Why should I give to Butler University?
Your generosity - along with that of our other friends and
supporters - makes possible the programs and projects that are
earmarks of our mission. Not only is giving satisfying, it can be
rewarding, allowing you to make a personal statement, shape the
future, and leave a lasting legacy.
What is the best way to give to Butler University?
There is no "best way." Rather, there are many, many ways to
give. You can write a check, use a credit card, transfer stock,
bonds, or real estate. You can make a bequest or designate us as
the beneficiary of an IRA. If you'd like our help exploring gift
opportunities, use our brochure request form to get more
How do I know how my gift will be used?
To some extent you can designate how your gift will be used. You
can apply it to an existing program... you can specify that it be
applied to a larger, yet general goal... or you can state that a
gift should be used to support our overall mission.
How do I designate how I want my gift to be used?
You can specify your wishes with a letter of intent or by
creating a Memorandum of Agreement. Or simply write in the memo
portion of your check how you want your gift to be used.
How can I find out more about making a gift of stock or including Butler University in my estate plan?
Simply use the brochure request form and we
will be happy to send you more information about gift
What is the difference between a designated gift and an unrestricted gift?
A designated gift is used for the special purpose that you
specify. An unrestricted gift is put in the general fund that
supports all of our programs and projects as well as our overall
How does a charitable bequest work?
A charitable bequest lets you make a gift now that is realized
sometime in the future. Simply designate in your will that Butler
University receives a specific amount or certain property at your
death. If you already have a will, your attorney can easily amend
it through a codicil. Since a bequest gift is not completed today,
you have the opportunity to change the gift arrangement if your
needs or goals change. For many of our supporters, a charitable
bequest is an ideal way to make a meaningful gift.
I'd like to make a gift but I don't know if I can make a gift now...
Whatever your philanthropic goals, planning now is the right
thing to do. But planning now does not mean you have to give now.
Some of the most meaningful and rewarding gifts are those that can
be planned today and completed later. Ask us for more