[ skip to content ]

More Information about this image

Handbook and paperwork for the newly hired.

Old Dominion University

University Policy

1102 Acceptance of Gifts-in-Kind to the University

Responsible Oversight Executive: Vice President for University Advancement
Date of Current Revision or Creation: September 21, 2022
  1. Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to ensure that gifts-in-kind to the University are properly inventoried, appraised, catalogued, and otherwise identified for the benefit of both the University and donors, acknowledged by and on behalf of the University, and accepted within the guidelines and laws of the Commonwealth.

  2. Authority

    Code of Virginia Section 23.1-1301, as amended, grants authority to the Board of Visitors to make rules and policies concerning the institution. Section 7.01(a)(6) of the Board of Visitors Bylaws grants authority to the President to implement the policies and procedures of the Board relating to University operations.

    Board of Visitors Policy 1801 - Development Policy

    University Policy 1100 - Development Policy

  3. Definitions

    Gift - Any receipt of funds that involves money or other property (including gifts-in-kind) given voluntarily and made without receiving, or expecting to receive, anything of equal value (as defined in Publication 526 of the Internal Revenue Service).

    Gifts-in-Kind - Non-monetary gifts including, but not limited to, art, books, collections, equipment, real estate, software, and intellectual property.

    University-Affiliated Foundations - Includes the Educational, Athletic, Museum, Real Estate, and Research Foundations that are tax-exempt nonprofit organizations created to further the educational purposes, athletic activities, and related objectives of the University.

  4. Scope

    This policy applies to all employees and students. Employees include all staff, administrators, faculty, full- or part-time, and classified or non-classified persons who are paid by the University. Students include all persons admitted to the University who have not completed a program of study for which they were enrolled; student status continues whether or not the University's programs are in session.

  5. Policy Statement

    Gifts-in-kind to the University may be accepted only by the President or designee and within the statutes and regulations prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    Gifts-in-kind normally cannot be accepted if a financial obligation is imposed by the donor upon the University for display, maintenance, or repair.

    The University will take appropriate measures to safeguard, utilize, or display gifts-in-kind according to type, value, and condition as determined by the University and donor.

    All gifts-in-kind become the sole property of Old Dominion University. A University-affiliated Foundation may receive gifts-in-kind when specifically requested by the donor and when it is in the best interest of the University. The Vice President for University Advancement shall be the President's designee for acceptance and acknowledgement of gifts-in-kind.

  6. Procedures

    The Office of University Advancement and University-related foundations have established procedures for the acceptance of gifts-in-kind.

    • For gifts to the University, the appropriate department head must acknowledge that the gift can and will be used to further the University's exempt purposes.
    • For gifts to the Educational, Athletic, Real Estate, Research or Museum Foundations, the decision to accept or reject gifts is assigned to the Executive Director or the Assistant Treasurer of the respective Foundation. In cases where additional guidance is advised, the Executive Committee of each Foundation will be consulted.

    All gifts will be recorded and acknowledged by the appropriate University-affiliated Foundations. Support for gifts to the University will be provided to the University Office of Finance for any additional administration.

  7. Records Retention

    Applicable records must be retained and then destroyed in accordance with the Commonwealth's Records Retention Schedules.

  8. Responsible Officer

    Associate Vice President for Advancement

  9. Related Information

    University Policy 1101 - Gift Management

    University Policy 1103 - Establishment and Operation of Annual and Endowed Scholarships, Fellowships, and Prizes

    University Policy 2500 - Visual Arts Collection Policy

Policy History

Policy Formulation Committee (PFC) & Responsible Officer Approval to Proceed:

/s/ Daniel Genard
Responsible Officer
September 14, 2022

Policy Review Committee (PRC) Approval to Proceed:

/s/ Donna W. Meeks
Chair, Policy Review Committee (PRC)
July 26, 2022

Executive Policy Review Committee (EPRC) Approval to Proceed:

/s/ Alonzo Brandon
Responsible Oversight Executive
September 14, 2022

University Counsel Approval to Proceed:

/s/ Allen T. Wilson
University Counsel
September 20, 2022

Presidential Approval:

/s/ Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.
September 21, 2022

Previous Revisions

September 21, 2022

Scheduled Review Date

September 21, 2027

Site Navigation

Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

Academic Days

Picture yourself in the classroom, speak with professors in your major, and meet current students.

Upcoming Events

From sports games to concerts and lectures, join the ODU community at a variety of campus events.