The Miami University Fund is the official agency for receiving all gifts to Miami University. An annual campaign solicits contributions from alumni, parents, staff and faculty, business houses, and friends of the University. Contributions may be designated for a number of specific projects or left undesignated for allocation by the President and the Board of Trustees. Major fund projects financed by budget provision or designation are student aid, athletic grants in aid, scholarships, research, library, Sesquicentennial Chapel, and development activities, including departmental funds, memorials, and public relations programs.
Major gifts, bequests, trusts, insurance programs, and capital funds are also handled by the development office staff. Staff and faculty members interested in the use of or development of private money may get additional information from the staff of the development and alumni relations office.
Funding of academic projects should first have the approval and authorization of the Provost before requests are submitted to the development office.