There are 3 ways to collect donations from your Design Team sponsors:
Using the Donation Form, your sponsor can mail a check to:
Department of Mechanical Engineering
50. S. Central Campus Drive, 2110 MEB
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: (801) 587-7782
* Make sure the sponsor includes your Team Name on the form and check.
Your sponsors can give by mail through the U of U online donation website by filling out the online form, printing it out and mailing it in. Your sponsor will need to click the “Add special instructions” link on the first page, and type in “ME 4000” and your Team Name.
Your sponosrs can donate online via credit card through the U of U online donation website. Your sponsor will need to click the “Add special instructions” link on the first page, and type in “ME 4000” and your Team Name.
Your sponsors can fill out the donation form and write you a check. Give the check and form to Marjan Esmaeili in the ME office to deposit in your project’s account. Make sure the sponsor includes your Team Name on the form and check.
You may recieve materials or supplies as donations. If this is the case, the sponor may still receive a tax deduction. The company will need to fill out the donation form with the value of the donated items and write “IN-KIND” below the amount entered. Return the form to Marjan Esmaeili in the ME office in person or via mail.
Information about Making Purchases
You can either pay for things and then get reimbursed or fill out a purchase request. Forms for each of these are at the ME front desk by Marjan Esmaeili (this assumes you have money in your team account). You will need to get Dr. Gale’s signature on these forms.
If you are buying equipment and supplies for your project, you make TAX EXEMPT purchases. However, you will need the Sales Tax Exempt Certificate.
You may use the Reimbursement Request Form for amounts under $1000. If your purchase is more than $1000, you may need to fill out a purchase request instead and/or talk with Marjan Esmaeili first.
Purchase requests require 48 hours to process. This time frame only applies to those forms that are filled out correctly. Please contact Marjan Esmaeili, if you have questions about the form. For small items (3′ cube and smaller) you can have items shipped to the ME office address:
Attn: Your name &/or Project
University of Utah
50 S Central Campus Dr.
2110 Merrill Engineering Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112–9208