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There are several ways for donors with charitable intent to invest in the future of Shepherd University. Gifts are taxdeductible within the limits prescribed by law. The Shepherd University Foundation and Office of Advancement will be pleased to assist in implementing any gift, but donors are also encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their attorneys or financial advisors.
Gifts for Immediate Use
Gifts for Permanent Endowment
Gifts of Cash
Gifts of Securities
Real Estate and Other Personal Property
Matching Gifts Corporate matching gifts count toward the donor's contribution and may significantly increase the donor's total gift. Donors should check with their company's personnel office for the details of their matching gifts program to take full advantage of this opportunity.
Planned Gifts Planned or deferred gifts allow donors to make a significant gift now that will benefit the University in the future. These gifts may include bequests in wills, life insurance policies, or one of several kinds of charitable trusts and annuities. In many cases, planned gifts can offer substantial tax advantages and financial benefits such as lowered estate tax liability or increased spendable income. We welcome the opportunity to work with donors and their legal or financial advisors to establish a planned gift arrangement that will benefit both the donor and the University. Planned gifts entitle donors to be recognized as members of the Joseph P. McMurran Society.