In order to remain consistent with the new acknowledgment policy that stipulates both spouses will be acknowledged for a gift or pledge, the Office of Gifts Processing will credit both spouses for a donation to the university.
How it Works
If both spouses are alumni from the same school, each will receive 50% legal credit and 100% soft credit for the donation. However, if a donor has a pledge in the system, the pledge will be paid off with 100% legal credit to the donor making the pledge. The spouse will receive 100% soft credit for the payment.
If the spouses are alumni from different schools, the primary donor is credited with 100% legal credit and 100% soft credit. The spouse of the primary donor will be credited with 0% legal and 100% soft credit. The primary donor is the alum indicated on the backup or the alum from the designated school of receipt of the donation.
If both spouses are friends of the university, the primary donor will receive 100% legal credit and 100% soft credit for the donation. The spouse will receive 0% legal credit and 100% soft credit. The primary donor is the person who signed the check or who sent in the backup.
Donations to the Memorial and Honor Gifts program will not be split, however, both spouses will receive credit for the donation.
Any instruction from the donor on the designation of the gift always takes precedence over these policies.
-Advancement Services Orientation Manual