About the Pack Educational Fund
The Pack Educational Fund (PEF) is the overarching organization which provides the financial resources necessary for our 400+ student-athletes to succeed at the highest levels of competition. The PEF is a membership club composed of over 2,500 generous businesses, individuals, and foundations that invest in the financial stability of Nevada Athletics.
Wolf Pack Athletics is nearly 80% self-supported and each year it takes several million dollars to provide our student-athletes educational and athletic experience. Through the generous support of our Wolf Pack community, we are able to equip our student-athletes with the tools to succeed on the field, in the classroom, and in their future careers.
Ways to join the PEF
The PEF is an annual membership club in which donors provide unrestricted gifts to provide immediate operational assistance to all of our sports, funding resources such as tutors, nutrition, and travel expenses. As such, we encourage all supporters of the Athletics department to become PEF members.
Donors can also make a contribution directly to one of our 16 sports. Each of our coaches depend on these gifts to support their annual operating expenses, such as uniforms and equipment. Each of our 16 sports has a booster club such as the Blitz Club for Football and the Starting 5 for Men’s Basketball. Members of these clubs receive exclusive membership benefits. Please call 775-682-6901 for more information about joining a sport-specific booster club.
Members of the PEF receive membership benefits based on their giving level. Please click here for the benefits chart.
Priority Point System
The Wolf Pack priority point system is designed to appropriately reward donors and ticket holders for their financial support and season ticket purchases. This system is utilized when re-seating athletics venues, to determine the priority of seat upgrade requests, to assign newly purchased seats and basketball parking permits, to assign away game and post-season game tickets and other benefits.
- 1 point for every $100 contributed to the Pack Educational Fund- (Any cash gift - seat premium, capital gifts, endowment, sport-specific, gift in kind, or skybox lease. Includes dollars spent at official athletic fundraising events.)
- 5 points for each consecutive year of season ticket purchases (Per sport- Football, Basketball, Baseball since 1996, all other sports since 2006)**
- 25 points for former athletes in University of Nevada varsity sport (one time- maximum 50 pts/account )
- 25 points for being a University of Nevada Alum (one time- maximum 50 pts/account)
**If season tickets for an individual sport are not renewed, then season ticket purchase points for that sport re-set to zero.
Example: Joe and Jane Donor have contributed $15,000 to the Pack Educational Fund since 1996. They have also been season ticket holders in football for 6 consecutive years and in basketball for 9 consecutive years. Jane graduated from Nevada and participated in track and field.
|Lifetime Contributions||150 points (1 pt/$100)|
|Football Season Ticket Purchases||30 points (5 pts/consecutive year)|
|Basketball Season Ticket Purchases||45 points|
|Track & Field Participant||25 points|