Fundraising Guidelines Approval Form

Fundraising Guidelines Approval Form

Student Fundraising To-Do List

  • Watch the above fundraising video.
  • Plan fundraiser.
  • Fill out an Event Form here.
  • Fill out the below Fundraising Approval Form.

*Please submit your request for approval at least ten (10) business days before your event or activity.

Tips for Fundraising Activities

  1. Plan ahead. 
  2. Complete the below Fundraising Approval Form.
  3. Submit a list of solicitable prospects to be reviewed by the Office of Development & Alumni Relations (kbrogna@lasell.edu).
  4. Submit a copy of your solicitation materials to the Office of Development & Alumni Relation (kbrogna@lasell.edu).

Important Things to Remember

    1. Inform Donors that checks should be made out to "Lasell College." 
    2. If the funds being raised are to benefit an outside organization, the check should be made out to that organization. The organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) charitable entity. 
    3. All cash gifts must be processed through the Office of Development and Alumni Relations located in Irwin House.
    4. Request a money bag (with lock) from the Business Office located in Eager House.
    5. Promote your event.
    6. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is required to subtract the cost of any items given as incentive for donation (e.g. t-shirts, meals, etc.) when calculating the tax deductible portion of a gift.
    7. 7. If you are hosting a raffle, you will need to work with Newton's City Hall, once your event concludes. You will need to file a tax return within 10 days of the event and know that a 5% tax is levied on all proceeds (gross receipts) including ticket sales if applicable. This is required by the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. NOTE: Your funds will not be credited to your account by the Business Office until a copy of the tax form is submitted. If you have any questions, please contact the City of Newton's City Clerk's Office, http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/clerk/.

After the Event or Activity

  1. Submit cash and/or checks, along with the donor's name and mailing address to the Office of Development & Alumni Relations located in Irwin House.
  2. Send a thank you note to the individual or corporate donor(s) from the sponsoring organization or department.