About

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 $17 - $20 million every year to support more than 650 student-athletes that represent the University of Iowa. Annual funds are used for scholarships, academic services, team travel, housing, training facilities, medical treatment, nutrition, uniforms and all other expenses associated with being a Hawkeye student-athlete.

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Ways of Giving

I-Club Annual Giving

  • An investment in the highest priority of Iowa athletics, our 650 student-athletes. Annual funds are used to provide academic services, team travel, housing, training facilities, medical treatment, nutrition, equipment, uniforms and other expenses associated with being a Hawkeye student-athlete.
  • Earns you priority points and I-Club membership.

Scholarships

  • The athletic department says the University over $14 Million each year for student-athlete scholarships. Your investment will assist in the financial support for scholarships including tuition, room, board and fees.
  • Fully tax deductible

Endowments

  • Multiple levels of opportunity to endow student-athlete scholarships and coaching positions.
  • Endowments are an investment that will pay important dividends for future generations of coaches and student-athletes who wear the black and gold.

Campaigns

  • Facility campaigns help us continually provide our Hawkeye student-athletes the opportunity to reach peak athletic performance within highly equipped practice facilities, competition fields/courts, locker rooms, team meeting rooms, academic facilities, medical and treatment facilities, etc.

Tickets & Parking

  • Being a season ticket holder is more than filling a seat inside Kinnick Stadium or Carver-Hawkeye Arena. You join the fight to support Hawkeye Student-Athletes in competition, in the classroom and in our community.
  • Earns you priority points and I-Club membership.

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.

Benefit Levels

I-Club Membership Levels & Benefits

Each year, thousands of Hawkeye fans provide financial support to Our Hawkeyes through the I-Club (the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' annual giving program). Members of the I-Club receive benefits annually at the levels noted in the chart.

Members of the I-Club receive all donor benefits up to and including those listed at their giving level.


Priority Points

In keeping with the spirit of Hawkeye loyalty, and in recognition of the generosity of those who are helping the Hawkeyes each year, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics developed a priority points system that is fair, orderly, and includes Hawkeye fans in the process of selecting their football, men's basketball and women's basketball, and wrestling season ticket locations.

110% Hawkeye

Our Hawkeyes give 110% in competition, in the classroom, and in the community, you can too, rise to the challenge of Iowa student-athletes and become 110% Hawkeye! In 2019, 950 individuals increased their gift by 10% or more! That extra 10% is an additional $1.94M in revenue for athletics.

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How to Give

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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
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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

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 may address charitable deductibility for athletic contributions differently. Please consult your own tax advisor for applicability of federal and state tax regulations.

Mailing Address

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

Taxes

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 may address charitable deductibility for athletic contributions differently. Please consult your own tax advisor for applicability of federal and state tax regulations.

  • To receive I-Club Membership and priority points for other athletics benefits (seat selection, parking and early access to purchase tickets) contributions should be designated to the I-Club Fund.
  • Other athletics designations (Hawkeye Scholarship Fund, Hawkeye Fund and athletic campaigns) are fully tax deductible and do NOT receive I-Club benefits (e.g. priority points, I-Club membership etc.).
  • You are encouraged to consult your own tax advisor for applicability of the IRS regulations.

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 may address charitable deductibility for athletic contributions differently. Please consult your own tax advisor for applicability of federal and state tax regulations.

  • To receive I-Club Membership and priority points for other athletics benefits (seat selection, parking and early access to purchase tickets) contributions should be designated to the I-Club Fund.
  • Other athletics designations (Hawkeye Scholarship Fund, Hawkeye Fund and athletic campaigns) are fully tax deductible and do NOT receive I-Club benefits (e.g. priority points, I-Club membership etc.).

You are encouraged to consult your own tax advisor for applicability of the IRS regulations.

Your contribution for tickets inside Kinnick Stadium or Carver-Hawkeye Arena help us invest in the highest priority for Iowa Athletics: our student-athletes. You will receive I-Club Membership, priority points, contributor parking and other athletics benefits.

Please consult your own tax advisor for applicability of federal and state tax regulations.

Designate your contribution to the I-Club Fund (Seating) to receive I-Club Membership, earn priority points, and other athletics benefits including opportunities for contributor parking, seat selection inside Kinnick Stadium and Carver-Hawkeye Arena.