Ways to Give

We deeply appreciate your investment in the lives of students. Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference.

There are several ways to support DBU, as noted below. If you have a question or would like to speak with our office directly, please connect with us.

Cash

Your Objective:

Make a quick, immediate, and simple gift

Your Action:

Write a check, use credit card, or go to dbu.edu/give to make a cash donation

Use your company's matching gift program to increase your gift

Your Advantages:

Immediate charitable income tax deduction

Reduce size of your estate

Amazon Smile
Want to support DBU while you shop with Amazon, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Dallas Baptist University" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile. A portion of your eligible purchases will be given to DBU every time you shop!

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone or visit smile.amazon.com.
2. App: Select the main menu (=) and under Programs and Features, tap on "AmazonSmile"; Online: Select "Get Started."
3. Select "Dallas Baptist University" as your charity.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app or online.
Corporate Gift Matching
Head to the Corporate Gift Matching page to learn more.
Securities

Your Objective:

Make a quick, immediate, and relatively simple gift

Eliminate tax on capital gain

Your Action:

If you own securities in a brokerage account, these shares can easily be electronically transferred to DBU. Complete and return DBU’s Securities Transfer Form.

Your Advantages:

Immediate charitable income tax deduction

Eliminate tax on capital gain

Real Estate

Your Objective:

Make an outright gift of real estate that is no longer needed OR

Transfer title to your personal residence now and continue to live there for life

Your Action:

Convey your real estate (including all or a portion of mineral interests) to DBU

Your Advantages:

Immediate charitable income tax deduction

Eliminate tax on capital gain

IRA Charitable Rollover

Your Objective:

If you are 70 1/2 or older, make a gift directly from your IRA up to $100,000 per year and satisfy your required minimum distribution for the year

Your Action:

Direct your IRA custodian to make a distribution directly to DBU

Your Advantages:

Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions

Retirement Plan Assets

Your Objective:

Make a gift upon your death of assets in your retirement account

Your Action:

Name DBU as beneficiary of your retirement plan assets

Your Advantages:

Gift your most highly taxed assets

Life Insurance

Your Objective:

Make a large gift with little out-of-pocket cost

Your Action:

Name DBU as owner or beneficiary of your life insurance policy

Your Advantages:

If you name DBU as owner, you can receive a charitable deduction for your premium payments

If you designate DBU as the beneficiary, you will continue to own and can make use of the policy during your lifetime

POD/TOD Accounts

Your Objective:

Make a gift of your bank account, CD, or investment account upon your death

Your Action:

Name DBU as payable/transfer on death beneficiary

Your Advantages:

Lifetime control of your account

Wills and Bequest

Your Objective:

Make a gift of assets upon your death

Your Action:

Name DBU as beneficiary of your will or trust

Your Advantages:

Lifetime control of assets

Gift is exempt from Federal estate tax

Head to the Legacy Society page to learn more.

Charitable Remainder Trust

Your Objective:

Make a charitable gift and save on taxes in the year of the gift

Your Action:

Create a trust that pays you or others fixed or variable income annually with the remainder upon trust termination benefitting DBU

Your Advantages:

Immediate charitable income tax deduction

Eliminate tax on capital gain

The income payment can be fixed of can potentially grow

Charitable Lead Trust

Your Objective:

Make a charitable gift and reduce gift and estate taxes on assets you pass to heirs

Your Action:

Create a trust that pays fixed or variable income to DBU for a fixed term with the trust assets passing to your heirs upon trust termination

Your Advantages:

Reduce the size of your estate

Reduce or eliminate estate and gift taxes

Payroll Deductions

One of the easiest ways to give back to DBU as a university employee is through payroll deductions. If you would like to set up automated deductions from your paycheck to DBU, please complete this form

 "We don’t know of a school anywhere that has a stronger emphasis on faith-based education. If you are looking to make an investment in the Kingdom of God, we can’t think of a better place to give."

- Herb and Barbara Pedersen