When you arrange for placement of a lasting memorial or tribute, you secure a permanent place in the history of Ave Maria University.
Gifts of Securities
Appreciated securities that you have owned for than one year can offer tremendous financial benefits when you donate these shares to Ave Maria University. By gifting these shares, you can avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation, while deducting the full fair market value of the security at the time of the gift. Donors can make gifts of securities by transferring shares of publicly traded stock to Ave Maria University.
Gifts of Property
There are gifts of physical property in many forms that may be donated to Ave Maria University ranging from donating your home, farm or other real estate. The University welcomes various property gifts for evaluation.
IRA Rollover Gifts
The IRA Rollover Gift is a new option to consider when making a gift to Ave Maria University. For 2011, individuals age 70 1/2 or older can make gifts up to $100,000 per year directly from their IRA assets to Ave Maria University. These IRA withdraws are federally tax-free and can count towards ones annual required minimum distribution. Your gift must be complete on or before December 31, 2011.
In Kind Gifts
There are a wide variety of "non-cash" gifts that enrich the programs and activities of the University. The University welcomes all in-kind gifts for evaluation. Examples of non-tangible gifts can range from book collections, works of art, furniture or antiques.
Gifts by Cash, Check or Credit Card
Gifts Ave Maria University accepts American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Donations made with credit cards can be done by making your gift ONLINE or by contacting our Gift Processing Department at 239-280-1683. If you prefer to send a check or money order simply make the payment out to Ave Maria University and mail it to:
Ave Maria University
Attn: Gift Processing
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142-9505