March 24, 1986
DIRECTOR, LAWRENCE BERKELEY
Delegation of Authority--To Solicit and Accept Gifts for
Under Section 100.4(dd) of the Standing Orders of The
Regents, the President is granted authority to solicit and
accept gifts that do not specifically require Regental
This letter confirms your authority to solicit and
accept gifts for research, including gifts of equipment,
having an individual value not exceeding $100,000.
Presidential authorization will be required for solicitation or acceptance
of individual gifts exceeding $100,000; Regental authorization is required for solicitation or acceptance of any gift that
- exceptions to approved University programs and
policies [Standing Order 100.4(dd)(1)];
- commitments for more than seven years [Standing Order
- obligations on the part of the University to
expenditures or costs for which there is no
established fund source [Standing Order
- construction of facilities not previously approved
[Standing Order 100.4(dd)(2)];
- an amount or value in excess of $1,000,000
[Standing Order 100.4(dd)(3)]; or
- an interest in real property [Bylaw 21.3(f)(2)(aa)].
Exercise of your authority is subject to the following
- Gifts shall be accepted in the name and become the
property of The Regents of the University of
- Whenever there is any ambiguity in the terms of a
gift proposal, the matter shall be referred to the
General Counsel for interpretation and advice.
Copies of any written materials shall be provided to
the Vice President--Budget and University Relations. If there
is any doubt about whether gift terms comply with the
policies of the University, including those set forth
in the Gifts and Endowments Manual, the question shall
be referred to the Vice President--Budget and
University Relations before acceptance.
- Gifts shall be solicited, accepted, administered,
documented, and reported in accordance with
applicable University policies and procedures.
- Consultation with the Department of Energy (DOE) shall
be initiated by you whenever there is any question
of compliance with the DOE contract, scope of work,
For the purpose of this delegation, the dollar amount of a
gift shall be the amount of cash actually received; or, if in
the form of a pledge, the full amount pledged; or shall be
equivalent to the fair market value of securities or personal
This authority may not be redelegated.
This supersedes the January 13, 1983 letter from President
Saxon on this same subject and is in addition to his May 11,
1982 Delegation of Authority--To Solicit and Accept Gifts for
the purpose of establishing a Director's Contingency Fund.
David Pierpont Gardner
- Members, President's Cabinet
Principal Officers of The Regents
Director--Coordination and Review