- Board Policies and Procedures
- SECTION G: Community and Governmental Relations
- SECTION GD.7
SECTION G | COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
- SECTION GA | Public Relations / Open Records
- SECTION GB | Public Complaints and Hearings
- SECTION GC | Relations with Business and Community Organizations
- SECTION GD | Advertising and Fundraising
- SECTION GE | Community Use of College District Facilities
- SECTION GF | Emergency Management
- SECTION GG | Access to Programs, Services, and Activities
- SECTION GH | Tobacco Free Policy
- SECTION GI | Animals on Campus
- SECTION GJ | Campus Carry
COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS
The Navarro College Foundation, in coordination with the College District’s Offices of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Operations and the District President, serves as the official fund-raising and endowment arm of the College District for all donations and grants from private sources. The District President grants authority to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Operations to coordinate all fund raising from private sources, and accept and receive all donations and grants on behalf of the College District within the limitations set forth by District policies and procedures.
FUNDRAISING PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES
Fundraising efforts on behalf of Navarro College must
Ensure maximum effectiveness in the total fundraising program of the College by assuring that college-wide strategic priorities are featured;
Reduce or eliminate multiplicity of contacts with common fundraising prospects, thereby avoiding over-solicitation of individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations by college units;
Utilize the resources of the Navarro College Foundation and the Office of Institutional Advancement and Operations to assist in the successful execution of approved fundraising programs; and
Ensure that Navarro College Foundation and those of Navarro College policies are followed.
Approval for Solicitation
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Operations and the Executive Director of the Navarro College Foundation and other staff in the Office of Institutional Advancement are available to consult with College departments and individual employees that wish to approach potential funding sources. The Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Operations, in consultation with the Navarro College District President, will assess the appropriateness and timing of each solicitation in light of institutional priorities and any known financial commitments by those considered to be potential donors.
Student and employee deaths, retirements, anniversaries or significant dates and other events are often the impetus for a special appeal for funds to mark the occasion. These appeals may focus on establishing a scholarship in the individual’s honor or memory or funding some other form of tribute or commemoration. While the amounts sought through such special appeals are normally limited to friends and colleagues, these special appeals must be discussed and coordinated through the Office of Institutional Advancement prior to their initiation.
Fundraising activities for specific students and employees due to financial, health or other hardships must be approved by the Navarro College District President. Since these appeals are strictly to benefit the employee/students, approval and coordination of these activities is not handled through the Navarro College Foundation nor the Office of Institutional Advancement and Operations.
Coordination with Navarro College Foundation, Inc. and Office of Institutional Advancement and Operations
Individuals, corporations and other organizations often initiate contact with Navarro College faculty and staff regarding funding opportunities. While individual staff and faculty members may answer questions and discuss gift opportunities with potential donors, these inquiries must be reported promptly, within 72 hours, to the Executive Director of the Navarro College Foundation, and the Office of Institutional Advancement and Operations. Complex questions such as those involving possible tax liabilities, testamentary gifts, asset valuation, trust arrangements or gifts of real property and mineral interests should be directed to the Executive Director of the Navarro College Foundation.
Private donors, individual or corporate, should be directed to make all gift checks payable to the Navarro College Foundation and to mark the check for the intended use/restricted fund. All gifts and pledges to a Navarro College program/department, whether solicited or unsolicited, that are sent directly to an employee or to the program/department must be promptly delivered with copies of any accompanying documentation (e.g., a letter, card or note) to the Navarro College Foundation/Office of Institutional Advancement and Operations.
Employees should report all non-cash gifts to the Navarro College Foundation Office.
Cash and non-cash gifts transmitted should include the following information:
Name and full mailing address of donor(s)
Purpose of the gift
Fund/account in which the gift is to be placed, if known
Original or photocopy of any correspondence accompanying the gift
Recording and Acknowledgement of Gifts
Staff in the Office of Institutional Advancement and Operations, will acknowledge all gifts to Navarro College and the Navarro College Foundation and properly record pertinent information and ensure all funds are properly deposited into the correct accounts. This includes pledges of support as well as gifts of cash, securities, insurance policies, real estate, mineral interests and other non-cash gifts. All gifts are properly acknowledged in writing by the Executive Director of the Foundation.
Information obtained pertaining to any constituent of the College (personal/profile information, financial records, etc.) must be considered property of the Navarro College Foundation, and therefore, private and confidential. Anyone from the College engaged in the cultivation or solicitation process of any potential donor must maintain all records private and in strict confidence. Staff in the Office of Institutional Advancement and Operations will maintain all constituent profiles, ensure security of profiles and maintain confidentiality.
Navarro College Student Guidelines and Procedures
Recognized Navarro College clubs/organizations who meet specified registration criteria as outlined by the Navarro College Office of Student Services must obtain preapproval for fundraising events by the office of Vice President of Student Services and the Office of Vice President Institutional Advancement and Operations thirty (30) days in advance of the fundraising activity.
Updated: August 11, 2020