Ways to Give Back
All contributions should be made payable to MacMurray College. Restrictions can be indicated on the memo line of the check and/or with an accompanying note. Gifts to MacMurray are eligible for tax deductions under current IRS guidelines. You can receive additional information on how to give to MacMurray by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement by phone at 217-479-7024 or via email.
Online donations can be made through our secure giving site. MacMurray College accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards. You may also print and send in the donation form (PDF). To make a donation using American Express, card members may use the American Express Donation Site.
Print the donation form (PDF). Complete the information on the printed form and mail with gift to
Office of Institutional Advancement
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Matching gifts count on all giving levels and are a great way to increase the amount of your donation. If you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gifts program, obtain a matching gift form from your human resources department and include it with your gift to MacMurray College.
Gifts of real estate can be accepted on an immediate or deferred basis. To learn more about gifting real estate to MacMurray College, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement by phone at 217-479-7024 or via email for details.
You may donate equipment, computer software, printed materials, food for sponsored dinners, personal property, fine art, etc. directly to MacMurray and receive an income tax deduction. You must submit an appraisal when donating fine art. All In-Kind Gifts must be approved through the Office of Institutional Advancement before gift credit can be issued.
Gifts of Stock or Securities
Gifts of stock save your taxes twice. You gain an income tax deduction and you eliminate capital gains tax. To find out about transferring stock to MacMurray College, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement by phone at 217-479-7024 or via email for details.
Planned gifts are deferred gifts. More and more people are finding that planned giving is a desirable way to effectively maximize support of their major charitable interests. They allow the donor to make a sizeable gift to the College as part of his or her estate planning. Planned gifts usually provide tax advantages to the donor.
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Honor and Memorial Gifts
Making a gift in honor or memory of a special person or event is a lovely way to share your memory or story with the MacMurray family, while positively transforming the life of a current student here at Mac.
- Gifts to MacMurray College may be made in honor of a specific person (faculty member, classmate, parent, friend, or someone who has inspired you), event (birthday, anniversary, or special occasion), or to celebrate the life of a loved one. If someone helped transform your life then making a gift in their honor is a great way to show your appreciation. Just be sure to indicate the full name and address of the person you wish to honor at the time of your gift, and the College will notify them of your kindness.
- Gifts to MacMurray College may also be made in memory of a person who has transformed the life of the donor. Memorial gifts are a beautiful and loving way to pay special tribute to a loved one. Please indicate the full name and address of the person and who you would like us to notify of your gift. If the person you are memorializing is deceased, please include the name and address of the family.
No mention of the dollar amount of the gift will be made, unless otherwise indicated. If you need assistance in planning your honor or memorial gift, please feel free to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement by phone at 217-479-7024 or via email.