Ways of Giving

Annual contributions to the I-Club are the driving force of Hawkeye Athletics and help provide a first-class experience for Iowa's 650 student-athletes. Because of your loyalty and passion to Iowa athletics, our student-athletes continue to Win. Graduate. Do It Right. in competition, in the classroom, and in the community.

I-Club Fund (Seating)

Your per-seat contributions designated to the I-Club Fund help us invest in the highest priority for Iowa Athletics: our student-athletes. You'll also maintain I-Club membership and earn priority points for other athletics benefits—including seat selection, parking, and early access to purchasing single-game tickets.

We encourage all contributions to the I-Club Fund to be received by March 31 to ensure all Membership Benefits.

Hawkeye Scholarship Fund

Your investment in the Hawkeye Scholarship Fund will provide a lasting impact in the lives of our student-athletes and will further prepare them for life beyond Hawkeye athletics. The Hawkeye Scholarship Fund provides financial support exclusively for scholarships (tuition, room, board, and fees) for Iowa's student-athletes.

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.

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.

Contributors to Iowa Athletics have the opportunity to increase their 2020 annual contribution by 10% or more to become a member of the 110% Hawkeye Program. The additional 10% will be allocated towards the Hawkeye Scholarship Fund (100% tax deductible). To join the team, simply opt in on your contribution form or online to add 10% to your subtotal 2019 annual fund gift. By joining the 110% Hawkeye Program you will be invited to an exclusive event.

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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:

Donate

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