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Mission Statement & Deadlines for 2013
Annual Giving Levels & Benefits
Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Information
General Ticket Information
2013 Fundraising Year
of comprehensive excellence “inTheallpursuit sports is at the core of our primary
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Student Athlete Scholarship Expenses
Football Season Ticket Information
Football Parking Information
Premium Seating Options
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mission within our athletics program.
Meet Student Athletes
Men’s Basketball Season Ticket Information
Basketball Parking Information
How To Contribute to the Fund
Vol Rep Program
he University of Tennessee is deeply committed to providing the very best
academic su ccess and strive to compete for championships. I want to thank you for
education and experience for all of our student-athletes. The pursuit of
your consistent and continued support of our student-athletes. The role you play is
comprehensive excellence in all sports, which results in a consistent presence
paramount to the realization of the goals we aspire to achieve.
for Tennessee in the upper echelon of the SEC and the nation, is at the core of our primary mission within our athletics program.
There are numerous positives associated with this great university, one of which is the rich tradition and history of Tennessee athletics. This unique tradition, combined with the passion of our fans and the crucial support of our Tennessee Fund donors, will enable us to build a bridge from our storied past to a bright future. Our collective vision and direction for Tennessee athletics will be clear. We will have a
Dave Hart Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics
culture of compliance as our top priority. We will require student-athletes to prioritize Tennesseefund.org
Mission Statement: To inspire and support our student-athletes in the pursuit of comprehensive excellence.
Our Vision To represent the University of Tennessee among the nation’s premier athletic programs by developing student-athletes who graduate, compete for championships and conduct themselves in a first-class manner, honoring and fulfilling the Volunteer spirit.
Our Core Values Integrity without compromise National leadership S ervice to our students, fans and community Personal accountability
2013 Important Deadlines
E xcellence in education
Friday, March 1, 2013
Wednesday, May 15 – Friday, June 7 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tennessee Fund renewal deadline for football benefits
Football seat relocation window
Men’s and women’s basketball parking
including season tickets, away game tickets, rank
Friday, May 31, 2013
Football parking application deadline
Wednesday, August 14 – Wednesday, Sept 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, July 14, 2013
2013 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Seat Relocation Window
Season game ticket renewal and away game ticket
Tennessee Fund renewal deadline for Men’s and
application deadline for 2013 football
Women’s 2013-14 Basketball benefits including
Inclusion and respect for the individual
season tickets, rank, and parking 4
2012-13 Scholarship Expenses
Student-Athlete Expense Chart
In order to compete nationally, The University of Tennessee must ensure the top in-state recruits are choosing to play
for the Volunteers, while also attracting
the top national recruits. Tuition and
Fees for out-of-state student-athletes cost $18,680 m ore annually than in-state
student-athletes. With scholarship costs rising nationally,
it is imperative that the Tennessee Fund
increases both memberships and gifts to cover these costs. Every donor and every dollar counts toward making the student-athlete dream a reality. Consider increasing your gift or referring a friend to the Tennessee Fund. Strength & Conditioning
ach year The Tennessee Fund strives to not only
By factoring in other direct expenses such as travel,
Your continued support of Tennessee Athletics is
support growing scholarship costs, but fund the
academic support and sports medicine, the complete
essential to ensuring all student-athletes are provided the
complete student- athlete experience. As tuition
student-athlete package reaches over $62,000 annually.
necessary resources to stay nationally competitive on the
costs continue to increase and the cost of doing business
These student-athlete expenses add up, as UT supports
field and in the classroom.
rises, your support is more important than ever.
over 500 student-athletes across 20 sports.
PICTURED: (left to right) Brittany Baird, Caroline Brown, Sarah Monberg, Ellen Renfro, Desmond Brown, Josh Richardson, Deedee Harrison, Justin Hunter, Troy Tillman, Ethan Bennett, Natalie Pluskota, Ariel Massengale, Erin Champion 6
Antonio â€˜Tinyâ€™ Richardson
Sophomore Nashville, TN
for me, I love the oppor tunity “ toAsrepresent Tennessee and be par t of the school spirit that makes this place great! I’m Brittany Baird and I will give my all for Tennessee.
—Brittany Baird, Knoxville TN
I am gratef ul for the “oppor tunity to be par t of
I work hard on the “cour t and in the
the Volunteer family and to ser ve this University to the best of my a bilities. I’m Justin Hunter and I will give my all for Tennessee!
—Justin Hunter, Virginia Beach, VA
W hen I came to “Tennessee, I knew
it was an honor to wear the name on my jersey in that signature orange. I have since learned that the greater honor is being a par t of the Volunteer Nation and all that it represents. I’m Ariel Massengale and I will give my all for Tennessee.
classroom to take advantage of this great oppor tunity in front of me. I’m Josh R ichardson and I will give my all for Tennessee!
—Josh Richardson, Edmond, OK
—Ariel Massengale, Bolingbrook, IL
Meet the Staff
I value what the “word “ Volunteer ” I am so gratef ul to “our many donors
who give their gifts so that I may share my gift with my team, my community, and my University. I’m Ellen Renfro and I will give my all for Tennessee!
represents. We play for our fans, we give back to our community, and we respect each other. I’m Ethan Bennett and I will give my all for Tennessee.
Associate Director for Development
Assistant Director for Development
Director of Internal Operations
Assistant AD for Development
Senior Associate AD for Development & External Operations
Associate AD for Development
Director of Annual Giving
Manager of Athletic Gift Records
Assistant Director for Development
Director of Planned Giving and Endowments
Associate Director for Development
Associate Director for Development
Assistant Director for Development
—Ethan Bennett, Knoxville, TN
—Ellen Renfroe, Jackson, TN
Annual Giving Levels & Benefits Each Tennessee Fund member’s priority and ability to obtain various benfits is determined by a combination of annual giving level and donor rank as determined by the Tennesee Fund point system (see page 27 for information on the prioroty point system).
Donor Benefit Chart
†Over a 10 year period
Bronze Victor Silver Victor
Club - $50
Invitation to TN Fund Day
Vol & Lady Vol Basketball Priority (Renewable) Season Ticket Opportunity *Vol & Lady Vol Basketball Parking Pass Opportunity *Vol & Lady Vol SEC & NCAA Tournament Tickets Football Priority (renewable) Season Ticket Opportunity
*Football Parking Pass Opportunity
Football Away Game Ticket Opportunity
*with purchase of season tickets
2013 Football Season Ticket Guidelines Lower Level
Annual Donation (per pair) $5,000
Sections U or T
Sections R,S,V or W
North End Zone
South End Zone
Annual Donation (per pair)
Contact TN Fund for Availability
North End Zone
Rows 13-26 (Chair backs)
South End Zone
Rows 1-2 (Box Seats)
Rows 16+ GG,HH,PP
Rows 16+ II-OO
Football season tickets require a contribution to the Tennessee Fund (except for the limited seats in rows 16+ of II-OO). Individual game tickets can be purchased by contacting the UT Ticket Office at 865.656.1200 or by visiting UTTIX.com.
Cost of 2013 season ticket:
Bleacher Seat: $370 per seat Chair Back Seat: $391 per seat 14
$300 SEAT PROMOTION NO DONATION REQUIRED
SECTIONS II-00 ROWS 16+ABOVE
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Away Game Tickets As a benefit of membership, Tennessee Fund donors receive first priority for away game tickets. Demand for some games will exceed demand for others, varying the number of donors able to receive tickets for each game. Away game ticket quantities are determined by giving category and assignments to a seat location are made in relation to donor rank. The amount of tickets eligible for purchase for each game is indicated on the season ticket application. Donors who qualify and would like to pre-order away game tickets should do so when renewing season tickets. However, donors may be refunded if the demand for tickets exceeds the supply.
Annual Giving Category
Approximate 2013 Away Game Ticket Availability
Oregon, Florida, Alabama, Missouri & Kentucky
Rocky Top, NDS Gold Victor
(East Club, West Club, Tn Terrace - 6+ seats) Rank 1-500 8 All others in category 6
Florida 8,500 Alabama 9,500
(East Club, West Club, Tn Terrace - 4 seats) Rank 1-2,500 6 All others in category 4
The total UT ticket allotment includes seating for students, playersâ€™
(East Club, West Club, Tn Terrace - 2 seats) Rank 1-3,500 4 All others in category 2
families, coaches, band, and administrative staff. After those tickets
In an effort to distribute away game tickets in an equitable manner,
are allocated the remaining tickets are assigned to Tennessee Fund members.
the Tennessee Fund places high priority on donor rank during the
Rank 1-2,500 4
assignment process. Therefore, the number of available tickets a
All others in category
person can purchase is purely determined by their Tennessee Fund
rank. Please remember your rank is determined by points accrued
from contributions made and consecutive years of giving (see pg. 27 for information on the priority point system). If you have questions
Rank 1-1,000 2 All others in category
about your ranking, the point system, or the away game assignment
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process, please contact the Tennessee Fund office at 865.974.1218.
*if available 16
2013 Menâ€™s Basketball Season Ticket Guidelines* Southeastern Conference & NCAA Tournaments The number of SEC and NCAA Tournament tickets the Athletic Department receives is determined b y the host site which makes it very difficult to predict how many donors will receive the opportunity to b uy tickets. Applications will be sent to donors who have made their Tennessee Fund gift by June 30th of each year and qualify for seating based upon their annual giving category and rank. Y ou must purchase season tickets to qualify 100/200 LEVEL
All Other Sections
through the UT Ticket Office. Please contact
Free with Student ID
the Athletic Ticket Office at the host school for
STUDENT SECTION 129
Away Game Tickets Road game basketball tickets are not available
more information. These gift amounts do not guarantee seats in Thompson-Boling Arena. The listed annual donation levels are to provide new Tennessee Fund donors with an idea of the approximate amount it takes to sit in a specific section, based upon the 2012 season. All amounts are
â€˘Per Pair of Seats. Due to high renewal rate, lower sidecourt level seating in Thompson-Boing is usually unavailable.
listed as a donation per pair of seats. Seats that become available on the side court lower level (Sections 104, 105, 106, 120, 121, 122) require a $25,000 one-time capital gift per seat given over 5 years and a minimum Silver Victor ($10,000) annual membership to the Tennessee Fund. Contact the Tennessee
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Fund at 865.974.1218 for more information. Due to the high renewal rate, lower level seating in Thompson-Boling is usually unavailable. 18
PICTURED: (left) RS Senior forward Jeronne Maymon scoring over a South Carolina defender.
2013 Womenâ€™s Basketball Season Ticket Guidelines
Tennessee Fund members are given the opportunity to purchase Lady Vol basketball season tickets. Season tickets are assigned based on annual giving level and the priority point system. Those interested in improving their location will have an opportunity and will be notified via email. All requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in accordance with the point system.
Seating & Donation Amounts Lady Vol Basketball Season Tickets in the 100 and 200 level require a minimum $200 donation per pair for new Tennessee Fund members or existing members interested in additional tickets. Locations are determined by annual giving level and priority point rank and subject to availability. Please call the Tennessee Fund office for specific availability.
Other Ticket Packages
Season parking passes for Lady Vol basketball are
Tennessee Fund members with interest in the
sold to donors based on the priority points system
Coca-Cola Six pack, Family plan, Group Tickets or
and are reassigned each year. Tennessee Fund
Single Game tickets should contact the UT Athletic
donors must purchase season tickets to qualify.
Ticket Office directly at 865.656.1200.
PICTURED: Junior Guard Meighan Simmons goes up for an acrobatic layup against Vandy 20
Season Ticket Holder
100 & 200 Level Sidecourt
Season Ticket Holder
Season Ticket Holder
SEC & NCAA Tournaments
Tennessee Fund donors also recieve the opportunity
100 & 200 Corners/Endzone
to purchase post-season tournament tickets.
Season Ticket Holder
300 Sidecourt below row 5 (318-323)
The number of post-season tickets the Athletic
Soccer, softball, and volleyball season tickets as well
as individual game tickets can be purchased through
315,315A, upper 316-326, 327-327A
the UT Athletic Ticket Office at 865.656.1200.
Current UT Students
Free with Student ID
Lady Vol Soccer, Softball & Volleyball
Department receives is determined by the host site. This makes it difficult to predict if we can fulfill all requests. You must purchase season tickets to qualify. For more information contact the Tennessee Fund office at 865.974.1218.
Sophomore Charlotte, NC
2013 Football Parking Information East Club or West Club (4 Seats)
Please note that all parking areas are subject to change on an annual basis based on parking lot availability and construction projects as determined by the University.
Eligible for (2) parking passes. Passes will be assigned according to donor rank within
the Orange Zone.
Eligible for (3) parking passes in the Orange Zone based on donor rank and (1) in G10
East Club or West Club (2 Seats)
(The cost of all 4 passes is included in the skybox licensing fee).
Eligible for (1) parking passes. Passes will be assigned according to donor rank within
Nathan Dougherty Society
the Orange Zone.
Eligible to purchase (3) parking passes in the Orange Zone.
Bronze Victor, Tennessee Terrace (2 seats) (ranked 1-4,000)
Passes will be assigned according to donor rank within the Orange Zone.
Eligible to purchase (1) football parking pass. Pass will be assigned according to donor
*Gold Victor, Tennessee Terrace (6 or more seats)
rank within the Orange Zone.
Eligible to purchase (3) parking passes: (2) Passes will be assigned according to donor rank within the Orange Zone (1) Pass will be assigned according to donor rank within
Bronze Victor, Tennessee Terrace (2 seats) (ranked 4,001-Above) Eligible to purchase (1) football parking pass. Pass will be assigned according to donor
the White Zone.
rank within the White Zone.
*Silver Victor, Tennessee Terrace (4 seats, ranked 1-5,000)
Mountaineer, Trailblazer, Plateau, Ridgerunner, Foothills
Eligible to purchase (2) parking passes. Passes will be assigned according to donor rank within the Orange Zone.
Eligible to purchase (1) football parking pass. Pass will be assigned strictly according to donor rank within the Orange, White or Grey Zones.
*Silver Victor, Tennessee Terrace (4 seats, ranked 5,001-above) Eligible to purchase (2) parking passes. Passes will be assigned according to donor rank. Donors have two options:
All football parking, including accessible parking, is reassigned each year according to donor rank and donors must purchase season tickets to be eligible. * Academic donors (Benefactors, Charles Dabney Society, Founders Society, 1794 Society, Torchbearer
• Option #1: (1) Orange Zone + (1) pass in White Zone
Society) who received benefits through the alumni association that are Gold or Silver Victors with the
• Option #2: (2) passes in White Zone
Tennessee Fund will be eligible to purchase 1 parking pass.
East Club or West Club (6 or more seats)
Cost of Rocky, East Club, West Club, and Tennessee Terrace parking is included in the licensing fee.
Eligible for (2) parking passes. Passes will be assigned according to donor rank within the Orange Zone. Eligible to purchase (1) additional parking pass. Pass will be assigned
23B Pratt Pavillion
World’s Fair Site
FOOTBALL PARKING ZONES
according to donor rank within the White Zone.
2013-14 Menâ€™s Basketball Parking 2013-14 Season
Rocky, Nathan Dougherty Society, East Club 6+,
(2) in Orange Zone, (1) In White Zone
West Club 4+, Tennessee Terrace 6+, Gold Victor East Club 4, West Club 2, Tennessee Terrace 4,
(1) in Orange Zone, (1) in White Zone
Silver Victor East Club 2, Tennessee Terrace 2, Bronze Victor
(1) in Orange Zone
Mountaineer, Trailblazer, Plateau, Ridgerunner
(1) assigned based on rank
Arena Donor with 2-4 Season Tickets
(1) in G10
Arena Donor with 5+ Season Tickets
(2) in G10
*In order to accommodate the most donors in G5/30, no account will be assigned more than (1) pass in G5/30. All menâ€™s basketball parking, including accessible parking, is reassigned each year according to donor rank and donors must purchase season tickets to be eligible.
Sophomore Memphis, TN Tennesseefund.org
General Ticket Information Mailing Information Season tickets are shipped separately from individual and away game tickets. They will NOT arrive in the same package. Season tickets will be sent out regular mail and will require a street address. Please confirm your address at the time of placing your order for tickets, as it is not possible to change addresses once the tickets are printed. Change of address must be
University of Tennessee. Payment must be made by applicant or spouse. No second-party payments will be accepted. Cash will be accepted only from the person whose name appears on the application and
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Senior Nashville, TN
have made. This system seeks to reward both a donor’s longevity and gift amount when establishing
Post January 1 Ranking Used for Vol and Lady Vol SEC/NCAA
Q: How are points allocated?
an ID will be required.
A: Points are allocated as follows:
Q: How is the point system used?
Charge by Phone or Online
1 pt. Awarded for each $100 donated to the Tennessee Fund*
A: The point system is used by the Tennessee Fund in
Orders for available individual game tickets may be
since 1986 1 pt. Awarded for each $100 donated to Capital/Endowment
Management at (865) 974-1205.
the top annual giving category (Nathan Dougherty
Bronze Victor level ($5,000-$9,999) and higher are
for admittance. Each order includes a service charge.
Tennessee Fund since 1986
Society) and reviews all requests from those that
assigned football parking according to their donor
ALL CREDIT CARD SALES ARE FINAL. If tickets are
10 pts. Awarded for UT Alumni (one-time award per account)
purchase season tickets in this category in rank
rank, as determined by the point system, and in a
not picked up, no refunds will be made. Visit uttix.com
50 pts. Awarded for UT Letterman (one-time award per
order. After all the requests in this category have
predetermined zone if their rank does not qualify them
for more information.
Phillip Fulmer Way and Lake Loudoun Blvd. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information contact the Ticket Office at (800)332-VOLS (8657) or (865)656-1200.
Priority Point System Q: What is the “point system”? A: The Tennessee Fund uses a priority point system
been processed, the Tennessee Fund then reviews
for their choice of parking. Women’s basketball parking
50 pts. Awarded for gifts given prior to 1986 (one-time award)
all requests from those that purchase season tickets
is assigned in rank order for lots near Thompson-
50 pts. Awarded for 20 consecutive years of giving (one-time
in the next annual giving category in rank order. This
Boling Arena. All football and men’s basketball parking
process continues through all the giving categories
locations are reassigned each year and donors must
*Formerly VASF and Lady Vol Boost-Her Club
until all of the available tickets have been assigned.
purchase season tickets to be eligible. (See pgs. 22-25
- Academic supporters who previously received athletic
The point system is used to prioritize between donors
benefits were converted to the Tennessee Fund in 2010. They were given a one-time point award for those gifts based on a
who are in the same giving category when season
for specific information on parking). Away Football Games, SEC Postseason Games / Tournaments, and Bowl Game Ticket Assignments
similar scale. Moving forward, gifts must be made directly to
ticket requests are reviewed. Thus, a $5,000 donor
the Tennessee Fund in order to improve point total and rank.
with an overall rank of 4000 would be reviewed after
The Tennessee Fund uses donor rank, as determined
- The Tennessee Fund ranks donors four times yearly. The
a $5000 donor with a rank of 1000.
by the point system, in two ways when managing the
donor with the most accumulated points is ranked number 1, the next highest point total is ranked number 2 and so on.
Once a donor has established season ticket priority,
Consecutive years of giving points are withdrawn from a donor
this individual must then maintain the same giving
account if membership is not renewed annually. Regardless of
level or higher on an annual basis to retain their
rank, a donor’s annual gift must be made in order to receive
season ticket location. If a ticket holder wishes
to help fairly allocate donor benefits. Donors receive
the opportunity to purchase or renew priority tickets or
points based upon the consecutive number of years
Payment must be made by check, VISA, MasterCard
that they have given to the Tennessee Fund, as well
Post March 1 Ranking Used for football parking and away
or Discover. Checks should be made payable to The
as for the total cumulative contributions that they
game ticket assignments
determined by the point system, to assign football
5 pts. Awarded for each consecutive year of giving to the
to accessibility needs, please contact Event
The Tennessee Fund uses solely donor rank, as
email to be printed by purchaser and brought to gate
corner of Thompson-Boling Arena on the corner of
For patrons needing an elevator pass due
Football and Basketball Parking Pass Assignments
$4,999) and below. Tennessee Fund donors at the
The UT Ticket Office is located at the northwest
limited so please make arrangements early.
Using this system, the Tennessee Fund starts with
800.332.8657 for further information. Seating is
virtual seat maps of Neyland Stadium and Thompson-
the Mountaineer annual giving category ($2,500-
the UT Athletic Ticket Office at 865.656.1200 or
to review their seat opportunities using our online
stolen or destroyed, contact the Ticket Office for
a season and individual game basis. Please contact
the communication electronically that will allow donors
and men’s basketball parking passes for donors in
your account at uttix.com and tennesseefund.org.
seating for individuals in wheelchairs, available on
addresses updated with our office so we can send out
funds since 1986 1 pt. Awarded for each $1,000 in new money raised by a
The University of Tennessee is proud to offer
the following ways:
is very important that our donors keep their email
Season Football and Basketball Ticket Assignments
made using VISA, MasterCard or Discover. All orders
held for pickup at the ticket office or digitally sent via
from the University of Tennessee and they are lost,
Post November 1 Ranking Used for SEC Championship/Bowl
can “rank” all donors regardless of giving category.
placed the week of the game will not be mailed, but
destroyed tickets. If you purchase tickets directly
You can update your mailing address by accessing
The UTAD is NOT responsible for lost, stolen or
Post June 30 Ranking Used for Vol and Lady Vol basketball
priorities. With the point total, the Tennessee Fund
submitted in writing to the Tennessee Fund office.
Lost, Stolen or Destroyed Tickets
to improve a seating location they must be an active Tennessee Fund donor and will notified of opportunities to do so via their email account. It
assignment of away football games, SEC postseason games / tournaments, and bowl tickets. The primary factor in determining the quantity of tickets that a donor is eligible for is the donor’s annual giving category. Once it has been determined who will receive tickets to these games, the actual ticket locations are assigned strictly in donor rank order. Tennesseefund.org
Premium Seating Options Premium seating at the University of Tennessee is a great way to take a leadership role in support of the Vols while
East and West Club Seating in Neyland Stadium The East and West Club offers Volunteer fans the
receiving one of the best seats in one of
opportunity to enjoy games at Neyland Stadium
the following venues: Neyland Stadium,
in one of the finest premium seating areas in all
Thompson-Boling Arena, Sherri Parker Lee
of college sports. Undercover outdoor seating,
Stadium, and Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
an adjoining indoor club area, and flat screen televisions showing college football games from across the country is sure to provide you and your
Rocky Top Club
family or friends a special place to spend your fall
Sky Box Seating
of club seating, contact the Tennessee Fund office at
For information regarding the availability of sky
865.974.1218 or visit www.tennesseefund.org
Saturdays. For more information on the availability
Rocky Top Club Benefits Football Season Ticket Priority â€“ 16 seats
Thompson-Boling Arena Luxury Suites and Loge Seats Vol and Lady Vol basketball fans can enjoy games this winter from one of our 32 luxury suites or 165 Loge (club) seats. For availability of luxury suites and/or loge seats, please contact the Tennessee Fund office at 865.974.1218.
Lindsey Nelson Stadium MVP Seats
Tennessee football fans have the opportunity to be
New to Tennessee baseball fans is the opportunity
boxes, please contact the Tennessee Fund office at 865.974.1218.
contact the Tennessee Fund office at 865.974.1218 or
part of Tennessee Terrace seating which opened in
to purchase MVP seats behind home plate. Chair
Away Game and Post-Season Ticket Priority
2010. Tennessee Terrace is located in the former west
back seating attached to an interior club room
Four Football Parking Passes (3 passes in the Orange Zone
upper deck of Neyland Stadium (Sections RR-WW)
allows Tennessee baseball fans to get close to the
and features new chair back seating with a sideline
action. For the availability of MVP seats, contact the
view of all the action. An adjoining indoor concourse
Tennessee Fund office at 865.974.1218.
based on rank and 1 pass in G10) Basketball Season Ticket Priority Option to Purchase Three Basketball Parking Passes (Orange or White Zone) Football and Basketball Program
Inside the Tennessee Terrace
East and West Club Seating in Neyland Stadium
Lindsey Nelson Stadium MVP Seats
Thompson-Boling Arena Luxury Suites and Loge Seats
offers an expanded concession menu, restrooms, and televisions showing other college football games in a climate controlled setting overlooking the campus. For more information on Tennessee Terrace, please
How to Donate
There are several ways to become a
specific level and then pay the pledge in installments,
donor to the Tennessee Fund. Here are
completing your pledge by March 1. Statements will
just a few of the ways to support the Vols and Lady Vols.
the three digit security code from the back of the credit card on the contribution form along with your completed contribution form via the envelope
be sent periodically throughout the year reminding
enclosed. For more information on the Recurring
you of the March 1 deadline and the contribution
Credit Card program, contact the Tennessee Fund
The Tennessee Fund is proud to offer the ability to
Cash or checks are always acceptable. Gifts are
joining for the first time or existing donors looking to
card, the account number, the expiration date, and
You may pledge to join the Tennessee Fund at a
Online Giving make a gift to the Tennessee Fund online. New donors
Please include the name as it appears on the credit
office at 865.974.1218. *Each year donors must resubmit the account information
acknowledged by receipt from The University of Tennessee and the Athletic Department.
outstanding balance at that time.
account. If you are visiting the site for the first time
Benefits of Visiting Your Account Online
*If your credit card declines 3 times during any point of your Tennessee Fund membership, your ability to use recurring
The Tennessee Fund and Athletic Ticket Office accept
credit cards as an option will be stopped.
VISA, MasterCard and Discover. It is important to list
• View Your Priority Points
Many companies are not matching gifts if the donor
benefits. If the company chooses to stop matching a donor’s gift, the donor is responsible for the entire annual contribution to maintain the same benefits.
Legacy Giving Do you want to leave your legacy? The Tennessee Fund offers you the opportunity to do so through planned
By joining the Vol Check-off Program you may have
gifts and endowments. For more information on specific
your bank account drafted monthly. Please include a
options, please visit tennesseefund.org, or contact the
voided check along with your completed contribution
Director of Planned Giving at 865.974.5197
• View Your Giving History
Online Credit Cards & E-Checks
form via the envelope enclosed. For more information
• Update Your Mailing Address
The Tennessee Fund Office also accepts Credit Cards
on the Vol Check-off program, contact the Tennessee
• View Your Current Seat Location
& E-Checks online through DonorNet. For E-Checks, it
Fund office at (865) 974-1218.
Several options exist for donors to make gifts to
*Each year donors must resubmit the account information
UT Athletics outside of cash donations. These
needed by the Tennessee Fund office to continue the
gifts are classified under planned giving and are
typically made from assets in your estate, rather than
For Credit Cards, we accept VISA, MasterCard &
*To stop the bank draft option, please submit a letter in writing
Discover. It is important to list the name as it appears
to the Tennessee Fund office notifying us of your decision.
Contribute Online – Contributing online is secure, saves time and postage, and provides immediate confirmation that your gift has been received. Gifts for premium seating such as Skybox, East and West Club, Terrace, Basketball Luxury and Loge seats or any capital campaign gift should be made directly to the Tennessee Fund office by phone or mail. (Note: If a donor has an open capital pledge, endowment pledge, and/or a current premium seating pledge on their record, they can make payments online or pay them of entirely.)
expiration date, and 3 digit security code.
matching gift may be completed throughout the year.
be sure that the matching sum can be used for donor
billing address and phone number, credit card number,
gift & matching form must be in by March 1, but the
with the Tennessee Fund and the matching company to
a letter in writing to the Tennessee Fund office notifying
the name as it appears on the card, the card holders
triple the value of your gift and benefits. Your initial
*To stop the recurring credit card option, please submit
All donors to the Tennessee Fund have an online
Tennessee Fund members can register directly online.
place of employment. You may be able to double or
receives any benefit as a result of the gift. Please check
us of your decision. Donors will be expected to fulfill any
then register using a valid e-mail address. All new
of Tennessee. Please consult the benefits office at your
office to continue the recurring credit card.
Make all checks payable to The University of
the Tennessee Fund office to receive your AD number,
Many companies will match your gifts to The University
with the current credit card information to the Tennessee Fund
renew their gift should visit www.tennesseefund.org
and are a current Tennessee Fund member, please call
is important to list the name as it appears on your bank account, the account number & routing number.
Donors will be expected to fulfill any outstanding balance at
on the credit card, the account #, & the expiration date.
Recurring Credit Cards (monthly credit card payments)
*If your account shows insufficient funds 3 times during any point of your Tennessee Fund membership, your ability to use
By signing up for recurring credit card payments, you
may have your credit/debit card charged monthly.
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bank draft as a payment option will be stopped.
Gifts of Appreciated Property: You may make a gift of appreciated stock, mutual funds, or real estate and take an income tax deduction for the gift’s current fair market value. When UT sells the property, all capital gains taxes which would have been owed on the sale are avoided. Tennesseefund.org
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How to Donate (cont) Charitable Remainder Trust: You may fund the trust with cash or appreciated assets and receive income for your life and the life of a loved one after the donated asset is sold by the
securities, or cash, the UT Foundation will contractually guarantee to pay your or another beneficiary a specified annuity for a set number of years or a lifetime.
federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount contributed over the value of any goods or services provided to the donor by the University. The Athletic Department will notify you as to the value of any such items. Under current IRC provisions, no more than 80 percent of an amount paid to or for the benefit of an institution of higher
trust. Again, all capital gains taxes are avoided on
the sale. You receive a partial income tax deduction
To provide for future Vol and Lady Vol student-
based on your age and the amount of income
athletes, endowments are essential. The opportunity
stadium at the institution. You should consult your tax advisor
you receive from the trust. Further, the trust assets
to fully endow a scholarship with the Volunteers exists
to determine whether these provisions apply to you. If you
are removed from your estate.
at the $250,000 level and entitles you to membership
in the Nathan Dougherty Society. These gifts can be
You may include UT Athletics in your will or living trust by giving a dollar amount, a percentage of the estate, or the residuary (what is left after specified bequests are made).
Retained Life Estate: You may deed your home, vacation home, or farm to UT Athletics and receive an income tax deduction based on your age and the value of the property. You retain the use of the property for your
made over a 10-year period in equal installments. The Tennessee Fund office will provide the appropriate
education may be treated as a charitable contribution if,
Life Income Gifts
Vol Rep wrap-ups in local communities Pledge reminders/statements mailed
Rank for SEC/NCAA Tournament ticket assignments
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as a result of the payment, the donor receives the right to
Vol Rep wrap-ups in local communities
purchase tickets for seating at an athletic event in an athletic
Final annual fund donation renewal/mailing for 2013
choose to waive all applicable benefits, you must sign a written waiver at the time you make your Tennessee Fund donation.
Rank for football parking and away game ticket assignments.
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NCAA Compliance The athletic programs of this University are governed
Charitable remainder trusts can provide current tax
Conference (“SEC”). Current NCAA regulations
advantages while providing the donor with income for
require that, if you, as a donor to the University of
a designated period of time or life. They provide the
Tennessee athletic program or any person directly
Athletic Department with an endowed scholarship or
or indirectly related or affiliated with you, violate
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Football Home/Away Ticket Application Mailing.
Football Ticket Application Deadline
Football Parking Application Mailing and Deadline
Football Donor Seat Relocations Begins
2012-2013 Fiscal Year Ends on June 30th
Contribution deadline for basketball ticket renewals – June 30
2013-2014 Fiscal Year Begins
Basketball Ticket Application Mailing/Deadline.
your tax advisor. Benefits for these gifts must be
any future University related benefits or privileges
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evaluated on an individual case basis.
available to you will be terminated. Your participation
in this program and your acceptance of benefits and
You may make UT Athletics the full or partial
Disclaimer: The following information is not intended
privileges available from the University as a part of
beneficiary of an IRA or other tax-advantaged
to constitute legal advice or other tax counsel and may not
this program is your acknowledgment and agreement
be relied on as such. Please consult a personal tax advisor concerning the deductibility of any contribution to the
be charged to the estate based on its account value.
Charitable Gift Annuity:
Under applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), the amount of a contribution that is deductible for
that, in the event of any such finding by the NCAA,
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the University must disassociate itself from you and
retirement plan and avoid income taxes which might
Year-end Gift Deadline
any of the rules and regulations of the NCAA or SEC,
and insurance on the property.
Rank for SEC/Bowl game ticket assignments
or donor’s death. You also are encouraged to consult
You remain responsible for maintenance, taxes,
First annual fund donation renewal/mailing for 2014.
operating fund gift upon the completion of the trust
lifetime, but the asset is removed from your estate.
Basketball tickets and parking mailed.
by the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) and the Southeastern
Contribution deadline for football ticket renewals - March 1
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agreements to complete the gift. Benefits for these gifts must be evaluated on an individual case basis.
Football tickets/Parking passes mailed.
Vol Rep Training Camp.
Basketball Parking Application Mailing
Basketball Parking Application Deadline.
the SEC or the University, all future benefits and privileges will be canceled and/or forfeited by the University.
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FAQ’s Q: Is my contribution to the Tennessee Fund tax-deductible?
giving level and availability.
deduction on contributions where there is no tangible or intangible benefit to the donor. Otherwise an
A: Demand for benefits such as tickets and parking
80% deduction is allowed when the benefit is
passes created the need for a fair system to be
received. Contact your financial advisor for
established in which these benefits could be
distributed fairly. The Tennessee Fund was
Q: How is my gift to the Tennessee Fund used?
created in part, to help address the needs of our growing donor base. The donor priority point system allows us to track support and
A: Your gift to the Tennessee Fund is used for
award benefits as a way to say thank you for
student-athlete scholarship costs, facility upkeep,
the support. The athletic department is 100% self-
and general operating budget needs. With over 500
funded without financial support from tax or tuition
student-athletes on campus, the role the Tennessee
Fund plays is critical in the success of the program.
Q: How many members are there in the Tennessee Fund?
A: Once a donor has established season ticket
priority, this individual must then maintain the
Q: Who can join the Tennessee Fund?
same giving level or higher on an annual basis to
Tennessee Fund. You do not have to be a former student-athlete or alum of The University of Tennessee to join.
Q: Does my Tennessee Fund donation qualify me for both football and basketball season tickets? The cumulative annual donation qualifies you for season tickets to both football and men’s/women’s 2013 Guidebook
Q: Why does my friend not have to give as much as me, yet he has better seats than I do? A: This is a way in which the Tennessee Fund rewards loyalty from its long-time donors. The demand for the best seats in Neyland Stadium has increased over time, thus the minimum donation for these seat locations has also increased. If an individual entered the Tennessee Fund and received the opportunity to purchase a pair of tickets for a gift of $500, they feasibly could now have priority for tickets that would require a donation of $2,500 for a new person
would have her ticket request reviewed first. However,
entering the Tennessee Fund in 2013.
if you chose to increase your annual giving level by March 1, your request would be reviewed first because
of your higher point ranking. More than likely, we
could not change your tickets unless you increased your giving level. Based on last year’s requirements, the last person who received tickets in sections R or W was a $2,500 annual donor.
Q: My friend tells me that his season football tickets are grandfathered. What does this mean?
retain their season ticket location. If a ticket holder wishes to improve a seating location they must be
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Q: Once I have priority football or basketball season tickets, how do I keep them? A: The annual Tennessee Fund gift level you made when you obtained your specific seat location is the ongoing “baseline” to retain the same location. As long as you continue to maintain the same annual gift, you will maintain the priority to purchase your tickets.
A: The Tennessee Fund was founded in 1986. Anyone
an active Tennessee Fund donor and will be notified
who was already purchasing season tickets at that
of opportunities to do so via their e-mail account. It
time was not required to make an annual Tennessee
is very important that our donors keep their e-mail
Fund gift to retain these tickets. Beginning with the
addresses updated with our office so we can send
2006 season, grandfathered season ticket holders
out the communication electronically that will allow
on the sidelines were given the opportunity to begin
donors to review their seat opportunities using our
making a donation at a reduced rate or move their
online virtual seat maps of Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena.
remain in the upper and lower level endzones at
A: Based on her higher annual giving level, your friend
Q: How are season tickets assigned or how can I improve my current season tickets?
A: There are over 11,500 active Tennessee
A: All Tennessee fans are encouraged to join the
locations that each donor is eligible for based upon
Q: Why is it necessary to become a donor in order to receive season tickets?
A: Yes, the Internal Revenue Service allows a full
Q: I am a $1,000 donor with a Tennessee fund rank of 2800 and season tickets in section X2. My friend is a $2,500 donor with a Tennessee fund rank of 5000. She is purchasing season tickets for the first time. Who would have their ticket request reviewed first? If I wanted to move my tickets to sections R or W, would this be possible?
basketball. The gift amount corresponds to seating
seating location to the end zones and have those
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VOL Rep Program Each year over 250 active Tennessee Fund members volunteer their time and efforts
By helping to promote UT Athletics, Vol Reps are able to develop relationships with UT
to serve as Volunteer Representatives in their communities. Vol Reps play a key role in
Athletic Department staff members, earn additional Tennessee Fund priority points
advancing Tennessee Athletics in the following ways:
to improve their donor rank, and achieve various Vol Rep Rewards based upon the
amount of new money raised each year.
Communicating news and updates from the UT Athletic Department to others in their community
being led by a District Chair. These chairs serve as the main point of contact for Reps
Helping to organize events in their area to bring Vol fans together throughout the year
The Vol Rep system is divided into 13 districts by geographic region with each district
VOLUNTEER REPRESENTATIVE in their area and help coordinate activities throughout the year .
Identifying potential new donors to the Tennessee Fund and reminding current donors to renew their annual donation
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