Spartan Ready Philanthropy promotes the power of generosity and the collective impact of partnerships with UT’s Board of Trustees, alumni, parents, faculty and staff, donors and the more than 800 community leaders who volunteer at UT.
Who should I contact with questions about my contribution? Contact the Office of Development at (813) 253-6220 or send an email to email@example.com with any questions about your gift.
How can I support an existing or new Endowment? If you are interested in supporting an endowment fund or any other specialized gift, please contact the Development Office at (813) 253-6220 so that we can assist.
Can I make an online gift to a program I don't see listed? Yes, while undesignated gifts are useful because they allow UT to meet its most urgent immediate needs, gifts to all areas are appreciated and have a positive impact on our University. Contact the Office of Development at (813) 253-6220 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about your gift.
Are gifts tax deductible? Absolutely! All gifts to The University of Tampa are tax-deductible. Please note, sometimes if you receive a cool perk (such as a ticket to an event, for example) that has a fair market price and, following IRS policy guidelines, the cost of that ticket is deducted from your total tax-deductible amount.
Will I receive a receipt for my contribution? Yes, UT will send you a gift receipt via email for tax purposes.
Is my gift eligible for employer/corporate matching? Yes. Note that it can take several months for employers' matching funds to reach UT. In the event the match does not arrive before the project deadline or the end of the fiscal year, it will still be applied to the same fund.
The University of Tampa seeks to enhance the diversity of its students, faculty and staff in the belief that doing so contributes to a more impactful learning environment for everyone in the UT community.
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, it is declared that all donors have these rights:
To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes
To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements
To be assured gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given
To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition
To be assured that information about donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of the organization or hired solicitors
To have the opportunity for the donor’s name to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Use of Donor Information: Donor information is used to complete the transaction, record the donation, generate the appropriate tax receipt, and to appropriately acknowledge each gift donation. Donor records are also used for general record keeping and internal analysis. Credit card information is used to process the gift, but is not retained. The University of Tampa does not rent, market or otherwise disclose donor information to any outside party or vendor for non-University purposes, unless required under law. Within the University, access to donor information is limited to University staff members with a need to know. Staff members are bound by a professional code of ethics and a "Donor Bill of Rights.”
Donor Recognition: The University of Tampa enjoys providing donors with recognition for their gifts through print, spoken and/or Web-based media. However, you may choose to waive this recognition and make a gift anonymously. Please contact the Development Office if you would like your gift to be anonymous. We will always respect your decision to keep a gift confidential.
Email Opt-Out: The University of Tampa communicates with donors on a regular basis via email through our alumni community. We provide a method to opt-out of receiving a particular category of email, or all UT emails, at the bottom of every email sent via our alumni email system.
Email Opt-In/Choice: By default, you are opted-in to UT emails. If you have opted-out of UT emails and wish to opt-in again, you may do so by updating your profile on our alumni system.