Types of gifts

We may as well confess: we’re not choosy about how you give. But since we are financial experts, we can guide you through your options.

Cash

Your donation gets to work the fastest when you make it in cash. A cash gift is also the easiest way for you to donate—and to accrue the tax benefits of a charitable contribution.

  • By check—Simply download this gift form, fill it out, and mail it in with a check payable to Lipscomb University.
  • By credit card—You can make a secure, convenient online gift here. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Search below to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

Corporate or foundation gifts and grants

Lipscomb often partners with businesses and organizations that share our interests. We connect you with students to fill internships and job openings; researchers working on projects of significance to your group; and advisory boards that provide service opportunities. With a gift or grant to Lipscomb, you have access to carefully screened talent, cutting-edge thinking, and the means to fulfill your organization’s philanthropic goals. For more information, please contact Lisa Crowe, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at lisa.crowe@lipscomb.edu or 800.333.4358, x. 5239.

Securities and real estate

A gift of securities or real estate will allow you to gain even more significant tax benefits than an equivalent gift of cash, especially if you’ve held the appreciated property for more than a year.

Stocks

Gifts of stock help us support our endowment, the investment portfolio we maintain to protect Lipscomb over the long-term. For assistance in donating stock, please contact Larry Cochran, Associate Vice President of Endowments, at larry.cochran@lipscomb.edu or 800.333.4358, x. 6184.

Tangible property

If you’d like to contribute items of historic value, such as artwork, rare books or personal collections, we’ll be happy to arrange for their transfer.

Wills, bequests, and annuities

Many donors choose to remember Lipscomb in their estate plans. In addition to preserving your legacy, these gifts may allow you to minimize state and federal taxes. We can help you arrange a planned gift here or contact Paul Stovall, Director of Gift Planning, at paul.stovall@lipscomb.edu or 800.333.4358, x. 5251.