“Friends of Silliman” is where donors can express their desire to give to a University Development Fund, where contributions can be pooled together and used for identified priority needs of the University, as such needs are identified and prioritized through wide participatory processes in Silliman.
This is unlike the traditional mode of giving, where the giver donates for a certain project, which may be an identified need of a specific academic unit, but does not rank high in the overall prioritization and thrusts of the University.
The fund will be used for the development of scholarships, facilities, faculty, and faith strengthening thrusts for whole person education at Silliman.
WHO CAN DONATE?
Alumni and friends can give to the University Development Fund (or High School Development Fund).
WILL THE DONORS BE INFORMED OF THE UTILIZATION OF THE FUND?
Donors shall receive annual reports on the status of the Fund. Quarterly reports shall be accessible to donors on the Silliman website.
WILL THE DONORS BE ACKNOWLEDGED?
Yes. Donors shall receive official receipts and formal acknowledgement letters signed by the President. Names of donors will also be published in the Silliman website, but they can also choose not to have their donations announced publicly.
WHO HANDLES THE FUND?
The University Administration shall make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
The Fund shall be placed in a restricted account in the University, and shall be used only for the approved projects by the Board of Trustees.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AMOUNT FOR DONATIONS?
There is no minimum. Any amount will be appreciated. Regular donations in small amounts are also welcome.
WILL DONATIONS BE GIVEN TAX CREDITS?
For donations in the Philippines, a certificate shall be given by the University to entitle the exemption from donor’s tax.