Campus Resources and Planning Committee

March 5, 2008 – 3:30 p.m.





Members Present: LeAnn Dean, Carrie Grussing, Sara Haugen, Jacquie Johnson, Sarah

                       Mattson, Maddy Maxeiner, Brook Miller, Michelle Page, Jennifer Rothchild,

Dave Swenson, Jenny Wermerskirchen, Pete Wyckoff


Members Not Present: Ken Hodgson, Lowell Rasmussen, Sharon Van Eps, Douglas Williams




Michelle Page made a motion to approve the minutes from February 20, 2008 as amended, motion seconded by Dave Swenson, motion carried.


Brook Miller made a motion to approve the minutes from February 27, 2008 as proposed to be amended, motion seconded by Jennifer Rothchild, motion carried.


Update on Capital Campaign


Maddy Maxeiner reported that she is in the process of gathering ideas and themes from the campus community in anticipation of the University’s upcoming campaign. We have been asked to submit a list of priorities for the upcoming campaign. Most of the ideas are visionary and tie directly into the strategic plan. The University’s main categories are transforming learning and creating new knowledge, with many more specific themes within each category.


The large list that was developed by UMM has been worked down to seven categories: scholarships, student support, faculty and staff support, green initiatives, capital needs and equipment, named programs, institutes, and endowed chairs, and unrestricted endowment.


Jacquie Johnson added that she was heartened to see how aligned we are with the thematic pieces that are coming out of the University system. Maddy noted that the challenge for us is to set goals that are ambitious and high reaching. The seven categories will eventually be used in a campaign view book/brochure that would be used at events during the campaign.


Maddy also distributed a sample gift chart noting that the model is strictly for planning purposes. Included in the model are amounts given; the number of donors needed to reach a specific dollar amount; the number of prospects needed; as well as the number of donors in each dollar category range from the previous campaign. The sample gift table is simply a snapshot in time and one or two years from now it would look very different because of the work of the Major Gifts Officer. Pete asked if another category could be added to the sample chart that would include the number of prospects already in the pipeline. He would also like to see data regarding the need for another Major Gifts Officer (or more) and whether or not we could find the level of where our potential pool saturates. Another request for information was made for a list of what priorities raised a lot of money in the previous campaign.


Pete Wyckoff adjourned the meeting at 4:50 pm.