Planned Gifts Opportunities

The most common donations are outright gifts of cash. But many times, people want to hold on to their resources and assets for now, just to be sure they can meet their family’s future financial needs. Many are delighted to learn that WJU has excellent alternatives that allow individuals, like you, to make a planned gift with WJU.

Here are a few of our options; please call the WJU Development Office at (916) 577-1811. with any further questions.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Defer a WJU gift until after your lifetime. Name WJU in your will and designate a specific amount, a percentage or a share of the residue. Donation exempt from Federal Taxes and control of your asset for your lifetime.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Make a revocable WJU gift during your lifetime. Name WJU the benficiary of assets in a living trust Control of the trust for your lifetime and gift in trust exempt from Federal Estate Tax.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Avoid tax on capital gains by making a WJU gift. Contribute stock or other securities that you’ve owned for more than one year and that are worth more than what you paid for them. Immediate charitable deduction of full fair market value and avoidance of capital gains tax.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Make a large gift to WJU with little cost to yourself. Contribute a life insurance policy you no longer need. Current income tax deduction and possible future deductions through gifts to pay policy premiums.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Avoid the twofold taxation on IRAs or other employee benefit plans with a WJU gift. Name WJU as the beneficiary of the remainder of the assets after your lifetime. Make the gift from the most highly taxed assets, leaving more for your family and avoid income and estate tax.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Make a gift of an asset no longer needed to WJU, and generate an income tax deduction. Donate the property to WJU, or sell it and offer the proceeds as a cash gift to WJU. Immediate income tax deduction and reduction or elimination of capital gains tax.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Give your personal residence, vacation home or farm to WJU now, but continue to live there. Deed ownership of your home to WJU but retain occupancy. Valuable charitable income tax deduction and lifetime use of residence and property.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Create a hedge against inflation over the long term and supplement your retirement income. Create a trust that pays fixed percentage of trust’s assets as revalued annually. Variable income for life and immediate income tax charitable deduction.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Secure a fixed income and supplement your retirement funds. Create a charitable trust that pays you a set income annually. Fixed payments for life, often at a higher rate of return and immediate income tax deduction.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Supplement income with steady (safe, confident) payments that are partially tax-free. Enter a charitable gift annuity contract with WJU that pays a set amount for one, or two lives. Current and future savings on income taxes and fixed payments for life; out perform CD returns.

Your Goal How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Reduce gift and estate taxes on assets you pass to children or grandchildren. Create a charitable trust that pays fixed or variable income to WJU for a specific term of years; principal is retained for heirs. Reduces your taxable estate and property kept by your family, often with reduced gift taxes.

Matching Gifts

You can double the impact of your generosity by participating in the matching gift program. Many companies encourage philanthropy by matching their employees’ gifts to universities such as William Jessup University. Most match the gift dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount. Participating companies may also recognize donations made by retirees and/or spouses of employees.

Generally, a matching gift will go toward the same program as your donation unless your company’s policy requires otherwise. The matched funds sent to WJU will count toward your total giving and may qualify you for membership in an upper-level WJU Giving Club.

How does it work?

Most companies require the employee to complete a Matching Gift Form (available from your HR department). A few companies allow employees to phone in a matching gift request or submit it online. If your company requires a form, complete your portion and send it to WJU and we’ll do the rest on your behalf. For more information, please call (916) 577-1800.

Will my company match my gift?

To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please inquire with your company’s human resources department, or contact William Jessup Universities Development department by calling (916) 577-1800.

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In-Kind Gifts

If you have excess resources that can be donated; WJU may have use for your goods and services. In-Kind Gifts may include: office equipment, furniture, computers and the like. Here are some advantages to sharing your In-Kind Gifts

  • Surplus of goods – Excess goods that are not fully utilized can now be used to “Transform Tomorrow…Today”
  • Great impact at a small cost – Due to budgetary limitations WJU may not purchase the goods or materials, but through your generous donation can make an impact today
  • Corporate Responsibility – As a business owner you may no longer be in need of your goods and/or materials, but through your generous donation the materials can be used for the WJU mission

For more information and direction on how to start a named scholarship please contact the development office today.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarship funds may be named for or after the donor or in memorial of a friend or relative of your choice. A gift to an endowment fund is significant and perpetual for the carefully selected men and women of WJU. An endowed scholarship may be established through a generous gift of $25,000 or more. Once the endowed scholarship has one year of interest the scholarship will be award in the subsequent award year for maximum awarding potential. If you are unable to fulfill the endowment of $25,000 in one gift, you may make a pledge for three years to fund the endowment.

For more information and direction on how to start a named scholarship please contact the development office today.

Named Scholarships

Gift (grant) made in memorial (or title) to support general student educational expenses; can be awarded on the basis of academic, need or other defined requests. Named scholarships provide additional educational opportunities to students who demonstrate merit and/or need based upon the donors defined requirements in pursuit of a Christ-centered higher education. As a donor you may place reasonable restrictions on the selection process (ie particular academic programs, GPA, grade level, financial need)

WJU seeks to honor your named memorial or title gifts to fit your passion in making a difference through the students of WJU. The selection process for named scholarships are competitive and carefully selected by the University Scholarship Committee. As a donor we will invite you to our annual “Celebration Chapel” where the recipients of the named scholarships will be announced. During this time donors may have the opportunity to meet the recipient.

For more information and direction on how to start a named scholarship please contact the development office today.

Annual Sponsorships

Annual Sponsorships support the University Fund for student scholarships. On average, each student per year receives $9,500 in scholarship funds and 90% of student receive scholarships.

A business, organization or individual ‘Annual Sponsorship’ provides you with a variety of sponsorship opportunities, as well as a ‘President’s Circle’ membership. One hundred percent of the proceeds from your sponsorship go directly to maintain an affordable tuition and low graduate debt. Register or review your options today at http://www.jessup.edu/form/sponsorship/

For more information and direction on how to start a named scholarship please contact the development office today.