Records of the University of Iowa Foundation
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Scope and Contents
The Records of the University of Iowa Foundation contain materials from the founding of the Foundation in 1956 to the present. They are arranged into four series: Administrative, Publications, Fundraising, and President's Club. Annual reports are catalogued separately (see Related Material note below).
The UI Foundation was established in 1956 as the preferred channel for private gifts to the Universtiy of Iowa. By raising funds beyond those available through state appropriations, tuition payments, contracts or from other non-gift sources, the UI Foundation provides the University with a margin of distinction in fulfilling its mission of excellence in teaching, research and service.
The mission of the UI Foundation is to maximize private gift support for the University while continuously laying the groundwork for future fundraising success, in order to aid the University in fulfilling its own mission.
Independent from the Universtiy of Iowa and a nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization, the UI Foundation achieves its fundraising objectives through annual giving programs, planned gifts, and capital and other special purpose campaigns. The University President and central administrators recommend fundraising priorities to the Foundation's volunteer Board of Directors, which elects officers, appoints staff, and monitors Foundation policies and staff activities.
Annual reports of the UI Foundation, listed in online catalog under the following titles and located in Archives' cataloged section:
Annual Report : Old Gold Development Fund
Annual Report : State University of Iowa Foundation
Annual Report : University of Iowa Foundation
Annual Report of Private Gift Support for the Universityof Iowa : University of Iowa Foundation
Annual Report of the University of Iowa Foundation
Annual Report on Giving to the University of Iowa Foundation
Papers of Darrell D. Wyrick (RG 99.0007)
Box Contents List
Board Minutes; Bylaws; Articles of Incorporation; 1956-1965
Financial Audits: two folders: 1957-1960; 1963, 1968, 1970
Press Releases and Press Clippings
Newsletters: Bridges, Issue 1, April 1987-Issue 15, August 1992
----. Quarterly Review, 1973 (Autumn)-1989 (Fall-Winter)
----. Bridges, Autumn 1997-Spring 2002
----. Imagine, Winter 2000-Spring 2004
----. News, 2002 (?)-2004
----. Advancing Iowa, August 2004-March 2007
Calendars: 1972-1973; 1977-1980
General solicitations: letters; brochures (two folders); 1956-2001
Fundraising: Named Campaigns
Old Gold Development Fund: Faculty Drive, 1962-1963
Old Gold Development Fund: Council Minutes, 1955-1962
Old Gold Development Fund: Gifts to the U. I. Libraries, 1959-1964
Old Gold Development Fund: Miscellaneous, 1955-1963
Art Gallery; 1964-1969
Good, Better, Best, Iowa; 2002-2006
Hawkeye Arena/Recreation; 1980
Iowa Endowment 2000 (three folders); 1984-1991
Iowa Hall; 1982
Old Capitol Restoration; 1973
Annual assemblies; 1974-1983, 1988, 2003
President's Club Annual Reports, 1971-1978
----. 1985-1988; 1992