It can be hard for donors to support higher education in keeping with their values. But there are options at universities all across the country.
Even with a gift agreement, donors have little recourse in the event of their intent being flouted. There are state Senate bills under review to change that.
A recent gift to California Lutheran University shows how donors and recipients can work together to marry the donor’s vision and the university’s needs.
Universities should use gift agreements to preserve donor intent—and to best serve the interests of the university.