SOURCE: Paciolan

Paciolan

August 15, 2012 16:00 ET

Wichita State University Signs 7-Year Partnership Renewal With Paciolan

Achieves Donor Success With New Priority Points System

IRVINE, CA and WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) - Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions in college athletics, announced today that Wichita State University has renewed its partnership with the company. Wichita State will continue leveraging Paciolan's full suite of solutions, including its fully integrated and enhanced online priority points system for donors and season ticket holders. Wichita State has been working with Paciolan since 1993.

"Our partnership with Paciolan has opened up so many opportunities to build lifetime customer relationships with Shocker fans," said Dr. Eric L. Sexton, director of athletics, Wichita State University. "The Paciolan system is completely integrated, which allows us to leverage and streamline communications between the ticket and development offices, more efficiently manage our priority points system, and enhance our relationships with our fans and donors."

By leveraging Paciolan's Fundraiser's Advantage and DonorNet solutions integrated into the ticketing system, Wichita State has been able to create and manage its own customized Priority Points system for basketball, which allowed it to maximize donation revenue through premium seating and post season ticket sales. The Priority Points system awards points based on donor and season ticket holder criteria, while seamlessly enabling season ticket holders and donors to purchase tickets based on their priority level. Paciolan's online tools also give donors the ability to see their current priority point totals and allows for complete donor account management to easily increase gifts and make payments to accumulate points.

"The Priority Points system has helped us support our strong basketball ticketing program -- success we hope to parlay into all of our other athletics initiatives," said Russell Wilkins, assistant athletic director, ticket operations, Wichita State University. "It has also given us the ability to reward our season ticket holders and donors who support our scholarship funds and endowments."

"We are excited to be extending our relationship with Wichita State, an innovative university we have worked with for almost 20 years," said Dave Butler, chief executive officer of Paciolan. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with them to extend the success of their priority points program, as well as helping them achieve continued success with their many exciting athletics initiatives."

About Paciolan
Founded in 1980, Paciolan is the leader in venue enablement, powering ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for leading organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 100 million tickets annually. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. Paciolan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor. 

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