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Ways to Give

There are many ways to invest in Whitworth that suits you. You might make an outright gift, which can be put to work immediately, or set up a planned or deferred gift, which matures to benefit the university at a later date. You may even be able to multiply your support through employer gift matching programs.

Whatever your method of giving, know that you are affecting the lives and experiences of current students. There are many areas in which you can make a difference:

  • The Whitworth Fund. An unrestricted gift allows the university to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest
  • Restricted Gifts. Maybe there is a specific program or purpose you are passionate about to which you would like to designate your contribution. 
  • Endowment. One of the most powerful ways you can support Whitworth, annual income generated by the endowment provides a continuous, reliable resource for the future. To learn more about endowing a scholarship at Whitworth click here.

Make a Gift By...

  • Credit Card

  • Phone or Check

    The quickest and easiest way to donate to Whitworth is to make a gift online or call us with your credit card information:

    You may also mail a check made out to Whitworth University. Please include a note telling us how to direct your gift and send to:

    Office of Institutional Advancement
    Whitworth University
    300 W. Hawthorne Road
    Spokane, WA 99251

  • Begin a New Pledge or Make a Pledge Payment

    It's easy to make a pledge to pay off over the course of one, two, five, or more years. Similar to other gifts, you can designate your gift to whichever area you desire and set up a payment plan that works for you. Make a pledge to Whitworth now.

  • Donate Securities

    How it Works:

    • You transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to Whitworth University.
    • Whitworth sells your securities and uses the proceeds for its programs.

    Benefits:

    • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
    • You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold.
    • Giving appreciated stock could be more beneficial than giving cash.

    Marketable securities held in a donor’s brokerage or trust account may be transferred to Whitworth University using the following stock transfer process:

    1. Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement by calling 800.532.4668 or 509.777.4343
    2. Please provide

      1. Name of donor(s)
      2. Number of shares and name of security
      3. Intended transfer date
      4. Donor’s intended use of gift
    3. Provide your broker with the following delivery instructions for the transaction:

      1. Name of person to be associated with gift
      2. Name of security to be transferred
      3. Number of shares to be transferred
      4. CUSIP number or Ticker Symbol
      5. Uses and purposes of the gift
    4. Transfers of securities for the benefit of Whitworth University should be made to:

      Code 40
      Charles Schwab & Co., Inc (DTC #0164
      Attn: Transfer of Accounts
      101 Montgomery St.
      San Francisco, CA 94104
      Phone: 888.667.1676
      FBO: Whitworth University
      Acct. #9382-4057

    Upon notice of the transfer, Charles Schwab will notify Whitworth of the completed transaction. The valuation of the gift will be calculated for the average of the high and low price for the day of transfer to the university's holding account.

  • Matching Gifts

    You can double, or even triple, your gift to Whitworth through your place of work. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable donation made by their employees. Whitworth will recognize you for the full amount of your own gift plus the resulting corporate match.

    Determine if your employer has a matching gift policy. Even past gifts, and gifts from retirees and spouses, are sometimes eligible for a match.

    If your employer is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed with your gift to Whitworth. We do the rest.

    Completed forms can be sent, along with your gift, to:

    Office of Institutional Advancement
    Whitworth University
    300 W Hawthorne Road
    Spokane, WA 99251

  • Bequests and Beneficiary Designations

    There are many creative ways to support Whitworth University, and some of them cost you nothing during your lifetime.

    How it works:

    • Include a bequest to Whitworth University in your will or trust.
    • Name Whitworth University as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), pension, or life insurance.
    • Make your bequest or beneficiary designation unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose.
    • Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the balance remaining in your estate, trust, retirement asset or life insurance.

    Benefits:

    • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
    • You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances.
    • You can direct your gift to a particular purpose (be sure to check with us to make sure your gift can be used as intended).
    • Under current tax law, there is no upper limit on the estate tax deduction for your charitable bequests.

    Learn more about planning your legacy.

    Please let us know if you have already included Whitworth University in your estate plan or if you are considering doing so. We would love to hear from you.

  • Life Income and Planned Gifts

    In addition to bequests and beneficiary designations, there are many ways to support Whitworth University through your estate. These giving techniques are called planned gifts, because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for both you and Whitworth.

    How it works:

    • Life Income Gifts provide an income to you and/or others for life or a term of years.
    • A retained life estate allows you to make a gift of your home now, but continue living in your home for the rest of your life.

    Benefits:

    • You could reduce your capital gains and estate taxes.
    • You may qualify for an immediate charitable income tax deduction. 
    • In the end, your gift will support Whitworth University students and programs.

    Learn more about how your estate planning can impact Whitworth University

    Please let us know if you have already included Whitworth University in your estate plan or if you are considering doing so. We would love to hear from you.