Types of Gifts

Support Marian University’s efforts to provide an education that transforms lives, society, and the world by making a gift today.

Gifts of Cash

Join the thousands of alumni and friends who believe in the Marian Miracle and make an immediate tax-deductible gift by credit card or check. You can make your gift online, by phone at (317) 955-6137, or by mailing your check (payable to Marian University) to the Business Office at the address below. If you would like to make a major cash gift and pay your gift over a specific period of time, please contact John Finke, vice president for institutional advancement, at (317) 955-6202 or jfinke@marian.edu for a pledge form.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of stock may be transferred directly to Marian University, saving the donor from paying capital gains tax. Stock transfer instructions are available online, or you may contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (317) 955-6137.

Planned and Deferred Gifts

Legacy gifts, made through a bequest, entail a designation of the university as a beneficiary to a life insurance policy or a designation of the university as a beneficiary to retirement plan benefits. This will enable you to make a significant gift and provide the resources so that Marian University can continue its mission. Other deferred giving instruments, including charitable gift annuities and trusts, can provide you and your loved ones with lifetime income, while also making a charitable gift.

Endowed Scholarships

An endowed gift is invested so that the annual earnings can be used to support scholarships for generations to come. There are over 150 endowed scholarships, so donors can always find one that matches their interest and passion, or create a new endowed scholarship in honor of a loved one. For more information about creating a new endowed scholarship, please contact John Finke, vice president for institutional advancement, at (317) 955-6202 or jfinke@marian.edu.

Honor Gifts and Memorial Gifts

You may make a gift to Marian University in honor or in memory of an individual. We’ll even send a special message notifying the individual or family of the honor or memorial gift. For more information, please call (317) 955-6137 or advancement@marian.edu.

Matching Gifts

More than 1,000 corporations nationwide match employee gifts to Marian University. Many also match the gifts of retired employees and their spouses. Companies that provide these matching funds supply the form to submit with the gift. If your employer is a matching gift company, you may obtain a form from your company's personnel or community relations office.

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