2016-17
MEMBERSHIP GUIDE
THE GENERAL FUND TO SUPPORT UCLA ATHLETICS
INVEST IN TOMORROW’S CHAMPIONS TODAY.
The Wooden Athletic Fund is dedicated to honoring the lasting educational and athletic legacy of Nell and John Wooden. Together, members of the Wooden Athletic Fund team provide invaluable support for all 700 UCLA student-athletes, and every gift has a positive impact on their ability to succeed in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

 

WAF MEMBERSHIP TIMELINE

MEMBERSHIP STARTS AT JUST $100


“The 8-Clap for 8K” initiative has a goal of increasing members of the Wooden Athletic Fund to 8,000 from the 5,313 at the outset of the campaign. In year one of the campaign, more than 1,000 new donors joined the Wooden Athletic Fund. As progress is made, it will be measured by “clapping” for each 1,000 donors who join, leading up to the goal of 8,000 donors, or, a UCLA 8-Clap. Throughout the 8CLAP8K campaign, special incentives will be offered to new members and to current WAF members who refer friends to join.

You can track our progress or join at
Õ8CLAP8K.com

 

 

All new WAF Members and current donors who “Become a Champion” receive an exclusive WAF Member adidas hat.

MAKING A GREATER IMPACT

Become a Champion

THREE WAYS TO BECOME A CHAMPION

 

As student-athlete scholarship costs and the overall operating expenses required to sustain UCLA Athletics’ competitive edge continue to rise, the support of each and every Wooden Athletic Fund member is more important than ever.

We thank you for your generous support!

INVESTING IN CHAMPIONS

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF WOODEN ATHLETIC FUND SUPPORT?

THE REVENUE FROM WOODEN ATHLETIC FUND DONATIONS MAKES A CRITICAL IMPACT ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • STUDENT-ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIPS
  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
  • RECRUITING
  • ATHLETIC TRAINING AND NUTRITION
  • COACHING COMPENSATION AND RETENTION
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BY THE NUMBERS


 

 

WOODEN ATHLETIC FUND DONOR PRIORITY SYSTEM

 

The chart below outlines Wooden Athletic Fund donor priority rankings as of JULY 1, 2015.

Priority Group Wooden Athletic Fund Annual Membership Level Average Lifetime Giving to UCLA Athletics Number of Donors Priority Rank
1 Wooden Benefactor ($50,000+) $2,282,401 74 1-74
2 Director's Circle ($25,000+) $425,920 108 75-182
3 Bruin Legends ($12,500+) $198,519 132 183-314
4 Coaches Roundtable ($5,500+) $83,511 441 315-755
5 Bruin -All American ($3,500+) $67,622 297 756-1,052
6 Bruin All-Conference ($1,700+) $23,161 654 1,053-1,706
7 Bruin Athletic Club ($850+) $11,478 1,080 1,707-2,786
8 Bruin Bench ($350+) $4,910 1,368 2,787-4,154
9 Bruin Varsity Club ($100+ for Former Student-Athletes) $2,574 671 4,155-4,825
10 Bruin Booster ($100+) with Season Tickets $1,317 909 4,826+
11 Season Ticket Holder $0 - -
12 Bruin Booster ($100+) No Season Tickets $1,317 - -
THE PREMIUM EXPERIENCE
MEMBERSHIP AT THE DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000+) OR JOHN R. WOODEN BENEFACTOR ($50,000+) LEVELS OF THE WOODEN ATHLETIC FUND ALLOWS YOU TO ENJOY THE FOLLOWING PREMIUM EXPERIENCES WITH UCLA ATHLETICS:

Be a part of the action with the closest and most personal view of the game in Pauley Pavilion.


This exclusive club offers premium catered meals and snacks along with a full bar and multiple high definition TVs before, during and after all Men’s Basketball games at Pauley Pavilion.


Accompany UCLA Football aboard our exclusive donor charter to a select 2015 away game.


Visit with UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero and our outstanding group of head coaches at our private Director’s Dinner each spring.


Enjoy a personalized, reserved space in the closest lot to the Rose Bowl for all UCLA Football home games.


VALET PARKING

Arrive in style at Pauley Pavilion with priority entry and exit to and from our exclusive valet parking in Lot 7, the closest lot to Pauley Pavilion.

MEMBER BENEFITS
All benefits are based upon availability and are allocated on priority basis by Membership Level. To ensure access, please renew your gift by June 30, 2016.
WAYS TO SUPPORT UCLA ATHLETICS

 

Individual Sports

You can directly support any of UCLA’s 25 intercollegiate teams with a gift directly to the annual operating fund of a specific sport. Benefits for donations to individual sports vary based upon the sport and do not include priority seating opportunities for Football or Men’s Basketball. In recognition of gifts of $25,000 or more to single sport, donors are offered non-seating Wooden Athletic Fund benefits in addition to the benefits provided by that sport.

Baseball
Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball
Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Football
Men's Golf
Women's Golf

Women's Gymnastics
Women's Rowing
Women's Sand Volleyball
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer
Softball
Women's Swimming & Diving

Men's Tennis
Women's Tennis
Men's Track & Field
Women's Track & Field
Men's Volleyball
Women's Volleyball
Men's Water Polo
Women's Water Polo

Mo Ostin Basketball Center

The Mo Ostin Basketball Center will be a comprehensive building to be located near Pauley Pavilion at the south end of the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The planned state-of-the-art facility will support the UCLA Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs and contain both men’s and women’s practice gyms, locker rooms and a training area, among other ancillary spaces and amenities.

The Wasserman Football Center

The Wasserman Football Center will be a state-of-the art, football training facility on campus to dramatically enhance the Bruin student-athlete experience. In order to make this project a reality we need the entire UCLA family to join us in this important endeavor. Exclusive naming opportunities are now available and we invite you to become part of the Bruin Revolution by supporting this project. .

Wasserman Football Center
Courtesy Vehicle Program

Car dealerships providing vehicles for use by UCLA coaches and administrators are eligible for a wide variety of benefits including recognition at events, team travel, and priority seating opportunities.

Estate and Planned Gifts

The following options are available as alternatives to outright gifts of cash or property: charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, deferred gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, pooled income funds, life insurance and bequests. Detailed information on each of these options is available by consultation with our Development team at 310.206.3302.

Bruin Varsity Club

The Bruin Varsity Club provides an ongoing connection to campus for former student-athletes with events, mentoring programs with current student-athletes, and networking opportunities. Former UCLA letter winners who support the Bruin Varsity Club with a gift of at least $100 will also receive Wooden Athletic Fund benefits at the Bruin Bench level. Learn more about the Bruin Varsity Club.

“FOREVER CHAMPIONS” FOUR DEEP
SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENTS

This program allows you to create an everlasting endowment, supporting the educational and athletic experience of UCLA student-athletes for years to come while enjoying exclusive, lifetime benefits from the UCLA Athletic Department through the Wooden Athletic Fund.

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FOUR DEEP SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT GIFTS MAY BE PAID OVER A FIVE YEAR PERIOD.

$ 1,000,000 - PYRAMID LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$50,000 lifetime annual WAF credit

$ 500,000 - CHAMPION LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$25,000 lifetime annual WAF credit

$ 250,000 - LEADERSHIP LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$12,500 lifetime annual WAF credit

$ 125,000 - VISIONARY LEVEL ENDOWMENT
$6,250 lifetime annual WAF credit

Tickets & Parking

Football Information

ÕTickets & Parking
UCLA Scholarship Seating Program

Following more than a year of extensive research and analysis, UCLA announced in January of 2015 the new UCLA Scholarship Seating Program. In what is only the second modification to giving level requirements since football priority seating was instituted in 1989, and the first since 2003, all UCLA football season ticket holders in seat-back locations will now be required to meet current minimum per seat donation levels, of which 80% is tax deductible.

A two-fold measure, the UCLA Scholarship Seating Program creates equity amongst donors via the elimination of the current grandfathering system – a system that has created artificial price divisions throughout Rose Bowl – while also generating new, sustainable revenue to help keep pace with the rising costs of collegiate athletics.

Comprehensive information about the UCLA Scholarship Seating Program is also available at: www.uclascholarshipseating.com

Basketball Information

ÕTickets & Parking
Contact Us
P.O. Box 24044 – Los Angeles, CA 90024
P: 310.206.3302 – F: 310.206.2783 – 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
you can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
– John R. Wooden
Josh Rebholz
Senior Associate Athletic Director External Relations

(310) 206-3302
jrebholz@athletics.ucla.edu
Sarah Lazaro
Associate Athletic Director, Development

(310) 206-1952
slazaro@athletics.ucla.edu
Brian Smith
Director of Membership and Priority Seating

(310) 206-3013
bsmith@athletics.ucla.edu
Taylor Swearingen
Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Fund

(310) 206-2558
tswearingen@athletics.ucla.edu
Gina Garrett
Director of Special Events

(310) 206-6481
ggarrett@athletics.ucla.edu
Emily Lerner
Director of Communications and Donor Relations

(310) 206-6533
elerner@athletics.ucla.edu
Aaron Sapiro
Associate Director Development

(310) 825-6303
asapiro@athletics.ucla.edu
Shaina Zaidi
Director of the Bruin Varsity Club

(310) 206-4458
szaidi@athletics.ucla.edu
Alicia Junker
Assistant Director Development Donor Engagement

(310) 206-5128
ajunker@athletics.ucla.edu
Rashaad Moore
Assistant Director Development

(310) 206-3577
rmoore@athletics.ucla.edu
Neema Barbod
Finance Manager Development

(310) 206-6643
nbarbod@athletics.ucla.edu
Jill Machuca
Assistant to the Sr. Associate and Associate AD

(310) 206-6533
jmachuca@athletics.ucla.edu
Rafer Johnson
Special Assistant to the Athletic Director

(310) 206-3302
development@athletics.ucla.edu
Jamaal Wilkes
Special Assistant to the Athletic Director

(310) 206-3302
development@athletics.ucla.edu
Michael Jig
Development Coordinator

(310) 206-3302
mjilg@athletics.ucla.edu

Development Interns

Nnola Amuzie
Emily Miller
Kathryn Gallo
Bernie Zak
(310) 206-3302
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