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When you donate to Briar Cliff, your gift is an investment that stretches far into the future. You are providing an opportunity for our students, who in turn impact others with their Catholic Franciscan education and values.


Annual Scholarship Fund

Provide deserving students who are strapped for resources with the opportunity to finance their college education.

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Endowed/Named Scholarships

Leave a lasting legacy in your name, a family name or in memory of an individual.

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Memorial Bench

Commemorate a loved one by donating a memorial bench to the University grounds.

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Restricted Gift

Specify your gift to go toward a single University entity, for example the library, an academic department or a particular athletic team.

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Many employers provide a matching gift program and will match or exceed your contribution to Briar Cliff. Check with your payroll or human resources department to find out if your company does.



Your gift is tax deductible when computing your taxable income, pursuant to Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. An acknowledgment of your gift will be mailed to you for your records.



If you donate stock that has increased in value since you bought it more than a year ago, and if you itemize deductions, you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away. You’ll also avoid capital gains taxes on the increase in value over time, which you would have had to pay if you sold the stock then gave the charity the cash proceeds. You can deduct the fair market value only if you hold the stock for more than a year before giving it away. If you have held it for less than a year, your deduction is limited to your cost basis - what you paid for the stock, not the current value.

“Scholarships may just be money to some people, but to me it’s the help I need to begin my life and career.”

Sonja Rao




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