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WHAT YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO KNOW  FIRST BEFORE USING A CROWD-SOURCING SYSTEM, SUCH AS VENMO
When your student organization wants to collect funds electronically with a crowd-sourcing app such as Venmo or GoFundMe, your student organization must first get approval from the Office of Student Engagement (OSE).  To review the electronic and mobile payment services guidelines prior to requesting approval, click here. To request authorization, simply complete the Crowd-Sourcing Fundraising Request Form for approval.

TAX ID NUMBER and 501c3 NONPROFIT DOCUMENTATION

Recognized student organizations may provide agencies they are fundraising with Ithaca College's Tax ID number (15-0532204) and/or a copy of their 501c3 nonprofit determination letter. To request a copy, please email the Office of Student Engagement at ose@ithaca.edu.

Funds that are received and deposited directly into a student organization’s Ithaca College account are not tax deductible and may not be claimed as such by the donor. Funds that are given from within Ithaca College (academic departments, another club/organization, SGC etc.), are NOT considered donations, but rather as IC Funds. 

For donations collected to be eligible for tax deduction, they must be processed by our Division of Philanthropy and Engagement staff. Donations may be done so online, by calling (877) 250-3269, or by mailing an Ithaca College Gift Transmittal Form  with your check, payable to Ithaca College, to the following address:

     Ithaca College
     Division of Philanthropy and Engagement
     953 Danby Road
     Ithaca, NY 14850-7000

ROLLOVER FUNDS

Any funding raised that is left unspent in a student organization’s account at the end of the academic year in May will roll over into the next academic year automatically.

Petty Cash Banks

PETTY CASH BANKS:

CFCU disburses petty cash banks to student organizations to be used solely for making change while transacting sales. The Petty Cash Fund Request/Return form will need to be completed, signed, and brought to the student leadership consultant on-duty in the Office of Student Engagement for the Student Organizations Business Coordinator Specialist to review, approve and forward to Cashiering Service for their additional review and final approval. Once approved, this form will be emailed to CFCU who will use this signed form as authorization to disburse the funds. The person requesting the funds will also receive an email letting them know whether or not the request was approved. Please be sure to bring your Ithaca College I.D. for verification when picking up the funds at CFCU.

CASH/COIN ORDERS:
Advance notice is required for cash/coin orders in order to ensure that they will be ready when you arrive at CFCU. CFCU may be contacted via phone at 274-3395.