top level donors are typically those most likely to itemize deductions on tax return and benefit from this move - us in the 1000 donation level typically take standard deduction on our tax returns -We are donating the same overall and still in the same donor level. We have 4 seats and the minimum in our donor level was reduced by $1000 which makes up for the $250 per seat cost.
and yes those of us on lower level did not have our minimum level reduced like the upper levels to maintain the donor levels before to offset for the ticket surcharge $250 - not complaining here just pointing out reality - those giving at those higher levels deserve a lot more than I do for their generous philanthropy through the years
VCU Athletics needs your gifts to pay bills - do not expect any return of a contribution even if we don't play and if I were a betting man only expect the ticket surcharge (seating rights) to be credited toward a subsequent season if we don't play - just wish they would say it in writing instead of we expect to play as the standard speaking point
cannot blame them at all for such a position because they will have scholarship expenses even if the athletes don't play and coaches salaries to pay too - and I am sure there will be stress on the student fee support they normally get if campus doesn't open in full