When soliciting or accepting contributions, it is imperative for all parties to agree upon the intended purpose and expectations for how the contribution will be processed. It is the responsibility of each student organization to work with the appropriate development office on any fundraising efforts involving charitable donations to the University.
If the contributor wants a charitable tax deduction, the contribution must be made payable to the University and processed as a charitable gift. The student organization must contact the appropriate University official to process the check.
It is the responsibility of the student organization to understand whether it can solicit tax deductible gifts for itself or for a particular event under an Event Sponsorship Agreement (ESA). If there is a question about this, the student organization should contact the Center for Campus Involvement, its sponsor, or its sponsor’s development officer.