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ERIC Number: ED535449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
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Games Universities Play: And How Donors Can Avoid Them
Wooster, Martin Morse
John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy (NJ1)
What responsibilities do universities have to donors, many of whom are alumni? Presumably, one responsibility is to respect their wishes when they provide gifts with specific purposes. Yet Martin Morse Wooster shows in this report that universities often neglect the wishes of contributors. "Games Universities Play: And How Donors Can Avoid Them" offers illustrations of such failures to honor donor intent as the Robertson family's charge that Princeton diverted funds from a family gift and accusations that Trinity College siphoned funds from an endowed chair. The paper also points out that donors have a responsibility to be clear about their wishes and to act carefully when they give money to their alma mater or to other universities. It includes advice to potential donors to guide them through the process of giving money to universities.
John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. 353 East Six Forks Road Suite 150, Raleigh, NC 27609. Tel: 919-828-1400; Fax: 919-828-7455; e-mail: info@popecenter.org; Web site: http://www.popecenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy