Giving Levels and Benefits
In return for your gift to the Panther Scholarship Club, you will receive various benefits depending on your annual membership level. Additionally, all PSC pledges receive priority seating points for the McLeod Center. Please contact the PSC office with any questions. For more information on the Priority Seating Plan, click here.
Panther Scholarship Club can accept:
Cash: Most common and needed gift to the Panther Scholarship Club. Contributions can be made in a lump sum or split into payments.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets: Many times the most tax efficient method of making charitable contributions is to give appreciated assets. By contributing appreciated stocks, bonds, land, etc., the donor is able to avoid paying capital gains tax.
Gifts-in-Kind: Gifts of supplies or services are sometimes accepted as contributions to the Panther Scholarship Club. In these cases, the donor provides a product or service that would have otherwise been purchased within a program's operating budget. A cash gift of $200 must accompany all gifts-in-kind in order to be a member of the Panther Scholarship Club.
Matching Gifts: Many companies match contributions made by their employees. To have a greater impact on the Panther Athletics, contact your human resources office before mailing your contribution to see if your company offers a matching program. Your membership level will reflect the matching gift portion as long as your company allows.
Special Discount Programs:
Under 30 Discount: Half price membership into the PSC; members and/or spouses who are under 30 qualify. If turning 30 after July 1 of current club year, then you qualify for that club year.
UNI Employee Discount: Employees of the University may join the Panther Scholarship Club at half price. This includes current, retired and emeritus faculty and staff. Additionally, any UNI employee who is under 30 can take advantage of both discounts. For example, you may join the Directors level which is $1,250 for only $312.50.
Tax Deductibility: While gifts to the Panther Scholarship Club are tax-deductible, the deductibility of your contribution must be reduced by the amount of the value you receive in return, in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code. You will receive information on the deductible value of your gift in your PSC benefits and with your gift receipt.