Today’s leaders often acknowledge the investment of the ancestors upon whose shoulders they stand. Because we all sat under shade trees that we did not plant and climbed the ladder of success atop someone’s “shoulders”, we invite you to help repay that gift.

Saint Augustine’s University offers several gift options that benefit the institution in general, or a specific are of university life. Consider giving in one or more of the following categories:

  • Outward Gifts: Your one-time gift of cash, mutual funds, appreciated stocks, bonds, securities, real estate, personal property, pension plans or works of art can be directed to the program or academic division of your choice.
  • Pledges: Pledges are multi-year commitments distributed over a designated period (one, three, or five years), enabling donors to make significant contributions in ways that accommodate their financial circumstances.
  • Estate Gifts: Estate planning (planned giving) allows a donor to determine in advance the best testamentary method for investing at a level greater than could be made in his or her lifetime. Some deferred gifts (gift annuities, Unitrust and charitable remainder trust) provide a guaranteed like income and substantial tax benefits while simultaneously benefiting the University.

Other gifts you might wish to consider include:

  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Mineral rights
  • Bequest
  • Living wills or trust
  • Special naming request

Designating Saint Augustine’s University as the official beneficiary of your estate is a tax-wise strategy with mutual benefits. At your request the University and the Episcopal Church Foundation will help you establish a life-income gift. The Planned Giving Home website http://ecf.giftlegacy.com, outlines several ways to remember Saint Augustine’s University in your will, as well as ways to list the University as beneficiary of other charitable initiatives. Every gift helps preserve the quality and value of a Saint Augustine’s University education.