Biblically Centered Education
Fundraising Projects Section 6.51 Dept: Advancement Revised: May 31st, 2018
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University Advancement is responsible for coordinating and/or approving all institutionally endorsed fundraising activities, significant gift solicitations, and acceptance of gifts on behalf of the university.

Departmental Fundraising

Any department interested in initiating fundraising and solicitation activities in the private sector to meet needs not funded from other sources should review the Fundraising Activity Policy. All organized fundraising efforts must be approved by means of a Fundraising Project Approval Form. For more information about departmental fundraising, please contact Advancement Services at (562) 903-4774 or

Student Fundraising

Student fundraising efforts must be approved by means of a Fundraising Project Approval form. For more information about student fundraising procedures, please contact Advancement Services at (562) 903-4774 or

Processing Donations

To ensure that donors receive appropriate tax-deductible receipts, all donations must be submitted to the university cashier, using a Donation Transmittal Form (available from Development Services or the cashier) or an In-Kind-Gift Form, if the donation is anything other than cash, a check, or a credit card donation (available from TIES in Lower Metzger).

Please note the following guidelines:

  • All checks must be made payable to Biola University (or Talbot School of Theology or Rosemead School of Psychology, if applicable). The donor may write the project or department name in the memo line of the check.

  • Gifts that benefit an individual person are not tax-deductible. All donations received must be applied to a department or student team’s expenses as a whole, even if an individual made the request for funds. The name of the individual who requested the donation must not appear anywhere on the donor’s check.

  • If the gift is for anything other than the Biola Fund Student Aid, a note designating the restrictions of the donation must accompany the gift.

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