As defined in the university's Administrative Policy Statement
dictionary, "A special event is a fundraising gathering of a number of
people for an identified organizational unit or university function
(e.g., scholarships), where goods and/or services (e.g., dinner) are
provided to those attending.
The value of the goods and/or services
provided is a non-gift component of any funds given to the university by
those attending, or on behalf of those attending the special event."
What changed? The responsibility for administering fundraising events,
particularly with respect to ensuring compliance with external
regulations and internal policies, is changing. In the past, departments
worked with the University of Colorado Foundation when planning a
Effective December 1, 2005, the Office of University
Controller assumed the fundraising events role, with a particular focus
on compliance issues. Organizational units will be responsible for the
event planning and implementation. The Foundation will no longer be
involved in any aspect of special event planning, implementation, or
monitoring, and will be able to focus on other avenues of financial
support for the university.
Who should I contact with my fundraising
events questions? Whenever you have an activity that meets the criteria
for a fundraising event, you will work with the Office of the University
Fundraising Events and Gift Compliance Specialist - Karen Ichiba