Types of Gifts

A gift to Eastern Kentucky University is a meaningful statement of your belief in Eastern. Providing EKU with an outright contribution can enhance the learning environment at Eastern by bringing special speakers to the campus, purchasing state-of-the-art equipment for labs and classrooms, enriching a specific aspect of the curriculum, or improving facilities to enhance the learning environment.

Whether you support The Eastern Fund or establish an endowed scholarship fund, your gifts to Eastern are deeply appreciated.

Types of Gifts:

Cash or Check-
Gifts made by cash or check can be mailed to :

University Development CPO 19A
521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475

Cash gifts are considered transferred on the date they are hand-delivered, electronically verified or postmarked.

Credit Card-
Credit Card gifts can be made online by clicking here.

You can also make a credit card gift by calling the development office at 859- 622-1583

Securities –

Income tax deductions are available for the fair market value of donated stocks, bonds or mutual funds rather than on their cost basis. Giving securities that have grown in value bypasses the capital gains tax that would be due if you simply sold the security. Selling securities that have diminished in value and then gifting the proceeds to EKU, allows you to take the loss on your taxes while benefiting from a charitable tax deduction as well.

Real Estate -

A home, farm, office building, or undeveloped lot might be donated to provide Eastern with proceeds from the property's sale or a site for future institutional growth. This type of gift can also offer you a charitable tax deduction, help avoid capital gains tax on the property, and reduce worries for your heirs.

Tangible Personal Property - 

Donations of artwork, books, equipment and furniture might be appropriate gifts to the University as long as the item is deemed consistent with Eastern's educational mission.

Planned Giving -

Planned Gifts are special donations provided through your will, revocable or irrevocable trusts, charitable gift annuities, and other arrangements that offer benefits to both the donor and the University. These gifts often provide future support for the University and are frequently designated to help build Eastern's endowment. Many of these plans offer specific tax advantages for you and/or your heirs. To learn more, follow this link (goes to legacy page)

Corporate and Foundation Gifts - 

Eastern Kentucky University is deeply grateful for the support of its corporate and foundation community partners. Their investment in Eastern results in advanced educational opportunities, increased faculty research and student service options, facility enhancements, and many other points of campus progress. In addition to funding corporate matching gift programs, these organizations supply student scholarships, internships and cooperative educational experiences, campus lecture sponsorship, in-kind gifts of technology and other equipment, resources for EKU's upcoming additional financial assistance for programs and students.