1. “You need to know that you potentially put us in a very difficult situation and that actions have consequences.”

2. “I recognize that things come up and that you did not intentionally skip the tea.”

3. “It is true that your specific donor might not have been in attendance—but you didn’t know that and your actions could easily have jeopardized our ability to keep a donor happy and therefore continue to receive their support for the University.”

4. “The plan is that you will spend five hours at the Endowment Association helping them to write thank you letters to donors and do some other administrative tasks. We thought it was important to ask you to do something meaningful that would help you to realize how important our donors are to the University.”