There are many ways to make a gift to Spalding University, with payment in full at the time of the gift, a pledge to be paid in installments, or a planned or deferred gift. We would be happy to discuss with you the method that best fits your philanthropic goals and your financial situation.
All gifts, large and small, combine to provide a powerful source of support to provide the opportunities and enhancements that make a Spalding education an extraordinary experience for students.
Gifts of Cash
Cash gifts, whether made with currency, check, or by charge card, make an immediate impact on Spalding University. Checks should be made payable to Spalding University.
Gifts of Stock
Donating stocks or other securities is another way to support the important work of Spalding University, without impacting your cash reserves. Donations of stocks or securities that have been held long-term (currently defined by the IRS as one year or more) can result in a significant tax break for the donors: appreciated stocks that are donated after being held for a year or more avoid capital gains tax, and may qualify for a deduction for the full value of the gift. Gifts of stock may be transferred electronically, providing additional convenience for you. You or your investment advisor may contact us or call (502) 873-4317.
Gifts of Real Estate or Personal Property
Gifts of tangible assets (property, homes, antiques, artwork, etc) may be donated to Spalding University, relieving you of property that no longer fits the needs of your lifestyle, while offering a substantial opportunity to support Spalding.
Some restrictions do apply to these types of gifts, so we ask that you contact Bobbie Rafferty at 502-873-4317 before making your donation, in order to assure that your generosity may accomplish what you envision.
Planned or Deferred Gifts
The ultimate expression of belief in an institution and its mission is a gift that will live beyond the donor’s lifetime. Bequests, trusts, annuities, and insurance policies can protect your estate and minimize estate taxes, provide lifetime income for you or your heirs, and reduce your current tax burden, all while benefiting Spalding University. We would be happy to talk to you and your investment advisor or estate planner to explore options that will allow you to make the gift of a lifetime to support Spalding. Contact us for further information.