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LDS Foundation

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1982-2005

Administrative History

The LDS Foundation (1982-2005) handled all donations to the Church that are not tithes or offerings.

The LDS Foundation was established in 1971 as Church Education Development, and became the LDS Foundation in 1982. The LDS Foundation was the central coordinating agency for all donations given to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beyond tithing or fast offerings. The foundation is under the direction of the Presiding Bishopric of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Brigham Young University Annual Giving Fund was an extension of the LDS Foundation. The organization was renamed LDS Philanthopies in 2005.

Citation

LDS Foundation records, 1947-1989

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Mar. 30, 2009 (LDS Foundation; philanthropic fund-raising organization managed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Ensign, Jan. 1983: p. 78 (LDS Foundation; renamed in 1982, previously Development Office of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Brigham Young University Web site, Mar. 30, 2009 (LDS Foundation renamed LDS Philanthropies in 2005)

Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

Assistant to the President records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 891
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence with Western Premium Co., Reid-Meredith, Inc., and UVIDA. Also includes reports, evaluations, statistical information, as well as information on associations and organizations, Church General Authorities, racial controversy with Stanford, university negotations, and publicity.
Dates: 1964-1971

Development Office annual reports, 1978-1979

 Series
Identifier: UA 806 Series 1
Scope and Contents note Contains an annual report documenting the fundraising performance of the Development Office. Topics include correspondence and charts.
Dates: Other: 1978-1979

Development Office collection on Ray R. and Nellie Reeves

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: UA 5381
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, tax information, trust matters, prospective developers, property proposals, and legal materials relating to Ray and Nellie Reeves and their involvement with the Development Office.
Dates: 1967-1973

Donor packet

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 1062
Scope and Contents Packet of information about the Harold B. Lee Library and its financial needs. The packet is meant to be distributed to potential donors as a fund-raising tool. It highlights several of the Library's current projects.
Dates: 2003

LDS Foundation administrative records, 1971-1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1009 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains minutes, correspondence, financial records, policy documents, and other material related to the administration of the foundation and its fundraising work. Materials date from between 1971 and 1989.
Dates: 1971-1989

LDS Foundation administrative records, 1973-1988

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1009 Series 3
Scope and Contents note Materials include various fund raising files. Dated 1973-1989.
Dates: 1973-1988

LDS Foundation administrative records on Annual Giving Fund, 1968-1980

 Sub-Series — Box: 4, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: UA 1009 Series 1 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Contains policy documents, campaign materials, and other files related to the Annual Giving Fund. Materials date from between 1968 and 1980.
Dates: 1968-1980

LDS Foundation advisement records on Ironton, 1968-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1009 Series 2 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Contains minutes, brochures, recommendations, and proposals obtained by the university related to the potential development of an industrial park in Ironton. Materials date from between 1968 and 1971.
Dates: 1968-1971

LDS Foundation contracts for Ironton, 1968-1971

 Sub-Series — Box: 11, Folder: 12-18
Identifier: UA 1009 Series 2 Sub-Series 8
Scope and Contents note Contains contracts, financial records, and other material related to the potential industrial development of Ironton. Materials date from between 1968 and 1971.
Dates: 1968-1971

LDS Foundation correspondence on Ironton, 1965-1971

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1009 Series 2 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents note Contains administrative correspondence related to the potential development of an industrial park in Ironton. Materials date from between 1965 and 1971.
Dates: 1965-1971