Fundraising for GSI

Chapters and colonies are expected to raise at least $1,000 for GSI each academic year, with larger chapters expected to raise much more. In support of these fundraising efforts, fundraising levels and awards have been established. These are listed below.

To assist you with your fundraising effort, a comprehensive resource has been developed that includes some of the best fundraising resources available that you can use to plan and manage your event. Whether your chapter is hosting a walk-a-thon, a charity golf tournament, or any other kind of fundraising event or donation drive, these resources are sure to help you achieve success. Please click below for a pdf of the GSI Fundraising Resource Guide.

Delta Upsilon GSI Fundraising Guide

Fundraising Levels: 
$1,000 - Minimum expectation and recognition at the 2016 Leadership Institute GSI Luncheon, and in the DU Quarterly.

$3,000 - One guaranteed participant from your chapter/colony (not including travel expenses) in a global trip and recognition at the 2016 Leadership Institute GSI Luncheon, and in the DU Quarterly.

$5,500 - Two guaranteed participants from your chapter/colony (not including travel expenses) in a global trip and recognition at the 2016 Leadership Institute GSI Luncheon, and in the DU Quarterly.

$10,000 - Three guaranteed participants from your chapter/colony (not including travel expenses) in a global trip, and recognition at the 2016 Leadership Institute GSI Luncheon, and in the DU Quarterly.



Awards
GSI Most Funds Raised Award - Chapter/colony with the highest overall fundraising total will be recognized at the 2016 Leadership Institute GSI Luncheon.

GSI Most Funds Raised per Member Award - Chapter/colony with the highest overall fundraising total per member will be recognized at the 2016 Leadership Institute GSI Luncheon.


GSI Fundraising Guidelines 
In order to ensure your chapter/colony receives the appropriate recognition for all GSI contributions, please follow these policies from the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation (DUEF): 
  • Notify DUEF of your chapter/colony fundraising events and programs at least two weeks prior to the event or start date.  
  • Benefits cannot be offered in return for contributions. 
  • "Global Service Initiative" and chapter/colony name must be indicated at the time a contribution is made in order for the chapter/colony to receive credit toward its fundraising goal.
  • All contributions go to support the Delta Upsilon Global Service Initiative. 
  • Contributions must be received by DUEF within one month of collection.
  • No raffles or silent auctions may be held. 
Also please note: 
  • Contributions are not tax deductible in Canada.
  • DUEF will send acknowledgement to check and credit card donors for tax purposes. 
Contribution Options
Cash
  • No tax acknowledgment will be made for cash contributions.
  • You must notify donors that this "contribution or gift to Delta Upsilon is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution."
  • No cash should be sent via mail. Collect cash and obtain a money order payable to Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation. Please do not collect cash and deposit into the chapter/colony's bank account, as this creates tax implications for the chapter/colony.
Check
  • Make checks payable to DUEF.
  • In memo line, cite: "Global Service Initiative - ____ Chapter/Colony"
  • Mail to: DUEF, 8705 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Chapter/colony may collect checks and send in one envelope or donor may mail directly to DUEF.
Credit Card
  • Chapters/colonies should not collect any credit card information.
  • Credit card contributions may only be made online via DUEF.org and must be made by the donor.
  • The donor must include the name of the chapter/colony which solicited the contribution in the Notes/Gift Instructions box of the gift payment form.
Event Sponsorships: 
In the event that a business agrees to sponsor a fundraising event, please follow these guidelines: 
  • Must be a qualifying sponsorship
  • Business may only receive thank you recognition or acknowledgement at event, in program and/or on a T-shirt 
  • May not provide the business with advertising space or sales space at the event 
  • Sponsorship checks must be made payable to DUEF and must include a note that the contribution is for sponsorship of an event for "_____ chapter/colony" and supports GSI.

Questions regarding contributions in support of GSI can be directed to the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation.