Frequently Asked Questions


How can I start a company membership?

All new company memberships are required to be donors at the McFadden level ($6,500) or above. Annually, each company membership will be required to submit to the IPTAY office a certificate of good standing and a tax identification number or similar proof of company status.

How many IPTAY members are there?

As of July 1, 2023, there are 22,040 IPTAY donors. The Collegiate Club has more than 7,400 members and the Tiger Cub Club and Tiger Cub Club has more than 1,400 members.

Can I transfer my membership?

IPTAY memberships cannot be transferred to another person. IPTAY memberships can only be passed to a spouse. Life Memberships are no longer available.

What is the relationship between Clemson Athletics and IPTAY?

IPTAY is a non-profit entity with a volunteer board of directors that works with the Clemson University Department of Athletics to serve its mission by raising private funds and providing necessary resources to achieve success.

How long has IPTAY been around?

IPTAY is widely regarded as the father of athletic fundraising. The IPTAY scholarship fund traces its roots to the 1930s. Dr. Rupert Fike is credited with being the originator of IPTAY, but the seed that Dr. Fike needed for his now much-envied group was planted there by then-head football coach Jess Neely.

Who can join IPTAY?

All Clemson fans of any age! You do not have to be a former student-athlete or alum of Clemson University.