ERIC Number: ED206248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
How to Develop an Effective Program of Corporate Support for Higher Education.
Council for Financial Aid to Education, New York, NY.
Guidelines and rationale for a structured program of contributions that could be approved by top management and the board of directors and disseminated to shareholders and the public are provided for those seeking to reassess current corporate support and for those developing an educational support program. Corporate benefits in terms of educated personnel, basic research, public services such as hospitals, and applied research centers indicate the interdependence between the corporation and the campus. It is suggested that the quality of higher education relates directly to institutional diversity, freedom, and independence. Company philosophy, statement of policy, goals for educational support, and types of educational aid are components of a corporate educational support program. Suggested elements of a checklist for screening solicitations for corporate support of particular educational institutions include: purpose of the solicitation; nature of the institution; performance characteristics of the institution; the relationship between the institution and the company in terms of geography, instructional program, and employees; indirect tangible benefits to the company; breadth of voluntary support of the institution in the community, among alumni, trustees, and by other companies; and institutional report on its stewardship of the resources entrusted to it by various groups of contributors. The Council for Financial Aid to Education offers a research library and consulting services to interested corporate executives. (CC)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Philosophy, Educational Quality, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Industry, Private Financial Support, Research, School Business Relationship, Universities
Council for Financial Aid to Education, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Financial Aid to Education, New York, NY.