Recognition & Naming Policies

125th Anniversary Gift Initiative Gift Recognition and Naming Opportunities

Gift Acknowledgement

At the time the donor makes a gift or a pledge, the donors is encouraged to complete a donor recognition designation form outlining their preferences regarding how we can recognize their gift or pledge. Donors will receive a tax acknowledgement letter upon receipt of their gift. Donors will also receive an end of the calendar year summary for their convenience in preparing for their tax deductions.

Honor Roll of Donors

Gifts, pledges and pledge payments will be recognized in the Honor Roll of Donors in the fiscal year in which they are made. Donors who have given/pledged $100,000 or more cumulatively will be recognized every year in the Lifetime Legacy Giving Societies.

Annual Report

Gifts, pledges and pledge payments will be recognized in the Annual Report in the Fiscal Year in which they are made. Donors who have made $100,000 or more cumulatively, will be recognized every year in the cumulative donors section.

Electronic Donor Walls

Donors making a 125th Anniversary Gift of $25,000 or more will be recognized on our electronic donor walls on the campuses. Membership in the 125th Anniversary gift clubs includes outright gifts and pledges as specified by a signed letter of intent.Letters of intent must have specific dates that pledges are to be paid on or before in order to qualify for gift club recognition and naming opportunities.

Naming Opportunities

A naming opportunity can be reserved at the time a letter of intent is signed. Normally, once the gift or pledge payments have been paid in full, a plaque recognizing the donor will be placed on the space selected or reserved by the donor.

Donors are asked to keep lines of communication open if they anticipate the need to delay any portion of their gift or pledge payments. Pledge payments that fall more than one year overdue must be written off of our books in accordance with our financial policies. However, donors who communicate with the school and sign a revised letter of intent outlining their adjusted payment schedule will continue to be recognized at the same gift club level and can retain their naming opportunity reservation. Donors who are not in communication with the school about their late pledge payment may lose their naming opportunity reservation and have their gift club adjusted.