IPTAY Closes FY 18 with Record Breaking $64.9M in Donations

Release:  July 17, 2018
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The “One-IPTAY” enterprise at the close of FY 18, has recorded back to back record breaking years. The organization that has supported the Clemson Tigers since 1934, eclipsed last year’s record in total donations by reaching $64.9 million in cash and pledges during 2017-2018. This total dollar number includes $38.2 million contributed to the annual fund, $15.1 million of major gift donations, $6.6 million in premium seating and $5.1 million of planned giving.

During the FY 18 year, 17,076 priority donors contributed to the IPTAY Annual Fund. This marks the second consecutive year, and the first time in the organization’s history that priority membership to IPTAY passed the 17,000 mark in consecutive years.  

Davis Babb, the CEO of IPTAY had this to say on the conclusion of IPTAY 2018.  “What a tremendous year it was to be a Clemson Tiger. This year, more than 17,000 members of the Clemson Family have once again made the decision to join IPTAY, to aid in our mission of supporting Clemson student-athletes. The widespread generosity by so many is the key to our success and provides critical funding for athletic scholarships, new and upgraded facilities, academic support, life skills, nutrition services and more to our nearly 500 student-athletes. These resources provide the opportunity for our young people to be top competitors in the classroom, the ACC and beyond. For that we are truly grateful.”

For nearly 85 years, IPTAY has been the backbone for our athletic program here at Clemson. Without the support of IPTAY and its’ donors, we would not have the resources necessary to be among the elite within collegiate athletics. IPTAY continues to be a leader in athletic development and that has a direct impact on our success,” Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich noted.

For a complete recap of the IPTAY 2018 year, including a breakdown of donors by membership level, youth program results, the Block C Club and more, follow the link below to the recently published IPTAY 2018 Year In Review.

IPTAY 2018 Year In Review 

Originally, the letters IPTAY stood for “I pay ten a year.” Begun in 1934 to give the Clemson athletic program the support it needed, IPTAY is now one of the most successful athletic fundraising organizations in the nation. IPTAY donors provide millions of dollars in scholarships for student-athletes and non-athletes alike. It also has provided substantial support for programs and facilities that help Clemson Athletics stay competitive in collegiate sports.

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