When "thus" or "therefore" introduce a dependent clause, is a comma between clauses needed? Here's my problematic sentence:
The foundation manages private gifts for the benefit of the university thus assuring the donor that the purpose for which funds were donated will be honored.
Better?: ... university, thus assuring the donor ...
or: ... university, thus, assuring the donor ...
or eliminate "thus"?: ... university, assuring the donor ...
The sentence is awkard, and I suggest you avoid the "thus"
To assure donors the purpose of their donations will be honored, the foundation will manage private gifts to benefit the university.
But as a possible donor, it still does not make me feel good.
Because the Foundation manages private gifts for the benefit of the university, each donor is assured that the purpose of their gift will be honored.