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Apologies if a thread already exists, I couldn't find it. I'm looking for information about reseating for the 2020-2021 season. Does anyone know where I can find some good information? Mainly, I'm trying to find out what are the priority points requirements for each donor level, and what does the seating chart look like for each level.
 

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Hi Matt, RAF has not released any information on reseating yet so there is no link to information. Only thing you can do is try to dig up the information by contacting VCU.
 

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Hi Matt, RAF has not released any information on reseating yet so there is no link to information. Only thing you can do is try to dig up the information by contacting VCU.
Are you sure? I'm almost positive I got something. I even remember that my donation has to increase to stay at my current level.

Edit: Can't find the email but the site has the new levels. Minimum donation is now $1500:

 
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Are you sure? I'm almost positive I got something. I even remember that my donation has to increase to stay at my current level.
I got something too but it was a bit cryptic. I tried to look for the email earlier but I could not find it. Also searched VCU athletics website and could not find any information.
 
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Are you sure? I'm almost positive I got something. I even remember that my donation has to increase to stay at my current level.

Edit: Can't find the email but the site has the new levels. Minimum donation is now $1500:

The way I read it appeared that the tickets purchased would also be counted towards the donation. So you could give $ 1000, buy 2,tickets for $400 each and your donation would be $1800. I am pretty sure I am incorrect on this.
 

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I wish they would make it more understandable what is required. Who knows, some of us may increase our donation.
 
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This is from an email sent out 7/15/19. Same info can be found at the RAF site under the priority points tab. Looks like the lowest level will be Directors ($1,500-$3,999 donation) Maximum number of seats will be (6) per account

From the RAF site:

Membership Level Points
  • Scholarship Society ($24,000+) - 120
  • Platinum Society ($14,000-$23,999) - 100
  • Battering Rams ($9,000-$13,999) - 80
  • Champion’s Society ($6,500-$8,999) - 60
  • Super Rams ($4,000-$6,499) - 40
  • Director’s Society ($1,500-$3,999) - 20
From the Email:

Ram Athletic Fund Donor,

VCU Athletics has retooled its Ram Athletic Fund donor
benefits chart for the 2019-20 campaign. These changes are effective
immediately, including all donations made after January 1, 2019. If you have
made a donation since January 1, 2019, VCU will process all gifts
accordingly. No additional steps need to be taken at this time.

  • To adapt to the
    change in federal tax law, your total Ram Athletic Fund annual support
    will be divided into two pieces: season ticket donations and philanthropic
    support of our student-athletes.


  • A $250 per seat
    donation will be required for each season ticket purchased, the total of
    which will NOT be tax deductible.


  • Philanthropic
    giving will provide access to non-season ticketing benefits (hospitality,
    parking, postseason access).


  • As such, the
    philanthropic support of VCU Athletics grants you the ability to deduct
    this gift to the fullest extent of the law and apply for your employer’s
    matching gift program, if applicable.


  • Moving forward,
    donations may still be sent in one total payment
    and will be split/processed based on the number of tickets purchased.


  • Beginning with
    the 2020-21 season, season tickets will be limited to a maximum of 6 per
    account.


  • In order to
    maximize your annual tax deduction, All-Sport Passes will no longer be
    distributed as a Ram Athletic Fund Benefit. Season tickets for VCU Olympic
    sports will be available starting as low as $25.00 per team. Fall sports
    season ticket packages will go on sale within the next week.




These changes will be reflected in your official annual
tax receipt that will be mailed in January, 2020



Please see the enclosed charts for more details or visit
our website:



Ticket Donation + Hospitality Donation = Total RAF
Donation

Example:

2 tickets @ 250 each + $2,000 hospitality= $2,500
(Director’s Society)

4 tickets @ $250 each + $1,500 hospitality= $2,500
(Director’s Society)
 
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Haven't seen a seating chart yet. Without that all the other info doesn't really tell you much. It's possible that they haven't decided on that yet though.
 
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Haven't seen a seating chart yet. Without that all the other info doesn't really tell you much. It's possible that they haven't decided on that yet though.
It also appears that you can get a ticket by donating $250 so that has not changed.
 

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I think they had also added an incentive of 10 additional priority points if you pay up you donation by February 1st (or 28th, can’t remember).
 

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Are you sure? I'm almost positive I got something. I even remember that my donation has to increase to stay at my current level.

Edit: Can't find the email but the site has the new levels. Minimum donation is now $1500:

Thanks for the info. If this is simply restructuring how payments are made to help with tax deductions then I am in. If this is, as I seem to be reading it, a total cost increase combi ning tickets and donation then I am out. I will go with the 4 pack and take a nicer family vacation.
 
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I think they had also added an incentive of 10 additional priority points if you pay up you donation by February 1st (or 28th, can’t remember).
  • Full payment in to the Ram Athletic Fund by February 15, 2020 - 15 additional priority points
  • Start and complete a monthly payment plan by February 15, 2020 - 15 additional priority points
  • Donate $500 towards your total FY20 donation - 10 additional priority points
 
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Thanks for the info. If this is simply restructuring how payments are made to help with tax deductions then I am in. If this is, as I seem to be reading it, a total cost increase combi ning tickets and donation then I am out. I will go with the 4 pack and take a nicer family vacation.
I'm sure there's others that are more informed/knowledge but it's my understanding:

Each seat/season ticket is $250 donation. If you get 4 that's a $1000.00, Not tax deductible. Then add a $500 deductible donation puts you into the $1500 directors level. It's pretty confusing right now but the charts at the paciolan site are helpful. It's still very early and I'm sure the AD has some fine tuning to do and will be sending out more info come spring.

I could be totally wrong but how I understand it:

For this season: 4 Season tickets cost $2,000.00 ($500 each) and someone donated $2,500.00 to the RAF, total cost is $4,500.00. That $4,500 was all tax deducible.

Next season: 4 season tickets cost $1,000.00 ($250 each) to maintain your current giving level, that person would need to donate $3,500.00 for the same total cost of $4,500.00. This year, only $3,500 is tax deductible.

I don't think the tax laws have changed from 2019 to 2020, just how it's being reported.
 
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