Preferred Seating

Preferred Seating is defined by a donation associated with a specific seat, and the range of gift will vary based on the location. The graph below shows the exact breakdown of Preferred Seating at Casey Stadium and SEFCU Arena. It is important to understand that your annual GDAC gift made towards these seating locations applies for both season tickets. Example: If you purchase 2 Purple Level football season tickets, the gift associated with those seats would allow you to purchase two Purple Level basketball season tickets without making an additional gift.

The gifts associated with Preferred Seating provide a complete collegiate experience for Great Dane student-athletes. Your donations not only help pay student-athlete scholarship costs (tuition, fees, books, and room and board), they also defer the costs associated with academic support, professional development, equipment, athletic medicine and much more.

With your support, we will continue making these transformative experiences possible for every Great Dane student-athlete.


Benefits Chart


Priority Points

The Priority Points program was created to provide a consistent, fair and equitable way to distribute and allocate donor benefits and other limited resources. Each category in the Priority Points program is assigned a specific point value (see below). The point values from each category will be combined to create your point total. Each donor will then be assigned a rank based on their point total within their annual giving level, in relation to all current Great Dane Athletic Club (GDAC) members.  An annual GDAC gift is required to maintain membership and eligibility for season tickets, parking and other related benefits. 

You can actively increase your points throughout the year by givnig to the Great Dane Athletic Club.  Priority points and rank can be viewed by logging into your online ticket account.  When limited resources such as parking, tickets for post season play, etc are being allocated, your priority points for that specific sport will be used to determine personal allocation.

Point Category Points Awarded
Current Giving to Athletics (Restricted) 2 per $100
Current Giving to Athleics (Unrestricted) 5 per $100
Consecutive Years of Giving 5 per year
Lifetime Giving to Athletics 1 per $100
Consecutive Years Purchasing Season Tickets 5 per year
Current Faculty/Staff of University at Albany 10 points (one time)
University at Albany Alumni 10 points (one time)




Ways to Give


Online Gifts

Make a gift using our online giving form found here. It is the most secure and convenient way to make a gift to the Great Dane Athletic Club.


Gifts by Mail

Checks should be made payable toThe University at Albany Foundation and mailed to:

Great Dane Athletic Club

c/o The University at Albany Foundation

UAB 226

1400 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12222

Gifts by Phone

To make a gift over the phone please contact:

Justin Brown
Assistant Director for Annual Giving, Athletics
(518) 437-4774

Payroll Deduction

UAlbany faculty and staff may also sign up for automatic payroll deduction by completing the Faculty/Staff Pledge form found here.