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College Policy 5.14

Fund Raising

Part 1. Policy Statement

It is the policy Minneapolis Community and Technical College that conducting fund raising and/or gambling events shall do so in accordance with the following principles and guidelines.

Part 2. Fundraising Principles and Guidelines

Organizations whose primary activity is to solicit funds publicly on behalf of Minneapolis Community and Technical College shall obtain the approval of the President before using the college's name or facilities to solicit funds unless specified in a contract with the foundation.

Organizations whose primary activity is not fundraising but which occasionally provide funds to Minneapolis Community and Technical College are not covered by these guidelines unless their fundraising efforts involve the use of the college's name and facilities. However, Minneapolis Community and Technical College neither endorse nor disapprove efforts by private sector groups to engage in such fundraising activities when those activities are associated with the sale of goods and services.

The relationship of Minneapolis Community and Technical College to fundraising efforts for intercollegiate athletics shall be in strict compliance with applicable rules and regulations of any intercollegiate athletic association or conference of which the college is a member.

Part 3. Gambling.

Except as provided in this policy, no gambling or betting (as commonly understood and/or defined in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 609.75-609.76) is allowed on college property.

Raffles are not prohibited by this policy if:

  • The raffle is conducted by a college, university, or office of the chancellor, or related groups; and
  • Prizes are donated by an individual, firm or other organization such as foundations and auxiliary boosters; and
  • The raffle meets the requirements of Minnesota Statutes section 349.166.

Part 4. Accountability/Reporting.

An annual accounting will be provided to the Board of Trustees of the receipt and disposition of funds or gifts-in-kind contributed to the system, colleges or universities as provided for in Board Policy 7.7, Gifts and Grants Acceptance.

Date effective: 12/27/2005
Date last amended: 12/27/2005