Ways to Give
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There are many ways to support Jacksonville State University. Gifts may be unrestricted in use, be targeted to a particular purpose or program, or you may designate that the gift be placed in an endowment. We have provided a list of the ways you can help support the University. Whichever method you choose, you can be assured that your generosity will make a difference.


Outright Gifts

Outright gifts are gifts of cash, credit card charges, appreciated securities (shares of stock or mutual funds), or other property. These gifts provide the University with immediate financial assistance. This method is the simplest and most frequently used method of providing outright support through to Jacksonville State University. Outright gifts can be claimed on your federal tax return, as well as some state returns to the extent allowed by law.


Gifts in Honor, Gifts in Memory

Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a loved one, friend or colleague or to commemorate a special occasion.


Gift Pledges

A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift to JSU. The pledge may be followed by an immediate gift, or you may complete your gift pledge by making regular payments over a period of time.


Matching Gifts

Many corporations match gifts made by employees, retirees, family members, and directors to charitable institutions. You receive recognition from the JSU Foundation for every dollar you give and every dollar contributed through the matching gift program. Click for more information


Gifts to Endowment

An endowment is a fund that is set aside for a specific purpose. A gift to endowment demonstrates a long-term commitment to the University.


Planned Giving

There are a number of methods by which donors can make sizable future gifts to support JSU while enjoying increased income and reduced taxes. Planned gifts are gift arrangements that have specific tax advantages and often include lifetime income to a beneficiary(ies) named by the donor. A planned gift maximizes your giving potential and can even allow you to ensure your future financial security or that of a loved one. Gifts can be made using cash, securities, bonds, real estate, or personal property. It is important that you seek legal and tax counsel, where appropriate.