Ways of Giving

Annual contributions represent the driving force of Iowa Athletics and allow the department to achieve its vision in providing first class experiences for our student-athletes on the field, in the classroom and in life. The annual fund generates over $17 million every year to support more than 650 student-athletes that represent the University of Iowa. Funds are used for team travel, housing, training facilities, medical treatment, nutrition, uniforms and all other expenses associated with being a Hawkeye student-athlete.

I-Club Fund (Seating)

Contributions to the I-Club Fund are non-deductible. These funds provide support for scholarships (tuition, room, board and fees), travel expenses for recruiting future Hawkeyes, equipment purchases, operation and maintenance of all athletic facilities, medical services and travel expenses for all UI teams. By donating annually to the I-Club Fund you will qualify for various sport specific and non-sport specific benefits throughout the year, including priority points, access to seating, parking and exclusive member benefits.

The athletic giving year runs July 1 to June 30, which coincides with the University's fiscal year. All contributions made to athletics development accounts will be recognized jointly between spouses. Households requesting to have separate I-Club memberships for athletics ticket purposes, gameday parking privileges, or other reasons should contact the Athletics Development office at iclub@foriowa.org.

Hawkeye Fund

Provides support for the general athletic budget including expenses associated with scholarships, travel, equipment, athletic facilities, operations and medical services for all 24 sports.

Contributions to this fund are fully tax deductible.

Note: You will NOT receive I-Club benefits (priority points, I-Club membership etc.)

Hawkeye Scholarship Fund

Provides support exclusively for scholarships (tuition, room, and board) for all 24 sports.

Contributions to this fund are fully tax deductible.

Note: You will NOT receive I-Club benefits (priority points, I-Club membership etc.)

Endowments

Endowed Scholarship Support for Iowa's Student-Athletes


The goal of the Hawkeye Visions Endowment program is to work with Hawkeye supporters to secure sufficient resources to endow each student-athlete scholarship in all 24 sports. Your investment in the future of Hawkeye Athletics can permanently endow a variety of student-athlete scholarships.

Gifts to the Hawkeye Visions Endowment Program can be made via:

  • Outright gift or multi-year pledge of cash or appreciated securities
  • Bequest in a will or trust
  • Charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, or other life income gift
  • Designation of the UI Center for Advancement as beneficiary of an IRA, qualified retirement plan, pension benefits or annuity
  • Combination of the above

Please note that named scholarships will be awarded once the appropriate endowment is received and sufficient payout has been generated.

Note:

Please consider how you can support the Hawkeye Visions Endowment Program today. Your gift is an investment that will pay important dividends for future generations of student-athletes and the University they represent.


Visionary Level

  • A gift of $1,000,000 or more provides a named, endowed scholarship for a specific team position.

    • For Example: The John and Jane Doe Men's Basketball Point Guard Scholarship

Leadership Level

  • A gift of $500,000 - $999,999 provides a named, endowed scholarship for a specific sport.

    • For Example: The Doe Family Softball Scholarship

Sustaining Level

  • A gift of $100,000 - $499,999 provides a named, endowed partial scholarship but not for a specific sport or position.

    • For Example: The John and Jane Doe Athletic Scholarship

Coaching Endowments

Hawkeye coaches play a vital role in the success of our student-athletes, not only in competition but also in the classroom and in life. They embody our moto of 'Win. Graduate. Do It Right.' that has characterized the Iowa Hawkeyes for decades.

A coaching endowment recognizes a coach's hard work, exceptional ability, and dedication to our student-athletes. In addition, it underwrites a coach's salary, providing stability and resources for that position both now and in the future while also opening up greater flexibility across the entire athletics department.

Position Minimum Required Naming
Athletics Director $5 million Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair
Head Football Coach $5 million  
Head Men’s Basketball Coach $5 million  
Head Women’s Basketball Coach $5 million  
Other Head Coaching Positions $2 million Mellecker Family Head Men’s Tennis Coach
Associate or Assistant Coach $1 million  

Making an Endowment Gift

Please consider how you can support our Hawkeye Programs today. Your gift is an investment that will pay important dividends for future generations of coaches and student-athletes who wear the black and gold.

Gifts can be made via:

  • Outright gift or multi-year pledge of cash or appreciated securities
  • Bequest in a will or trust
  • Charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, or other life income gift
  • Designation of the UI Center for Advancement as beneficiary of an IRA, qualified retirement plan, pension benefits or annuity
  • Combination of the above

HERky’s Excellence Fund

We are Women. We are Hawkeyes.


The mission of the HERky’s Excellence fund is to provide support to women’s athletics at the University of Iowa with the goal of aiding in their continued success.

Support Women’s Athletics

Take your support of Iowa Women’s Athletics to the next level with our HERky’s Excellence Fund:

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How to Give

card

Check/Money Order/Credit Card

Checks and money orders should be made payable to the UI Center for Advancement. The UI Center for Advancement accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

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electronic

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Approved authorization for the UIF to deduct directly from your bank account on a schedule selected by you.

EFT Form
installment

Installment Giving

This program allows you to split your annual donation into smaller payments, while still achieving the level of donation support you desire.

Installment Giving Form
securities

Securities

We discourage the use of securities for premium seating and I-Club Fund payments. However, securities can still be used for fully deductible athletic gifts. Please consult with your tax advisor for any questions on securities contributions.


bequests

Bequests

Gifts through wills and bequests can provide donors the opportunity to sustain their family name in conjunction with UI Athletics.

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payroll

Payroll Deduction

UI faculty and staff members are able to enroll in a payroll deduction plan to support Our Hawkeyes.

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Employee Payroll Deduction Form
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Matching Gifts

In accordance with the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, effective January 1, 2018, if a donor's contribution allows them the right to purchase tickets to an athletic event or receive other associated benefits, that contribution is no longer tax deductible. Please note the following important facts about matching gifts:

  • Most matching gift companies will only match the charitable or tax deductible portion of a contribution. I-Club recognition and priority point credit will only be applied to one's account once the matching gift itself is received and processed.
  • June 30 is the priority seating and parking deadline for football and men's basketball. A matching gift will only count in your I-Club recognition and point total if your company's gift has been received by this date.
  • Know your company's matching gift policy. Learn about which causes it will and will not support, its deadlines, and its fulfillment periods. Each of these items could impact you.
  • If your company's policy states it will not match gifts to athletics then the University of Iowa Center for Advancement cannot submit your request. The Center for Advancement is obligated to acknowledge and abide by the unique policies of each company's matching gift program.
  • If you decline all benefits associated with your contribution to athletics, including I-Club recognition and priority points, your contribution is fully tax deductible. Please consult with your employer to determine if you qualify for a company match based on that information.

Note:

Following the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (“Tax Reform Act”), effective 1/1/2018, changes were made to IRC 170(l) eliminating the 80% charitable deduction previously allowed for federal income tax purposes. Some states, including Iowa, currently allow an 80% charitable deduction for athletic contributions. You are encouraged to consult your own tax advisor for applicability of the IRS Regulations.

Mailing Address

Athletics Development Office
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
One West Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52244-4550