SOU Foundation Policies
Southern Oregon University (SOU) has made a commitment to a comprehensive development effort in order to meet increasing demands for private support to the institution. The amount of private support to SOU has increased substantially in recent years and the benefits to our academic programs have been evident. Available University resources limit the use of General Funds for fund raising efforts by Development and to the SOU Foundation. In order to recover a portion of the increasing costs of the private fund raising effort at SOU, an administrative fee will be assessed on gifts to the University and to the SOU Foundation. Currently the fee is a one-time 3% assessment on the gift principal.
Fund raising at SOU includes not only the direct costs of soliciting contributions by the SOU Foundation, University development officers and other campus representatives, but also includes processing and accounting of gift funds. At SOU, all gifts must be deposited and processed through the University Relations/SOU Foundation Office.