Gifts to support the university from various constituents (such as individuals, corporations, and foundations) should be made to the Foundation for Indiana University
of Pennsylvania ; all gifts will be processed in accordance with the donor’s wishes by the foundation unless a donor-documented request to process directly to Indiana University of Pennsylvania accompanies the gift. All efforts to solicit private
gifts must be cleared and coordinated through the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement or his/her designee.
The Foundation for IUP was established in 1967 to promote and support the educational purposes of the university. The foundation serves as a university-affiliated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whereby charitable gifts can be received and administered
in accordance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines as well as any other federal, state, and local laws pertaining to charitable gift giving. Private gifts received by the foundation, in support of IUP, are managed and invested independently as
per foundation investment policies.
Please bring this policy to the attention of all faculty and
staff members that may be involved in solicitations of private support. It is imperative that we coordinate all
efforts for private fundraising if the university is to receive the greatest
benefit from charitable giving.
The following information outlines the general procedures for soliciting charitable gifts on behalf of IUP:
University Advancement shall be the primary division charged
with soliciting charitable gifts* on behalf of the university in partnership
with the Foundation for IUP. The process
is designed to provide guidance to the university community and general public
to facilitate the charitable gift giving process and to provide donors with the
greatest flexibility possible in formulating their gifts within governing
policy and legal parameters while assuring that gifts support programs and
projects consistent with the mission of IUP.
*Proposals to organizations or corporations for gifts do not
include requests or proposals for government grants and research contracts
which are handled through the Research Institute.
The University Advancement Division, in partnership with the
Foundation for IUP, shall be charged with conducting both annual appeals
(including direct mail/phonathon) and personal solicitations in support of
university priorities, colleges/departments, and programs. During fund raising drives and capital or
comprehensive campaigns, all development efforts will be coordinated in support
of IUP’s defined goals and priorities.
Departments and programs within the university may, with the
approval of the appropriate dean or vice president, conduct fund-raising with
oversight and support (as available) from the University Advancement
Division. Examples include but are not
limited to soliciting for Memorial Donations and other “specific project”
appeals. The vice president for
University Advancement will review requests to ensure they do not interfere or
conflict with annual and major gift fund raising planned by the division. University Advancement will respond to these
requests in no more than 10 working days from submission.