Tribute Giving

A gift to Butler University in honor or memory of a loved one is a heartfelt way to pay tribute to a friend, colleague, mentor, or family member while supporting the mission and programs of the University. Memorial gifts can be made online, by mail, by payroll deduction (for Butler employees), and through endowments or planned giving.  

When you make a tribute gift, the Office of Advancement notifies the honoree or the family of your gift (though not the amount). 

Your loved one’s obituary is an ideal place to inspire individuals to make a memorial gift in that individual’s honor. For obituary announcements, we suggest the following language, which can be tailored to your needs:

“Memorial contributions may be made to Butler University. Please direct your contributions to (fund of your choice) in memory of (name of individual). Donations can be made online or by check payable to Butler University.”

For more information about how to make memorial or in honor gifts, please contact the Office of Advancement via email or at 317-940-9469.