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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

FAQ’s

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mission within our athletics program.

Meet Student Athletes

—Dave Hart

Men’s Basketball Season Ticket Information

Basketball Parking Information

How To Contribute to the Fund

Vol Rep Program

T

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.

Go Vols!

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

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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

Relentless competitiveness

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

application deadline

and parking

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

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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

4%

for the Volunteers, while also attracting

8%

the top national recruits. Tuition and

6%

Fees for out-of-state student-athletes cost $18,680 m  ore annually than in-state

4%

student-athletes. With scholarship costs rising nationally,

57%

it is imperative that the Tennessee Fund

21%

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

$2,616.77

Sports Medicine

$4,840.83

Academic Support

$3,301.10

Equipment $2,326.02

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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.

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Travel

$12,136.82

Scholarships

$37,360.00

Total

$62,581.54

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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

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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.

Mikki Allen

Caroline Bevillard

Dan Carlson

Scott Carter

Rebecca Clowers

Chris Fuller

Associate Director for Development

Assistant Director for Development

Director of Internal Operations

Assistant AD for Development

Advancement Specialist

Senior Associate AD for Development & External Operations

Tina Haun

Brittney Holder

Greg Hulen

Megan Kain

Suzie Miller

Lucas Moss

Advancement Specialist

Advancement Specialist

Associate AD for Development

Director of Annual Giving

Manager of Athletic Gift Records

Assistant Director for Development

Andrea Piercy

Ryan Thompson

Adam Wilgus

Erica Wilson

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

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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

Benefits/

Big Orange

Foothills

Ridgerunner

Plateau

Trailblazer

Mountaineer

Bronze Victor Silver Victor

Gold Victor

NDS†

Membership Level

Club - $50

$100

$250

$500

$1,000

$2,500

$5,000

$15,000

$250,000

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

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*with purchase of season tickets

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$10,000


2013 Football Season Ticket Guidelines Lower Level

Stadium Section

Annual Donation (per pair) $5,000

West Sideline

Sections U or T

Sections R,S,V or W

$2,500

East Sideline

Section C,D

$5,000

Section B,E

$2,500

Section A,F

$1,000

North End Zone

Sections X1-Z15

$1,000

South End Zone

Sections G-Q

$1,000

Upper Level

Stadium Section

Annual Donation (per pair)

West Sideline

Tennessee Terrace

Contact TN Fund for Availability

East Sideline

Section CC

$2,500

Section BB

$1,500

Section AA

$1,000

North End Zone

Sections XX1-ZZ15

Rows 1-2

$2,500

Rows 3-12

$500 $1,000

Rows 13-26 (Chair backs)

South End Zone

Sections GG-QQ

Rows 1-2 (Box Seats)

$2,500

Rows 3-15

$500

Rows 16+ GG,HH,PP

$100

Rows 16+ II-OO

$0

0

0

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

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$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

Oregon 5,000

(East Club, West Club, Tn Terrace - 6+ seats) Rank 1-500 8 All others in category 6

Florida 8,500 Alabama 9,500

Silver Victor

Missouri 6,000

(East Club, West Club, Tn Terrace - 4 seats) Rank 1-2,500 6 All others in category 4

Kentucky 6,500

Bronze Victor

The total UT ticket allotment includes seating for students, players’

(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

Mountaineer

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

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assignment process. Therefore, the number of available tickets a

All others in category

person can purchase is purely determined by their Tennessee Fund

2*

rank. Please remember your rank is determined by points accrued

Trailblazer

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

2*

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Junior Rock Hill, S.C.

process, please contact the Tennessee Fund office at 865.974.1218.

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2013 Men’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

Sidecourt

Limited Availability

100/200 LEVEL

Corners/Behind Goal

Limited Availability

300 LEVEL

Sections 318/324

$500 min/pair

300 LEVEL

All Other Sections

$100 min/pair

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

•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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Junior Powder Springs, GA

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PICTURED: (left) RS Senior forward Jeronne Maymon scoring over a South Carolina defender.

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2013 Women’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.

Parking

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

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Season Ticket Holder

100 & 200 Level Sidecourt

(103-107, 119-123)

Season Ticket Holder

218-223

Season Ticket Holder

$2,000 min/pair

SEC & NCAA Tournaments

$1,000 min/pair

Tennessee Fund donors also recieve the opportunity

100 & 200 Corners/Endzone

$200 min/pair

to purchase post-season tournament tickets.

Season Ticket Holder

300 Sidecourt below row 5 (318-323)

$100 min/pair

The number of post-season tickets the Athletic

Family Plan

113, 129

No Donation

Soccer, softball, and volleyball season tickets as well

General Admission

312-314, 328-330

No Donation

as individual game tickets can be purchased through

Reserved Individual

315,315A, upper 316-326, 327-327A

No Donation

the UT Athletic Ticket Office at 865.656.1200.

Current UT Students

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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.

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Sophomore Charlotte, NC

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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

Rocky (Skybox)

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

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C8

23D

9B

23B Pratt Pavillion

G10

G1

7A

Circle Park

G5/30

C15

G4

G3

Lake Avenue

Fort Kid

C1

Volunteer Hall

11th Street

C21

World’s Fair Site

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25

GREY

FOOTBALL PARKING ZONES

WHITE

according to donor rank within the White Zone.

ORANGE

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2013-14 Men’s Basketball Parking 2013-14 Season

Giving Level

Parking Quantity

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

Orange Zone

White Zone

G10

C15

*G5/30

C1

22

G4

14

G3

G1

C8

CIRCLE PARK

30A

23D

5

7A

*In order to accommodate the most donors in G5/30, no account will be assigned more than (1) pass in G5/30. All men’s basketball parking, including accessible parking, is reassigned each year according to donor rank and donors must purchase season tickets to be eligible.

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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

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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

Caroline Brown

F

Junior Hershey, PA

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?

Tournament assignments

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

account)

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

award)

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

Ticket Payment

the opportunity to purchase or renew priority tickets or

points based upon the consecutive number of years

parking.

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

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determined by the point system, to assign football

5 pts. Awarded for each consecutive year of giving to the

Accessible Seating

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.

Boling Arena.

Using this system, the Tennessee Fund starts with

replacement options.

800.332.8657 for further information. Seating is

virtual seat maps of Neyland Stadium and Thompson-

the Mountaineer annual giving category ($2,500-

Ticket Office

the UT Athletic Ticket Office at 865.656.1200 or

to review their seat opportunities using our online

Volunteer Representative

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

and Improvements

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

parking assignments

Game assignments

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.

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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

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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 – 16 seats

visit www.tennesseefund.org.

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.

Tennessee Terrace

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

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How to Donate

Pledge

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

balance remaining.

Cash Donations

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

Credit Cards

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

Bank Draft

• 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

Planned Giving

• 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

bank draft.

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

disposable income.

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.)

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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

Tennessee Foundation.

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

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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.

that time.

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

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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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2013 Fundraising Year

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

Endowments

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

Bequests/Living Trusts:

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

February

Football Signing Day Event

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.

March

Rank for football parking and away game ticket assignments.

Vol Rep competition ends

NCAA Compliance The athletic programs of this University are governed

April

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

Vol Rep Rewards Luncheon

Football Home/Away Ticket Application Mailing.

Football Ticket Application Deadline

Knoxville

Football Parking Application Mailing and Deadline

Sep 14

at Oregon

Eugene, OR

Football Donor Seat Relocations Begins

Sep 21

at Florida

Gainesville, FL

2012-2013 Fiscal Year Ends on June 30th

Sep 28

South Alabama

Knoxville

Contribution deadline for basketball ticket renewals – June 30

Oct 5

Georgia

Knoxville

Oct 19

South Carolina

Knoxville

Oct 26

at Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

Nov 2

at Missouri

Columbia, MO

Nov 9

Auburn

Knoxville

Nov 23

Vanderbilt

Knoxville

Nov 30

at Kentucky

Lexington, KY

June

July

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

Rank for basketball parking

evaluated on an individual case basis.

available to you will be terminated. Your participation

IRA/Retirement Assets:

Tax Information

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.

Tennessee Fund.

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

Sep 7

May

any of the rules and regulations of the NCAA or SEC,

and insurance on the property.

December

Rank for SEC/Bowl game ticket assignments

Knoxville

or donor’s death. You also are encouraged to consult

You remain responsible for maintenance, taxes,

First annual fund donation renewal/mailing for 2014.

Austin Peay

operating fund gift upon the completion of the trust

lifetime, but the asset is removed from your estate.

November

Basketball tickets and parking mailed.

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by the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) and the Southeastern

October

Contribution deadline for football ticket renewals - March 1

“Playing By The Rules”

agreements to complete the gift. Benefits for these gifts must be evaluated on an individual case basis.

January

August

Football tickets/Parking passes mailed.

Vol Rep Training Camp.

Basketball Parking Application Mailing

September

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

detailed information.

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

derived dollars.

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

Fund members.

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

Neyland Stadium.

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

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of your higher point ranking. More than likely, we

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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

Junior Bartlett, Ill

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

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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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remain grandfathered. Grandfathered tickets still Tennesseefund.org

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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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COMMIT TO EXCELLENCE To donate call 865.974.1218

or go online to tennesseefund.org

TENNESSEE FUND Fax: 865.974.2847 |

Email: tnfund@utk.edu |

utsports.com

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 15016, Knoxville, TN 37901-5016 Shipping Address: Brenda Lawson Athletic Center, 1551 Lake Loudon Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996


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Who will be the next great student-athlete whose life you will be supporting?

Lindsay Schutzler Director of Softball Operations University of Tennessee

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