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The Development Office will have primary responsibility and coordination for all face-to-face contact including solicitation (e-mail, phone, etc.) with all foundations. Where it is determined that such relationships will help further the University's relationship with the Foundation, they may include a representative from the OSP in such meetings when doing so may strengthen proposal preparation activities.
The Office of Sponsored Programs will have primary responsibility for coordination and submission of written proposals requesting grants for programs or activities where such proposals have a clearly defined scope of work, targeted deliverable(s), and reporting requirements so that these can be tracked through UVU post-award grant compliance procedures. Where it is determined that a personal relationship with the representative(s) of the foundation will help further the University's potential for success, OSP will request that an officer of the Development Office arrange a meeting and/or hand deliver the written proposal to the foundation.
Questions about Utah Based Philanthropic Foundations should be directed to Joel Kincart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-863-6468.
Event sponsorships are covered under the University Policy for fund raising and must be coordinated with the Development Office.
Yes you may. If you soliciting a business or individuals in the community to support these with goods and/or services, you must coordinate those requests with the Development Office.
These programs are referred to as transactional fund raising. The Development Office focuses on transformational fundraising. If you would like to consider more transformational opportunities that may benefit your program, please contact the Development Office.
The UVU Foundation has its own customized website specifically for online giving to ensure that all funds are routed to their proper accounts. Groups are welcome to contact that Foundation to set up their own unique URL and giving page to solicit these online donations. To do this, contact Jessica Ballard at Jessica.Ballard@uvu.edu or 801-863-7275. Utilizing third-party sites for online giving such as PayPal, Google Checkout, etc. is not permitted by the University or Foundation.
Yes, but these activities must be coordinated with the Development Office to ensure the proper handling of the gift and the proper receipting, recording and acknowledgement of the gift.
Although there are many definitions of gifts-in-kind and many prospective donors willing to support the university, the UVU Foundation may not accept gifts-in-kind that do not fall within one of the categories set forth below. In order to accept a gift in kind, it must be determined whether the gift has an educational value that can be utilized by the University or if the gift can be converted to cash.
Examples of gifts that have a determinable value (These are examples only. See Development for additional details.)
Items that can themselves be used to support the university and its operations
All donations come through the UVU Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization, which means that donors can receive tax benefits from making donations, but only through the Foundation. When you are ready to start taking donations, The Alumni Association can set up a donor site for you to collect the donations. Donations are made directly to UVU and deposited in a Foundation account. The funds are then transferred to your Chapter/Society Scholarship fund (or wherever the donor asks that they be placed).
All tax returns and audits are taken care of by UVU. It's a complicated and expensive process for an organization to gain 501(c) (3) status. The alumni association has chosen to operate under the umbrella of the Foundation, in order to avoid the expense and bother of maintaining tax exempt status.
As per University policy, all fundraising requests must first be vetted by the Development Office. For areas that are represented by a development officer, these requests should go to them, which include:
|Crista Casper - Aviation and University College||801-863-7895|
|Viki Garrow - Computing and Technology||801-863-6380|
|Kyle Tresner - Arts||801-863-6246|
|Brad Mertz - WSB||801-863-5112|
|Bill Bridges - Humanities and Social Sciences||801-863-8094|
|Todd Nebeker - Athletics||801-863-6771|
|Jim Murphy - Science & Health
For all other areas, the request come to the Sr. Director of Development. The purpose of this is twofold. First, we want to make sure that we do not have any conflicting requests with companies that we may solicit or have solicited for a major gift. Second, we want to make sure we work with the soliciting entity to handle and process the gifts correctly when they come in.
Start by contacting the Sr. Alumni Director or Asst. Alumni Director at 801-863-8179 or designee prior to approaching a potential donor, sponsor or contributor for support. Under no circumstances should a proposal be submitted to a corporation or foundation without first receiving written approval of the Vice President for Development or Sr. Director of Development. The approval process is as follows:
It would be best to contact Nancy Smith via email at email@example.com or 801-863-8896 to learn of opportunities and specifics. Here are the minimum requirements for the following gift acknowledgements: