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LDS Foundation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 806

Scope and Contents

Contains fundraising materials from the LDS Foundation. The fundraisers were conducted at football games, basketball games, and cultural events. Topics include correspondence and charts; 1978-1979 and 1992-1999.


  • 1978-1979
  • 1992-1999


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from LDS Foundation records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided to organize the Development Office in 1971. The Church decided to base the new organization after the BYU organization because of its success in fundraising. The responsibilities of this new department are to organize and conduct fundraising opportunities for the different organizations of the Church. Even though the operation had a tremendous increase in the fundraising responsibilities, Brigham Young University was not neglected. A considerable amount of the funds received each year were designated to BYU. The fundraising abilities of the organization have increased considerably since 1971 and continue to increase.

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.


1 volume (0.08 linear ft.)

2 cartons (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into two series: 1. Development Office report, 1978-1979. 2. LDS Foundation records on cultivation events, 1992-1999.

The materials have been left in the original order in which they were found.

Custodial History

Report found in repository in January 1999. Additional materials transferred from Records Management in September 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Found; January 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; September 2008.


Part of University Archives; college records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Tiffani Rytting; January 1999.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; October 2008.

Register of LDS Foundation records
Matthew Leavitt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US