Principal Gifts

A principal gift is a minimum $5 million gift that provides a transformational impact for the university. These gifts should be recognized by leadership in the school, college, or campus area(s) per best practices determined by the gift purpose (for example, chair and professorship stewardship guidelines).

Baseline stewardship guidelines for principal gifts include:

  • Coordinating stewardship activities in collaboration with your Dean/Director’s office and your WFAA colleagues. Make sure to coordinate any conversations or communications to donors with all involved stakeholders.
  • Establishing an internal stewardship team that will meet regularly to review and execute stewardship plans



Impact Reports:

Press Releases:

Best Practices:


For questions about Principal Gifts, please contact Ann Leahy and Monica Welke.