Event Initiation Form

The Donor Relations team plans and executes event strategies that strengthen relationships among the university’s donors. Please use this form to request event strategy and logistical support from the Donor Relations team. This form is your first communication to initiate the planning process. Once your event is approved and budget dollars are allocated, you will be assigned an event manager who will set up an initial meeting with you.

Please note that you do not need to have every section filled out in order to request assistance – only fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. We are happy to help you coordinate the details and design an event strategy that meets your goals and objectives.

Your partnership in this process ensures that we are able to deliver meaningful and engaging opportunities for donor interaction.

General Information



Email Address*

Telephone* (numbers only)

Event Information

What is the main purpose of your event?* (Events must have a cultivation, engagement or stewardship purpose. Please be as specific as possible.)

What are the intended goals or outcomes that would make this event successful?*

Who is your target audience for the event? (Please include all groups or attendee types.)

What is the proposed format of the event?

Other format:

Is Presidential involvement expected as a condition of this event? If yes, please list the President's role at the event.

President's Role:

Do you currently have a date on hold for the event? If yes, what date and time? If no, please provide optimal date ranges for consideration. Please note that certain blackout dates occur and Donor Relations will advise on specific dates that work based on the overall calendar of events.*

Event Date/Date Range:

Do you have a venue selected or on hold? If yes, please specify. If no, please list any ideas or preferences.*

Event Location:

Are there any other details that would be helpful for us to know at this point?


Manager's Name:*

Manager's Email Address:*

Budget Codes:
Dept ID

Budget Manager Assigned to Codes:*

Manager's Email Address:*

Name of Main Contact:*

In Closing

Just a reminder that you don't have to have all the information—just an idea of an event or a certain audience for us to start working with you. We are here to make this process easier for you! Please click the Submit button on this form or contact Anne Schmitz at aschmitz@depaul.edu and an event manager will contact you shortly to begin work on your event!