At the last CALS Chairs meeting, a decision was made to modify our procedure for managing gifts coming in to UW-CALS. The transmittal of a gift will generate a letter from the Dean to the sponsor thanking the sponsor for their support and indicating the terms under which the gift is accepted. A copy of that letter is available at: www.cals.wisc.edu/research/GiftAcknowledgementTemplate.pdf.
The rationale behind this letter from the Dean is to make sponsors aware of the terms under which the UW can accept gifts and to make sure they have the same understanding of the terms under which their gift was provided. This effort should help us improve our management of gift funds for CALS programs.