CALENDAR YEAR-END GIVING
Please follow these guidelines when opening gifts that come your way as incoming mail is processed
· AS A GENERAL RULE, PLEASE DELIVER ALL GIFTS OR PAYMENTS TO PROJECT ACCOUNTS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! We may return checks to you if they are more than 6 weeks old.
· SAVE THE ENVELOPES! The postmark date is EXTREMELY important for tax forms and audits so please submit all envelopes and notes with the money you bring to the Development Office. This date is used to determine what year the gift will be processed under. If the postmark date is January but the check date is December, we are required to count the gift in the new calendar year. POSTMARK DATE IS KEY; SO AGAIN, PLEASE SAVE THE ENVELOPES AND BRING THEM with your gifts.
· SUBMIT ALL PRIOR-YEAR MONEY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE BY JANUARY 10TH! This is the last day we will be processing money for the prior calendar year. ANY money received after this date, even if it is postmarked by Dec. 31st or before, will be included in the NEW calendar year. Please be mindful that whatever we process for the PREVIOUS calendar year will show up on the donors’ annual giving statements. The absence of gifts on the donors’ annual statements may cause them to think negatively of the department or project that they donated to or of GU overall.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Development at (618)664-6500.