Unrestricted Gifts

A flexible and powerful form of support

When a donor chooses not to specify the way his/her gift may be used, this gift is called "unrestricted."

Unrestricted funds are a very powerful form of private support because they allow the University to use them as it sees fit, where current (and often time sensitive) needs are greatest.

Unrestricted funds may be used for many kinds of assistance, including:

  • Student support
  • Faculty support
  • Research aid
  • Books, collections and supplies purchases
  • Technological upgrades

How unrestricted fundsĀ are used

Unrestricted funds are used by a requesting unit to handle costs that other funding may not cover. Unrestricted funds provide a pool of available resources that can easily be directed to where they are needed most.