Ways of Giving

Effective Date: 01/01/2004
Last Updated: 11/05/2010

A gift is the irrevocable transfer of money or property to a qualified organization, for unrestricted or restricted use in furtherance of the organization's mission, and without expectation or receipt of an exchange or other form of transfer of value.

To optimize contributions from individuals and organizations, the University seeks to respond quickly to gift opportunities, but notes that some situations are complex and involve a number of interrelated factors. Non-standard contributions require review by the Gift Acceptance Committee.

Standard gifts shall be accepted regardless of amount unless there is a question as to whether the donor has sufficient title to the assets or is mentally competent to legally transfer the funds as a gift.