Gift Stewardship Committee

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Our gift stewardship committee enhances UB’s ability to attract the private support it needs to remain competitive regionally, nationally and globally, by reviewing the policies and practices that make giving to the UB Foundation for the benefit of the university as donor-friendly as possible.

Fiscal Year 2018

Chair

  • Kathie A. Keller

Vice Chair

  • Ashok G. Kaveeshwar

Chair-elect

  • Vacant

Members

  • Gregory M. Bauer
  • Helen M. Cappuccino
  • Vikki L. Pryor
  • Murray S. Rosenthal
  • Eileen S. Silvers
  • Marjorie E. Winkler
  • Margaret W. Wong

Special Members

  • Gordon R. Gross
Charge
Assist the board in fulfilling its responsibilities relative to the effective stewardship of gifts and grants. Specifically, the committee will:
  • Recognize and support the increasing and critical role of private philanthropy at a public university
  • Understand the fund-raising initiatives and goals established by UB at the direction of the president
  • Establish written policies and procedures, including gift acceptance policy, to guide the stewardship activities of the UB Foundation, support UB’s development program and to avoid issues of quid pro quo
  • Review the use of gifts to ensure donor intent is met and that available funds are fully utilized
  • Monitor the integrity of the UB Foundation’s gift acceptance/receipting process and ensure compliance with written gift acceptance policy
  • Establish donor-friendly language for endowment agreements and other UB Foundation gifting instruments
  • Respond to matters pertaining to gift fees
  • Consider and respond to proposed in-kind gifts of property, as appropriate
  • Monitor board-designated endowments
  • Review and recommend annual philanthropic projections for the UB Foundation financial plan
  • Oversee matters pertaining to board giving, including annual giving expectations, and advise on solicitation strategies for board members
  • Administer scholarship funds with restricted criteria
Meeting Schedule

At least three times per year

Staff Support
1430590757911 Nancy L. Wells
Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
UB
Email: nwells@buffalo.edu
Edward P. Schneider Edward P. Schneider
Executive Director
UB Foundation
Phone: 716-645-8737
Email: schneide@buffalo.edu