The council may maintain a fund in the state treasury designed to accommodate gifts and donations made to the council and fees paid for council publications and conferences the council sponsors. The funds shall be used to pay the council's operating expenses, including but not limited to, payroll, personal services, maintenance, equipment, and subsidy payments. All funds must be accounted for in accordance with state policies and procedures.
The council reserves the right to accept donations based on the compatibility and propriety of the donor with a project and the mission and goals of the council. Donations may be appropriately acknowledged, but will not be recognized by any special privilege associated with programs or through the naming of features after living persons.
No acknowledgement shall convey an endorsement of a particular donor or product. An endorsement is defined as the expression of a favorable opinion about the quality, value, or effectiveness of a particular product, service, company, or organization.