I would think you could count them. It is not uncommon for non-foundation units to receive gifts and Presidents always and Deans often have fundraising responsibilities. In-kind gifts often do not physically pass through the hands of a related foundation. As long as they pass your gift acceptance policy requirements, and meet all other standards for gifts, I don't see an issue.
I agree with not mentioning the value as this is an in-kind gift. Donor's tax deductibility is based on cost if less than face value....can't go to Costco and pay $75 for $100 in gift cards and get a $100 deduction. :)