Frequently Asked Questions
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How can I
make an online gift to Truman State University?
To make an online gift to Truman State University, use the secure form at
You can designate the area where
you would like your gift to make the most impact. Some of the most popular
areas of giving include the Truman Endowment Fund, scholarships for current
students, technology on campus, Pickler Memorial Library, Kohlenberg Lyceum
Series, support for one of our academic Divisions, faculty development,
Bulldog Athletics, and area of greatest need...READ
designate where I want my gift to go?
Can I make a memorial gift in honor of someone who has made
an impact on my life?
You can make your gift in recognition of a special
loved one, a friend, a favorite professor or someone else you would like to
honor. For more
Are naming opportunities available that will allow me to
leave a legacy on the Truman campus?
Named endowments create a
lasting legacy for the donor and provide permanent resources to benefit
donor-designated areas of the University. The Advancement Office staff if
available to help guide you through our named giving opportunities and the
various giving levels. For
more information, see
Is my gift tax
All gifts made to the Truman State University Foundation are tax deductible
as prescribed by law. In addition, gifts made as bequests or other forms of
planned gifts can yield considerable tax benefits for donors; for more
information on the tax advantages of various planned gifts, visit our
Gift Planning website.
Are there other tax breaks or income-producing opportunities
available through my gift?
There are various ways of structuring your gift so that you can receive tax
breaks, avoid capital gains, and/or receive a stream of income. For more
information, see our
Gift Planning website
see which giving options meet your financial needs.
What is a matching gift program?
If your employer offers a matching gift program you may be able to double
your donation to Truman State University, and in some cases, employers may
match your gift by an even higher percentage. Contact your human resources
office to see if your employer has a matching gift program or search for
your employer's name using our
Matching Gift Search Engine.
How can I
include Truman State University in my will?
There are various bequest options available to you. For more information and
to view sample bequest language, visit our
Gift Planning website.
Do I need to let Truman know if I have included the
University in my will?
We recommend that you notify the University. This will enable us to not only
show our appreciation for your generosity, but also to include your support
in planning for the future of Truman State University. Those who have made a
planned gift to Truman State University are invited to join the
Joseph Baldwin Society. A
Planned Gift Notification Form
is available online.
I make a joint gift with my spouse?
When you make your gift, include your spouse's name with your gift and
indicate that you would like for the two of you to receive joint credit for
should I make my check and where do I mail it?
Make your check payable to Truman State
University Foundation and mail to:
Truman State University
Office of Advancement
McClain Hall 205
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501-4221
For more information
Office of Advancement, McClain Hall 205, 100 E.
Normal Ave., Kirksville, Mo. 63501-4221; Telephone: (800) 452-6678 or (660)
785-4133; Fax (660) 785-7519.