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Dean's Office: Donation Types

There are many ways to show your support for the Webster University College of Arts & Sciences. Gifts may be designated to support specific areas of interest, such as campuses, departments, or program; or they be may be designated as unrestricted. The choice is yours. Development Office staff will work with you to ensure that your gift meets your goals and financial needs while also benefiting the University.

Donations may be made in one of four ways, via The Annual Fund, endowments, securities, or planned giving. Information about each of these types of giving is below.

The Annual Fund
Thousands of alumni and friends give each year to the development funds of the University's colleges, departments, and programs. These gifts, of all sizes, provide unrestricted funds – a pool of resources that can be easily directed by University administrators to the areas where they are needed most. You may contribute to these funds by:

    * responding to a mail appeal;
    * responding to a Phonathon solicitation; or
    * contacting the Development Office to make a gift.

You can donate online or by mail:

Online: Our online giving site allows you to give to Webster University in a safe and secure environment with easy-to-follow steps. You can use a credit card or debit card to make a one-time gift; set up a recurring gift; or pay an existing pledge.

By mail: Please make your check payable to the Webster University, and mail it, along with a short letter stating the purpose of your gift, to:

    Webster University Development Office
    Post Office Box 191105
    St. Louis, MO 63119-9961

Many contributors multiply the impact of their donations by using their employer's matching gift programs. To find out if your company participates such a program, ask your Human Resources department or contact Webster's Development Office.

Endowment Funds
Webster University is pleased to accept donations of $25,000 or more for the endowment. The corpus of endowed funds is invested, and the interest from the investment supports the University's programs in perpetuity. To establish an endowed fund, please contact the Development Office.

Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have increased in value may have an immediate impact on the University's programs and students. These gifts may provide income tax benefits based upon the assets' current value. Donations of securities may be conveniently arranged through the University's online brokerage. To make a gift of appreciated securities, please contact the Development Office for more information.

Planned Giving
One of the most effective means of supporting the University is a planned gift. Gift planning is the process of carefully selecting the best methods and assets for making a gift, such as cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, life insurance, trusts, and bequests. A planned gift can enable you to assist Webster in its mission of education, research, and service while also reducing your burden of income, capital gains, or estate taxes.