How to Use Cash to Fund a Planned Gift

Cash can be seen as a gift for the here and now, but cash is a great way to fund a number of planned gifts as well. See the various planned giving vehicles that can be funded by a gift of cash.

How to Make an Outright Gift of Cash

Online - Complete our online donation form. Your gift will be processed quickly and safely using our secure server.

Phone - To make a gift by phone, call (574) 631-5150. Please have your credit card number, expiration date, security code, and daytime phone number ready.

Mail - You can send us a check or money order. Please let us know if you want your gift used for a specific purpose by indicating that purpose either in the memo line or in a letter to us.

Wire Transfer - For specific instructions for wire or ACH transfers, please contact our Donor Services team at (574) 631-5150 or

More on Gifts of Cash

If you send a check by mail, as long as it is postmarked by December 31st, the IRS will allow you to take a deduction in the year the check was mailed. Keep this in mind for year-end tax planning!

Contact Us

If you have any questions about gifts of cash, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

A Giving Society

Gifts made through your estate, charitable remainder trusts, and donor advised funds are just a few of the ways to qualify for membership in the Badin Guild, the planned giving gift society. Members of the Badin Guild have access to exclusive events as well as unique opportunities to engage with the campus community.

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