How to Give
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Give by Phone
To make a gift over the phone using a credit card, please contact the Judson University Office of Advancement during business hours by phone at 847-628-2080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give through Mail
Send your gift to Judson University by using the address below.
Office of Advancement
1151 North State Street
Elgin, IL 60123-1498
Memorial & Tribute Giving
A Memorial/Tribute Gift is a thoughtful way to honor a friend or relative while providing meaningful support to Judson University. Click here for a Memorial/Tribute Gift form.
There are a variety of options that are available to donors who wish to support Judson University and also provide a life income for you and your spouse. To learn more about planned giving options, please contact the Office of Advancement at 847-628-2080.
The Annual Fund
Support of the Judson University Annual Fund is essential to ensuring that the mission of Judson University continues to be fulfilled. Since 1963, Judson has represented the church at work in higher education equipping its students to become fully developed responsible citizens that work to make a positive impact in their community, nation and the world. Over 90% of Judson students need additional financial assistance above and beyond what is provided through government grants and loans. Through support of the Annual Fund, you assist in providing these additional funds through institutional aid to Judson students.
Would you like to support a specific area at Judson University? The University has established several restricted funds in order to provide our donors the ability to designate there gift toward a specific purpose. When you designate your gift toward a restricted fund, 100% of your gift goes toward the designated purpose. Learn more about Judson University Restricted Funds by calling the Office of Advancement at 847-628-2080.
Support of the Judson University Endowment is an investment in the future of the University. When giving a gift for an endowment purpose the principle amount of the gift is given to the University with the stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual income rather than be spent immediately. A portion of the annual earnings are used to support the specific purpose designated by the donor such as student scholarships or program support. The rest of the earnings are reallocated back into the endowment's principal to ensure that the endowment continues to grow and maintain its purchasing power when factored against inflation, for this reason an endowment gift will continue to make an impact, years after the initial gift has been made. More Information
Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, it is declared that all donors have these rights.
- To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
- To be assured gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
- To be assured that information about donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for the donor’s name to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.
The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).