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Ways to Give

It's easy to support Midwestern University and your College. Simply choose one or more of the following options for making your gift.

Gifts of Cash

Every dollar given to support Midwestern is tax deductible. Gifts of cash are not only convenient, but also are immediately available to assist our students or support a program.

Gifts of Credit

A donation charged to a credit card is deductible in the year the charge is made, although payment may be made in a subsequent year.


Marketable securities that have grown substantially in value allow individuals to make an important gift at remarkably low after-tax cost.


A gift for the University's future benefit can be made while the donor retains fixed lifetime annuity payments for him/herself and other beneficiaries. Payments can be received based on the full current value of the donation, without the burden of capital gains taxes.

Insurance Gifts

Owners of life insurance policies sometimes realize a policy purchased years ago for security is no longer needed. The policy owner may decide the best use of the policy is to donate it to the University.

Real Estate

One may avoid capital gains tax on any profit from appreciated real estate by donating the property to the University. Also, an income tax charitable deduction is applied to the full fair market value of the property.


Donors may transfer income-producing properties to a trust in the name of Midwestern University, who receives the income. The donor will be awarded substantial income tax or gift and estate tax benefits while the trust is in the name of Midwestern. The trust can at any time be returned to the donor.


An individual may specify a designated sum for Midwestern to receive from their estate. Contact us to learn about percentage, specific, residuary, and contingent bequests.


Director of Development & Alumni Relations – AZ

Barbara Wysocki
Director, Development & Alumni Relations – IL

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