[ 2015 GIVING OPPORTUNITIES ]
LETTER FROM MATT BORMAN
Dear Mountaineer Fans, On behalf of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, thank you for being involved and taking the time to learn more about supporting West Virginia University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. By investing in our talented, young men and women, you ensure that every WVU student-athlete will have the necessary tools to accomplish his or her goals at WVU and beyond. Whether you are a long-time supporter or a first-time donor, your gift to the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) has a significant impact on our programs’ success. Every donation to the MAC, no matter the size, provides the necessary resources to educate and guide our 475 deserving Mountaineers. Each day our student-athletes work diligently to achieve their goals of academic growth and athletic success. By giving to the MAC and establishing a relationship as a donor, you become an integral part of WVU Athletics and make a meaningful difference in the lives of each of our student-athletes. As you read this brochure, please consider how impactful your gift can be and the benefits it provides to our State’s flagship institution. We take great pride in the athletic achievements by our programs, but it is the power and potential of our graduates that is, and will always be our biggest source of pride. Thank you for helping us Advance Scholarship and Build Champions. Let’s Go Mountaineers!
Matt Borman Senior Associate Athletic Director – Executive Director Mountaineer Athletic Club West Virginia University
WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE NEED YOUR CONTRIBUTION 2014 -15 PROJECTED EXPENSES
STUDENT AID $9,302,187 STUDENT-ATHLETE MEALS $650,000 GUARANTEES $975,000 SALARIES & BENEFITS $30,477,753.81 TRAVEL $8,336,107.50 GAME EXPENSES, UNIFORMS, AND SUPPLIES $6,734,285.35 DIRECT FACILITIES, MAINTENANCE, AND RENTAL $4,065,000 MEDICAL EXPENSE AND INSURANCE $699,021 DEBT SERVICE $6,911,509.32 DEFERRED MAINTENANCE & RENOVATIONS $1,300,000 OTHER EXPENSES $8,175,037.72
OUR COMMITMENT The Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) is the fundraising arm for the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. The WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics pays 100% of the scholarships awarded to over 475 studentathletes in 18 varsity sports from generous contributions made by 6,500+ MAC Members. Your individual and corporate contributions help Advance Scholarship and Build Champions.
WHAT IS THE MAC ANNUAL FUND? Unrestricted annual fund donations provide you with the opportunity to purchase priority season tickets, parking passes, single game tickets and post-season tickets. MAC annual fund donations provide support to the following areas:
• Student-Athlete Scholarships • Academic Support • Training & Nutrition • Facility Enhancements • Travel Assistance • Recruiting • Equipment Upgrades • Other Budget Relieving Expenses
WHAT IS SPORT SPECIFIC GIVING?
Sport specific giving (i.e. 1100 Club, Legacy Fund, Match Point Club) provides direct support to the WVU Athletic program of your choice. Sport specific gifts do not influence your annual giving level or provide priority on season tickets, parking passes, single game tickets or post-season tickets. However, Sport Specific contributions do help increase your priority point total. For more information on all of the sport specific giving options please see page 13.
The cost of competing at the highest level and providing a first-class education for outstanding student-athletes continues to climb. The Mountaineer Athletic Club must grow its membership and level of support in order to keep WVU as one of the nation’s premier athletic programs.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP & THE NEED FOR GROWTH
Membership in the MAC is recognized by unrestricted annual gifts that are made between December 1 - November 30. You can contribute at any level, but a minimum gift of $100 is required to activate your annual MAC membership and receive benefits including, but not limited to Priority Points. Renewing and new members have until May 1 to submit payment towards your annual giving level, while enjoying the full benefits of membership throughout the giving year. As a member of the MAC, you are a vital component to the success of WVU studentathletes in the classroom and on the field of play. Your membership provides WVU studentathletes with the opportunity to proudly say, “I’m a Mountaineer.” Athletics is a window through which the University is often viewed, with its accomplishments serving as a tremendous recruiting tool and a catalyst for philanthropy to all areas of WVU. Essential private support enables the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to recruit and train elite studentathletes in first-class facilities, fund scholarships, and compete on a level playing field with peer institutions. Financial stability in athletics ultimately breeds success, and success breeds pride amongst WVU’s many alumni and friends.
FACULTY STAFF SCHOLARSHIP EXPENSES ANDY BEVIN
Napier, New Zealand Management Information Systems
As a token of appreciation for your devotion to providing a world class educational experience to all of our student-athletes the MAC provides WVU faculty and staff members with a 100% soft credit towards your account. For more information about WVU faculty/staff benefits please call 800.433.2072.
The MAC provides a young alumni membership that applies a 100% soft credit to your account for the first four (4) years after graduation from WVU (i.e. 2012-present). For more information about the young alumni membership please visit MountaineerAthleticClub.com or call 800.433.2072.
The MAC partnership with the Mountaineer Maniacs provides these students with the opportunity to make a financial impact on WVU Athletics as a group. Mountaineer Maniac members will be classified as Buckskin members of the MAC in the current giving year.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? 2014 -15 PROJECTED REVENUE ROYALTIES/ ADVERTISEMENTS/ SPONSORSHIPS $8,755,350
ENDOWMENT INCOME $1,249,411.81 OTHER REVENUE $1,130,199.32 TICKET SALES $16,680,500
PROGRAMS/CONCESSIONS/ NOVELTY/PARKING $2,342,985 BROACAST/RADIO/ TELEVISION/INTERNET $1,600,000 STUDENT FEES $4,300000
NCAA TOURNAMENT PAYOUT/ CONFERENCE REVENUE $20,437,913
MAC CONTRIBUTIONS $18,100,000
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TOTAL $77,896,359.13 *A gift to the MAC in 2014 helped comprise 23% of the overall revenue for the WVU Athletics.
HOW TO MAKE AN ANNUAL FUND GIFT TO THE MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB ONLINE STEP 1: Go to MountaineerAthleticClub.com STEP 2: Click Make a Gift
STEP 4 Login into your account. If you are a new donor please create an account. *If you have purchased single game tickets or season tickets online at any time please link your account.
Our Mountaineer student-athletes give 112% in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. We hope that you will join them by adding an extra 12% to your annual MAC donation. • • •
112% Gift Item Recognition on the Mountaineer Athletic Club website Help student-athletes receive additional resources to compete at the highest level of collegiate athletics
Next Level Gift
A Next Level gift elevates your gift to the next annual giving level and could help improve your season ticket, mini plan package, single game ticket and/or post season ticket locations.
STEP 3: Click on MAC Annual Fund if you have interest in making a gift to receive football and men’s basketball ticket and parking benefits *If you have an interest in giving to a specific sport’s operation account, please click on Sport Specific Giving and continue to WVUF.org (Sport specific gifts do not receive priority season ticket or parking benefits).
STEP 5 Select the MAC giving Level you are interested in participating in
Please check the “I anticipate participating in a company matching program” box and fill in your company’s name. Matching gifts are a key component to our overall fundraising efforts each year for the MAC and the University as a whole. Participation in a matching gift program provides the MAC with additional scholarship dollars and is a great way to increase your MAC annual giving level and Priority Points. Please see the page 6 for more information.
STEP 6 Add to Cart STEP 7 Checkout
HOW TO VIEW YOUR PRIORITY POINTS ONLINE STEP 1
Click on “My Account”
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
Click on “View My Priority Points” to view Priority Points Calculator.
PRIORITY POINTS West Virginia University Athletics are self-funded, and our future ability to compete on a national level depends on the generosity, loyalty, and support of our MAC members. In recognition of the generosity of those who support WVU Athletics on an annual basis, the Mountaineer Athletic Club utilizes a Priority Points system to allocate seats and benefits in the most fair, equitable, and transparent manner.
Enter your 2015 estimated gift amount STEP 4
Current Giving (Dec 1 – Nov. 30)
2 pts per $100
Consecutive Years of Giving
5 pts per year
Select “Yes” for the boxes that apply to you Your total priority points, current giving level and rank with giving level will be listed at the bottom.
Lifetime Giving to Athletics
1 pt per $100
Consecutive Years of Season Tickets
5 pts per year
Adjust your estimated 2015 gift to increase your giving level or ranking within giving level.
Varsity Club Membership
1 pt per continued year of membership 25 pts lifetime membership (one-time)
Alumni Association Memberships
1 pt per continued year of membership 15 pts lifetime membership (one-time)
Jerry West Society
15 pts for a planned gift to Intercollegiate Athletics (one-time)
Faculty/Staff at WVU
10 pts (one-time)
Gifts to the WVU Foundation
1 pt per $1000 (outside athletics)
Click “Donate Now” to contribute your estimated gift for 2015.
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BUCKSKIN $100 - 399
BLUE $400 - 799
ALL BENEFITS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
GOLD $800 - 1,499
Priority Seating for Postseason, Away/Neutral Site, Big 12 & NCAA Tournament (if available & applicable)
CAPTAIN $1,500 - 3,499
MAC Gift Receipt/Email Updates/Priority Points
DIRECTOR $3,500 - 6,499
Football Game day Program Recognition
CHAMPION $6,500 - 9,999
Invitation to Donor Day and other MAC Events
BLUE SCHOLAR $10,000-14,999
Priority to purchase Football, Basketball and Baseball Season Tickets
GOLD SCHOLAR $15,000 - 24,999
Opportunity to Request Football Parking Pass(es)
MOUNTAINEER SCHOLAR $25,000 +
Opportunity to Request Brown Lot Parking Pass (football)
ANNUAL GIVING LEVELS
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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE • 83% of all student-athletes have a 4 Year Graduation Success Rate • 121 Big 12 All-Academic Honorees • 3.08 Average student-athlete GPA • 4.00 GPA’s
Fall 2013 Semester - 54 Spring 2014 Semester – 57
• Garrett Ford Academic Excellence Honor Roll (3.00 and above)
Fall 2013 Semester – 252 Spring 2014 Semester – 243
• 58% of student-athletes are above a 3.00 GPA • 26% of student-athletes are above a 3.50 GPA • 2 Capital One Academic All-Americans • 3 Big 12 Scholar Athletes of the Year • 3 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes • 1 Great America Rifle Association Scholar Athlete of the Year • 80 Student-athletes graduated from WVU in Spring 2014
3 graduated summa cum laude (with highest distinction) 8 graduated magna cum laude (with great distinction) 18 graduated cum laude (with distinction)
• WVU’s average Academic Performance Rate (APR) for all sports is a 974
• Various Team Academic Awards
6 Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medals (Rowing- 3.75 Cum. GPA) 32 Rowers named to Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.00 Cum. GPA) 6 College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) All-Academic Team 4 Academic Team Awards (Volleyball, Tennis, Women’s and Men’s Soccer) 7 Capital One Academic All-District II 3 Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award (3.80 Cum. GPA)
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FOOTBALL & MENâ€™s BASKETBALL TICKET INFORMATION
The MAC is pleased to announce the implementation of an Optional Seat Upgrade Process for WVU Football and Menâ€™s Basketball season ticket holders. Current season ticket holders who are MAC members, will have the option to log into an interactive website to potentially upgrade/relocate seat locations and/or purchase additional season tickets. MAC members who are new season ticket holders will also have the option to login to the interactive website and select your season ticket locations. Once all football season ticket renewal orders are processed, both new MAC members and established MAC members who are looking to select/relocate their seating location, will be assigned a date and time to explore available seating opportunities. Selection times will be based on your annual giving level, in order from highest to lowest, and total Priority Points within your giving level. It is important to note that this is not a re-seating process. All existing season ticket holders will have the opportunity to maintain the same seat location as this past season as long as you maintain your annual giving level that at least meets the necessary MAC per-seat gift requirement. Existing season ticket holders do not have to participate in the Optional Seat Upgrade Process, if you are content with your current season ticket location. Members of the MAC staff will be available to personally assist you with any season ticket relocation questions leading up to and throughout the Seat Upgrade Process. Contributions made to the MAC Annual Fund for priority seating/parking benefits count towards your total MAC annual giving level and earn Priority Points at the rate of 2 points per $100. The deadline to make a MAC Annual Fund gift is May 1. Additional information regarding the Seat Upgrade Process and selection dates will be communicated throughout the MAC giving year. 9
FOOTBALL PRIORITY SEATING
The majority of sections at Milan Puskar Stadium have a “per-seat” gift requirement, which at a minimum, a new season ticket holder is required to make in order to purchase season tickets in that section. However, making this “per-seat” gift does not guarantee that you will receive season tickets in designated sections. All season tickets are subject to availability. If demand exceeds availability in a designated section, seat locations will be assigned in the next best available section.
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Annual MAC Gift per-seat minimum: $425 Season Ticket Cost: $395
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MEN’S BASKETBALL PRIORITY SEATING
MEN’S BASKETBALL PARKING
MAC members are given the opportunity to purchase priority season tickets at the WVU Coliseum. MAC Annual Fund gifts are applicable towards priority seating opportunities for WVU football, men’s basketball and baseball season tickets.
MAC members at the Director ($3,500) annual giving level and above qualify for men’s basketball priority parking opportunities. Director level annual donors and above receive one (1) complimentary parking pass. Champion level ($6,500) annual donors and above with five (5) or more season tickets have the option to purchase additional parking passes. Mountaineer Scholar and Stadium Suite Holders qualify for one (1) premium blue lot pass.
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Season ticket requests exceeding priority limits will be allocated and assigned by the Mountaineer Athletic Club and the Mountaineer Ticket Office after all MAC members select locations within their priority limit.
MAC OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVOLVEMENT MAC ANNUAL FUND
Gifts to the MAC Annual Fund help WVU Athletics achieve its goal of Advancing Scholarship and Building Champions, by providing the necessary resources for studentathlete scholarships, travel assistance, equipment upgrades, recruiting enhancements, and other essential budget relieving expenses. MAC members who make unrestricted contributions to the Annual Fund are also given the opportunity to purchase season tickets in priority seating areas. Unrestricted Annual Fund gifts qualify for football, men’s basketball and baseball priority seating and parking benefits.
SPORT SPECIFIC GIVING
Sport specific giving allows interested contributors to make gifts that are designated to a particular program(s) of your choice. This method of contribution assures that your gift is used to directly fund the sport of your choosing and cover identified needs specific to the program. Contributions to individual sports accelerate each sport’s pursuit of winning championships as well as give our student-athletes a leg up in the classroom. Through sport specific gifts, donors can ensure that the true intent of your gift is being realized by student-athletes in the sport(s) of your choice.
In addition to funding scholarships for WVU student-athletes, MAC members play a pivotal role in the enhancement, construction and maintenance of first-class athletic facilities. For recruiting purposes, it is essential that our facilities exceed the expectations of prospective student-athletes and compare favorably to other schools in the BIG 12 Conference and the nation. As always, maintaining facilities and strategically planning for the future is an ongoing process. Current major gift opportunities are available in facility campaigns, program enhancements, recruiting funds, scholarship endowments and mentorship programs. All major gifts and pledges to WVU Athletics — above and beyond those for football, men’s basketball and baseball ticket priorities — that match or exceed $50,000 qualify for recognition in the All-American Society. All-American Society donors are invited to exclusive events with Mountaineer coaches and administrators throughout the year and are recognized on campus in a variety of ways. AllAmerican Society gifts do not offer football, men’s basketball or baseball season ticket priorities; although they may have an impact on season ticket seating and parking locations should donors also participate in the MAC Annual Fund. For more information on major gift campaigns and the All-American Society, contact the MAC at (800) 433-2072.
SPORT SPECIFIC GIVING PROGRAMS:
The primary goal of the Athletic Endowment Program is to fully fund all 350 athletic scholarships through the ongoing establishment of Athletic Endowments. To fully fund all 350 scholarships each year, the principal balance of the Athletic Endowment Fund would need to be $225 million. Each contribution to a current and/or newly created endowment brings WVU Athletics that much closer to fully funding all 350 scholarships, further enabling WVU Athletics to utilize unrestricted dollars generated by the Annual Fund for other essential needs across all varsity sports. By supporting any of the opportunities in the Athletic Endowment Program, you will play a vital role in WVU Athletics’ commitment to its current and future student-athletes’ academic achievement, competitive success and personal growth. Your generous support will be a major contribution to the continuing improvement of WVU Athletics, forever.
• FRIENDS OF MOUNTAINEER BASEBALL • 1100 CLUB Football Recruiting • 10.0 CLUB Gymnastics • LEGACY FUND Men’s Basketball Recruiting • WOMEN’S LEGACY FUND Women’s Basketball Recruiting • THE GALLERY Men’s Golf • GOAL CLUB Men’s Soccer • 365 CLUB Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
• 1200 CLUB Rifle
JERRY WEST SOCIETY Membership in the Jerry West Society is exclusively offered to those who make commitments of support to the MAC and WVU Athletics in the form of planned gifts. The following are a variety of ways in which to join the Jerry West Society and impact the future of WVU Athletics by creating a lasting legacy today: • Gift provision in a Will or Revocable Trust • Income-Producing Gift • Charitable Lead Trust • Testamentary Gift of Retirement Assets • Life Insurance or Annuity Policy • Property/Real Estate Jerry West Society members receive fifteen (15) Priority Points (one-time) for a planned gift that names the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as the beneficiary.
• MATCH POINT CLUB Volleyball • BASELINE CLUB Women’s Tennis • 90 MINUTE CLUB Women’s Soccer CAM OBRIEN
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• WOMEN SUPPORTING ATHLETICS • OTHER SPORTS INCLUDE:
Wrestling Women’s Cross Country Women’s Track Rowing
More than 50 car dealerships support the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics through their participation in the Wheels Club. Members provide courtesy vehicles to WVU coaches and administrators. Wheels Club members who participate in the program receive six (6) complimentary football season tickets and (4) complimentary men’s basketball season tickets. MAC annual giving benefits and priority points are based on the value and number of vehicles provided for Athletic Department use and any additional monetary contributions.
Honor a special fan, friend, family member or loved one with an engraved brick located outside Touchdown Terrace at Milan Puskar Stadium or at the WVU Coliseum on the sidewalk in front of the Jerry West Statue. The MAC will engrave your message on a 4” x 8” brick, which will become a permanent part of the WVU landscape for only $150 per brick. Once orders are processed, you will receive a “Thank You” note confirming your order and brick inscription(s). All Brick Campaign gifts are awarded 2
2014 CONTRIBUTIONS PRIORITY SEATING RELATED GIFTS $11,813,589.45
SPORT SPECIFIC DONATIONS $381,990.54
CAPITAL GIFTS $5,228,103.16
Priority Points for every $100 received in the current giving year. All Brick Campaign gifts are 100% tax deductible. They are processed and receipted by the WVU Foundation. Brick Campaign gifts do not count towards MAC annual giving levels.
VARSITY CLUB FORMER STUDENT ATHLETES The Varsity Club provides a way for all former Mountaineer student-athletes to remain in contact with their athletic program, teammates, coaches and University. Former Mountaineer studentathletes have always been generous in their loyalty, enthusiasm and support for their respected programs and the Varsity Club provides former athletes with an opportunity to continue traditions that were so valuable when they were in Morgantown. Varsity Club membership is an exclusive benefit for all former WVU student-athletes, coaches, managers, trainers, cheerleaders, mascots, Athletic Department employees and support personnel. The Varsity Club encourages continued involvement and participation of its members in all activities relating to WVU. The Varsity Club hosts a number of events including the annual Varsity Club Weekend and various team reunions which are designed to bring alumni back to campus and to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to WVU. Both annual dues-paying and lifetime members receive a number of benefits while continuing their legacy as a WVU student-athlete and promoting WVU’s rich athletic heritage. Annual memberships are $25 and run from July to June. Lifetime memberships are $1,000. For more information please call 304-293-9563.
Gifts of goods or services can be of great financial assistance to the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, while offering the donor a tax-deduction for the value of the gift. Giftsin-kind are accepted on a limited basis, and must be pre-approved by the Executive Director of the MAC and submitted to the WVU Foundation for gift recognition. Gifts-in-kind are awarded two (2) points for every $100 worth of goods and/or services donated in the current giving year. Gifts made prior to the current giving year will be awarded one (1) point for every $100 worth of goods and/or services provided. Please consult your tax advisor and the Mountaineer Athletic Club office for further information.
METHODS OF GIVING ONLINE
All Mountaineer Athletic Club related giving can be done at MountaineerAthleticClub.com
CHECK/MONEY ORDERS/CREDIT CARDS
Checks and money orders should be made payable to WVU Athletics. The Mountaineer Athletic Club accepts all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Donors have the ability to make a charitable gift through an electronic transfer of stock or via the actual stock certificate.
Gifts through wills and bequests can provide donors with the opportunity to sustain your family name in conjunction with WVU’s intercollegiate athletics program. The Mountaineer Athletic Club can provide you with the necessary language to ensure that your intentions are clearly expressed.
Many companies and corporations provide matching gift programs for employee contributions. Ask about your employer’s matching gift policy to see how you can make your gift work twice as hard for the Mountaineers! Return the matching gift form provided by your company with your contribution to the MAC to increase your gift and benefits level. *If you plan on using your company’s corporate matching gift toward your minimum required donation for priority seating, the matching gift must be received by June 30 each year. Many matching gifts require a significant period of time for processing, so please plan the timing of your gift accordingly. It is the responsibility of the donor to ensure the matching gift is received by the deadline. Gifts received after the deadline will not be applicable toward your current annual giving level. Donors will receive benefits based on the dollar amount that is received, and are personally responsible for making up any necessary difference.
If you make a gift to the MAC in order to purchase priority season tickets, 80% of your contribution is tax deductible. For 100% tax deductibility of your annual contribution, you must decline your right to receive any benefits, including but not limited to priority seating, at the time you make your gift. Only the individual, organization, or business making the contribution is eligible to receive the tax deduction. Major gifts or contributions not associated with ticket priority or other benefits are 100% tax deductible. Mountaineer Athletic Club donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes from the WVU Foundation upon receipt of their donation. Since the Mountaineer Athletic Club operates within the West Virginia University Foundation, contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The West Virginia University Foundation, Inc. is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization, and its tax exempt identification number is 556017181.
The Mountaineer Athletic Club encourages donors to seek their own tax and legal counsel in matters related to charitable giving.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB?
HOW DO I CHANGE THE ADDRESS/CONTACT INFORMATION ON MY ACCOUNT?
WHY SHOULD I DONATE TO THE MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB?
WHAT IS THE PRIORITY POINTS PROGRAM?
You can become a member of the MAC by donating a minimum of $100 to the MAC Annual Fund. There are also a variety of other ways to join/support the MAC and WVU Athletics. Please see our Opportunities for Involvement on page 12.
Private support is essential to the success of WVU’s Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The WVU Athletics Department receives no financial assistance from the state of West Virginia. It is a self-funded entity, solely dependent upon sporting event revenue and fundraising to operate and provide student-athlete scholarships. Your individual support helps talented young people receive a quality education from West Virginia University while ensuring WVU’s tradition of athletic excellence continues to grow. WHAT BENEFITS DO I RECEIVE FOR BECOMING MEMBER OF THE MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB?
MAC members receive a variety of membership benefits which include, but are not limited to invitations to MAC functions and priority seating options for football and men’s basketball. For a complete breakdown of benefits and corresponding donation levels, please refer to the Benefits Chart on page 7. Benefits reflect a donor’s total contributions from December 1 through November 30 annually. IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
If your contribution includes an option to purchase tickets, 80% of your donation is tax-deductible. For 100% tax deductibility of your annual gift, you must decline your rights to receive benefits at the time you make your gift. Major gifts or contributions not associated with ticket priority are 100% tax deductible. Only the individual or company making the gift is eligible to take the tax deduction. MAC donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes from the WVU Foundation. Please refer to Tax Information on page 15. MY COMPANY HAS A MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE SURE THEIR MATCHING GIFT IS APPLIED TO MY ANNUAL DONATION?
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Matching gifts are great way to increase your annual fund contribution. Contact the MAC and we will assist you in your matching gift request. You can also use the WVU Foundation’s Matching Gift Search Engine to see if your employer sponsors a matching gift. MAC members must have their gift matched by June 30.
Please note any changes on order and request forms returned to the Mountaineer Ticket Office. You may also send a written request via email, fax, or mail to change your contact information. Please be sure to include your account number and your previous contact information. Address change deadlines will apply for specific events. The Priority Points Program is designed to reward longevity and generosity of support to West Virginia University, its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the MAC. It will be used to determine seating at away games, bowl games, post season tournaments, new season ticket requests and parking. For more information please refer to our Priority Points Program on page 6. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO INCREASE MY PRIORITY POINT STANDING?
Increasing your annual giving level and purchasing season tickets are great ways to increase your Priority Point standing.
TICKETING QUESTIONS CAN I PURCHASE SINGLE HOME GAME TICKETS?
All MAC donors are eligible to purchase single game tickets. The quantity and/ or location of tickets you can purchase is based on availability, membership level, and Priority Points within your annual giving level. WHAT IS THE LIMIT ON AWAY GAME TICKETS?
The quantity of tickets you are eligible to purchase is based on your annual giving level and Priority Points. The availability and location of the tickets is determined by the opposing school. WHEN ARE INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS MAILED?
Single and away game tickets are typically mailed 7-10 days prior to each game.
For more information please contact the Mountaineer Athletic Club at 1-800-433-2072.
MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB
Matt Borman Senior Associate AD / Executive Director
Ben Murray Associate AD â€“ Major Gifts
Kevin Miller Assistant AD - Annual Giving
Dale Wolfley Coordinator
M.G. Bailey Major Gifts Officer
Michael Gilstorf Major Gifts Officer
Jacob Kirkham Major Gifts Officer
Steve Dunlap Assistant Director of Development
Susan Hammond Director of Donor Relations & Special Events
Greta Gibboney Assistant Director of Development & Special Events
Tyler Wilson Assistant Director of Annual Giving
MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB PO Box 0877 | Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 (800) 433-2072
2015 Mountaineer Athletic Club Giving Opportunities Handbook