512 - Fundraising
Fundraising is an important activity of the College's student organizations, faculty, and staff and of the Foundation. Coordination of these efforts is important to ensure a good public image of the College and to secure compliance with tax-related matters. There will be no fundraising on behalf of the college without involvement of the Foundation Director. Individuals seeking support for their organization or program, whether funds or in-kind donations of equipment and supplies, shall inform the Foundation Director of those activities as outlined in the Fundraising Procedures.
Students or employees of the College that are involved in fundraising activities are considered representatives of the College and shall conduct themselves in a professional manner (See also Policy No. 405 Representing the College.)
The College Foundation is the vehicle the College uses to secure tax-related qualifications for donors. Students or staff seeking funds, in-kind equipment/supplies, raffles or other types of donations, should contact the Foundation Director in writing. Either an e-mail message or a memorandum should describe the nature of the request and the name of the business, person or corporation to be contacted. The message/memorandum must contain the following information:
- The name of the person (student/faculty/staff) with primary responsibility for the fundraising effort.
- The name of the business(es), person(s) or corporation(s) to be contacted.
- The nature of the request (funds or in-kind donations).
- The dates within which the requests will be made (start and end dates).
Additionally, the Foundation Director may be able to provide useful information in order to secure the donation. S/He will maintain this information for use in other fundraising efforts.
Approved: April 10, 1997
Reviewed: December 28, 2010; October 31, 2013
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004