THE WOLFPACK CLUB
Wolfpack Club Membership *2009 numbers were not finalized by print date
18,167 13,308 12,009 12,710
14,898 15,522 15,497
The mission of the NC State Student Aid Association (Wolfpack Club) is to provide private financial support for athletic scholarships and facilities for NC State University. Additionally, the Student Aid Association provides communication and services for all friends of Wolfpack athletics. All of the activities of the Association are performed with the highest integrity for academic and athletic excellence and within the guidelines established by the University, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Lee Fowler, Director of Athletics Fellow Wolfpackers, On behalf of NC State University and the 23 varsity sports teams, I would like to thank you for your support of the Wolfpack. Over the past year, NC State Athletics has continued to build upon our rich tradition: a record-three different Wolfpack athletes claimed individual NCAA titles while numerous teams qualified for postseason play. Most recently this fall, men’s cross country won an ACC championship, their 13th title in 20 years and men’s soccer finished the year ranked 15th in the country while competing in one of the NCAA’s premier soccer conferences. As we move forward, I am eager to witness first hand how the athletes currently competing for NC State will build upon the established tradition while writing their own pages in Wolfpack history. Few of these athletes or teams would have had the opportunity to build upon NC State’s legacy without the generosity of Wolfpack Club donors. Your contributions to NC State athletics extend far beyond the playing field. This financial support makes it possible to help over 500 student-athletes at NC State receive an education from one of the top research institutions in the Southeast. Whether on the field or in the workplace, your support continues to help prepare student-athletes for successful careers in a highly competitive world. These young men and women grow to become essential members of the Wolfpack athletic family, and vital contributors to our future. At NC State we will continue to strive for excellence and we are truly grateful for everyone that has joined together to help build a stronger Wolfpack family. On behalf of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff I would like to thank you for your steadfast and generous support and look forward to the upcoming year. Go Pack,
Lee Fowler, Director of Athletics 3
METHODS OF GIVING
Keri DeMar, Volleyball PASSION IS THE WILL TO WIN GIVING EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT. ALWAYS PLAY WITH HEART AND THERE WILL BE NO OPTION FOR DISAPPOINTMENT. -KERI DEMAR
2008 Wolfpack Donors by Giving Level *2009 numbers were not finalized by print date Total Members 20,122
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Gifts to the Wolfpack Club can be made in a variety of ways. Many Wolfpack Club donors are employed by one of the more than 200 companies that will match a cash gift to the Student Aid Association. To obtain a matching grant, Wolfpack Club members are encouraged to follow the procedures outlined by their company. “Fund for Academics” is specifically created for those companies that will not match donations to athletic-related foundations. The money that is received in this fund provides resources for academically-related programs on the NC State Campus.
Leaving a legacy can easily be accomplished by naming the NC State Student Aid Association as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, provided the policy has a death benefit of at least $25,000. Annual credit can be awarded for the value of the yearly premiums paid. Policies that have been paid-in-full will be assigned priority point credit based on the cash surrender value of the policy. Donors that name the Student Aid Association as the irrevocable beneficiary can also name a surviving family member to receive the membership credit upon the death of the insured. This amount may be used to establish a perpetual endowed scholarship in the donor’s memory.
Securities allow the donor to claim a charitable income tax deduction, based on the average of the high and the low of the security on the day it was gifted. No capital gains taxes on appreciated securities is a popular reason for this method of giving.
n N All matching funds are credited to the donor’s annual giving total for the year. To see if a particular company is enrolled in a matching gifts program, visit us online at www.matchinggifts.com/ncsu/.
We Accept: • Cash, Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express • Bank drafts or recurring credit card charges are also available.
Other Giving Alternatives
Other giving alternatives including, trusts, will bequests, and bonds, among others, are all different types of gifts that the Association accepts. The Wolfpack Club can work with a donor to create an individual giving program utilizing many alternative methods of showing your support and providing a legacy that will last forever. Real estate can be given to the Wolfpack Club. For more information on the process of giving a real estate gift, please contact the Wolfpack Club. Memorial Gifts may be made to the Association in someone’s honor or memory. The gift will be acknowledged to the family, and the donor will receive a tax deduction. 5
o O Invitation to Athletics Director’s Dinner
Personalized Wall Plaque*
Guaranteed Opportunity to Purchase Reserved Parking for Home Football** with Season Ticket Purchase
c C Guaranteed Opportunity to Purchase Reserved Parking for Home Basketball** with Season Ticket Purchase
Wolfpack Club License Plate
Away Football Application
2010 Giving Levels
Season Ticket Applications for Football & Basketball
Invitations to Meetings with Coaches, Outings & Trips
Wolfpack Club Auto Decal
Football & Basketball Preview Mags
The Wolfpacker 6 Times Annually/20 Electronic Newsletters
Tax Deduction 80%
Lone Wolf Level $25,000
Director’s Level $13,000 - $24,999
Legend’s Circle $6,000 - $12,999
Red/White Circle $3,000-$5,999
Coaches Circle $1,750 - $2,999
Pack Circle $1,200 - $1,749
Lobo Club $600 - $1,199
State Club $300 - $599
Teammate Club $120 - $299
*One Time Gift **Lifetime Rights Donors at the State Club Level also receive this benefit
Ronnie Bouemboue, Men’s Soccer
TO ME, COURAGE IS THE ABILITY TO GO AGAINST ALL ODDS OF SUCCESS, CHALLENGING YOURSELF TO MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE A REALITY. -RONNIE BOUEMBOUE
Required Annual Giving
Required Annual Giving Level
Club Leadership Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
State Club Lobo Club Coaches Circle Red/White Circle Red/White Circle Legend’s Circle
Goal Line Drive
Required Annual Giving Level Touchdown Victory Champion
Spirit State Club Strength Lobo Club Confidence Coaches Circle Courage Red/White Circle Passion Legend’s Circle
Required Annual Giving Minimum Level is State Club
Minimum State Club Lobo Club Coaches Circle
Football & Baseball YOU HAVE TO BE TRUE TO YOURSELF, WORK HARD AND DO THE RIGHT THINGS. -RUSSELL WILSON
The “Wolfpack Club Rewards Program” gives members the opportunity to earn free Wolfpack Club merchandise by signing up new members for the Wolfpack Club. The program helps with the vital task of expanding the Wolfpack Club’s membership in order to continue funding NC State athletics at the highest level possible. Be sure to include your name on a new member’s application to receive the appropriate credit.
Ultimate Experience (Donor who signs up the most new members)
• Dinner in the Arena Club • 2 Floor Seats for a select 2010 ACC Men’s Basketball Game • Autographed Team Basketball
# New Members
Wolfpack Club Car Flag
Wolfpack Club Hat
Wolfpack Club Gameday Shirt by Adidas
Autographed Ball by the Team of Your Choice
Bronze Wolf Statue
Wolfpack Club priority points are calculated after each annual pledge or outright gift is made to the Wolfpack Club. Four factors determine total points earned, (1) consecutive years contributing, (2) all of your past giving to the Wolfpack Club (including both annual gifts and gifts to capital campaigns), (3) your current year’s annual pledge and (4) the consecutive years you have ordered season tickets for any or all of the following sports; football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball. Here is how points for specific factors are assigned:
1) One point for each of the first 10 years of consecutive giving. 1.2 points for years 11-20 and 1.4 points for years 21-30, and continuing to increase accordingly each subsequent decade. 2) Cumulative giving is totaled and multiplied by .008. 3) The current year’s annual pledge is multiplied by .012. 4) One point is earned for each consecutive year you purchase season tickets for any of the four sports mentioned. So potentially a member could earn four extra points each year.
2008 ACC Athletic Donors
The Priority Point breakdown
*2009 numbers were not finalized by print date
Current Annual Gift Cumulative Giving
Consecutive Years 5 years * 1.000 5 points of Membership
Total 65 points
The member’s rank will be based upon where 65 points falls within all members. The Wolfpack Club member with the most points will be ranked #1. 4,541 4,679
11,365 15,410 17,077 20,122 22,609
Yearly donations made to the Wolfpack Club are part of the Annual Scholarship Fund. The Wolfpack Club relies on the annual donations of members to support the immediate scholarship needs of the NC State Athletics Department. All charitable donations from alumni, friends, and fans are 80% tax deductible.
Student Wolfpack Club
This is the largest student organization on campus. The goal of the Student Wolfpack Club is to organize, support and promote all varsity Wolfpack athletic programs. You can sign up in advance for $100 for four years. Membership benefits include:
• Premium student seating at basketball and football games • Membership card and car decal • Official club t-shirt
Women of the Wolfpack
Women of the Wolfpack membership benefits include: • Invitation to women only sports clinic • Invitation to annual “Charmed Affair” • Opportunity to participate in Homecoming Parade • Official charm to add to a bracelet or necklace
in addition to annual gift 10
Stay involved with NC State after graduation by participating in our Young Alumni program. Your first year of membership is free. Year two is $30, year three is $60, and year four is $90. Your participation in the program earns you the credit and benefits of a Teammate Club ($120) member.
The Varsity Club
When you sign up for the Wolfpack Club please indicate if you are a former athlete, manager, trainer, or coach in order to be signed up for the Varsity Club.
Sarah Merritt, Swimming
SPIRIT IS THE COMBINATION OF ATTITUDE AND THE WILL TO WIN. WITHOUT THIS FORCE, SUCCESSES WOULD NEVER BE ACHIEVED. -SARAH MERRITT
Junior Wolfpack Club
Kids 17 and under are invited to join the most exciting club around for young Wolfpack fans. The Junior Wolfpack Club membership benefits include:
• Junior Wolfpack Club membership T-shirt • Membership card which gains admission to home varsity events* • Annual membership sticker • Official Junior Wolfpack Club gift
*except football and men’s basketball. Applications for football and men’s basketball will be mailed separately and are based on availability.
$25/YEAR January - December 11
EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES
Joanna & Julie Saleeby,
WE BELIEVE IN WHAT THIS UNIVERSITY STANDS FOR AND WHAT IT IS CAPABLE OF, AND THAT GIVES US THE MOTIVATION AND CONFIDENCE TO BE SUCCESSFUL. -JOANNA AND JULIE SALEEBY
Wolfpack Club Caravan
Each year the Wolfpack Club hits the road to travel to all 17 North Carolina districts, as well as Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia for the Wolfpack Caravan tour. Wolfpack Club members, alumni and fans have a chance to listen to Sidney Lowe, Tom O’Brien, and Kellie Harper, and other NC State coaches recap their seasons, answer your questions, and sign autographs. This is a great way to get to know your fellow Wolfpackers and NC State coaches.
January 1 Annual Giving Year begins
April 15 Football ticket applications mailed
August 15 Basketball ticket applications mailed
January 15 Renewals mailed
May 15 Football priority order deadline
September 15 Basketball priority order deadline
March 1 Deadline for annual pledges and donations for priority for football seating & parking
August 1 Deadline for annual pledges and donations for priority for basketball seating & parking
December 31 End of Annual Giving Year
Women’s Weekend is a great way to get to know your fellow Wolfpack women. Come join the NC State Women’s Coaching staffs for a weekend of fun which includes golf, shopping, wine tasting, accommodations, meals, and Wolfpack fellowship. The 2010 Women’s Weekend is scheduled for June 11th-13th at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, NC.
Come join the NC State Men’s Coaching staffs and over 200 Wolfpack men as they gather for a weekend of golf and fun at the Men’s Jamboree. The 2010 Men’s Jamboree is scheduled for June 4th-6th at Legends Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. 13
VOLUNTEER REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAM, WOLFPACKER AND LTR Q&A
The Volunteer Representative Program
The Wolfpacker Magazine
Beginning its 23rd year of operation, the Volunteer Representative Program consists of 475+ volunteers in the state of North Carolina and all throughout the United States. These “reps” help operate local caravan meetings, serve as a local contact for a set group of Wolfpack Club members, provide a positive influence for other members to follow and are a liaison between the Wolfpack Club staff and donors.
Donors will receive with their membership a complimentary subscription to The Wolfpacker Magazine which prints six times a year. Included in the six issue schedule are the Football Recruiting Issue, Spring Football Issue, Year in Review Issue, and the Football and Basketball Preview issues. In addition to the Wolfpacker Magazine donors will also receive 20 online newsletters throughout the year. You must have a valid email address on file to receive this benefit.
Each of North Carolina’s 100 counties is a distinct chapter with its own group of reps and a county chair. Next, the counties are grouped into 17 districts which also have their own volunteer chairs that coordinate many of the fundraising activities in their areas. Many states outside of North Carolina are also considered districts with similar structures to help guide the volunteer reps living in those areas.
Advertising in the Wolfpacker is a great way to showcase your business and earn membership credits. Advertisers receive the same priority point credit and benefits as those choosing to make an annual donation. Contact us online for more advertising information.
5 If you are interested in becoming a Wolfpack Club rep, please contact the Wolfpack Club at 919.865.1500 or visit www.wolfpackclub.com. 14
What are Lifetime Right Seats (LTR’s)?
Through Building Futures, we are selling Lifetime Right Seats (LTR’s) which enables you to reserve selected seats for you and your spouse’s entire lifetime. As long as you purchase season tickets and maintain your required Wolfpack Club annual giving level, you keep your seats for a lifetime! Your commitment also allows you to purchase a parking pass(es), which will be assigned based upon your Wolfpack Club priority rank.
Will the donation towards Building Futures LTR’s affect my Wolfpack Club priority and rank?
Yes. All monies contributed will be factored into your cumulative giving points.
Will I be able to secure additional LTR’s through Building Futures? How do I do that?
Yes. If you purchased LTR’s through the Pride or Goal Line Drive campaigns you have the option of being able to purchase more LTR’s through Building Futures. You may purchase more LTR’s up to a total of eight (8) seats per sport. For example, if you originally purchased three (3) seats you may purchase five (5) more LTR’s through Building Futures. As a Pride or Goal Line Drive donor you are locked into those respective prices. For example, if you purchased your three (3) seats through Goal Line Drive at the Victory Level, and you want to add additional seats at that level then you will still pay the initial Victory Level seat price for your additional seats.
Is the donation to Building Futures LTR’s tax deductible?
Yes. Any donations given to Building Futures are 80% tax deductible. Consult your tax professional.
If I donate to Building Futures LTR’s can I ever change where my seats are located? Yes. You may exchange your seats for any available seats within your giving level at no charge. You may also upgrade your seats by choosing to increase your giving level. The amount of your existing campaign balance is simply deducted from your new pledge balance. For example, if you purchased LTR’s at the Spirit Level and want to move your seats to the Confidence Level, you must increase your giving level to correspond with that of the Confidence Level (Coaches’ Circle) and then pay the difference between your Spirit Level seat price and your Confidence Level seat price.
Can I add additional LTR’s in the Red Zone?
You may purchase additional LTR’s in the Red Zone and keep your previously purchased LTR’s, up to a total of eight (8) seats per sport. You will keep the balance of your original LTR’s and will then purchase your additional LTR’s in the Red Zone at the seating price ($2,500/seat).
Do I have to donate to different sports at the same level?
No. If you purchase LTR’s through Building Futures you may purchase basketball and football LTR’s at separate levels. You must, however, meet the annual giving requirements for the highest requested level. For example, if you purchase football LTR’s at the Courage Level and purchase basketball LTR’s at the Strength Level you must be at the Red/White Circle (currently $3,000) for annual giving. You will also have to remain at this giving level. 15
LIFETIME RIGHTS SEATING
Football & Men’s Basketball Lifetime Rights Seating* Passion
$12,500 per seat, per sport. Legend’s Circle ($6,000) annual gift required.
$10,000 per seat, per sport. Red/White Circle ($3,000) annual gift required.
$6,500 per seat, per sport. Coaches’ Circle ($1,750) annual gift required.
$4,000 per seat, per sport. Lobo Club ($600) annual gift required.
$2,000 per seat, per sport. State Club ($300) annual gift required.
$2,500 per seat. State Club ($300) annual gift required.
Student Seating Visitors Varsity Club Annual Season Tickets * all subject to availability.
Wolfpack Club Lifetime Seating
The Wolfpack Club offers members the opportunity to secure lifetime rights seating to specific available areas of the RBC Center, Carter-Finley Stadium and Doak Field at Dail Park. Lifetime Rights require a specified contribution payable over a 5-10 year period, as well as a minimum annual contribution to the Wolfpack Club’s student-athlete scholarship fund.
Terms & Benefits
• Balance is payable, in equal annual payments, over a ten year period • One reserved parking pass may be purchased per every 1-4 seats purchased • Parking location is based upon Wolfpack Club priority ranking • Must purchase season tickets each year • Maximum of eight seats per sport may be purchased per membership • Based on availability 16
Doak Field at Dail Park
Baseball Lifetime Rights
$1,500* per seat * Teammate Club ($120) annual gift required
Terms & Benefits: • Balance is payable, in equal payments, over a five year period • Must purchase season tickets each year • Maximum of eight seats may be purchased per membership • Based on availability
Men’s Basketball STRENGTH IS GETTING THE MOST OUT OF ALL YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES. -DENNIS HORNER
Men’s Basketball Zone Parking
Parking for NC State men’s basketball at the RBC Center is assigned by zones, as opposed to individual space assignments. Zone parking began in the 2005-2006 basketball season, with the zone parking concept leading to improved traffic flow patterns. Each Arena Lot is broken down into zones. For instance, the Arena West 6000 lot is divided into zones 6A, 6B, and 6C. 6A represents the zone of the 6000 Lot that is closest to the RBC Center, while 6C represents the zone that is at the back of the 6000 Lot. Each member purchasing a season parking pass will receive a zone pass, which enables the member to park in any parking space within a given zone. 18
Priority Parking Limits
The following priority limits are used for parking assignments: Teammate ($120) State Club ($300) Lobo Club ($600) Pack Circle ($1,200) Coaches Circle ($1,750) Red/White Circle ($3,000) Legendâ€™s Circle ($6,000) Directorâ€™s Level ($13,000) Lone Wolf Level ($25,000)
1* parking space 1* parking space 1 parking space 1 parking space 1 parking space 2 parking spaces 2 parking spaces 2 parking spaces 2 parking spaces
* Parking is not guaranteed for Wolfpack Club members at the State Club Level or Teammate Club Level, unless the member has lifetime football rights.
Football Group Parking
The Wolfpack Club does allow members to request group parking, allowing several Wolfpack Club members to have parking spaces assigned together. When handling a group parking request, the Wolfpack Club uses the following method:
Parking is assigned in the following order, according to the Priority Point System:
Wolfpack Club members with Lifetime Rights tickets and/or annual season tickets according to priority limits.
Wolfpack Club members purchasing additional football parking passes beyond the priority limits.
* The Football Priority Deadline is March 1st. The Basketball Priority Deadline is August 1st. To maximize priority points and rankings for football and basketball assignments, Wolfpack Club members are encouraged to make a pledge and/or payment prior to the deadline.
Group parking will be assigned based on the member in the group with the highest (worst) ranking. For example: a group consisting of members ranked #10, #20, and #30 will be assigned together at rank #30. Each member requesting to park with a certain group must put the request and corresponding names, member number, and football priority rank on each ticket application. The Wolfpack Club member number and rank can be found on the NC State Football Ticket Application. 19
PARKING 2009 Football Rank Cutoff Stadium West
Rank of 976 or better
Rank of 1,456 or better
Rank of 6,651 or better
Rank of 1,821 or better
Rank of 6,433 or better
Rank of 1,338 or better
Rank of 4,626 or better
Rank of 6,399 or better
Rank of 7,326 or better
Rank of 7,285 or better
Rank of 5,136 or better
Rank of 2,541 or better
Rank of 1,221 or better
Trinity, TX, Gibbons
Rank of 7,327 or above
Please note: Rank cutoffs for certain lots or zones change every year. These rank cutoffs are not meant to be exact indicators of requirements for future seasons.
Motorhome permits are single season permits (not individual game passes) 2009 Rank Cutoff for Motorhome Lot: 1,221 • 47 motorhome spaces • Permits will be assigned by priority and by size of the motorhome • Motorhome permits count as a donor’s priority parking space. No one donor will be allocated two motorhome spaces unless motorhome permits are not sold out through the priority point system. • Detailed applications will be mailed to all donors who order motorhome parking on the football application, asking for such information as motorhome length, width, etc. Every effort will be made to accommodate each donor with respect to the priority point system and their motorhome specifications. 20
• If you do not plan on using your motorhome space for a game and wish to exchange it for a regular parking permit, please contact the Wolfpack Club ticket office at least 48 hours before the game.
Cardinal Gibbons Lot:
• The Handicap Shuttle is for individuals with handicap placards and individuals with special needs as well as their family members (i.e. Individuals that rode in the car with them to the game). We ask that individuals parking in the lot who do not have a handicap placard and are not accompanying someone with special needs to please reserve the shuttle for those in need. • Cars with a handicap placard, but no parking pass, may park in the Cardinal Gibbons lot and use the shuttle for a $15 fee per game.
Endowed scholarships represent the future of NC State Athletic Scholarships. Funds contributed to an endowment generate scholarships forever, as the money is invested, and only a percentage of the endowment total each year may be withdrawn to help pay the annual scholarship bill. Endowed scholarships may be made through any of the normal giving methods, such as cash, securities, real estate, and of course, through a planned gift. Although any contributions to the endowment are accepted, named endowments begin at $15,000, sport-specific endowments begin at $100,000, and position specific endowments begin at $250,000.
Capital Campaigns 1) Carter-Finley North Endzone Concourse of Champions/A.E. Finley Fieldhouse â€“ Many naming opportunities still exist to show your pride in Wolfpack football. Every former player at NC State will be honored, including All-American and All-Conference selections throughout the north concourse. These pillars may be named, as well as areas within A.E. Finley Fieldhouse. 2) Bricks â€“ Etch your name in Wolfpack Athletics by purchasing a brick. The current brick options include: Doak Field at Dail Park ($150), and Dail Plaza North at Carter-Finley ($250).
Priority points are also provided to those donors who make a planned gift.
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Make your gift online at www.wolfpackclub.com or call 919.865.1500
*2009 numbers were not finalized by print date
Premium Seating Options
Vaughn Towers Suites – The Wolfpack Club markets 51 private stadium suites on the second and third levels of Vaughn Towers in Carter-Finley Stadium. Annual suite leases begin at $45,000 per season and may be leased for three, five or ten years. A significant portion of the annual cost for the suites is 80% tax deductible. Dail Club Seats – Located on the first level of Vaughn Towers, the Dail Club provides access to an indoor lounge with a full-service buffet and unlimited sodas, coffee and water. Connected to the lounge are six rows of outside seats which allow you to fully appreciate the game day atmosphere of Carter-Finley Stadium. Seats are $1,750 per season, with a significant portion of this being 80% tax deductible.
Courtside Seats – Courtside seats at the RBC Center for Wolfpack Basketball games are the closest you can get to the breathtaking action of ACC basketball. These seats are across the court from each team’s bench, with only a small table separating you from the court. Courtside seats are $5,000 per seat per season, of which $4,000 is 80% tax deductible.
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PO Box 37100 . Raleigh NC 27627 . www.wolfpackclub.com . 919.865.1500 (phone) . 919.865.1520 (fax)