That's a broad generalization of who these recent Yosef Club members are. I joined in 2020. I prioritized paying off my student loans over donating and got season tickets as soon as I could afford them. I certainly won't be disappearing if we start losing as I've been a rabid fan long before I could afford tickets. And by that train-of-thought, those that have been buying tickets for a long time that got bumped will get bumped right back up when they leave.spacemonkey wrote: ↑Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:42 pmPersonally, I do. Those "Johnny come lately" fans will be the first to disappear if we start losing. The fans that have those spots have been buying tickets for a long time and should not get bumped. I moved and don't plan to move back. They made their decision and I made mine. No hard feelings but don't come ask for help when it blows up. They better hope we keep winning.
All the time on here we talk about why we have low donor numbers and how we don't have many programs on campus that produce high earning alumni, but then create a program that discourages people to donate more because we essentially give parking immunity to longevity.
This really only affects a very small amount of people. Presumably if someone has been donating for a long time, they have a lot of priority points. It would take a younger donor a lot of money to catch up with that person in priority points, which IMO should give the younger donor the opportunity to bump them.
I like to test the logic of policies by taking them to the extremes. Taking emotions out of it, what makes better sense economically to the university: Person A who is 70 years old who has given 100 dollars a year for 40 years or Person B who is 40 years old who went and got a mega high-income job and starts donating 5000/year? It would literally take person B 1 year to give more than Person A (cost of season tickets excluded), but Person B can't ever bump Person A from their spot. They are both valuable contributors because every dollar matters, but the economics of next years season ticket/donation changes point to the fact that the University needs money to take it to the next level. It's not like we're bumping Person A from attending the games or even parking, they just may have to park slightly farther away to make room for someone who is likely to continue giving at a high level.
If I donated 2000 a year and got a spot in Peacock for the next 5 years, and then some person at the end of that 5 years wanted a spot in Peacock and donated 3000 and ended up with more priority points than me through a combination of circumstances, I would fully expect and understand getting demoted to the next lot to make room.