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 (Non-Deductible)

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.)

Iowa 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.)

Timeline


JAN-MAR

Football Season Tickets on Sale

FEB

Athletics Annual Giving Email Solicitation

MAR 31st

Football Season Ticket Order Deadline


(I-Club Contributions made by March 31 will be included in your priority points for the upcoming football season ticket selection / upgrade process)

MAY

Contributor Football single/away game tickets on sale

MAY 31st

Contribution deadline for I-Club benefits, tickets and parking

JUN 30th

Year-End contribution deadline

OCT

Basketball and Wrestling single game/match tickets go on sale

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 $400,000 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 $200,000 - $399,999 provides a named, endowed scholarship for a specific sport.

    • For Example: The Doe Family Softball Scholarship

Sustaining Level

  • A gift of $50,000 - $199,999 provides a named, endowed partial scholarship but not for a specific sport or position.

    • For Example: The John and Jane Doe Athletic Scholarship

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 support you desire.

Installment Giving Form
matching

Matching Gifts

Your employer may multiply your contribution through a matching gift program. Please ask your human resources director for the appropriate form. Please note: many companies match only the tax-deductible amount of a contribution.


securities

Securities

Donors have the ability to support Our Hawkeyes through an electronic transfer of stock or via the actual stock certificate.

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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.

Payroll Deduction Form

Note:

Your I-Club contribution is not tax deductible. Following the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act ("Tax Reform Act"), changes were made to IRC 170(l) eliminating the 80% charitable deduction previously allowed. Therefore your payment is not deductible for income tax purposes. 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