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Other Ways to Give

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Other Ways to Give2018-10-19T12:37:10+00:00

There are many ways you can support Schreiner and our students, teaching, and community service activities. However you choose to give, you can be assured that your philanthropy will help secure the future of our great institution.

A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.

Benefits of Gifts of Cash

  • You can make an immediate impact on our mission
  • You can take a charitable income tax deduction

How to Make a Gift of Cash

Online gifts of cash – Complete our online donation form to give now. Your gift will be processed quickly and safely using our secure server.

Mailing a gift of cash – 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.

Schreiner University
Office of Advancement
CMB 6229
2100 Memorial Blvd
Kerrville, TX 78028

More on Gifts of Cash

End of year charitable contributions must be postmarked no later than December 31 in order for you to receive tax credit for that year. Even if your gift is received and processed in January, as long as the post mark indicates December 31, the IRS will allow you to take that deduction in the year that you mailed the gift.

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to Schreiner University.

Benefits of Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Further our mission today

How to Make a Gift of Stocks and Bonds

By electronic transfer – Stock and bond transfer instructions.

By certified mail – If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to mail two envelopes separately to complete your gift. In the first envelope, place the unsigned stock certificate(s). In the other envelope, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You may obtain this power from your broker or bank. Please remember to use certified mail.

More on Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

There are special rules for valuing a gift of stock. The value of a charitable gift of stock is determined by taking the mean between the high and low stock price on the date of the gift. Mutual fund shares are valued using the closing price for the fund on the date of the gift.

Endowments are gifts that keep on giving. The funds are invested, and the earnings generated by the investment are used for the purpose the donor wishes.

Endowments may be established to support student scholarships and programs, faculty and their work, or specific programs that enhance education opportunities for our students.

A portion of the income may be re-invested each year, depending on the endowment’s annual earnings, enabling it to continue to grow and provide a predictable, stable stream of income for Schreiner University over time.

Donors may be recognized by having an endowment named for them, or may name the endowment to honor a family member, favorite professor, classmate, or anyone else they may wish to recognize.

A minimum gift of $25,000 is required to establish any named endowment. Minimum gift levels required to name specific endowments or to have a building, program or project named are listed below:

Student Support

  • Endowed Scholarship $25,000
  • Endowed Undergraduate Research Grant $100,000
  • Endowed Merit Scholarship $200,000

Faculty Support

  • Endowed Professorship $750,000
  • Endowed Chair $1,500,000

Funds for Excellence and University Program Support

  • Endowed Fund for Excellence $400,000

Naming Opportunities

To name a building, structure, or room, 50 percent of actual cost for a new building, structure or room, or 50 percent of the estimated replacement cost for an existing building, structure, or room must be donated.

To name a university entity or program, funds sufficient to endow 50 percent of the annual budget for that entity or program must be donated.

Honorific naming will be considered for a person who has made an extraordinary contribution to Schreiner, but only by a 2/3 vote of the Board of Trustees.

Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift to Schreiner University.

If you are like most people, you probably will not use all of your retirement assets during your lifetime. You can make a gift of your unused retirement assets to help further our mission.

Benefits of Gifts of Retirement Assets

  • Avoid potential estate tax on retirement assets
  • Your heirs would avoid income tax on any retirement assets funded on a pre-tax basis
  • Receive potential estate tax savings from an estate tax deduction

How to Make a Gift of Retirement Assets

To leave your retirement assets to Schreiner University, you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian. If you designate Schreiner University as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift.

More on Gifts of Retirement Assets

Did you know that 60%-70% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis, such as real estate and stock, and give the retirement assets to Schreiner University. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.

Every time you make a gift to Schreiner University your money could be matched, doubled, even tripled by your employer if the company participates in a matching gifts program.

Former students and friends of Schreiner University have a great opportunity to multiply their giving through corporate matching gift programs. Your support will provide opportunities for students and enhance university programs and all this can be done effortlessly simply by filling out a form from your employer.

Complete our online donation form to give now

Schreiner appreciates gifts made as tributes or as memorial recognition. In most instances these gifts support general scholarships—always Schreiner’s greatest need. However we also welcome gifts for other purposes: an academic or co-curricular program, the library, campus ministry, buildings and grounds, general endowment, etc.

The families of those being remembered receive a tasteful card that informs them of the gift and its purpose. Donation amounts are not disclosed.

How to Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift

Online gifts of cash – Complete our online donation form to give now. Your gift will be processed quickly and safely using our secure server.

Mailing a gift of cash – 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.

Schreiner University
Office of Advancement
CMB 6229
2100 Memorial Blvd
Kerrville, TX 78028

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to Schreiner University. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy to Schreiner University. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.

Benefits of Gifts of Life Insurance

  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • If Schreiner University retains the policy to maturity, you can receive additional tax deductions by making annual gifts so that we can pay the premiums
  • If Schreiner University cashes in the policy, you will be able to see firsthand how your gift supports our charitable work
  • If we retain the policy to maturity, or you name us as a beneficiary, once the policy matures, the proceeds of your policy will be paid to our organization so that we can use the proceeds to further our charitable work

How to Make a Gift of Life Insurance

To make a gift of life insurance, please contact your life insurance provider, request a beneficiary designation form from the insurer and include Schreiner University as the beneficiary of your policy.

Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to Schreiner University.

Benefits of Gifts of Real Estate

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
  • Leave a lasting legacy to Schreiner University

How to Make a Gift of Real Estate

Your real property may be given to Schreiner University by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to Schreiner University. Your gift will generally be based on the property’s fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.

Schreiner University can accept gifts in kind, such as goods and services, rather than gifts of cash, stock, or other monetary assets.

Gift in Kind Form