St. Cloud State University Policies & Procedures

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Current Status: Approved

Policy Type: All University

Effective Date: 12/18/2018

Last Updated: 12/20/2018

Applies To: Students, Faculty, Staff, Visitors

Responsible University Officer: Vice President for Finance and Administration

Policy Owner: Vice President for Finance and Administration

Policy Contact: Vice President for University Advancement

Rationale

St. Cloud State University and its Foundation recognize that individuals may wish to offer a memorial or other tribute through a monetary donation or the installation of a physical object or marker on the St. Cloud State University campus. 

Policy

The St. Cloud State University Foundation will accept gifts made in memory of or in tribute to an individual(s) to existing Foundation funds.  At certain times, engraved bricks or pavers may be available if physical memorials on campus are desired. Existing campus memorials will be maintained per previous arrangements as long as the structure is safe, viable and cost effective to repair.

This policy does not prohibit the University from providing its donors with recognition in accord with the St. Cloud State University policy on Naming Building, Sites and Common Areas. 

Individuals or families inquiring about memorials on campus should be referred to the St. Cloud State University Foundation Office.

Procedure

Non-physical Memorials

Scholarships: St. Cloud State University recognizes that making a gift to an established scholarship is the primary and recommended form of memorial tribute on campus. Scholarships serve to honor or memorialize someone by making it possible for others to succeed. For donors wishing to create a new scholarship to honor the memory of a loved one, a “named” annual scholarships can be made by a donation of at least $5,000 ($1000 per year over 5 years).  An endowed scholarship to serve SCSU students for generations to come requires a $25,000 minimum gift investment.  

  • “Named” Annual Scholarship: A “named” annual scholarship at SCSU is one in which the entire balance of the fund is available for immediate use. Once the balance is exhausted, the fund is closed.
  • Endowed Scholarship: The intention of an endowed fund is that it continues providing support in perpetuity. Once endowed, these funds make annual distributions for scholarships at a rate determined annually by the St. Cloud State University Board of Directors. Endowed funds are intended to provide long-term financial support.

Individuals wishing to inquire about or set up a scholarship should contact the St. Cloud State University Foundation.

Monetary Gifts: Individuals and families wishing to honor or memorialize a loved one may make gifts in the name of their loved one to the St. Cloud State University Foundation, and designate that gift to the fund of their choosing.  Donors will be issued a gift receipt for tax purposes and the Foundation will issue a letter to the decedent’s family notifying them that a gift has been made in honor of their loved one.  Individuals and families wishing to establish a permanent endowment in honor or memory of a loved one should contact the St. Cloud State University Foundation.

Physical Memorials

From time to time, St. Cloud State University and the St. Cloud State University Foundation may be engaged in initiatives or campaigns that could offer various means to honor or memorialize a loved one or student, or commemorate an event. 

Husky Plaza Paving Stones

The current initiative offered by the St. Cloud State University Foundation is a Husky Plaza brick memorial program. Memorial bricks (4"x8" or 8"x8") will be placed in Husky Plaza - interspersed with other purchased and engraved bricks. A specific memorial section is not planned, but the entire plaza will be a welcoming gathering place that will honor memorials, tributes, history, and inclusiveness while still allowing for diversity in ideas and expression.

For memorial brick options and purchasing instructions, see the Supporting URLs section. For futher questions about the Husky Plaza project and/or brick and paver program, please contact the foundation at foundation@stcloudstate.edu or (320) 308-3984.

Keywords

in memorium, plaques, benches,

Related St. Cloud State University Policies

Supporting URLs

Websites, Related External Documents, Statutes

Contacts

Responsible University Officer
   Trubacz, Joseph
   Vice President for Finance and Administration
 
jtrubacz@stcloudstate.edu
320-308-2286
Owner
   Trubacz, Joseph
   Vice President for Finance and Administration
 
jtrubacz@stcloudstate.edu
320-308-2286
Contact
   Andrew, Matthew J.
   Vice President for University Advancement
 
mjandrew@stcloudstate.edu
320-308-4072

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