As of 2010-11, the priority point system has been updated to ensure a fair and equitable allocation of seats in Ohio Stadium. This system calculates donor point totals by taking into account both lifetime giving as well as annual contributions. All donations* to the University are taken into account when calculating point totals.

Points are calculated for the following football season (2018) at the end of each calendar year (December 31, 2017). All gifts made prior to this date will be included in donor giving totals.

*This includes gifts made for Club Seats, PSLs, and Athletic Suites. IRA contributions distributed directly to the university are ineligible for point calculations based on IRS regulations.

Donor Points Calculators

For more information about your current point total and potential future points, please CLICK HERE and enter your Donor ID and Ticket Number to utilize our Donor Points Calculator.

2018 Football Point Calculation


Current Gift x 4% (from January 2017 – December 31, 2017)

Past Gift x 2% (prior to January 2017)

Irrevocable Gift (and qualifying Donor Advised Funds) x 1% (Sum of face values)*

Revocable Gift x 0.5% (Sum of face values)

Total Points

*(Annuities and trusts established through the University)

First Time Donor Example:

Joe Buckeye is a first-time donor to The Ohio State University. He contributes $1,500 on January 5, 2017.

Year Gift Past Gifts Calculation Point Total
2017 $1,500 0 ($1,500 x .04) + (0 x .02) 60

Current Donor Example:

Jack Buckeye has been a Buckeye Club member for a number of years and is also a long time donor to the University. Over the years, he has contributed a total of $45,000 to the University. On January 10, 2017 Jack made his annual contribution to the Buckeye Club in the amount of $5,000.

Year Gift Past Gifts Calculation Point Total
2017 $5,000 $45,000 ($5,000 x .04) + ($45,000 x .02) 1,100