ERIC Number: ED306838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Private Fund Raising in Enhancing the Excellence and Competitiveness of Arizona's Universities.
One of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness examines the role of private fund raising in enhancing the excellence and competitiveness of Arizona's three public universities. National trends in university philanthropy are noted with a focus on state matching gift programs, historical fund raising comparisons of the three universities and their peers, and recommendations for enhancing future fund raising trends. Conclusions include: all three universities lag significantly behind their peer institutions in fund raising success; insufficient state funds exist to fund all universities' yearly requests for new or expanded programs; and the development staffs at the three unviversities have become increasingly productive over the last 5 years. Recommendations are as follows: the Arizona legislature should establish an Eminent Scholars Trust Fund that would match private gifts with new state funds or create endowments; they should also establish a Major Gifts Trust Fund to match private gifts on a formula basis with new state funds for the enrichment of key university programs; members of the Board of Regents should take a more active role in fund raising solicitations on behalf of the universities; and the universities should continue to increase the size of their development staffs, with such increases funded through state appropriations whenever possible. Seventeen tables and figures are included. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona