Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Aggie Athletic Club?
The original Aggie Booster Club was founded in 1940 and has evolved, with various names over the years, into the present Aggie Athletic Club. The Aggie Athletic Club is a subsidiary organization of the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, which serves as the fundraising office for the NMSU Intercollegiate Athletics Department. The Aggie Athletic Club provides benefits and access only available to members based on membership levels.
Where does my money go?
When donors make a specified gift, the donation amount(s) are applied directly to the area(s) selected. When members join the Aggie Athletic Club, gifts are directed to the Aggie Excellence Fund which gives our student-athletes and coaches the ability to pursue our vision of becoming one of the premier mid-major athletic departments in the country.
How do I get parking at games?
One season/fiscal year Priority Parking Pass for both Football and Men's Basketball is available upon becoming a member of the Aggie Athletic Club at the $100.00 level. For further information on additional parking passes that may be available, please review the Benefits and Access page.
How do I make a donation to the Aggie Athletic Club?
Gifts can be made online, via phone by calling the Aggie Athletic Club staff at 575-646-5151, by mail using a downloaded form, or in person by visiting the Aggie Athletic Club Office in the Fulton Athletics Center at 1815 Wells Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003.
Are contributions to Aggie Athletic Club tax deductible?
Yes, because the Aggie Athletic Club is a subsidiary organization of the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, and serves as the fundraising office for the NMSU Intercollegiate Athletics Department.
Can gifts be restricted to a specific sport?
Yes, donors can specify the sport team to which they would like to direct their gift.
Are there payment plans and options available?
When making an online contribution, donors may select the option on the giving form to "schedule payments". Recurring donations may be scheduled on a monthly basis over a one year term. For a longer term gift or customized arrangements, please contact the Aggie Athletic Club staff to discuss options availabe through pledging, endowments, or other methods.
How do I improve my seat location?
A member is eligible to improve their seat location at any time by making an additional gift to bring their priority seating donation to the appropriate total that matches the desired seating area.
If I already paid my required seat donation and just received a brouchure in the mail about Aggie Athletic Club membership, what should I do?
If you received a season ticket renewal mailing for NM State Men’s Basketball from the Ticket Office that showed your AAC membership/required seat donation as PAID IN FULL, you do not owe more money for a required seat donation if you renew the same seat(s) listed on your renewal notice - simply pay the balance remaining for your tickets in order for them to be released to you by the Ticket Office. After that, no further action would be required.
Only exceptions where you could owe an additional amount: 1) If you would like to upgrade your seat location(s), that would change your required seat donation and the cost of the tickets. 2) If you choose to purchase more tickets in your current location, that would change your required seat donation and total cost for tickets. 3) If you want to make an additional contribution to Aggie Athletic Club or obtain additional benefits/access during our Annual Membership Drive, that would change your membership level. Please contact the Aggie Athletic Club staff at 575-646-5151 for further assistance with any of these circumstances.
When is my annual membership contribution due each year?
The Aggie Athletic Club operates on a fiscal year beginning July 1st and ending June 30 each year. Memberships can be renewed for the new fiscal year beginning on July 1st.