Year-end gifts are a critical part of university support. However, with department staff leaving for the holidays, these important gifts could sit unopened in your campus offices until well into the new year. Not only is this unfavorable for a donor’s tax returns, but it also creates an unnecessary challenge for department budgets supported by foundation funds.
Please ensure someone is checking department mail so that checks do not sit unopened until 2017. The University of Nebraska Foundation will be closed on Dec. 26, and close at 3:30 P.M. on Dec. 30. You may refer any donor calls or questions to the Foundation's Omaha office at 402.502.0300 or 800.432.3216 (toll free).
Typically, Dec. 31 is a major day for year-end giving. This year, the Dec. 31 occurs on a Saturday. If you receive calls about how to give a gift on Dec 31, please encourage donors to make their gift on our website, nufoundation.org. Any fund that exists at the foundation is available on our website. This is the easiest, quickest, and – if their goal is a gift for the 2016 calendar year – the safest method to donate a gift.