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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 Gifts

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.

Cash Gifts

Print the donation form (PDF). Complete the information on the printed form and mail with gift to

Office of Institutional Advancement
MacMurray College
447 East College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Matching Gifts

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.

Real Estate

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.

In-Kind Gifts

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

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.

Categories of deferred gifts are bequests, charitable trusts, and other long-term methods of financial planning. These methods of giving allow the donor to make the gift of a lifetime. A substantial portion of MacMurray's endowment has come from individuals who have remembered the College through their wills. Generations of alumni and friends have made MacMurray College a philanthropic priority in their lives. They have found ways to do the best they can for the College, both in terms of generous gifts during their lifetimes as well as deferred gifts that come to MacMurray after their passing.

Below are brief descriptions of the most popular vehicles that you may use to facilitate your giving.

The information offered here is intended only as a general guide, and you should consult your attorney or tax advisor with respect to the effect deferred gifts may have on your particular estate and income tax situation. For more information on planned philanthropy at MacMurray College, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement by phone at 217-479-7024 or via email.

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.

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.