I. Procedures: Naming of a Building/Facility
- The ACC Foundation Executive Director will work with potential donors to determine the nature and intent of a gift. The Foundation Naming Guidelines and Naming Agreement will be shared with the donor.
- When a naming opportunity is identified, a request will be developed and submitted to the Austin Community College Foundation for approval. The Foundation will only recommend naming opportunities that involve a financial contribution. Approved requests will be forwarded to the ACC Board of Trustees.
- The request will include:
- Proposed Name
- Relationship to ACC
- Facility to be named
- Gift Amount
- Biography and other background of person/organization for whom the facility is to be named after.
- When naming of a building or facility consideration arises the following guidelines will be followed
- Facilities may be named for individuals, families, organizations, foundations or corporations.
- Proposed name will be finalized before the request is approved.
- During the development process, the request shall be treated confidentially; possible naming commitments will be reviewed carefully for full compliance with applicable laws and ethical principles.
- Prior to any donor recognition or naming ceremony, 75% of the gift must be received.
- Naming commitments prior to this policy will be honored.
- Name may be forfeited if actions of the contributor or named entity call in question the public respect of ACC. If these actions cause the entity to no longer exist, the Board of Trustees may remove the name from the facility or space.
- Final approval for naming of a facility or building rests with the ACC Board of Trustees.
- Upon final approval by ACC Board of Trustees, a Naming Agreement will be completed and signed by the donor, ACC Foundation and ACC.
- Recognition will be planned in accordance with donor wishes. Media announcements, signage, and/or campus ceremony require both donor and ACC approval.
Naming opportunities for buildings, facilities, and common area include:
For naming opportunities involving building construction, the donor will provide at least 50% of construction costs.
The contribution will be 50% of the building’s replacement cost.
Renovation projects costing in excess of $1,000,000 may be named with a gift of at least one half of the total project cost. Projects costing less than $1,000,000 may be named with a gift of at least three quarters of the total project cost.
For existing facilities, the following levels will be followed:
|General Lecture Classroom||$50,000|
|Interactive Video Conferencing Rooms||$300,000|
|Specialized Program Labs||$200,000|
|Admissions & Records Office||$100,000|
|Financial Aid Office||$100,000|
|Student Life Office||$50,000|
|Instructional Support Areas|
|Performance Arts Space (Theatre, Dance, Art, etc.)||$200,000|
|Seats (per row)||$50,000|
|Professional Dev. Training Room||$50,000|
|Faculty Duplication Center||$50,000|
III. Procedures: Recognition of Significant, Non-Financial Contributors
The college administration may consider and determine appropriate recognition of individuals, businesses or organizations who have made a significant, non-financial contribution to ACC. Such recognition may include a variety of means such as a plaque, planting of a tree, name plates on equipment, etc.
A request for recognition shall be submitted to the President’s Office and include:
- Name of individual, organization or business to be recognized,Relationship to ACC
- Recommended means of recognition
- Description of Contribution to ACC, and
- Background information on the individual, organization or business.
The President shall approve all requests for recognition of a significant, non-financial contributor.Back to Top