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Ways to Give

Investing in Our Community

When you support the College of Nursing, you facilitate opportunity and transform lives. Your contributions support students, strengthen dynamic programs, and fuel innovative research that is shaping the future of nursing.  There are many ways for you to make a lasting difference.

Annual Gifts

Annual gifts provide unrestricted support for the college’s core mission and immediate needs. Contributions, at all levels, add up to make an immeasurable impact on students, faculty, research, and programs.

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Endowed gifts are donated assets invested to generate an annual return in perpetuity. Endowments provide a source of financial stability during challenging economic times and ensure the continuance of many important programs. These gifts may be unrestricted, providing for the greatest needs of the college, or restricted to a particular use.  Endowments are established with a minimum contribution of $20,000 through outright gifts pledged to be paid over a number of years.  They also can be established now and funded later through estate bequests, gift annuities, trusts, and insurance expectancies.

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Planned Gifts

There are a variety of ways to leave a legacy at the College of Nursing through planned giving. Planned gifts include bequests, gifts of real estate, gifts of insurance, and life income gifts that provide lifetime payments to the donor. Many planned giving methods provide valuable tax advantages for the donor.

Just like cash gifts, planned gifts may be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose within the College of Nursing. Planned gifts may also be used to establish an endowment.

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No matter the amount, contributions are professionally managed and focused on four priorities: student scholarships, faculty support, impactful programs and facilities enhancement. Students, faculty researchers, and programs all benefit from the generous gifts of our alumni and supporters worldwide.

Contact Susan Kukic, Director, Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (814) 863-8180 for a personal conversation about ways you can make a lasting impact on the College of Nursing.