Fundraising for GSI

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, the following levels and awards have been established.
Fundraising Levels: 
$1,000 - Minimum expectation and recognition at the 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Leadership Institute GSI Luncheon and a Delta Upsilon Board Member or Staff Member will present the award on campus 


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 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 Initiation - ____ 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.