Community Education program brochures Game plan for booster clubs - Page 7
Booster fundraisers and coaches’ fundraisers must be kept separate. Booster fundraisers
are responsible for their own money and communications, just as coach/director fundraisers
are responsible for their own money and own communications. Both should be aware of the
others’ activities so the budget is built on sound numbers. Ideally, they should work
collaboratively and support those involved in the activity.
The district prescribes how donations are made and recorded.
Processes for boosters to donate to student programs should
be discussed between the booster club, school, and coach.
The district is under no obligation to accept donations from
boosters. See page 11 for the district’s donation form.
• Booster fundraisers cannot publicize donations
as tax deductible unless they have received
501c3 status from the IRS.
• It is illegal for boosters to raise funds and then
distribute the funds to individual student accounts,
because it would constitute private inurement
(benefit). There can be no private benefit to an individual member of a
nonprofit corporation, which could jeopardize the booster club’s tax-exempt
status with the IRS.
Booster clubs may use a variety of advertising techniques to promote their
organization’s activities and to raise funds. Advertising that is planned for district
venues (programs, banners, posters, etc.) must comply with the school district’s
advertising policy. See pages 12 and 13 for the districts’ advertising policy.