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Gift Acceptance and Delegation of Authority

Gift Acceptance and Delegation of Authority

Gift acceptance is a two-step process involving the benefitting department and UC San Diego’s Advancement Services, each having shared responsibility and authority for ensuring that gifts are reviewed and accepted according to University guidelines. Departmental approval is the statement that the department wants the gift and agrees to its terms. University (formal) acceptance is a delegated authority to accept gifts on behalf of The Regents or the UC San Diego Foundation. Formal acceptance is an action by an authorized official to take title to a tendered gift.

 UCOP has designated Advancement Services as the office to accept and process gifts at this campus and only certain personnel in Advancement Services have the delegated authority by UCOP and by the Foundation to accept charitable gifts.

Delegation of Authority for Gift Acceptance:

  • Over $5 Million:  UC President
  • Up to $5 Million: Chancellor
  • Up to $1 Million: VC - Advancement
  • Up to $250,000: AVC – Development
  • Up to $250,000: AVC – Health Sciences Development
  • Up to $250,000: Director - Advancement Services
  • Up to $100,000: Deputy Director – Advancement Services
  • Up to $25,000:   Manager, Gift Processing

Note: All gifts made to the UC San Diego Foundation follow the same delegation of authority.