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FAQs
By: IPTAY  
Release:  05/10/2015

Is my gift tax deductible?

IPTAY donations are generally 80% tax deductible if a donor purchases season tickets and 100%. Please consult with your tax advisor.

How is my gift used?

IPTAY supports student-athletes. Whether it is scholarships, academic support, training, facilities or operating expenses, IPTAY support is all directed toward the single goal of developing stronger, better prepared and better educated student-athletes.

How are tickets and parking assigned?

Tickets and parking are assigned by donor level and priority points within the level on an annual basis. Please refer to the benefits chart for more information about tickets and parking based on IPTAY level.

Click here to see the benefits chart

What is The IPTAY Priority Points system and how is it calculated?

The IPTAY Priority Points reward system was developed in an effort to reward gift amounts and long-term support in the distribution of tickets, seating, and parking. Priority Points are also used for tickets to bowl games, the ACC basketball tournament and all road games.

IPTAY Priority Points are determined by a formula that utilizes both loyalty and contribution levels as shown in the chart below.

*Years of donating to IPTAY + Total contributions/$250 + Annual level of giving points = IPTAY Priority Points

*level points are not cumulative and are added to a donor's point total when the pledge/donation is made for the current drive year

What benefits do I receive as a member?

-          Priority seating for football, basketball, and baseball.

-          Priority parking for football and basketball homes games.

-          Ticket priorities for post-season events such as bowls games and the ACC Tournament.

-          Eight issues of Orange: The Experience Magazine.

-          Weekly MyOrangeUpdate e-newsletter.

-          Priority Points based on total gifts to IPTAY, years of IPTAY membership and donation level. These are used to ensure fair assignments of tickets and parking for athletic events, both home and away.

-          Invitation to IPTAY events.

Can I transfer my membership?

IPTAY memberships cannot be transferred to another person. IPTAY memberships can only be passed to a spouse.

*Lifetime Memberships are no longer available.

What are the important IPTAY dates and deadlines?

July 1: IPTAY annual and fiscal year begins.

December 31: Donation deadline to receive full tax credit for current year's giving.

February 15: 50% of IPTAY donation due to receive football season-ticket application.

June 15: All donations for the current fundraising year are due.

June 30: The IPTAY fund's fiscal year ends on June 30. All membership applications received after this date will be applied to the next year's athletic calendar.

What is the IPTAY Rep Program?

The IPTAY Rep Program boasts nearly 700 volunteer representatives throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and every region of the country. These passionate Clemson supporters are a valuable resource to our IPTAY Donors whenever they have questions about their membership.

I'm a recent Clemson graduate, how can I join IPTAY?

By joining our IPTAY Young Alumni program; IPTAY YA! Was designed for recent graduates (those who have graduated within the past four years from Clemson University) who want to support Clemson athletics, stay involved and take advantage of big savings.

How can I start a company membership?

All new company memberships are required to be donors at the McFadden level ($6,000) or above. Annually, each company membership will be required to submit to the IPTAY Office a certificate of good standing and a tax identification number or similar proof of company status.

How many IPTAY members are there?

There are over 14,600 IPTAY donors. The Collegiate Club has over 5,400 members and the Tiger Cub Club and IPTAY CATS have over 2,300 members.

Who can join IPTAY?

All Clemson fans of any age! You do not have to be a former student-athlete or alum of Clemson University.

Donor levels

What is the relationship between Clemson Athletics and IPTAY?

IPTAY is a non-profit entity with a volunteer Board of Directors that works with the Clemson University Department of Athletics to serve its mission by raising private funds and providing necessary resources to achieve success.

How long has IPTAY been around?

IPTAY is widely regarded as the father of athletic fundraising. The IPTAY Scholarship Fund traces its roots to the 1930s. Dr. Rupert Fike is credited with being the originator of IPTAY, but the seed that Dr. Fike needed for his now much-envied group was planted there by then Head Football Coach Jess Neely.

What is the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan?

Beginning with the renewal of 2008 football season tickets, Clemson University joined the other Top 20 Division 1-A football attendance leaders in adding a preferred seating component to its annual giving program. Under the plan, season-ticket holders who gave at or above the specified per seat values qualified for specific seating in Memorial Stadium.

Seat Equity Plan Information 



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