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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a National Commodore Club member?
In order to receive benefits as a result of your NCC contribution, a $100 minimum donation is required, but all contributions are appreciated. To become a NCC member you can do one of three things:
- CALL - Call the NCC offices at 615/322-4114 to sign up over the phone with a credit card
- CLICK - become a member online
- COME BY - Visit the NCC offices at the McGugin Center on Vanderbilt’s campus at 2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville, TN 37212
How does my contribution benefit Vanderbilt student athletes?
The cost of scholarships for our student-athletes comprises almost a third of the entire athletics budget. Your annual contribution to the NCC helps offset these costs as well as other program costs in all 16 sports. Supporting the NCC is the best way to help ALL our student-athletes pursue their academic and athletic ambitions.
How long is my National Commodore Club membership good for?
Each National Commodore Club membership is good for the upcoming academic year. Membership for the 2011-12 academic year must be paid in full by the membership deadline of May 31, 2011 to be eligible for 2011-12 benefits such as football and basketball parking and ticket priority.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Your NCC membership entitles you to certain benefits which include parking passes, the right to buy tickets, and Commodore Nation magazine. The value of these benefits will reduce the tax credit of your NCC gift, in accordance with federal tax regulations. If you wish to receive full tax credit for your gift, please indicate below that you are declining NCC benefits (and please note that by declining, you will not receive parking passes, the right to buy tickets, or Commodore Nation).
What is the deadline for NCC membership?
NCC members who have priority seating and parking for football and/or basketball should always renew before May 31 each year in order to retain their seats and parking privileges. Those members who do not receive benefits from their donation should make their gift prior to the end of Vanderbilt’s fiscal year, which is June 30.
Do I have to make a contribution every year to retain my football and/or basketball seats?
Yes, if you sit in a NCC section in football (sections C, D, E rows 11-39 or the Bridge) or men’s basketball (sections A-E, 2A-2E, F, L) you will be asked to make a contribution each year to retain your seats. To find out which seats are in NCC sections, please refer to the seating chart.
When is the best time to make a gift to the NCC?
Many members choose to make their gift in December so that the contribution can be claimed as a charitable contribution on your tax return. Making a gift in December also allows members to make a NCC contribution and pay for their season tickets several months apart, making it more affordable to obtain tickets, priority seating and parking.