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.


Bequest in Will

Your Goal: Defer a WJU gift until after your lifetime.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
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.

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Revocable Living Trust

Your Goal: Make a revocable WJU gift during your lifetime.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
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.

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Outright Gifts of Securities

Your Goal: Avoid tax on capital gains by making a WJU gift.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
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.

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Gift of Life Insurance

Your Goal: Make a large gift to WJU with little cost to yourself.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Contribute a life insurance policy you no longer need. Current income tax deduction and possible future deductions through gifts to pay policy premiums.

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Gift of Retirement Assets

Your Goal: Avoid the twofold taxation on IRAs or other employee benefit plans with a WJU gift.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
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.

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Gift of Real Estate

Your Goal: Make a gift of an asset no longer needed to WJU, and generate an income tax deduction.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
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.

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Gift of Retained Life State

Your Goal: Give your personal residence, vacation home or farm to WJU now, but continue to live there.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Deed ownership of your home to WJU but retain occupancy. Valuable charitable income tax deduction and lifetime use of residence and property.

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Charitable Remainder Unitrust

Your Goal: Create a hedge against inflation over the long term and supplement your retirement income.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
Create a trust that pays fixed percentage of trust’s assets as revalued annually. Variable income for life and immediate income tax charitable deduction.

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Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

Your Goal: Secure a fixed income and supplement your retirement funds.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
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.

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Charitable Gift Annuity

Your Goal: Supplement income with steady (safe, confident) payments that are partially tax-free.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
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.

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Charitable Lead Trust

Your Goal: Reduce gift and estate taxes on assets you pass to children or grandchildren.

How to Make the Gift Your Benefits
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.

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Eric Hogue, Chief Development Officer
ehogue [at] jessup [dot] edu
(916) 577-1800

Matching Gifts

Find your Employer

To find if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer’s name below.

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.


David Pineschi, Director of Donor Development
dpineschi [at] jessup [dot] edu
(916) 577-1809

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

David Pineschi, Director of Donor Development
dpineschi [at] jessup [dot] edu
(916) 577-1809

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.



David Pineschi, Director of Donor Development
dpineschi [at] jessup [dot] edu
(916) 577-1809

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.



David Pineschi, Director of Donor Development
dpineschi [at] jessup [dot] edu
(916) 577-1809

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/sponsorship


Eric Hogue, Chief Development Officer
ehogue [at] jessup [dot] edu
(916) 577-1800