Fundraising by Student Organizations
Funding for student organizations is provided in several Carleton budgets (e.g. PEAR, CSA, etc.). Students interested in engaging in fundraising activities for student-led organizations need to clear their project and fundraising objectives with the Dean of Students – Student Activities Office.
If there is an expectation for any gifts received to be recorded as a charitable gift to Carleton College and a gift acknowledgment sent to the donor, prior approval must be received from the Development Office so that proper procedures may be followed in accordance with IRS regulations.
Seeking funds or sponsorships from the Carleton donor community (e.g. alumni, parents, trustees, foundations or other organizations, etc.) is not appropriate, as it may conflict with existing Carleton partnerships or initiatives. Sometimes students or their parents choose to provide additional funds to organizations to augment their regular budget, allowing teams and clubs to take advantage of additional opportunities, but gift receipts will not be provided unless there has been prior approval from the Associate Vice President for Development and/or the Assistant Vice President for External Relations in consultation with the Senior Director of Development Operations.
Students may contact local businesses for support unless there is an expectation on the part of the donor business that a Carleton gift receipt will be provided.
Occasionally, funds will be solicited from an external source with a specific interest in the activity. Any solicitations or proposals to individuals must be approved and coordinated by the Associate Vice President for Development and/or the Assistant Vice President for External Relations; solicitations or proposals to foundations or other organizations must be approved and coordinated by the Director of the Grants Office.
Last Revised: September 1, 2014
Last Reviewed: August 25, 2023
Maintained by: VP for External Relations