Spartan Points reward longevity, loyalty and generosity of our Spartan Fund donors. Consecutive years of season ticket purchase, consecutive years as a Spartan Fund donor, and giving to both MSU Athletics and other areas of the university will earn you Spartan Points. Spartan Points are utilized to determine priority for Spartan Fund benefits such as priority seating at away games, bowl games, post-season tournaments as well as parking and seat upgrades.
Factors Determining Spartan Points*
|Consecutive Years as a Season Ticket Holder||3 points per year, per sport|
|Consecutive Years as a Spartan Fund Member||2 points per year|
|Lifetime Giving to Athletics**||1 point per $100|
|Lifetime Giving to University||1 point per $1000|
|Irrevocable Planned Gift to Athletics||1 point per $1000 (based on allowable charitable deduction)|
*We strongly encourage you to consult your tax advisor(s) to determine the deductibility of all gifts you make to or for the benefit of MSU, including, without limitation, those gifts that are included in the determination of your Spartan Points.
**Includes the amount of seat premiums. Effective January 1, 2018, seat premiums are no longer tax deductible.
Understanding Your Spartan Points
Consecutive Years as a Season Ticket Holder:
Three (3) points will be awarded for each consecutive year of season ticket purchase in your name for men’s basketball, football, ice hockey, women’s basketball, and volleyball. Years of purchase will be determined based upon data available through the Spartan Ticket Office. If a year of purchasing season tickets is skipped, your consecutive years as a season ticket holder will drop to zero (0). If re-purchased in a later year, your consecutive years as a season ticket holder would begin back at one (1). The purchase of “Go Green” Cards or student season tickets will not count toward season ticket purchase.
Consecutive Years as a Spartan Fund member:
Two (2) points will be awarded for each year of consecutive membership to the Spartan Fund (formerly the Ralph Young Fund). If a year of donating is skipped, your consecutive years as a Spartan Fund member drops to zero (0). If re-joining in a later year, your consecutive years as a Spartan Fund member would begin back at one (1) when you rejoin.
Lifetime Giving to Athletics:
One (1) point will be awarded for each $100 gift made to MSU Athletics (Spartan Fund), including the amount of seat premiums (effective January 1, 2018, seat premiums are no longer tax deductible). Please consult your tax advisor(s) for details.
Lifetime Giving to University:
One (1) point will be awarded for each $1,000 gift made to the university (excluding athletic gifts).
Irrevocable Planned Gift to Athletics:
One (1) point will be awarded for each $1,000 of the charitable deduction allowed as a result of a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or a charitable remainder trust (CRT). Contact the Spartan Fund to discuss and document your charitable remainder trust so you may determine your available points.