Donations from the University:
The official University policy on donation of university-owned property is contained in Business and Finance Bulletin BUS-38 (see Part V, Section E).
This bulletin essentially prohibits donations, but under certain circumstances and with appropriate approvals, does allow donations of low-value items to be made available to other governmental, non-profit, and educational institutions. Such donations may only be made when approved by the Director of Business Services, with delegated authority from University General Counsel.
Property that may be donated, even with General Counsel approval, is limited to items that are no longer needed or wanted by any campus department, with fair market values (potential selling prices) that are below estimated selling expenses (advertising, transporting, storing, etc.), and have exceeded their useful life.
University regulations (particularly BUS-38) are fairly inflexible on donation policy, probably because flexibility on such an issue could lead to abuse. BUS 38 prescribes specific methods to be used in disposing of excess university-owned property, as well as precautions to be taken to ensure that funding agency interests are considered when disposing of property funded through contracts and grants.
Contact Eric Anglim, Assistant Director, Property Management if you are interested in pursuing donations from the University.
Donations to the University:
Should you wish to make a donation of excess and/or salvage property to Overstock & Surplus, we generally do not accept them unless the item qualifies for E-Recycling.