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Donor Naming Opportunities

Stewarding Donors
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Last Updated: 11-09-2023


Buildings and programs give donors the chance to invest in something tangible. Engaging supporters who give to a physical entity can present different stewardship opportunities. View this section to see how to show the impact of gifts creatively and completely.

Baseline recommendations for facility and program stewardship include:

  • Coordination of stewardship activities in collaboration with your dean/director’s office and your WFAA colleagues. Make sure to coordinate any conversations or communications to donors with all involved stakeholders.
  • Invitation to groundbreaking/program opening ceremony
  • Annual report on building and program activity from unit to donors who’ve named spaces
  • Annual impact report on endowed program funds by unit
  • Updates to WFAA on newly named spaces/programs and the donors whose gifts supported the naming of those spaces/programs so WFAA can update the donor’s record in ABE



Press release: Press Release — Mead Witter School of Music

Events: Groundbreaking Ceremony Program — School of Music