Ways of Giving

Your desire to support the university's students and its programs, along with your individual interests, has initiated your interest in giving. The next step is exploring the different ways of giving available to you.

There are different areas in which to place your gifts, including current funds, restricted funds or endowed funds. Current gifts will be used to meet immediate needs within the fiscal year. Restricted gifts will designate your contribution to a specific need or program and will be used until funds are expended. Endowed gifts will make an impact for years to come because the initial gift remains in the endowment while a portion of the interest is used for your designation.

There are even more ways to give. These ways include making an outright gift, such as writing a check, donating stocks or bonds; and planned deferred gifts, such as bequests, life insurance policies, and charitable trusts.

Explore the descriptions and methods of giving throughout this site or contact a member of the development staff with any questions. We are available to talk by phone or in person about your gift planning needs.