Ways to Give
Give for Today
Making your gift or pledge right now is easy, secure, and rewarding. You can give online or through the mail, and you can make a one-time outright donation or arrange a recurring monthly gift.
- Donate Today Online
- Print and Mail Donation Form
- Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction Form
- Matching Gift Company Search
For other gifts, including stock and securities, please contact the Bloomsburg University Foundation toll free at 1-855-BU2-GIVE (1-855-282-4483).
Great news! The IRA Charitable Rollover has been extended, and it is a wonderful way to support Bloomsburg University students.
Earlier this year, Congress restored the IRA Charitable Rollover option to permit its use in all of 2013. As you know, your IRA distributions are normally taxable income. However, with the passage of this law, you can make a gift to support the students here at BU and there will be no federally-taxable income to you. If you own an IRA and are age 70 and half or older, you may transfer funds (up to $100,000) directly from your IRA to one or more qualified non-profits, including the Bloomsburg University Foundation, Inc., to use the charitable rollover option.
An easy way to start an IRA Charitable Rollover is to send a letter or email to your IRA custodian, or your custodian may have a form for this purpose. Click here for a sample letter.
Give a gift through your will, life insurance policy, or retirement plan
The most practical way to make significant gifts to the Bloomsburg University Foundation may be through your estate plan, your will, a living trust, or a beneficiary designation on a life insurance policy or retirement account. Such gifts are wholly revocable while you are alive and may save significant taxes for your estate. We will be happy to work with you and your attorney or financial advisor to insure that you are able to fulfill your charitable intentions.
- Bequests A bequest is the most traditional way to provide significant help for BU students and academic programs. With a gift through your will or living trust, you maintain full use of your gift assets during your lifetime. You can structure a bequest in ways that will be both personally satisfying and tax advantageous. Click here for sample text to use in your will or trust.
- Life insurance You can name the Bloomsburg University Foundation as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or a percentage of its proceeds. Another idea may be to transfer actual ownership of the policy to the Foundation, assuming it is a "surplus" policy is no longer needed for family security.
- Retirement accounts
Your estate can save both income taxes and estate taxes if you make a charitable organization the beneficiary of part or all of your IRA or other retirement accounts. Family members might keep only 30 cents on the dollar from these assets due to taxes. Recent changes in IRS regulations have made it simpler and more favorable to name worthwhile causes, such as Bloomsburg University, as beneficiaries of IRAs and other retirement accounts.
Give a gift that also provides income: Annuities and Trusts
A variety of gift options allow you to make a substantial charitable donation to the Bloomsburg University Foundation, while providing income to you during your lifetime. The best arrangement for each donor depends on multiple factors.
- Charitable Gift Annuity
You contribute cash or assets and the Foundation agrees to pay you a fixed annual payment quarterly for life. Charitable gift annuities can be established for an individual or for the lifetime of two individuals.