The Office of Donor Relations houses three very important programs within the Advancement Division – the Chancellor’s Club, Scholarships and Endowments, and Stewardship.
The Chancellor’s Club -- The Chancellor’s Club is known as the University’s most elite group of donors. These donors are individuals, foundations and corporations making annual gifts of $1,000.00 or more to the program of their choice.
As an annual giving club, membership is only granted (and continued) for each year that a minimum gift of $1,000.00 is received. To obtain lifetime membership, the donor must reach the $25,000.00 level with a one-time gift or with a cumulative giving history of $25,000.00.
Membership is granted for gifts of cash, stocks, real estate, life insurance and bequests. Learn more about the Chancellor's Club.
Scholarships and Endowments – Private scholarships and awards are established through the Donor Relations Office. Scholarships are endowed funds that are invested by our Money Managers and whose dividends are used to make the award. Awards are non-endowed funds that are provided on an annual basis through an outright gift from the donor. Awards are only viable as long as annual gifts are received to support them.
The endowment minimum is $10,000.00 and the donor has five years, from the time of establishment, to contribute funds to reach the minimum. The maximum balance and/or limit is the donor’s choice.
Another endowment that may be private or corporate is Endowed Chairs and Professorships. Currently: (1) it costs $250K to endow a professorship and $500K to endow a Chair; (2) the C.D. Spangler Foundation* has offered to match one $250K Professorship gift per year 1:1, up to five (5) maximum, until further notice; and, (3) the State will match this now $500K gift to bring the total to $1,000,000.00. Therefore, with a $250,000.00 investment, the donor is receiving a $1M naming opportunity. Learn more about scholarships and endowments.
*The Spangler Foundation does not match the $500K Endowed Chairs.
Stewardship – Good stewardship practices are absolutely essential to the viability of the University and is considered the University’s “customer service” office.
Two major stewardship efforts for Donor Relations are: the Chancellor’s Club Annual Recognition Dinner and the annual Scholarship Recognition Dinner. The purpose of the Chancellor’s Club Annual Recognition Dinner is to recognize new members, members who obtain lifetime status, and members who give at a certain level on an annual basis. The purpose of the Scholarship Recognition Dinner is to bring the donor and recipient together, face-to-face. Part of the SRD process is to have students write letters/notes, etc. to their donor(s) thanking them for their support and letting them know the impact of their generosity. This practice has led to many lifelong friendships between donor and recipient.
We take “thanking” our donors very seriously because stewardship is a key component in obtaining future gifts, whether they are repeat gifts by an existing donor or gifts from new donors. Learn more about stewardship.
Learn more by visiting the following:
|The Chancellor's Club||Stewardship||Scolarships and Endowments|
|Discover more about this organization and how to become a member.||Learn how we recognize and honor our donors.||Read about how to establish a scholarship.|
For further information of these programs, please refer to the appropriate link, call the Office of Donor Relations at 910.521.6213, or email email@example.com.
Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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