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    Gift Announcement

    Policy Statement                                                               

    The Office of the Vice President of University Advancement works in cooperation with the Office of University Communications and Marketing and the Office of the President to officially publicize gifts in ways that are consistent with best practices and effective positioning of the University among external audiences. Adelphi’s gift announcement protocol considers the needs of the University, the wishes of the donor, the interests of various audiences, and the standards and practices of the news media.

    To assure the accuracy and completeness of news that is released regarding gifts — both internally and externally — the University documents and records gifts fully and in compliance with the University’s gift acceptance policy prior to the release of any information about a gift. The guidelines in this policy apply to release of any information about a gift that might appear on University websites and in print publications, email messages and newsletters, speeches, presentations, social media, and other communication vehicles employed by University colleges, schools, units, programs, departments and offices.

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    Reason for Policy                                                                    

    Gifts to Adelphi University reflect confidence in the University and a commitment to its future. Support and investment in the University is often cause for public celebration and the University works in partnership with donors to announce their gifts.

    Many members of the Adelphi community will be partners in securing investments, and this policy contains guidelines to ensure that all members of the University community understand the process for official gift recognition. Ensuring that gift announcements follow these guidelines safeguards donor relations, and promotes appropriate and effective recognition of gifts, which is essential to the University’s success.

    Effective gift announcements publicize an important University priority and communicate directly to key constituencies while respecting a donor’s desire for recognition. Such announcements ensure the appropriate recognition of generosity to the University in order to pay homage to our donors, draw attention to the University’s achievements, highlight specific programs, and set an example to inspire others.

    Who Is Governed by this Policy                                         



    Joanna Templeton

    Sarah Carbone

    Document History                                                      

    • Last Reviewed Date: December 30, 2017
    • Last Revised Date: December 30, 2017
    • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

    Who Approved This Policy

    Brady Crook, Vice President, University Advancement



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