Giving Societies

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund Giving Societies were instituted in the 1980's to give lifelong recognition to donors who have supported Georgia Tech Athletics with significant contributions to specific initiatives, campaigns, or lifetime giving.

Beginning with Athletics Initiative 2020these societies will take on a new name to reflect the influences of two great Yellow Jackets - Dr. Homer Rice, 30-year Athletic Director and creator of the Total Person Program, & W. Jack Thompson, 50-year GT employee and fundraiser.

Golden Jackets


This is our highest level of recognition. These donors have made cumulative cash gifts of $1,000,000 to Georgia Tech athletics.
 
In addition to the benefits listed below for the Homer Rice and Jack Thompson Societies, benefits of being a Golden Jacket include:
  • All ticket assignments and seat location change requests start with this group in priority point order.
  • All parking assignments start with this group in priority point order.
  • A unique Gold GT coat/blazer.
  • Special recognition in game day programs.
  • Special events.
  • Prominent name recognition displayed within the Georgia Tech Athletic Association.
 

Note: There are instances where a donor can give $1,000,000 via IRA designation/bequest and appoint one person to be a “Golden Jacket.” Please call the A-T office for more information. The contribution component of premium seats and suites, along with TECH Fund gifts, DO NOT count toward this level of recognition.

Homer Rice Society


Option 1 - A commitment of $500,000 payable in equal annual installments within a five-year period to A-T, and/or

Option 2 - Cumulative cash gifts of $750,000 paid to A-T

Benefits include:
  • Opportunity to pass priority points to one heir
  • Enhanced service (A-T will help with ticket and lodging needs) for most postseason football and basketball events
  • All benefits from Jack Thompson Society

 

‚ÄčJack Thompson Society


Option 1 - A commitment of $125,000 payable in equal annual installments within a five-year period to A-T, and/or

Option 2 - Cumulative cash gifts of $200,000 paid to A-T

Benefits include:
  • Maintaining active status and consecutive years of giving to A-T / GTAA for life of donor.
  • One complimentary priority parking spot for basketball season ticket holders.
  • One complimentary priority parking spot for football season ticket holders.
  • Special events.
  • Annual State of the Athletic Association luncheon with Director of Athletics.
  • Access to great seats and parking via influx of priority points.

Note: The contribution component of premium seats and suites, along with TECH Fund gifts, are not considered in determining Giving Society recognition. Recognition and benefits for all societies are subject to change.