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Taking Vanderbilt Athle Who Ya With? VU!

The spirit is rising among the Commodore Nation, and we need you to rise up! Join the more than 325 student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators who have committed to taking Vanderbilt Athletics to the next level. Here are six ways to show your next level support:

Your Next Level Support Steps 1. Buy season tickets, wear your black and gold with pride, and come to games. 2. Make or increase your gift to the next level of the NCC unrestricted fund to support student-athlete scholarships. 3. Help take a specific team(s) to the next level by making a restricted gift to their sport(s). 4. Consider making a capital or endowment gift. 5. Include Vanderbilt Athletics in your estate plan. 6. Encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Who We Are Football, Next Level Stats— Led by exciting new head coach James Franklin, the team built a solid foundation for the future with their fifth bowl appearance in school history. Zac Stacy set the school record for rushing in a single season with 1,136 yards.

The National Commodore Club (NCC) provides an opportunity for Vanderbilt alumni, parents and fans to have a direct impact on Vanderbilt Athletics and on the lives of our student-athletes. The NCC supports scholarships for student-athletes through the unrestricted annual fund, and we encourage every supporter to make a gift to this area first. All donors to Vanderbilt Athletics will be classified as National Commodore Club members. Contributions can be made to specific sports or areas, and those gifts will count towards your total Athletics giving. However, gifts must be made to the NCC unrestricted fund to earn priority seating and parking benefits.

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etics to the Next Level Why We Need Your Support

In 2011-12, Athletics will pay the university $12.15 million for the scholarships of our 325 student-athletes, money which is partly generated through generous donations of our National Commodore Club members. Although 2011 was a banner year in financial support through the NCC with $2.92 million raised and 3,268 total members (the most since 1998), growth in that support is needed to take our programs to the next level. Cost of One Vanderbilt Student-Athlete Scholarship

$60,000 $57,863

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$55,732

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$51,426

$52,594

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Baseball, Next Level Stats—Reached the College World Series in 2011 for the first time in school history, matched a school record 54 wins, and set an SEC and school record with twelve players selected in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft

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Football and Basketball Season Ticket Guidelines Vanderbilt Stadium – NCC Seating Chart Locations

Annual Donation (per seat)

Sections C, D, and E, Rows 11-39

$250

The Bridge, Rows 1-6

$1,000

Sky Box Suites

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Sky Box Suites

Season packages include eight seats, two premium parking passes, and catering and bar options. For information regarding availability, please call the NCC Office at (615) 322-4114.

Memorial Gymnasium – NCC Seating Chart Locations

Annual Donation (per seat)

Sections 2A-2E, Rows 9-14

$250

Sections F and L, Rows 1-11

$250

Sections 2A-2E, Rows 1-8

$500

Sections A-E, Rows 8-23

$1,000

Sections A-E, Rows 1-7

$1,500

Memorial Gym Suites

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Memorial Gym Suites

Season packages include eight seats and two reserved parking passes in Kensington Garage, and catering options are available. For information regarding availability, please call the NCC Office at (615) 322-4114.

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Jr. NCC $50

Chief $100-149

Lt. Chief $150-249

Master Chief $250-499

Ensign $500-999

Commander $1,000-2,999

Captain $3,000-5,999

Vice Admiral $6,000-9,999

Admiral $10,000-19,999

Fleet Admiral $20,000- $40,319

Dudley Society $40,320 (cost of student-athlete tuition at Vanderbilt)

McGugin Society $57,863 (cost of student-athlete scholarship at Vanderbilt)

Giving Levels and Benefits

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Priority credit for donation NCC auto decal Invitations to special National Commodore Club events Members Notes monthly e-newsletter Commodore Nation monthly magazine Baseball and Women’s Basketball priority season ticket opportunity (renewable)** Football away game ticket opportunity Football priority season ticket opportunity (renewable)* Football parking pass (must purchase season tickets)* Basketball priority season ticket oportunity (renewable)** Women’s Basketball parking pass (must be a season ticket holder) Basketball parking pass (must purchase season tickets)* Pass to hospitality room at half-time of Men’s Basketball games (one pass for each season ticket) Special game day recognition Invitation to practices Away game travel with team (when available) Honorary scholarship recipient (assigned by athletic staff) Honorary scholarship recipient (opportunity to select sport) Invitations or access to exclusive sporting, cultural and entertainment events Bowl, SEC and NCAA tournament priority ticket opportunities for Football, Basketball and Baseball**

*The quantity and location of tickets and parking passes available is based on donor giving level—see season ticket and parking information description for details. **Ticket allocation and location based on availability and National Commodore Club priority. (All tickets are sold separately and are not included with your National Commodore Club membership dues.)


National Commodore Club Priority System The National Commodore Club Priority System is used to provide a systematic and fair process to prioritize ticketing, seating, and parking requests from donors to Vanderbilt Athletics. Requests will be allocated based on the following criteria: 1. Active Status An “active” NCC member is defined as a donor who has made a gift to any area of Vanderbilt Athletics in either the current or previous fiscal year (currently FY11 or FY12). 2. Group 3. Priority Point Ranking within the Group

NCC Grouping Criteria for 2012-13 Academic / Athletic Year Criteria

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

1-100

101-250

251-350

351-1,000

1,001-2,000

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$500 $1,499

$100 $499

NCC Priority Ranking * Annual NCC Unrestricted Gift

$10,000+

$6,000 $9,999

$4,000 $5,999

$1,500 $3,999

NCC Total Lifetime Giving

$300,000+

$200,000+

$100,000+

$50,000+

$25,000+

$100+

Current Capital, Endowment, and/or Restricted Gift to a Sport

$20,000+ annual payment

$10,000+ annual payment

$5,000+ annual payment

$2,500+ annual payment

$1,000+ annual payment

$100+ annual payment

Group placement is determined by meeting at least one of the criteria listed for a particular group. *NCC Priority Ranking is determined by a combination of factors (including annual giving, lifetime giving to athletics, etc.)

Priority Point Ranking

Beginning in 2011-12 we have instituted a new priority point system based on the following criteria:

Allocation Process

Postseason tickets (bowl games, SEC Tournaments, NCAA Tournaments) will be allocated in the order below: 1. Active NCC members

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= 1 point per $100 given up to 2011 H National Commodore Club Annual Giving

= 1 point per $100 given per year

2. Season ticketholders 3. General public

H Capital Project or Scholarship Endowment

= 1 point per $100 given per year H Cumulative NCC Membership

= 1 point per each year of consecutive membership H Former Vanderbilt Student-Athlete

= 50 points (one-time calculation) H Vanderbilt Alumni = 25 points

John Jenkins, Basketball, Next Level Stats—2011 First-team All-SEC, led the conference in scoring, and helped the team to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five years

(one time calculation; if former student-athlete, 50 points maximum awarded)

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Giving Opportunities The NCC encourages all members to give first to the NCC unrestricted annual fund. However, other ways you can support Vanderbilt student-athletes are listed below. For more information on any of these programs, please visit NationalCommodoreClub.com or call the NCC Office at (615) 322-4114. Restricted Gifts to a Sport New to the NCC this year! Make a gift that directly impacts the sport(s) of your choosing. These gifts go to that sport’s “excellence” fund for projects outside their operating budget. Any person giving to a restricted sport fund will be viewed as an NCC member and be delegated priority points, although a gift to the unrestricted NCC fund must be made for tickets and parking in priority areas. Jr. National Commodore Club The Jr. National Commodore Club is an excellent way to start any young Vanderbilt fan on the path to becoming a lifelong supporter of the Commodores. For $50, kids ages 13 and younger will be enrolled and receive great benefits such as official kids club t-shirt, drawstring bag, membership card, star-V pin, NCC decal, and NCC school packet. All members will also earn NCC priority points. Young Alumni If you have recently graduated from Vanderbilt, the NCC Young Alumni program provides special benefits for you. With a minimum gift of $100 to the NCC, young alumni who have received a degree from any Vanderbilt undergraduate school within the last five years can purchase two football and/or basketball season tickets at a discounted price, along with benefits associated with NCC membership.

Planned Giving Fans can help ensure that the excellence of Vanderbilt Athletics continues into the future by making a planned gift. The Office of Planned Giving is available to assist anyone who is interested in supporting student-athletes with an estate gift or a gift that can provide income back to the donor. Endowment Giving An endowment gift is one of the most powerful gifts you can give to Vanderbilt Athletics. A gift to the Vanderbilt Athletics Endowment provides a steady source of scholarship assistance. Named scholarships begin at $300,000. A gift of $600,000 will endow a full-tuition athletics scholarship, and a $900,000 gift is needed to fully endow an athletics scholarship. Capital Giving The enhancement and building of new facilities that impact the performance of Vanderbilt Athletics are a priority for our success. We are currently fundraising for several projects such as McGugin Center renovations, the Golf Training Center, and the Percy Warner Bridge Project.

Women’s Cross Country Team, Next Level Stats—Won the school’s first SEC Cross Country Championship and finished sixth in the NCAA Cross Country National Championships

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Giving to the National Commodore Club I would like to give an unrestricted gift to the NCC in the amount of: (For gifts or

q I would like to support the National Commodore Club with an unrestricted gift of $__________. By making your gift by May 31, 2012, you will enjoy NCC benefits during the 2012–13 academic year. Gift levels (Please indicate your intended membership level below.) q McGugin Society $57,863 (cost of student-athlete scholarship at Vanderbilt in 2011-2012) q Dudley Society $40,320 (cost of student-athlete tuition in 2011-2012) q Fleet Admiral $20,000–$40,319

q Ensign $500–$999

q Admiral $10,000–$19,999

q Master Chief $250–$499

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q Vice Admiral $6,000–$9,999

q Lt. Chief $150–$249

tional information.)

q Captain $3,000–$5,999

q Chief $100–$149

pledges of $25,000 and up, you will be

q Commander $1,000–$2,999 Additional restricted giving options (Gifts in this area do not count toward your giving levels for tickets or parking.)

Ways to give (For information on setting up an electronic funds transfer, please see reverse side of form.)

q I would like to make a restricted gift to the following sport(s) or area(s) of $__________: q Baseball $________ q Golf (Women) q Basketball (Men) $________ q Lacrosse q Basketball (Women) $________ q Soccer q Bowling $________ q Swimming q Cross Country (Men) $________ q Tennis (Men) q Football $________ q Tennis (Women) q Golf (Men) $________ q Track & Cross Country (Women) q Other _______________________________________________________________

$________ $________ $________ $________ $________ $________ $________ $________

q Check: Make payable to Vanderbilt University and designate your gift to the NCC in the memo line. q Credit card:

q Visa

q MasterCard

q American Express

q Discover

q One-time charge ($_____________) q Monthly payment ($_____________ for _____ months) Card number: ____________________________________________ Exp. date: _________________ Card holder’s name: _________________________________________________________________ q Stock transfer: Contact Janelle Wilson at (615) 322-4987 or stockgifts@vanderbilt.edu. q I have included Vanderbilt in my estate plans. q Please send me information about including Vanderbilt in my estate plans. Matching gift provided by (company name) ________________________________________________ . You may also make your gift online at www.NationalCommodoreClub.com.

My contact information

Name: ________________________________________ NCC member number: __________________

See reverse side

City/State/Zip: _______________________________________________________________________

for additional contact information.

Don’t forget to sign

Address (q Home q Business): ________________________________________________________ Email: __________________________________ Home phone: ________________________________ Work phone: _____________________________ Cell phone: _________________________________ Signature (required): ____________________________________________ Date: ________________

q I wish to decline all tangible benefits associated with this gift (including parking, seating, SEC tournament tickets, etc.). Mail to: Vanderbilt University, Gift Processing, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727 Questions regarding your gift? Contact the Gift Processing Office at (615) 322-2979. Thank you for your gift and your commitment to Vanderbilt. Every gift in every amount makes a lasting impact.

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Methods of Giving The National Commodore Club accepts several forms of giving: One-Time Payments Gifts can be made with cash or check, while many members now choose to pay by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover) online at NationalCommodoreClub.com Monthly Drafts or Scheduled Payments The National Commodore Club can draft your checking or credit card account on a monthly basis. Drafts can be authorized on the membership form included in this publication. You may also set up your own scheduled payments via credit card.

Gifts of Donated Stock A gift of appreciated stock is an excellent means of support. The transfer process is not complicated, and donors enjoy several tax advantages. For more information, contact the Stock Gift Office at (615) 322-4987 or at stockgifts@vanderbilt.edu Matching Gifts Some employers will match donations their employees make to charitable and educational organizations. These matching gifts can be applied towards your annual gift level and, in some cases, qualify for point credit on your membership. Contact your employer’s human resources department for information about a matching gift program.

NCC Staff

Front row (left to right): Michelle Parks, Robin Langlois, Kendal Duncan Back row (left to right): Ryan Lowe, Sterling Frierson, Mark Carter, Bart Smith, John Patterson Not pictured: Emily Sane

The National Commodore Club’s website (NationalCommodoreClub.com) provides extensive information on all topics relating to the National Commodore Club. The site allows new members to join online and allows renewing members to make their renewal gifts through the secure site.

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Frequently Asked Questions Who can join the National Commodore Club? All Vanderbilt fans and supporters are encouraged to make a gift to the NCC. You do not have to be an alumnus/ alumna, former student-athlete, or season ticket holder to make a gift to the NCC. Is my NCC contribution tax-deductible? Your NCC membership entitles you to certain benefits including parking passes, the right to buy tickets, and Commodore Nation magazine. The value of these benefits will reduce the tax credit of your NCC gift, in accordance with federal tax regulations. If you wish to receive full tax credit for your gift, please indicate that you are declining NCC benefits (and please note that by declining, you will not receive parking passes, the right to buy tickets, or any other benefits).  How can I get season tickets or tickets for postseason play? The National Commodore Club will use a new grouping criteria and priority rank calculation to determine the allocation of tickets for season tickets, bowl games, and SEC and NCAA Tournament games. A detailed breakdown of the grouping criteria is located on page 6. This system has been formulated to allocate the best seats based on NCC priority.  Can I give directly to a particular sport or area of the Athletics Department? Donors can give directly to the sport or area of their choice by indicating this on their NCC membership form. Gifts made directly to a sport are deemed “restricted gifts” for that program. All donors who make a gift to any area of athletics will be recognized as NCC members, but benefits associated with NCC unrestricted gifts, such as priority season tickets and parking privileges, will not apply to a restricted gift.

Brittni Hamilton, Bowling, Next Level Stats—2011 United States Amateur Female Bowler of the Year by the USA Bowling Writers, 2011 Intercollegiate Singles Championship, and led the team to a 2011 national runner-up finish

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Important Dates Mid-July

Vanderbilt Football Road Games Go on Sale to NCC Members

Mid-August

Football Season Tickets Mailed

Late August

Football Parking Passes Mailed

Mid-October

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tickets Mailed

Late October

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Parking Passes Mailed

Early January

Men’s and Women’s Basketball SEC Tournament Ticket Application Mailed

Late January

Men’s and Women’s Basketball SEC Tournament Priority Deadline

Late February

Men’s and Women’s Basketball SEC Tournament Tickets Mailed

Mid-April

Football Season Ticket Priority Deadline

May 31

Men’s Basketball Season Ticket Priority Deadline

NCC Renewal Deadline

May 31

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