Student Life


Student Organization Fundraising Policy and Guidelines

Click here to view Clarke's Fundraising Policy.

The following guidelines for a Clarke University sanctioned student group or organization covers fundraising activities that are exclusions from the University Fundraising Policy as written in Section C of the policy.

  1. Obtain a student organization fundraising request form by clicking here. Complete the form, including all signatures, and submit to the student life office for approval. The more advanced notice a group can give, the better their chances for success.
  2. The student organization request form needs to be completed for fundraising activities such as car washes, sales of baked goods, trinkets, apparel items, personal chore services, raffles, etc. in which the buyer of such goods receives a tangible benefit as a result of the transaction.  Because of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines, the university cannot issue gift receipts for these transactions.
  3. When groups receive gifts (cash or in-kind) the institutional advancement office should be notified immediately for the purpose of generating an official thank you/receipt and to record the gift. (This includes donated items, not used for fundraising, i.e. pizzas, sub sandwiches, etc.). All monetary gifts need to be turned into the institutional advancement office for posting to your organization’s account.  Businesses and individuals rely on charitable donations for their tax deductions. The IRS only acknowledges official gift receipts when presented on official Clarke University letterhead.

Please contact the student life office with any questions.

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