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Gift Acceptance and Administration Policy

The Gift Acceptance and Administration Policy, originally released by Development and Alumni Relations in December 2011 and updated June 8, 2017, is a comprehensive collection of fundraising policies to govern the acceptance and administration of all philanthropic gifts to Howard University. These policies ensure donor intent, manage expectations about giving levels, ensure that all gifts meet University needs, and safeguard the University‘s reputation.

Topics covered include definitions of gifts and pledges, types of gifts accepted by Howard, planned gifts, and third-party fundraising events. Separate sections discuss general gift acceptance guidelines, gift evaluation policies, and other topics of interest which may assist you in making important decisions regarding giving to Howard.

Review the policy (PDF).

Division of Development & Alumni Relations
Howard University
1851 9th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20001