Leadership Society Major Gifts


WHAT IS

the Leadership Society?


The Leadership Society encompasses philanthropic gifts and commitments of $25,000+ pledged over 1-5 years.

EXAMPLE:

$25,000 1-year pledge = $25,000 one-time gift to App State Athletics

$25,000 5-year pledge = $5,000 yearly gift for 5 years to App State Athletics

Ways to Give


Cash Gifts

The Leadership Society supports the pledge program for philanthropic gifts. This type of philanthropic major gift provides immediate financial support to App State Athletics. Starting at $5,000 a year for 5 years for a total minimum major gift of $25,000 at the completion of your pledge. Payment may be made with cash, check, and credit card. Contact the Mountaineers Athletic Fund staff for more information.

Stock Transfers

Philanthropic gifts to the Yosef Club or the Leadership Society in support of Mountaineers Athletic Fund and App State Athletics can be made in the form of a stock transfer. Please contact the Mountaineers Athletic Fund staff for more details.

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Honor the life and accomplishments of a loved one by strengthening App State Athletics programs.

Planned Giving and Special Gifts

Considering App State Athletics when planning your estate can make a tremendous difference in the lives of our student-athletes. The Mountaineers Athletic Fund staff can assist you in making planned gifts and special gifts, including bequests, real estate and stocks.

Gifts in Kind

Gifts of goods and services reduce expenses for our athletics programs and make a big “bottom line” impact.

FACILITY

Projects


Future Projects

Appalachian 105 Complex

Comprehensive in nature, the initiative is designed to impact every Mountaineer student-athlete and sports program.

Future Tennis

  • New indoor and outdoor courts

  • New bleachers, offices and locker room

Softball Sywassink/
Lloyd Family Stadium

  • New stadium and field

  • New coaches offices, locker room and player lounge

Projects in Progress

FOOTBALL

North End Zone Facility

  • New football operations level
  • New team locker room
  • New athletic training center
  • New weight room, recruiting lounge, meeting rooms and barber shop
  • New premium game day club level
BASKETBALL

Mark E. Harrill Basketball Practice Facility

  • New hardwood floor with three regulation courts, scoreboards and eight hoop stanchions
  • Lighting upgrade and new graphics
  • Two new court dividers
BASEBALL

Beaver Field at Jim & Bettie Smith Stadium

  • New Astroturf installation
  • Don & Pat Phillips Indoor Hitting & Pitching Facility expansion
  • New right field berm lounge and game day pavilion
  • New batter’s eye
  • New 1st base staircase
TRACK & FIELD

Outdoor Complex

  • New eight-lane track
  • New pole vault area
  • New throws area
  • New team locker rooms

Completed Projects

Football - Kidd Brewer Stadium/Wendell H. “Dell” Murphy Jr. Field
  • New Astroturf installation
  • New 2,500 square foot Daktronics football video board; largest of its kind in all NCAA Division I Group of Five Conferences
  • New digital ribbon boards on both East and West grandstands
Football - Kidd Brewer Stadium/Wendell H. “Dell” Murphy Jr. Field
  • New Astroturf installation
  • New 2,500 square foot Daktronics football video board; largest of its kind in all NCAA Division I Group of Five Conferences
  • New digital ribbon boards on both East and West grandstands
Football - Kidd Brewer Stadium/Lonnie Dent Miller Family Hill (Miller Hill)
  • Regrade Enhancement
Wrestling - Varsity Gym
  • Wrestling room mats, wall mats and graphics
  • Locker room expansion and renovation
  • Portable permanent bleachers
Basketball - Holmes Convocation Center
  • New 1,200 square foot four-sided center-hung Daktronics video display
Volleyball - Holmes Convocation Center
  • New team lounge area
  • Locker room expansion and graphics update
Golf - Varsity Gym/Golf Performance Lab
  • New TrackMan equipment and swing analysis software
  • Indoor practice facility updates and graphics
Field Hockey - Brandon & Erica M. Adcock Field
  • New home and visiting team locker rooms
  • New showers, team lounge area, coaches locker room, and officials room
  • New public restrooms

NAMING

Opportunities


App State Athletics currently has many unique opportunities to leave your lasting legacy through the naming of areas in our athletic facilities as part of A Mountaineer Impact initiative.

Opportunities begin at $25,000 upwards to $1,000,000+ payable over 5 years.

For more information on naming opportunities and payment options, please contact the Mountaineers Athletic Fund at (828) 262-3108.

A MOUNTAINEER IMPACT

Initiative


A Mountaineer Impact, a drive for excellence, will allow App State Athletics to:

  • Raise $60,000,000 over a six year period; starting in 2017
  • Continue supporting the University’s educational mission.
  • Engage the University community; strategize and partner.
  • Guide, inspire, and support Mountaineer student-athletes to be lifelong leaders and transition to successful alumni.
  • Build upon the foundation of academic distinction and competitive excellence.
  • Compete on the national stage in all sports.
  • Continue to elevate and strengthen our national brand and become a source of pride for constituents, alumni, family, and friends.
  • Make An Impact.
AMI Charitable Gift Agreement Jerry Moore Plaza Charitable Gift Agreement

ENDOWMENTS

Gifts


Our endowment and planned giving program ensure the long-term financial future and the sustainability of App State Athletics’ national brand we have worked so hard to build. By establishing a scholarship endowment, program endowment or planned gift with App State Athletics, you will support our student-athletes by funding expenses directly related to education, personal development and sports performance.

Currently App State Athletics has 126 active endowments. Please see the lists below in recognition of all those who have endowed scholarships in long-term support of our Mountaineers. If you are interested in contributing to an already existing endowment rather than starting a new fund please contact the Mountaineers Athletic Fund at (828) 262-3108.

PLANNED ESTATE

Gifts


Establishing your legacy through a planned gift can impact the student-athletes of today while building a lasting tradition of support for the student-athletes of tomorrow. Many planned gifts provide substantial tax advantages while providing philanthropic support for over 415 App State student-athletes.

Please contact the Mountaineers Athletic Fund to discuss leaving your lasting legacy by establishing a scholarship endowment today!

MAF Suggested Estate Language
Planned gifts can take the form of:
  • A will or trust
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Life insurance
  • Real estate
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable lead trust

LEADERSHIP SOCIETY

Gift Comparison Chart


Gift Type

Beneficiary

Advantages

Gifts Available for Current Use

Outright

Mountaineers Athletic Fund

  • Make an immediate impact
  • See your gift make a difference
  • May provide income tax savings
Charitable Lead Trust

  • Mountaineers Athletic Fund
  • Remainder to you or your heirs

  • May provide income, gift, or estate tax savings
  • Freezes taxable value of appreciating assets before they pass to beneficiaries

Gifts That Provide Income To You

Charitable Remainder Trust

  • One or two annuitant beneficiaries
  • Remainder to Mountaineers Athletic Fund

  • Provides lifetime fixed income for you or your named beneficiary
  • May provide income and estate tax savings
  • Provides capital gains tax savings
Charitable Gift Annuity
  • One or two annuitant beneficiaries
  • Remainder to Mountaineers Athletic Fund
  • Provides lifetime fixed income for you or your named beneficiary
  • May provide income and estate tax savings
  • Provides capital gains tax savings

Gifts That Make An Impact After Your Lifetime

Charitable Bequest

Mountaineers Athletic Fund

  • Assets available during lifetime
  • May be modified during lifetime
Retirement Plan Assets (IRA, 401k, etc.)

Mountaineers Athletic Fund

  • May reduce heirs' income tax liability
  • May reduce estate tax liability
  • Easy to implement
Retained Life Estate

Mountaineers Athletic Fund

  • May provide income tax savings
  • Continue living on property during your lifetime

TAX

Information


Gifts to the Leadership Society are philanthropic in nature. Please consult your certified tax advisor for more information.

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