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Ways to Give
Direct Gift: Cash or Pledge
Cash gifts are always acceptable to Jefferson College. You may donate online with your credit card, call the Foundation office to make your gift by phone, or mail your check gift to:
Attention: Blake Tilley
Jefferson College Foundation
1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050
If giving by mailed check, please use the memo line to indicate where you would like the gift to go. All undesignated gifts will support the Viking Fund (where needed most).
You may establish a pledge to support Jefferson College to any current designation. You may pledge your annual support to be given in monthly increments.
Download the Pledge Form.
Direct Gift: Matching Gifts
Your employer may offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy to its employees. Some companies will even match gifts made by your spouse or those retired from the company.
Find out if your employer has a matching gift program by using the Foundation’s search tool.
Other Direct Gifts
Highly appreciated publicly traded securities may be donated directly to Jefferson College for immediate use. This gift may be designated to an area of Jefferson College, used to create a scholarship, or used to establish an endowed fund. Gifts of securities often have the greatest tax benefits.
If you or your family own a donor-advised fund, you may direct a distribution to Jefferson College for immediate use. This gift may be designated to an area of Jefferson College, used to create a scholarship, or used to establish an endowed fund.
Individuals age 70 1/2 may direct their Required Minimum Distribution from an IRA without incurring income tax. This gift may be designated to an area of Jefferson College, used to create a scholarship, or used to establish an endowed fund.
Real Estate: You may give private, commercial, or agricultural property to Jefferson College. Please contact the Foundation for guidance and approval of the gift.
Personal Property: Assets with market value, such as art, coin collections, and even vehicles may be acceptable as gifts. Appraised value must be determined, along with the College’s approved use of the gift. Please contact the Foundation for guidance and approval of the gift.
Scholarships and Endowments
This gift establishes a legacy that provides a perpetual, dependable stream of funding for Jefferson College. You choose how to set up an endowment and how it will benefit Jefferson College (scholarships, departmental support, other). Cash and securities are acceptable to establish an endowed fund.
If you are interested in establishing an endowment for scholarships, please view our scholarship page.
For endowments that support a specific area of the College, please contact the Jefferson College Foundation for more information.
The easiest way to support the future of Jefferson College and leave your legacy is by including the Jefferson College Foundation as a designated beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your:
- Life insurance policy
- IRA, TSA or other deferred plan
- Certificate of Deposit (CD)
- Other equity asset
Other ways to plan a gift to Jefferson College:
A bequest is also one of the easiest planned gifts and is usually a component of your will or living trust. Your future gift will support the Jefferson College Foundation and may be designated for scholarships or other areas of the Foundation.
For a simple will, a statement similar to the following is almost always sufficient:
I bequeath (dollar amount, percentage of my estate, and/or specific asset) to the Jefferson College Foundation, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050. Federal tax ID 43-1611153.
Please contact the Jefferson College Foundation if you have established a legacy gift through your estate.
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