PHILANTHROPIC "Pillars of Athletics" ENDOWMENTS
Maroon Pillar - $25,000 - $49,999
Maroon Pillar - Lifetime membership in the 12th Man Foundation. A plaque honoring the Pillar donor will be displayed in 12th Man Offices with an additional plaque sent to donors for their home. Listing in 12th Man Magazine as Pillar of Athletics donor.
Silver Pillar - $50,000 - $99,999
Silver Pillar - Maroon Pillar benefits, plus plaque presentation on the field prior to an A&M home football game.
Gold Pillar - $100,000 - $249,999
Gold Pillar - All benefits of previous levels plus feature article on donor in 12th Man Magazine.
Platinum Pillar - $250,000 - 499,000
Platinum Pillar - All benefits of previous levels plus invitation to annual special event. Option of lifetime membership on the 12th Man Foundation Council of Athletic Ambassadors with membership fees waived.
Diamond Pillar - $500,000 and up
Diamond Pillar - All benefits for previous levels, plus invitation to a one-time private dinner with head coach of donor’s choice and a one-time trip with team of donor’s choice.
Gifts accepted at any level and will be set aside in a restricted account for academic funding needs and distributed as determined by the 12th Man Foundation Board of Trustees. Not restricted to any one college.
Minimum of $25,000 donation to receive donor recognition, which will be patterned after Pillar recognition.
COACHING AND PLAYER ENDOWMENTS
Gifts accepted at levels to be determined in cooperation with the director of athletics, for head coach and assistant coach positions of every varsity sport along with player position endowments for sports where this opportunity has not yet been offered.
Payment Terms (for above options)
Endowment payments are to be made in consecutive annual installments of at least 1/5th of endowment amount per year and should be paid by December 15 each year. Final payment is due no later than December 15, four years after first payment is made. Additional contributions may be made to an endowment at any time. All donations will accrue toward lifetime giving recognition programs. Recognition benefits are not transferable.
Donation amount to establish an Athletic Endowment will be set at a minimum of $25,000 with no maximum limit. Gifts under which the donor will receive recognition benefits only, will be 100% tax-deductible.