WHAT IS THE

YOSEF CLUB?


The Yosef Club has been in existence for over 45 years; our primary purpose will always be to provide scholarships for App State student-athletes. The Yosef Club also covers additional expenses that enhance and provide opportunities and world-class experiences.

Dates & Deadlines


JAN

01

Yosef Club Membership Year BEGINS

APRIL

30

Football Season Tickets & Parking Renewal Deadline

JUNE

01

Football Parking Allocation Begins

JUNE

30

50% of 2021 Yosef Club Membership Due

JULY

01

Football Parking Allocation Ends

SEP

02

Football Season Officially Begins!

YOSEF CLUB 2020

BY THE NUMBERS


2,630

Total 2020 Yosef Club Members

657

Total Student Yosef Club Members

$3,857,670

Total 2020 Yosef Club Dollars Raised

Growth & Goals


2021 Yosef Club Membership Goal

  • $4,000,000 & 4,000 Yosef Club Members
    (plus 1,000 SYC Members)

1-Year

  • 4,000 members (1,500+ new Yosef Club members)

5-Year

  • 5,000 members

10-Year

  • 10,000+ members

Brendan

Harrington

Football Junior


“I have so much gratitude in my heart for the Yosef Club members for their blessings both on and off the field for me and my teammates. With your help, I have created some of the best memories and relationships of a lifetime. Your Support means a lot to me. Thank You!”

Ways to Give


Matching Gifts

Many companies have a matching gift program that increases the value of your gift at no additional cost to you. Ask your employer for information regarding matching gifts to support athletic scholarships.

Online Giving

Current donors and new donors making first-time gifts should visit our online donations and ticketing provider Paciolan. Please click the "Donate Now" button in the top right of your screen for quick access.

Current donors can also click "Login" to sign in as a "Returning Online Customer" accessing their full donor and ticket account to make a new donation or increase current contributions. (new MAF supporters will click "Register Now" to create an account first before donating)

Cash Gifts

This type of gift provides immediate help for the entire App State Athletics program through the support of student-athlete scholarships. Payment may be made with cash, check, credit card, bank draft, or payroll deduction (payroll deduction is available for App State employees only).

Contact the Mountaineers Athletic Fund staff for more information.

Stock Transfers

Yosef Club members can make gifts via stock transfers. Please contact the Mountaineers Athletic Fund staff for more information.

2021 Yosef Club Membership Form

Yosef Club Membership Levels & Benefits


Your annual membership in the Yosef Club directly supports our 415+ student-athletes via scholarships.

Annual Yosef Club memberships donations can be paid online, in-person, or by phone; via cash, check, credit card, bank draft, or payroll deduction (payroll deduction is available for App State employees only).

Parking Maps & Seating Charts


FOOTBALL PARKING

The Yosef Club projects the following minimum donation thresholds for each parking lot in 2021. Availability is limited, and requests for specific lots cannot be guaranteed. Season tickets are also required to qualify for football parking.

Your annual membership in the Yosef Club directly supports our 415+ student-athletes via scholarships.

  • Justice Lot will not be available for parking requests due to the construction - Giving level only qualifies you for the parking lot. This does not guarantee any spot in the designated lot.
  • Championship Game parking is not included in the price of season tickets.

FOOTBALL SEATING

  • Giving level only qualifies you for the seating section. This does not guarantee any seat in the designated section.
  • Championship Game seating is not included in the price of season tickets.

BASKETBALL PARKING

MBB: Parking is included with a $1,500 or above giving level for the men’s basketball season.

  • Must be a MBB Season Ticket Holder to receive parking for MBB

WBB: Parking is included with a $500 or above giving level for the women’s basketball season.

  • Must be a WBB Season Ticket Holder to receive parking for WBB

BASKETBALL SEATING

MBB: There are Reserved and General Admission seating options

  • For reserved seating options for Yosef Club members, please contact us
  • Courtside seating: Yosef Club membership level of $2,500 and above, plus ticket cost

WBB: All seating is General Admission

  • Courtside seating: Yosef Club membership level of $1,000 and above, plus ticket cost

Tess

Cairney

Women's Soccer Senior


“I would like to sincerely thank the members of the Yosef Club for their continuous support of App State Athletics. You make possible the dreams of so many student-athletes here at App. With your support, I have been able to accomplish so much in my time here and I will be forever grateful. The Yosef Club also made it possible for our team to meet with Dr. Cooper and the sports psychology team, which has made such a huge impact on our team’s mental health fitness. Again, I thank you so much and Go App!"

What are Priority Points? How can I earn more?


Annual Items Point Value Denominator
Cumulative Giving (Yosef Club & Leadership Society) 1 $100.00
Leadership Society (Capital/ Endowment-current year) 2 $100.00
Planned Giving 2 $300.00
Yosef Club (annual-current year) 3 $100.00
Consecutive Years Giving (every consecutive 5 years) 5 1
MSI (an increase from previous year’s Yosef Club donation) 6 $100.00

A donor's priority point rank is determined based on total giving to App State Athletics. This includes giving to the Yosef Club, athletic scholarships, and the Leadership Society.

A donor's annual Yosef Club membership level and then their lifetime priority points total within their current membership level determines their priority point ranking for parking location, away game and post-season tickets, and premium seating options. Each donor can access their athletic giving record by logging into their "Paciolan" account by clicking "Login" in the top right corner. This will allow each current donor to check their priority points total, donor rank, and athletics giving record at any time.

If you have ever contributed to the Yosef Club, you likely have an existing account and should log in using that information. Please do not create an additional online account to avoid duplicating efforts. If you are unsure of your account status, need your login information, or would like further details on the priority points system, please contact the Mountaineers Athletic Fund staff.

2020 Yosef Club Breakdown

Priority Giving Level Number of Donors
1 $50,000+ 6
2 $25,000 - $49,999 26
3 $15,000 - $24,999 33
4 $10,000 - $14,999 13
5 $5,000 - $9,999 80
6 $3,500 - $4,999 73
7 $2,500 - $3,499 273
8 $1,500 - $2,499 311
9 $1,000 - $1,499 216
10 $500 - $999 688
11 $250 - $499 429
12 $100 - $249 310
13 < $100 176
* $25 – SYC 657

Want To Boost Your Points?

Mountaineer Scholarship Incentive Program

A Mountaineer Scholarship Incentive (MSI) aims to increase scholarship revenue for App State student-athletes. All Yosef Club members who increase their pledge from 2020 will receive double points(2X) on the increased amount.

EXAMPLE:

Previous Year Yosef Club Contribution = $1,000

Current Year Yosef Club Contribution = $5,000

Regular Points for the $1,000

Double Points(2X) for the additional $4,000

Next Level Program

We continually ask our student-athletes to step up to the next level in practice, competition and in the classroom. The Next Level program is a call for all Yosef Club members to increase their membership level to the next level. The pandemic has had a significant impact on budgets for everyone, including our athletics department. Help us continue to grow and provide scholarship dollars for our Mountaineers wearing the black and gold. Collectively we can reach even greater heights.

110% Program

As our App State student-athletes give 110% in everything they do as Mountaineers we ask our Yosef Club members to consider doing the same and give 110%.

Yosef Club Advisory Board


The Yosef Club Advisory Board is a group of highly dedicated Yosef Club members. Board members help spread the good word, build relationships, find new Yosef Club members, provide valuable feedback and insight, and assist in various events throughout the year to better the Yosef Club and App State Athletics as a whole.

2021 Yosef Club Advisory Board Leadership:

Tom Rigsby

President

Email Tom

Tasha Kolbe

Vice President

Email Tasha

Ryan Hotz

Secretary

Email Ryan

Janay

Sanders

Women's Basketball Junior


“I want to take this time to shout out the members of the Yosef Club! I greatly appreciate the continued support that you guys give us. Please know your love does not go unnoticed. Thanks for everything you do for us!”

Frequently Asked Questions


Your annual donation to the Yosef Club directly supports scholarships for more than 415 student-athletes.

Yes, payment options are available for season tickets and Yosef Club annual memberships.

Yes, the Yosef Club accepts matching gifts toward your annual membership. Please contact your company’s benefits specialist for more information.

Depending on your giving level, we will be hosting either pregame or postgame events for our Yosef Club members.

To qualify for parking during the 2021 football season, you will need to be a Yosef Club member at the $100 level or higher and also be a football season ticket holder.

No, we will not be able to have the Yosef Club Hospitality Room due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and high cost of operation.

Yosef Club

Circle of Excellence Society


The Yosef Club Circle of Excellence Society (YCE) serves as an annual leadership fundraising entity under the Mountaineers Athletic Fund. The YCE is philanthropic in nature with its members invested in the success of App State Athletics.

Established in 2013, the Yosef Club Circle of Excellence Society was created to recognize App State Athletics’ most prominent benefactors that provide annual philanthropic support at the highest levels. Since the inception of the program, 49 individuals have committed more than $5,400,000.

Both membership levels of the YCE distribute financial support to the annual scholarship budget via the Yosef Club and to the Competitive Excellence Fund in support of head/assistant coaches as well as key administrative staff members. Scholarship support is critical to providing our coaches the funding they need to recruit talented student-athletes. In addition, App State Athletics is committed to hiring and retaining outstanding individuals who impact the lives of our student-athletes and serve our constituents with pride.

Through their generosity, YCE members will help advance App State Athletics exponentially. YCE members are required to remain at the Yosef Club’s Champions ($10,000) annual membership level.

Benefactor Level


$25,000 annually

(5-year pledge)

  • Yosef Club $10,000 membership level
  • Competitive Excellence Fund $15,000
  • Exclusive Events
  • Exclusive Gift
  • Opportunity for Team Travel
  • On-Field Recognition
  • (4) Sideline Season Passes
  • Road Game Sideline Access Opportunity
  • Premium parking pass

Leadership Level


$50,000+ annually

(5-year pledge)

  • Yosef Club $10,000 membership level
  • Competitive Excellence Fund $15,000
  • PLUS $25,000 to Football Enhancement Fund
  • Exclusive Charter to Road Game
  • (6) Sideline Season Passes
  • Dinner with head and assistant coaches
  • Exclusive access to team meetings
  • Exclusive access to locker-room
  • Team sideline apparel pack
  • Team Ring or Pendant from Bowl or Championship

Stewardship Program


Circle of Excellence Society Events: These events will be exclusive to YCE members and will occur a few times throughout the year. Typically, they will include an intimate setting and access to coaches and key campus personnel.

Circle of Excellence Society Gift: Members are provided an exclusive, signed “team helmet” as well as an annual gift.

YCE Member Recognition: Members will be recognized in the game day program, on the website, and on a membership wall within an athletics facility.

Away Game YCE Member Trip: Members contributing at the $25,000 level and above will have an opportunity to travel with the team to an away contest (space allowing).

On-Field/Sideline Experience: Members that contribute at the $25,000 and above will receive (4) season sideline passes. Credentials are non-transferrable and a YCE member must accompany all guests. Due to safety guidelines, in game sideline access is limited to children at 16 years and older.

On-Field Recognition: Members will be recognized on the field as a group during a home football game.

Premium Game-Day Experience: Members contributing at the $25,000 and above can request a premium parking pass in addition to their Yosef Club parking pass. All members can use a premium pass entrance gate at home football games.

(*App State Athletics Reserves the Right to Make Necessary Changes to the Stewardship Program. Bonus priority points remain in place as long as pledge is fulfilled.) (Revised 02/23/21)

Total Members


Wendell H. "Dell" Murphy Jr.

First founding member in 2012

Year Over Year Growth

    2013

  • 11

  • 2014

  • 19

  • 2015

  • 26

  • 2016

  • 27

  • 2017

  • 27

  • 2018

  • 32

  • 2019

  • 42

  • 2020

  • 46

  • 2021

  • 49

YOSEF CLUB

YOUNG ALUMNI PROGRAM


New graduates from undergraduate and graduate programs can join at any giving level or amount, and we will double your membership! For example, you can join the Yosef Club at $500, and we will double your membership, placing you at the $1,000 level. You are eligible to receive this benefit 4 years post-graduation for undergrad and 2 years post-graduation for graduate! Contact the Yosef Club for information on parking and seating allocation. - Non-traditional students can receive the same benefit for 2 years post-graduation.

Includes:

  • Parking in an exclusive Young Alum parking area*
  • Exclusive Young Alum gift
  • $100 GA season ticket (season ticket holders only)

Premium Seating Option:

  • Section 309 of the North End Zone as an exclusive Young Alum area (limited amount)
  • Price: 1st year $500 one-time deposit & $500/seat, 2nd year $750/seat, 3rd year $1000/seat and option to change seat location
  • Amenities: access to indoor club and field level patio area

SPORT-SPECIFIC GIVING


Each sport at App State has a fund that helps with operational expenses. Contributions are very important and encouraged to help each sport compete at the highest level possible. Please note that contributions to a specific sport receive priority points but do not count towards your Yosef Club annual membership level.

DONATE NOW SPORTS-SPECIFIC GIVING CHARITABLE AGREEMENT FORM

BE THE TRADITION

STUDENT YOSEF CLUB


The Student Yosef Club (SYC) is a membership-based booster organization whose mission is to support App State student-athletes, maintain an electric game day atmosphere and fuel the Mountaineer spirit.

2021 Student Yosef Club Goal: 1,000 Members

Benefits of the SYC:

  • 15 minutes early admission to Football & Basketball Events
  • 50-yard line Student Section reserved for SYC only (Section 104)
  • Exclusive T-Shirt and Sticker
  • Special Event Invites
  • Special Gifts
  • Build Priority Points as a Student

SYC members have the privilege of entering the gates at home football and basketball games 15 minutes prior to the gates opening to the public, giving all SYC members an opportunity for the best seats in the house every game. Members must present their App State ID card at the gate with the current year’s SYC membership ID decal in order to enter the gates early.

JOIN THE SYC!

FORMER

ATHLETES ASSOCIATION


The App State Former Athletes Association was chartered in 1984 and is made up of former student-athletes who join the Yosef Club at the $100 level.

A portion of the $100 pays a Former Athlete’s yearly dues and allows the FAA to sponsor the following:

  • The App State Athletics Hall of Fame induction weekend
  • The annual Student Athletic Council Awards Banquet
  • Awarding letter jackets, backpacks and duffle bags to deserving student-athletes - A luncheon for graduating seniors and their parents.

The Former Athletes Association has an Annual FAA Raffle Fundraiser that helps fund the above projects.

Three hundred $100 tickets are sold, and three winners are drawn at the last home game. The first ticket drawn receives $2,000, the second receives $3,000, and the third receives $5,000. The balance ($20,000) is put in the coffers and allows the FAA to fund the above projects for our athletes.

JOIN THE FAA!

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