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Giving Societies
Private contributions become more important in providing our student athletes the resources needed to compete at the highest level and succeed academically. The generosity of our contributors is greatly appreciated and recognized through our giving societies.

Tigers Unlimited offers five prestigious societies, the Oaks Society, the Talon Society, Heisman Society, Shug Jordan Society and All-American Society. All five societies offer a number of VIP amenities including invitations to exclusive Auburn Athletics events and private social events.

Membership to all our societies is available through the donation of outright gifts, excluding ticket priority. Tigers Unlimited is proud to offer you more opportunities to participate within the Auburn Athletics Department and to get a peek behind the scenes with the Auburn Tigers.

For more information on major gift contributions, please contact Rob Wellbaum at (855) 282-2010 or vial email at robwellbaum@auburn.edu.


Talon Society

Oaks Society
The Oak is a symbol of strength and endurance, and its roots are its anchor. Spanning deep in to the ground, oak tree roots intertwine, leaving each tree with a foundation, one that cannot be shaken. The Oaks Society serves as that foundation and represents the highest commitment of giving for Tigers Unlimited.

Auburn's mighty Oaks at Toomer's Corner, revered and sturdy, were one of the most famous icons of the Deep South, and its place in Auburn lore dates back more than a century. In the 1970's, the tradition of rolling the Oaks began and became etched in Auburn history.

The Oaks Society was created to recognize donors who have contributed at least $1,000,000 to Auburn Athletics in outright gifts, outside of ticket priority.

Oaks Society Members
Anonymous
Robert & Charlotte Lowder
Michael & Babs Anderson
Raymond & Eleanor Loyd
Charles W. Barkley
Robert & Sharon Maddox
Sloan Y. Bashinsky*
Mike & Virginia McCartney
Chris & Tina Bodine Family
Jim & Rita McLane
Bennie & Stephanie Bray
Earlon & Betty McWhorter
Bob & Julie Broadway
Johnny & Helen Montgomery
Jim & Betty Carroll
Nelson Brothers, Inc
Jack & Lillian Clift
Bill & Connie Neville
Mac & Linda Crawford
Joey Pierson
Charles & Gladys Dunkin
Todd & Allison Schuster
Ferguson Properties
Jimmy & Cathy Starr
Raymond & Kathryn Harbert
Steve & Laura Taylor
Coolidge & Frances Isbell
John & Gail Watson
Oliver Kingsley Family
Ernie & Kim Wright
Jimmy & Jodi Lee




Talon Society

Talon Society
The eagle has become the living symbol of Auburn University's spirit and pursuit of excellence. Bald eagles have wingspans of up to eight feet. They have been recorded at 44 miles per hour at level flight and can approach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour when plunging toward their prey.

Yet the eagle's real power comes from its talons. An eagle's talons can clutch its prey with up to 1,000 pounds of pressure per square inch in each foot while in flight. Without its talon, the eagle could not survive. The same can be said of the members of the Talon Society.

The Talon Society was created to recognize donors who have contributed at least $500,000 to Auburn Athletics in outright gifts, outside of ticket priority.

Talon Society Members
Anonymous Jolly Family, LLC
Ed, Jeanne, & Jessica Andre Jack & Erwin Key
BB & B Investment Holding, LLC Gaines & Sonia Lanier
Rennie & Catherine Bickerstaff Jonathan B. Lovelace*
Meredith Birchfield Catherine K. Lowder*
Jim & Kathy Black Mr. & Mrs. James K. Lowder
The Blackwell Family Mr. & Mrs. Joe T. Malugen
Tillis & Claudette Brett May, LLC
Skipper & Linda Brock McCo, LLC
D.W. Brooks Family Milton & Pat McGregor
David & Becky Carroll Phillip & Heather McWane
Gerrie Maria Chambliss Family Charlie & Lisa Miller
Billy Cox Moore Holdings, LLC
The Chris Dupree Family Jimmy & Chris Pursell
The Warren Fleming Family Regions Bank
Miller & Frances Gorrie Darryl & Diane Rosser
Jim & Alison Gorrie Clark & Cindy Sahlie
Sanjay & Vidya Govil The Charles Schilleci Family
Billy Harbert The Shea Family
Stan & Frances Harrell Mary Lou Tolar
David & Darlene Herrick Walt & Ginger Woltosz

* These members were inducted posthumously.




Heisman Society

Heisman Society
John W. Heisman was a coach and player in the early years of college football and is the namesake for the sport's most prestigious award.

Heisman was Auburn's head coach from 1895-1899 and Auburn still remains the only school where Heisman coached to have a Heisman Trophy winner. Only four schools have had more Heisman Trophy honorees than Auburn - Pat Sullivan (1971), Bo Jackson (1985), Cam Newton (2010).

The Heisman Society was created to recognize donors who have contributed at least $250,000 to Auburn Athletics in outright gifts, outside of ticket priority.




Shug Jordan Society

Shug Jordan Society
The winningest coach in Auburn football history, Shug Jordan dedicated four decades to the University as both a player and coach. In his 25 years at the helm of the Auburn Tigers, Jordan posted 175 wins and the 1957 National Championship. His name is synonymous with loyalty, tradition and excellence.

The Shug Jordan Society was created to recognize donors who have contributed at least $100,000 to Auburn Athletics in outright gifts, outside of ticket priority.




All-American Society

All-American Society
This exclusive group of Auburn Athletic donors has given/pledged $80 million since 2000. These individuals have truly gone the extra mile in support of the Tigers.

The All-American Society is made up of individuals/families who have contributed at least $50,000 to Auburn Athletics in outright gifts, outside of ticket priority.




Plainsman Park Brick Program
Have your name, or that of a loved one, added to the entryway plaza of Plainsman Park. Only one name per brick please. Bricks are $150 each. Please call (855) 282-2010 to order your brick today or complete the Brick Order Form and return it to:

Tigers Unlimited/Plainsman Park Bricks
Attn: Kathy McCollough
P.O. Box 351, Auburn, AL 36831-0351




Endowments
The endowment program represents a long term resource which can offset the financial strains of escalating scholarship costs, rising operational expenses, and the need for facility enhancements. There is no better way to have your name, or that of a loved one, permanently associated with Auburn University Athletics. Endowments come from the heart, and they all share a common goal -- ensuring the future of excellence in athletics at Auburn University for generations to come.

Endowed gifts are held in perpetuity. The Auburn University Foundation invests your initial gift, which must be a minimum of $25,000 given over a maximum five year period, and Auburn Athletics spends only a portion of the annual investment return. The remaining investment return is added back to the principle as protection against inflation. A Tigers Unlimited member who makes an endowment gift can be proud that his or her gift will grow and continue to provide support far into the future.

For more information on the endowment-by-position recognition program please contact the Tigers Unlimited office at (855) 282-2010.

 
 
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