Kaskaskia College (College) and the
Kaskaskia College Foundation (Foundation) acknowledge the importance of naming
opportunities as a means of recognizing significant contributions in support of
the College’s mission.
A. Requests for naming shall be in writing
and submitted to the Office of Institutional Advancement. Written submission should include:
name and contact information
amount and type of gift
Types of gifts include but are not
- Gifts pledged over time
- Life insurance
- Charitable Remainder Trust
- Retirement Plans
- IRA Charitable Roll Over
- Planned Gifts
- Significant volunteer support or service
leading to donations and grants
- Area or program being considered for
- Any additional pertinent information
B. The College and appropriate staff will review
the request and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees will decide to either accept,
deny, or modify the naming request.
C. All naming opportunities shall be
approved by the College Board of Trustees.
D. Buildings, areas, and endowments may be
named for businesses, individuals, families, or in the name of a nonprofit 501
(c)(3) foundation. No building, area, or
endowment shall be named for a religious or political organization, cult, or
special interest group.
E. The credentials, character, and
reputation of each individual or business for whom the naming is being
considered will be carefully evaluated.
Requests may be denied to avoid the appearance of a conflict of
F. All gifts designated for a naming
opportunity shall be irrevocable. Gifts
that are designated for a naming opportunity through irrevocable arrangements
may qualify for naming. Signage
recognizing a gift will be installed when a minimum of 50% of the total donation
G. All operational decisions regarding a
named facility are at the sole discretion of the College and its
H. Appropriate recognition signage will be
placed in or around the named location at the expense of the Foundation.
I. The Office of Institutional Advancement
shall be responsible for maintaining an inventory of gifts, opportunities, and
College provides opportunities for donors to be associated with the College in
a lasting and permanent manner.
may be established by an outright gift or a planned future gift.
endowments provide a way to associate an individual’s or organization’s name in
perpetuity with the important work associated with the College.Other namable entities may include endowments
for faculty development funds, individual programs, speaker series, and
awards.Names associated with endowments
become a part of the language and legacy of the College, bringing honor to the
name, and inspiration to students for generations to come.
scholarship funds are permanently invested with a portion of the earnings used
annually to award scholarships to students. Endowed scholarships must adhere to
the Foundation’s Investment and Spend Policy guidelines.
Naming a facility or an area can be
gratifying for the donor and an honor for the College to have that person or
company’s name associated with the institution. Named areas become a part of
the language and legacy of the College.
The following giving levels are
established as guidelines for the naming of areas:
million or more – Name
the Facility (includes buildings and education centers)
or more - Major
or more - Special
Purpose Rooms or Areas
$50,000 or more – Instructional Labs and Multi-Occupant
$25,000 or more - General Classrooms,
Conference/Meeting Rooms, and Single-Occupant
requests for naming will be discussed with the Office of Institutional
Advancement and the Office of the President.
Requests will be evaluated using the following criteria:
to a program, to students, or the community
to potential donors
NAMING WITHOUT DONATIONS
When appropriate, naming recommendations not
associated with a donation will be considered on a case by case basis and are
subject to approval by the College Board of Trustees.
- Whenever possible, the donor will decide
how his/her name should appear on the signage.
- If donor signage is removed due to new
construction, or if a named area is destroyed by a natural disaster,
recognition signage will be replaced at the expense of the College.
NEW AND UNNAMED BUILDINGS
- Spaces available for naming include
buildings, interior spaces, outdoor areas, special features, objects, or other
- Additional naming opportunities may
become available as a result of new construction, renovation, or a previously
unnamed existing space.
- Building names should not be based
primarily on building occupants since specific departments, use, or occupancy
may become obsolete and occupants may relocate to alternate buildings.
- Building names should be unique and
distinctive enough to ease wayfinding and identification for the College and
- Building names should not be confusing,
identical to, sound similar to, or employ acronyms similar to existing building
There may be instances
when the College or the donor requests an area be renamed. Such requests will be handled on a case by
case basis and are subject to Board of Trustees approval.
History: May 17, 2011