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Plaques and Gifts within the Campus Landscape

Policy
Purpose: 

To provide prospective donors with information about procedures for making gifts to enhance the campus landscape

Applies to: 

All prospective gifts of materials or objects for the campus landscape

Campus: 
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

The University appreciates gifts that add to the beauty of the campus landscape; however, these gifts must fit within the goals of the campus master plans. All inquiries about gifts and memorials such as benches, landscape materials, etc. should be directed to the Assistant Vice President for Constituent Development at the KU Endowment Association (785-832-7458).

As a general rule the University does not use individual plaques or signs to provide gift, donor, or memorial information within the campus landscape.

However, in the event the University is given a large donation to fund installation or improvement of specific landscape feature(s) or landscape area(s), or a number of individuals donate above a designated amount for a landscape project or landscape feature, signage may be added to recognize the donor or group of donors in a location proximate to the area. Recognition signage must comply with KU standards approved by the Campus Signage Committee.

A “Gifts and Memorials” map will list all specific donations within the campus landscape and will include the location and memorial information. This map can be accessed on the Office of Design and Construction Management (DCM) Planning page and KU Endowment. KU’s Design and Construction Management staff will meet annually with representatives of the KU Endowment Association to update the Gifts and Memorials map.

Contact: 

James Modig, Director
Design and Construction Management
785-864-3431
jmodig@ku.edu

Dale Slusser, Assistant Vice President for Constituent Development
KU Endowment Association
785-832-7458 or
dslusser@kuendowment.org

Approved by: 
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Approved on: 
Friday, December 3, 2010
Effective on: 
Friday, December 10, 2010
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Keywords: 
Plaques, benches, gifts, memorials, landscape
Review, Approval & Change History: 

06/29/2017: Fixed broken link.

08/25/2015: Added information about recognition of large donations for campus landscape.

12/10/2014: Policy formatting cleanup (e.g., bolding, spacing)

10/30/2014: Fixed broken links.

12/03/2010: Approved by Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter.

Operational Categories: 
Donations
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