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Catamount Club

Membership Levels

Catamount Club membership is open to all students, alumni, fans and supporters. Annual membership fees start at $25 for students and $100 for alumni and fans. All levels come with a variety of benefits.

Legacy Level Launches for 50th Anniversary

In recognition of the Catamount Club's 50th year, we are launching a new Legacy Level for annual giving. Legacy Level patrons demonstrate the highest level of financial support to student-athletes and WCU Athletics and will enjoy exclusive experiences, unique gifts and access. Additionally, personalized stewardship and benefit fulfillment will be based on donor preference. To join the inaugural class of Legacy Level Members, contact Catamount Club Director Ryan Jones at ryanjones@wcu.edu or 828.227.3084.

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Giving Levels

Legacy: $50,000 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Exclusive Legacy Level Benefits

Trophy: $20,000 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Opportunity to Purchase Northeast Patio Hospitality (8)
  • Hosted Team Experience for Two

Champions: $11,500 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Invitation to Annual Scholarship Gala (Comped)
  • Opportunity to Purchase Northeast Patio Hospitality (4)

I-CATS: $5,500 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Priority I Football Parking
  • Opportunity to Purchase Paws Porch Table Hospitality (4)

Captains: $3,500 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Invitation to Basketball Purple Zone (4)
  • Paws Porch Access: Standing Room Only (4)
  • Invitation to Home Football Purple Zone (4)
  • Invitation to Annual Scholarship Gala
  • Opportunity to Purchase Paws Porch Table Hospitality (2)

Coaches: $2,200 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Priority II Football Parking
  • Paws Porch Access: Standing Room Only (2)
  • Invitation to Home Football Purple Zone (2)

Top Cat: $1,200 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Invitation to Basketball Purple Zone (2)
  • Football National Signing Day Event

Super Cat: $600 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Priority III Football Parking
  • Catamount Club Gift
  • Away Football Game Purple Zone

Purple Cat: $250 Annually

  • All Benefits For Lower Levels
  • Priority IV Football Parking

Gold Cat: $100 Annually

  • Catamount Club Fan Package & Program Recognition
  • Catamount Club Email Communication and Event Invites
  • Tax Deduction

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Membership Discounts

FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETES, COACHES, TRAINERS, AND MANAGERS

The Catamount Club would like to thank each of you for your commitment to WCU by offering a 30% discount on any membership level.

WCU FACULTY AND STAFF

The Catamount Club would like to show its appreciation to all current WCU faculty and staff by offering a 20% discount off of each membership level.

YOUNG ALUMNI PROGRAM

For recent alumni, we provide a discounted Catamount Club Membership based upon your graduation year at any giving level:

  • First year following graduation (2018-2019 Academic Year Graduates) (80% Discount)
  • Second year following graduation (2017-2018 Academic Year Graduates) (60% Discount)
  • Third year following graduation (2016-2017 Academic Year Graduates) (40% Discount)
  • Fourth year following graduation (2015-2016 Academic Year Graduates) (20% Discount)


Tax Considerations

All contributions to the Catamount Club are made payable to the Western Carolina University Foundation. The Western Carolina University Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that has qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The WCU Foundation's goal is to aid the university in its development as a leading educational institution.

The following information is not intended to constitute legal advice or other tax counsel and may not be relied on as such. Please consult a personal tax advisor concerning the deductibility of any contribution to the Catamount Club.

You should consult your tax advisor for determining your proper charitable deductions. Contributions to the Catamount Club are fully tax-deductible if there are no priority tickets or parking associated with your gift.

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