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Charitable gifts reserve fund
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 2
§ 6-u. Charitable gifts reserve fund. 1. The governing board of any
city with a population less than one million, town or village may
establish a reserve fund to be known as a charitable gifts reserve fund.

2. Such fund may receive unrestricted charitable monetary
contributions and the moneys in such fund shall be deposited and secured
in the manner provided by section ten of this article. The governing
board, or the chief fiscal officer of such town, village or city, if the
governing board shall delegate such duty to him or her, may invest the
moneys in such fund in the manner provided by section eleven of this
article. Any interest earned or capital gain realized on the money so
deposited or invested shall accrue to and become part of such fund. The
separate identity of such fund shall be maintained whether its assets
consist of cash or investments or both.

3. At the end of the fiscal year, the governing board of the town,
village or city, within sixty days of the close of the fiscal year, may
transfer the funds to the general fund or other fund of the municipal
corporation, so that the funds may be used for charitable purposes.

4. The governing board shall establish a procedure for contributions
to the charitable gifts reserve fund, which shall include the provision
of a written acknowledgment of the gift to the contributor.