ERIC Number: ED240907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for the Administration of Matching Gift Programs.
Business Officer, p13-20 Feb 1984
Guidelines are presented to help colleges consider their matching gift program, to develop clear policies and procedures, and communicate them to interested and appropriate parties. Responsibilities of companies sponsoring matching gift programs are outlined with attention to policy and program administration. The eight policy recommendations cover eligibility of potential recipient institutions, eligibility of donors, the nature of contributions eligible for matching, payment of matching gifts, restricting the uses of matching gifts, and public disclosure. The responsibilities of the following members of the recipient institutions are discussed: the board of trustees, the chief executive, and the officer responsible for administration of donor contributions. The role of institutionally related foundations, funds, or associations are also addressed. In addition, responsibilities of donors are briefly covered. To illustrate how a successful matching gift program might be administered by a corporation and by an educational institution, two program models are included: the IBM Matching Grant Program for Higher Education, and the Dartmouth College Alumni Fund Matching Gift Program. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Donors, Eligibility, Financial Policy, Guidelines, Higher Education, Models, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Program Administration, School Business Relationship, Trustees
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.