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Cost of postage - GIK

  • 1.  Cost of postage - GIK

    Posted 05-11-2021 10:14 AM

    Good morning,


    Some of our reunion volunteers are mailing postcards to classmates to encourage them to come back for reunion.  Can we count the price of the postage as a gift in kind for the volunteers?  It would be a small amount, but they are saving the institution money to benefit the University.


    Thank you!



    Amanda L. Haney

    Director of Gift & Data Management

    Gift & Data Management



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  • 2.  RE: Cost of postage - GIK

    Posted 05-11-2021 10:40 AM
    You could.  But there's a bunch of work and documentation involved if you want to give them "hard" credit and issue a GIK receipt.  You will want the proof of purchase, a copy of the credit card statement or canceled check verifying the legal donor, and some way of validating they used 100% of that postage on your behalf.  But, yes, I think these expenditures would qualify as a GIK.


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