ERIC Number: ED242253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Educational Fund Raising and the Law.
Bargerstock, Charles T.
The law relating to charitable gifts to schools is described, and fund raising considerations are addressed. The first of four chapters, "Education Fund Raising in the Legal Context," reviews the history of the law of charity over the past 400 years (i.e., law in England during 1500-1800 and law in America during 1800-1900). "The Donor and the Law," covers questions about the propriety of particular types of gifts or trusts and how those questions affect the donor. "The Institution and the Law" deals with propriety questions as they affect the institution. In the last chapter, "Enhancing Fund Raising in the Legal Context," suggestions are made to help fund raisers influence charity legislation and public opinion to promote greater support for their institutions. The following types of charitable gifts are discussed: charitable trusts and bequests, conditional gifts, gifts of real or personal property, subscriptions, and gifts in anticipation of death. Additional topics include: tax policy and the donor, federal and state tax treatment, the charitable foundation, incorporation of charities, gift valuation for tax purposes, regulation of fund solicitation, regulation of fund administration, and charitable trustees. A glossary of legal terms and an extensive bibliography are appended. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Donors, Fund Raising, Glossaries, Grants, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement, Laws, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Public Relations, Taxes, Trusts (Financial)
Publications Order Department, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, 80 S. Early Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 ($16.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC.