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Stewardship and Recognition
Stewardship and Recognition
The Shippensburg University Foundation is the official gift receiving organization for Shippensburg University. The SU Foundation is responsible for the comprehensive, consistent and appropriate recognition of your gift, making sure that the information is accurately recorded and reported.
Once you have made your gift, the SU Foundation will send an acknowledgement letter which will also serve as a receipt for your income tax records. For online gifts paid via credit card, a receipt is emailed immediately, followed by a written acknowledgment. The IRS requires a receipt for all charitable contributions of $250 or more. Our goal is to acknowledge gifts with a letter sent within 48 hours. At peak gift processing time, such as year end, it may take a little longer to record such gifts and send acknowledgements.
Endowed Fund Reporting
Benefactors who have established an endowment will receive an annual endowment report containing the previous fiscal year end financial information and an update about the use of funds generated by the endowment. Benefactors of scholarship endowments will receive information about the student recipient and be invited to meet their recipient at the annual ‘Celebration of the Spirit of Generosity’ Scholarship Dinner in the spring.
The SU Foundation greatly appreciates the generosity of loyal alumni, friends, parents, organizations and corporations. Following are some of the ways the SU Foundation recognizes its loyal benefactors.
Each fiscal year, the SU Foundation publishes an Honor Roll of donors in the Annual Report that acknowledges the generosity of alumni, parent, friends, organizations and corporations.
The SU Foundation’s Annual Fund Gift Clubs and Societies
Provide opportunities for recognition for benefactors who annually give financial support at meaningful levels. Annual Fund Gift Club membership benefits vary according to the level of contribution.
Comprehensive or Capital Campaign commitments and gifts
Receive recognition in accordance with the guidelines approved by the SU Foundation Board of Directors.
Onreceipt of the necessary and appropriate documentation, individuals who have made a planned gift will be recognized by being inducted into the Honor Society.
The Luhrs Circle of Friends
Supporting the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, a Luhrs Circle of Friends membership provides different benefits depending on the annual level of contribution.
The three colleges within Shippensburg University each have their own membership program with varying levels of recognition and benefits according to annual contributions.
John L. Grove College of Business Associates Program
College of Arts and Sciences Associates Program
College of Education and Human Services Associates Program
The Ezra Lehman Memorial Library
The Ezra Lehman Memorial Library Book Plate Program provides donors with the opportunity to memorialize or pay tribute to special people in their lives. Proceeds benefit the Library.
Supporting Shippensburg University Raider Athletics, annual membership benefits vary depending on the level of contribution.
If you have questions about acknowledgement of your gift, name listing and recognition, or gift club benefits, please contact the SU Foundation, 717- 477-1377.