Methods of Support
There are several ways to contribute to University of Wyoming Athletics
through an annual gift to the Cowboy Joe Club, endowment gift and/or a
contribution to the capital improvement campaigns. All gifts to athletics will
count towards your priority point total and ranking, but only non-restricted
annual gifts to the Cowboy Joe Club will qualify you for benefits, priority
parking and priority seating. Please remember, your gift must be pledged and
received before June 30th. Our methods of support include the following:Cash Gifts
Gifts in the form of cash, check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard) are the
most popular form of giving.
You are invited to give a new gift, renew your membership and review your
personal account status with this new Cowboy Joe Club online feature. Links for
this feature are on the main CJC page. All members who take advantage of this
new service and renew their membership online will be granted an additional
5 priority points (a $500 value).
If you or your spouse are affiliated with one of the 600 matching gift companies
in the U.S., your firm may match the value of your annual gift to the Cowboy Joe
Club. We encourage donors who have this matching gift program available to take
advantage as it may double or even triple your annual contribution. The total
amount received will be applied to your benefits, priority seating, priority
parking and priority points. All matching gifts are added to a scholarship
endowment at the UW Foundation, so this match is eligible to almost all
UW Faculty/Staff Match
Beginning in 2008 all annual gifts to the Cowboy Joe Club made by a current
faculty or staff member will be matched 100% by the Wyoming Athletic Department.
Any gift of $100 or more is eligible for the match, and the gift plus the match
will count towards membership benefits, priority seating, priority parking and
priority points. Only two benefits are unavailable to faculty and staff who take
advantage of the match program - travel with the team and premium personalized
parking in AA or D.
Annual gifts can be paid over 12 months, quarterly or semi-annually by
scheduling automatic payments through a credit card or checking account. This
allows you to spread your donation over a period of time rather than pay in one lump sum. You can
take advantage of this new service by going to your personalized online account
on this site or by calling the Cowboy Joe Club office. Please remember all
pre-authorized scheduled payments must be completed by December 31st.
University of Wyoming employees may be eligible for a monthly payroll deduction.
Payroll deduction is similar to automatic deductions, and your pledge must be
completed in full by December 31st.
The Steer-A-Year program is a way for our ag community to get involved in
Wyoming Athletics. By donating calves or cash, you can support UW in-state
student-athletes, the UW Rodeo team, and UW Animal Science Judging teams. For
more information contact the Cowboy Joe Club.
Gifts of Securities, Real Estate, Bonds or Trusts
A gift of an appreciated security, real estate, bonds, or trusts can be
beneficial to you and the Cowboy Joe Club because such gifts are encouraged by
favorable IRS regulations. Gifts of these kinds must be approved by the
Executive Director and the UW Foundation. Please call the Cowboy Joe Club for
more detailed information.
At the discretion of the Executive Director, the Cowboy Joe Club can accept
certain gifts and services.
Other than contributing to the Cowboy Joe Club annual scholarship fund, gifts
may also be made to the endowment and for capital (facility) enhancements:
The Cowboy Joe Club is proud of the Athletic Endowment Program. Gifts to the
athletic endowments are invested and a portion of the return is used to fund
scholarships each year. This enables our endowments to grow and reduce the
dependence upon the annual drive each year. A new scholarship or endowment can
be created with a minimum gift of $25,000, which may be funded over a number of
years. Contributions can be made to the Cowboy Joe Club unrestricted endowment
fund or to existing endowment funds.
Capital gifts that provide funds for new and improved athletic facilities are
vital components to the success of Wyoming student-athletes. Naming
opportunities are available through contributions earmarked for facility
If you need more information regarding Methods of Support,
please call the Cowboy Joe Club at 307-766-6242.