Harrison County
Community Services, Inc.

Gift Acceptance Policy

Harrison County Community Services, Inc. solicits and accepts gifts for purposes that will help the organization further and fulfill its mission. Harrison County Community Services, Inc. urges all prospective donors to seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts, including the resulting tax and estate planning consequences. The following policies and guidelines govern acceptance of gifts made to Harrison County Community Services, Inc. for the benefit of any of its operations, programs, or services.

Use of Legal Counsel— Harrison County Community Services, Inc. will seek the advice of legal counsel in matters relating to acceptance of gifts when appropriate. Review by counsel is recommended for:

  1. Gifts of securities that are subject to restrictions or buy-sell agreements.
  2. Documents naming Harrison County Community Services, Inc. as trustee or requiring Harrison County Community Services, Inc. to act in any fiduciary capacity.
  3. Gifts requiring Harrison County Community Services, Inc. to assume financial or other obligations.
  4. Transactions with potential conflicts of interest.
  5. Gifts of property which may be subject to environmental or other regulatory restrictions.

Restrictions on Gifts— Harrison County Community Services, Inc. will not accept gifts that (a) would result in Harrison County Community Services, Inc. violating its corporate charter, (b) would result in Harrison County Community Services, Inc. losing its status as an IRS § 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, (c) are too difficult or too expensive to administer in relation to their value, (d) would result in any unacceptable consequences for Harrison County Community Services, Inc., or (e) are for purposes outside Harrison County Community Services, Inc.’s mission. Decisions on the restrictive nature of a gift, and its acceptance or refusal, shall be made by the Executive Committee, in consultation with the Executive Director.

Gifts Generally Accepted Without Review

Gifts Accepted Subject to Prior Review— Certain forms of gifts or donated properties may be subject to review prior to acceptance. Examples of gifts subject to prior review include, but are not limited to:

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