Rentschler Field Seat Donation: $900 (Per Seat) 2016 Season Ticket Price: $360 (Per Seat) Ticket Price Includes: A complimentary game day meal and one free season parking pass for each pair of seats purchased.
To learn more about premium seating options and for single game pricing, please contact the UConn Marketing Office at 860.486.2387 or by email email@example.com. 26
Men’s Basketball XL Center Courtside Seating
Women’s Basketball XL Center Courtside Seating Minimum Annual Donation: $5,000 Seat Donation: $1,250 (Per Seat) Season Ticket Price: $100 (Per Game) Ticket Price Includes: Valet parking and access to the private court-level lounge that features luxury furnishings, HD TV’s and complimentary food and beverages.
• Premium seating donations receive priority points • Tax Deduction (Please see page 31 for more information).
HOW TO DONATE ONLINE
UConn Athletics encourages all members to make their gifts online at www.UConnHuskies.com/donatenow. All UConn Athletics donors and/or season ticket holders have access to an online account. If you are visiting the site for the first time, please call the UConn Athletic Development Office 860.486.3863 or email UConnClub@ foundation.uconn.edu to receive your account number and pin. All new UConn Athletics donors can register directly online.
confirmation that your gift has been received. Pledges cannot be made online.
PLEDGE You may pledge to become a current donor and pay the pledge in installments, completing your pledge by March 31. Statements will be sent periodically throughout the year reminding you of the March 31 deadline and the pledge balance remaining.
RECURRING CREDIT CARDS
• Update contact information
Cash or checks are a great make to make an immediate impact with your donation. Gifts are acknowledged by receipt by the UConn Foundation, Inc. Checks can be made payable to the UConn Foundation- Athletics.
• Giving online saves time and postage and you will receive an immediate
Please note that donation checks cannot include money for tickets or events.
Benefits of Online Giving: • View your Priority Point total and Priority Point calculator. • View your donation history (past 3 years)
The UConn Foundation accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. By signing up for recurring credit card payments, you may have your credit/ debit card charged monthly. Monthly reoccurring credit card charges can be set-up using the UConn Athletics gift form (page 29), by going online (s.uconn. edu/supportathletics), or calling the UConn Athletic Development Office at 860.486.3863. 27
GIFTS OF SECURITIES
Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. are accepted by the UConn Foundation. For instructions on how to transfer gifts of securities, please call 860.486.2965
Matching gifts are only accepted from a bona fide employer(s) of the account holder(s). Gifts from friends or other relatives of a donor and/or spouse are not considered matching gifts to the donor/spouse account of record. To determine if your employer matches gifts to UConn Athletics, please contact your company’s human resources department as policies may vary from one company to another. Please be aware that the employer establishes matching gift guidelines and reserves the right to modify them periodically. Therefore, your company’s matching gift policy may reflect something different now than in past years. The donor is responsible for ensuring that all matching gift funds arrive in a timely fashion. All benefits 28
from matching gifts including priority points, donor benefits and donor level will not be credited until the matching gift is received. Matching gifts may not be utilized to fulfill any seat donations and/or be part of a fulfillment to a pledge.
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS
Gifts made from donor advised funds to support UConn Athletics are welcome. IRS regulations prohibit the use of donor advised funds for gifts that benefit the donor or a specific individual. Therefore, such gifts cannot be used to fulfill individual pledges and are not eligible for priority points or other donor benefits.
There are a variety of ways to contribute through gift planning, including your estate plans,appreciated assets, stocks, bonds, insurance policies, retirement plan assets and real estate. For additional information on planned gifts, please visit www.legacy.vg/uconn or
call the UConn Foundation Planned Giving Office at 860.486.6135. Planned gifts are not eligible for priority points or other donor benefits.
MEMORIAL & HONORARY GIFTS Gifts can be made in memory of loved ones and friends for a purpose to be designated by the family. Please make checks payable to: UConn Foundation, Inc- fund/sport with the name of the loved one in the memo line and forward to the following address: UConn Foundation, Inc. 2390 Alumni Drive Unit 3206, Storrs, CT 06269-3206.
GIVE BY PHONE: By calling 860.486.3863, a UConn Athletic Development representative will be happy to assist you in making your contribution over the phone.
GIVE BY MAIL: UConn Foundation, Inc. P.O Box 842614 Boston, MA 02284-2614
2016-17 UCONN ATHLETICS DONATION FORM | Pledge year is April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION
Check (payable to UConn Foundation, Inc. – Athletics)
Charge my credit card $ a month for the next months for a total of $
GIVING OPTIONS Online: www.UConnHuskies.com/donatenow
Charge my credit card for a one time gift of $ VISA
DESIGNATION OF YOUR GIFT (REQUIRED) Husky Excellence Fund (#21020) Husky Annual Scholarship Fund (#22714) Other: Gift Amount: I/We wish this gift to be anonymous Initial: I/we hereby waive my/our athletic priority seating points and any other donor benefits associated with my/our gift. The IRS provides that only 80% of any payment entitling a donor to purchase tickets for seating at an athletic event is eligible to be treated as a charitable contribution for federal income tax. You must waive seating points and all other donor benefits by initialing this box to be eligible to deduct 100% of your contribution.
atching Gift (To find out if your employer will match your gift visit M www.matchinggifts.com/uconn. Please check with your employer for further information regarding their matching gift policies)
BY PHONE: UConn Athletics Development Office: 860.486.3863 SECURITIES: To make a gift of stock please call: 860.486.2965 PLEASE RETURN FORMS AND/OR PAYMENTS TO: UCONN FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 842614 BOSTON, MA 02284-2614 29
Dominique Pinto ‘17
Newtown, Pa. | Softball Communications Major
IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION INFORMATION For more information on the UConn Foundation, including our mission, financial information and public disclosures, visit www.foundation.uconn.edu/about-us. Gifts will be received by the UConn Foundation, Inc., a Connecticut non-profit and a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that exclusively benefits UConn. All contributions are subject to certain administrative fees that support Foundation operating expenses and other priorities determined by the University unit receiving the gift. Donors have the right to request that gifts remain anonymous. You may contact us or obtain a copy of our financial report at 2390 Alumni Drive, U-3206, Storrs, CT 06269, 800-269-9965, or www.foundation.uconn.edu. Residents of the following states may obtain information as indicated. CA: Official registration and financial information can be obtained from the Attorney General’s Web site at http:// caag.state.ca.us/charities/. MD: Residents of Maryland are advised that a copy of the UConn Foundation’s current financial statement is available on request. Documents and information submitted under the MD Charitable Solicitations Act are available, for the cost of copies and postage, from the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, 1-410- 974-5534 (1-800-825-4510 in MD). NJ: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTION RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.nj.gov/oag/ca/ocp/charities.htm. “REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.” NY: residents may obtain a copy of our annual report by writing to the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York NY 10271. OR: Registration in no way constitutes or implies any endorsement, sanction or approval of this solicitation, its purposes, the manner in which it is conducted or the person or organization conducting it by the Oregon Attorney General. WA: This organization is currently registered with the WA Secretary of State as required by law. Registration number: 24291. Obtain additional financial disclosure information by contacting the Secretary at 1-800-332- 4483. WV: residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. 30
TAX INFORMATION The UConn Foundation, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization, and donations to the Foundation are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the extent allowable by law. Please consult your tax advisor for further information about the tax implications of your gift.”
TAX INFORMATION/YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION -To maximize the tax deductible portion of your gift, you may decline to receive any benefits when you make your gift to UConn. If you choose to accept your benefits, we are required to inform you that your charitable contribution will be reduced by the value of those benefits. SEASON TICKETS & SEAT DONATIONS - Donors to UConn Athletics, are entitled to receive preferred seating locations for season tickets purchased for football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s ice hockey, men’s basketball, or women’s basketball. The cost of tickets is not tax deductible. However, Internal Revenue Code Section 170(l) provides that if a taxpayer makes a payment to or for the benefit of a university and, as a result, receives the right to purchase tickets for seating at an athletic event, he or she is eligible to deduct 80% of his or her contributions for federal tax purposes. Accordingly, all donors who are entitled to purchase tickets with preferred seating and who do not request a waiver of points and benefits (explained below) may be
eligible to deduct only 80% of their contribution for federal income tax purposes. OTHER BENEFITS - The Internal Revenue Code also addresses benefits (other than priority seating) that a donor may receive as a result of the contribution. A donor may only deduct the amount of a contribution that is more than the value of all benefits received. Car decals, newsletters, and other token items do not reduce the amount eligible for deduction for tax purposes; however, other goods or services a donor receives in consideration for donations, such as those described on page 18, can further reduce deductibility of a gift. WAIVER OF POINTS AND BENEFITS- In order to deduct 100% of a contribution to UConn Athletics, the donor must submit in writing a waiver of points and benefits at the time of making a pledge and/ or contribution. In requesting a waiver of points and benefits, the donor further understands that he or she forfeits priority points and their application as it relates to ticket assignment and allocation; once points and benefits are forfeited, they cannot be credited retroactively to a donor’s account. Only through a waiver of points and benefits is a contribution eligible for 100% tax deduction. SUBSTANTIATION REQUIREMENTS- As required by the Internal Revenue Service, the UConn Foundation, Inc. will furnish donors with receipts for contributions. Donors should retain their receipts for federal income tax purposes.
Jimmy Hervol ‘19
Hopkinton, Mass. | Golf Finance Major
NCAA COMPLIANCE INFORMATION The University of Connecticut (UConn) is committed to adhering to NCAA rules and regulations. The University is responsible for the conduct of any individual or organization affiliated with the Division of Athletics. As a contributor to UConn Athletics, you are designated as a representative of athletic interests or a “rep” or a “booster” by the NCAA and thus are responsible for adhering to NCAA regulations. According to NCAA Bylaw 188.8.131.52, UConn must inform any individual or organization that receives benefits or privileges relating to the athletics program that such benefits may be withheld if the individual or organization engages in conduct that is determined to be a violation of NCAA regulations. UConn values your interest and support of the Division of Athletics. Your support and assistance in the area of rules compliance is greatly needed. In order to educate you on NCAA rules and regulations, the Office of Compliance annually distributes an informational brochure entitled “University of Connecticut NCAA Guidebook.” This brochure provides you with a brief summary of the most important NCAA regulations as it pertains to representatives’ relationships with prospective and current student-athletes. The Division of Athletics abides by the fundamental rule of thumb that one should ask before acting, so please contact us with any questions. Failure to adhere to NCAA rules and regulations may result in severe ramifications for UConn.
Kia Nurse ‘18
Hamilton, Ontario | Women’s Basketball
If you need more information about NCAA rules and regulations, please visit www.UConnHuskies.com/compliance or call the Division of Athletics’ Compliance Office at 860.486.1211.
Katherine Lavrentios â€˜18 Needham, Mass. | Rowing Pre-Communication Major
UConn Athletic Development Office 2111 Hillside Road, Unit 1078 Storrs, CT 06269-1078 860.486.3863 UConnClub@foundation.uconn.edu
UConn Athletics 2016-17 Donor Guide