Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a National Commodore Club member?
To become an NCC member, please contact the NCC office. We are happy to assist you.
- CALL: (615) 322-4114
- CLICK: NationalCommodoreClub.com
- VISIT: 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 one third of the entire athletics budget. Your annual donation to the NCC helps offset this cost as well as other program needs for all sports. Supporting the NCC is the best way to help ALL student-athletes pursue their academic and athletic ambitions.
How long is my National Commodore Club membership?
Each NCC membership is good for the upcoming academic year. Membership for the 2013–14 academic year must be paid by May 31, 2013, to be eligible for 2013–14 benefits such as football and basketball seating and parking.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Your NCC membership entitles you to member benefits which could include parking passes, postseason ticket opportunities 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 you want to decline all NCC benefits when you join or renew.
What is the deadline for NCC membership?
To receive benefits, NCC members need to make an unrestricted annual gift to the NCC by May 31.
Do I need to make a donation every year to retain my priority football and/or basketball seats?
Yes. If you sit in an NCC section for football or men’s basketball, a donation is required each year to retain your priority seats. Please refer to the priority seating charts to locate NCC sections and seats.
When is the best time to make a gift to the NCC?
A gift to to the NCC may be made at any time during the year. Many NCC members choose to make their gift in December so their contribution can be claimed as a charitable contribution on their tax return. Making a gift in December also allows members to donate to the NCC and pay for their season tickets several months apart—making it more affordable to obtain priority seating and parking.