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Facilities and Space Namings, Gift Levels


These gifts are intended to:

  • Support new facilities’/space construction and/or the renovation of existing facilities/spaces, as well as
  • Recognize and steward donors for their philanthropic support to Pacific

Review Procedures

Depending upon the gift’s amount and the visibility of the proposed named space, the review and approval of naming gifts shall be conducted:

  • By the Vice President of University Development for an entire capital or fundraising initiative’s plan (including a facility’s or space’s individual namings within the space (if applicable) and as a part of the gift agreement process).
  • By the President for proposed named gifts of $250,000 or more; for prominent university spaces that are highly visible at the university; and/or for proposed naming gifts that are below Pacific’s minima guidelines for such namings at the university.
  • By the Regents and the Board of Regents’ Advancement Committee for naming gifts of $500,000 or more.  

Upon approval, naming gift opportunities may then be discussed with potential donors and the external constituents. Upon successful gift completion, the President will provide naming gifts updates and information to the Regents.

New and Renovated Facilities

A gift of at least 50% of the total and approved project costs (including all design, engineering, site and landscaping expenses as well as costs related to furniture, fixtures and equipment) of a new or renovated facility is highly recommended for a facility naming opportunity.  Additionally gifts comprising 50% CAE/cash of the total and approved project costs should have been received by Pacific prior to the start of the project’s construction. Naming gifts should also be irrevocable and not include deferred gifts (counting towards project costs). It is also highly recommended that such naming gifts include an amount (approximately 15%) that may be used for the facility’s maintenance and operations endowment.

Individual room/space naming opportunities will be established in advance of beginning the fundraising initiative as part of the initiative’s naming target. 

Pacific’s recommendation is to have these individual/space namings (and their respective gift amounts) uniform across the University.  University Development will be pleased to provide assistance and recommendations based upon similar namings across the university. Naming gift opportunities will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Existing Facilities

Pacific has a formula for existing facility naming opportunities based on the facility’s square footage (please see Naming Opportunities Formulas below).

This formula places a premium on the existing facility’s/space’s visibility and exposure. University Development will create and maintain a list of unnamed existing facilities with their associated naming levels to provide assistance with gift naming amounts. 

Naming gift opportunities will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Naming Opportunities Formula

Naming opportunities are recommended to remain as simple as possible and,at the same time, to provide uniformity across the University for similar namings.

The following chart may be used as a guideline to name existing non-renovated spaces:

 
Category I
 
Spectator facilities, lobbies, lecture halls and other high-traffic locations
Value Sq. Ft.
Multiplier
Per Sq. Ft. Cost
Space Example
Cost Example
Example
$100
1.5
$150
1,200 sq. ft.
$180,000
Category II
 
Common-use facilities including conference rooms, laboratories and classrooms
Value Sq. Ft.
Multiplier
Per Sq. Ft. Cost
Space Example
Cost Example
Example
$100
1.0
$100
500 sq. ft.
$50,000
Category III
 
Faculty offices, student offices and other single-purpose, low-density rooms
Value Sq. Ft.
Multiplier
Per Sq. Ft. Cost
Space Example
Cost Example
Example
$100
0.5
$50
400 sq. ft.
$20,000
Category IV
 
High traffic but large square footage – i.e.: gymnasium floor, weight room, athletic training room, auditoriums, etc.
Value Sq. Ft.
Multiplier
Per Sq. Ft. Cost
Space Example
Cost Example
Example
$100
0.25
$25
10,000 sq. ft.
$250,000
 

* Actual multiplier may be higher (determined on a case-by-case basis)

This formula’s intent is to provide guidelines for spaces of similar function and size across the university. University Development will also maintain an ongoing list of namings, gift amounts and gift dates across the university that may also be used for comparison purposes. 

The stated value per square foot ($100) is a sample baseline value to be used only as an example. Actual values will be determined in consultation with the Vice President for Budget and Finance at the time of the initiative’s planning regarding existing construction costs at the university.   

The use of space clearly affects the value of that space.  The recommended multiplier is meant to enhance the value of high-traffic, high-exposure spaces while allowing lesser values for other, less prominent spaces such as individual offices, for example.

Academic Units

The gift level set for the naming of an academic unit will be established in consultation with the Board of Regents.

About This Policy
Last Updated
2/10/2014
Original Issue Date
10/5/2012

Responsible Department
Board of Regents