2.8.1.5: Conflict of Interest and Other Ethical Considerations

1. Conflict of Interest: Spalding will urge all prospective donors to seek the assistance of personal legal and financial advisors in matters relating to their gifts and the resulting tax, estate planning, and other consequences. No employee of Spalding may receive any compensation or material benefit from a donor as a result of the gift planning process.

2. Protection of Donors’ Interest: Spalding will consider the donor’s interest in discussing planned gifts. These interests include the donor’s financial situation, philanthropic goals, and tax or legal planning issues. Spalding will not encourage any donor to make a gift that is inappropriate in light of these factors, and Spalding will advise the donor of any doubt whether a proposed gift is in the best interest of the donor.

3. Confidentiality of Information: Spalding will maintain the confidentiality of any information received from or about a donor’s pr potential donor’s interests described in the preceding paragraph entitled “protection of Donors’ Interests.” Such information will only be shared to the extent necessary and only with the Development staff, University President, other officers of the University, University Counsel, auditors, legal counsel, and the Board of Trustees.

4. Charitable Intent: Spalding will not enter into planned gift arrangements unless such arrangements reflect donative intent on the part of the donor.