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    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE WILDCAT FUND

    The Wildcat Fund is the annual, unrestricted fund for Northwestern University Athletics. It exists to help provide scholarship and other vital assistance to student-athletes competing in 19 intercollegiate varsity sports. The strength of an athletic department's annual fund often correlates to the strength of the department and its athletics programs as a whole. We ask your help.

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    In addition to providing an outstanding experience for deserving young men and women, your contribution to the Wildcat Fund will result in certain benefits for you.

    Wildcat Fan ($1-$99): Members receive Wildcat Fund window cling

    Wildcat Fund Donor ($100-$249): Members receive Wildcat Fund window cling and priority points

    Wildcat Fund Patron ($250-$1,499): Members receive Wildcat Fund window cling and priority points

    Wildcat Benchwarmers ($1,500-$2,999): Members receive all of the benefits listed above as well as access to parking passes for football and men's basketball if they are season-ticket holders. Donors at this level are also invited to the annual Benchwarmer Dinner in August which features all 19 head coaches and remarks from football coach Pat Fitzgerald, men's basketball coach Chris Collins, and our Director of Athletics.

    Benchwarmer Premier ($3,000-$4,999): Members receive all of the above as well as private receptions with Pat Fitzgerald in the summer and Chris Collins in the late fall.

    Benchwarmer Platinum ($5,000-$9,999): Donors at this level receive all of the above benefits. These donors also have access to special items not available in stores.

    Director's Circle ($10,000 and up): Donors at this level have access to a reserved and numbered football parking space in the West lot as well as a private dinner with our Director of Athletics. Please contact the Athletic Development office for more details.

    Please note that your donations to the Wildcat Fund are an important factor when determining your point total in the Wildcat Priority Point System. Tickets to postseason events (e.g. bowl games and the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament) as well as football season parking passes are allocated through this system.

    The intent of the point system is to provide a framework within which available tickets are dispersed on a systematic, orderly and fair basis. In establishing this system, consideration has been given to NCAA and Big Ten Conference requirements and rules, the needs of University administration, Northwestern's Department of Athletics, the Alumni Association and the Development office, as well as the strong desire to provide as many tickets as possible to students, faculty, alumni and the general public.

    To find out more about the Wildcat Fund, contact us at 847-467-4321.