Brigham Young University. Development Office

The Development Office was created to coordinate existing fundraising drives for BYU. It was officially a volunteer organization. In spring of 1969, the Development Office was organized on a broad national basis under the title of National Development Council. In 1972 the responsibility was passed on to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in order to benefit other existing church colleges.

Variant names

Brigham Young University. Development

Brigham Young University. Development Department

Brigham Young University. Development Council


Established: 1966

Abolished: 1972

Location: Provo, Utah (1966-1972)


The Development Office handled private charitable contributions to the university, and rewards to donors and friends.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Development Office was officially a volunteer organization. When it was organized nationally in 1969, chairmen and committees were assigned to each of 12 divided sections of the U.S. to gather contributions from their specific areas. The majority of the National Executive Committee previously leading this initiative were released from service.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University (1966-1972)

Associated Archival Materials

Developments. (361.73 D492 1975-80)

Annual Report, 1978-79. (UA 930)

What You Should Know About Making A Pooled Income Fund Gift To The Church: Presented As A Financial Planning Service. (BX 8608 .A1a no.1484)

Addresses From The Eleventh Annual Development Conference, June 26-28, 1974, Ricks College. (BX 8608 .A1a no.3832)

Twelve reasons why business and industry should support private education at Brigham Young University (378.2 A1a no.38)


Register To The Brigham Young University Centennial History Collection, 1942-1985 (UA 930)

Ensign, Jan. 1983, pg. 78 (Church Education Development; est. 1971; successor to Brigham Young University Office of University Development, which was established in 1966)

UPB Files

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2010-00460

LCCN: no2009055022

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