Priority Points

Priority Points

The University of Nebraska Athletic Department utilizes a Priority Point system. Priority Points are acquired by making a contribution to Nebraska Athletics. Priority points are used when allocating tickets and seat locations for each of Nebraska’s  football away games, postseason events, and single game ticket purchases. Priority points also play a role in the allocation and improvement of season tickets. Contributions required for season tickets are 80% tax deductible and will earn priority points. You can choose to make a capital campaign gift that is 100% tax deductible; however, you do not earn priority points on 100% tax deductible gifts.

Priority points are accumulated as follows:

  • Three points for every $100 of current annual athletic giving
  • One point for every $100 of lifetime (previous years) of athletic giving
  • N-Club members (varsity letter winners) receive a one-time assignment of 10 Priority Points

Here is an example of how you can accumulate Priority Points:

In 2009, Lil’Red makes his first contribution of $300 to the Husker Athletics Fund. As a result, Lil’ Red receives a total of nine Priority Points in that year – three points for every $100 of current giving.

In 2010, Lil’ Red decided to give $200 more for a total of $500 to the Nebraska Athletic Department. He receives 18 Priority Points in 2010, receiving three points for each $100 contributed in the calendar year (15 points), plus three more points for giving $300 in 2009 (one point for every $100 of lifetime giving).

In 2011, Lil’ Red was able to increase his donation to $1,000. His Priority Point total in 2010 equals 38 points. He received 30 points for his current giving (three points for each $100 given), plus eight points for his prior lifetime giving ($800 total gifted in 2009 and 2010).

. Current Giving Priority Points
(Gift Amount)
Lifetime Giving Priority Points (Gift Amount) Total Giving Total Priority Points
(Gift Amount)
2009 9 ($300) +0 ($0) =9 ($300)
2010 15 ($500) +3 ($300) =18 ($800)
2011 30 ($1000) +8 ($800) =38 ($1,800)

 

If Lil’ Red would donate $500/year for three years, 2009, 2010, and 2011, his priority points in 2011 would be 25.

Current Giving Priority Points
(Gift Amount)
Lifetime Giving Priority Points
(Gift Amount)
Total Giving Total Priority Points
(Gift Amount)
2009 15 ($500) +0 ($0) =15 ($500)
2010 15 ($500) +5 ($500) =20 ($1000)
2011 15 ($500) +10 ($1000) =25 ($1500)

 

If Lil’ Red would donate $500 in 2009, then $400 in 2010, and then $300 in 2011, his priority points in 2011 would be 18.

Current Giving Priority Points
(Gift Amount)
Lifetime Giving Priority Points
(Gift Amount)
Total Giving Total Priority Points
(Gift Amount)
2009 15 ($500) +0 ($0) =15 ($500)
2010 12 ($400) +5 ($500) =17 ($900)
2011 9 ($300) +9 ($900) =18 ($1200)

 

Priority points are reset and recalculated every year in January based upon the current drive year. The donations and priority points are cumulative, but giving to the non-current drive year is refigured at 1 point for every $100, while current drive year giving is three points for every $100.

To find out more information about Priority Points, call the Huskers Athletic Fund at (402) 472-2367 or 1-800-8BIGRED or athleticfund@huskers.com.

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