Your online gift will be applied to the area of greatest need as an unrestricted donation unless otherwise noted. Once you have made your gift you will be sent an online confirmation.
If you wish to make a restricted gift, that is a gift for a specific purpose, you may do so. Simply tell us in the "message" box on the Secure Donation Form how you want your gift used. Below are the twelve preferred restricted gifts at Living University and an "Other" option.
|Academic Achievement Award||Your gift to the Academic Achievement Award Fund supports cash awards presented to the two graduates, earning their first bachelor's degrees, who have achieved the highest level of academic excellence at the University. The Academic Excellence Award acknowledges the self-discipline and great effort, as well as the dedication and zeal required to achieve the highest in academic excellence.|
|Annual Fund||The Annual Fund is the University's general operating fund that provides gift income over and above revenues received from tuition, student fees and endowment earnings. Through the Annual Fund initiative employees, students, and other friends of the University come together to make a difference in the quality of education and service the University provides. Your annual gifts, combined with those of others, can make a significant impact on students' education.|
|The practical need of a growing university and limited existing space necessitate the development of a campus for LU use. As LU operations expand there are several properties adjacent to the church’s existing site that could provide needed space and provide the campus environment for a small residential student body through the acquisition and renovation process. Having the university campus in close proximity to the church headquarters would facilitate student work study jobs and and the communications process. Your gift for campus development, which includes site, buildings, and equipment, will help bring this goal into reality.|
|Endowed Scholarships||You can support the education of our students through the creation of an endowed scholarship named in your honor, or in honor or memory of a friend or loved one. Endowed scholarships provide donors the opportunity to establish a timeless fund that directly supports our students with financial need. Endowed scholarships are permanent and grow in value each year. They provide a perpetual source of financial aid for students, as well as permanently honoring the person for whom the endowment is named. An endowed scholarship is a permanently invested fund that provides an ongoing source of scholarship assistance to deserving students. The gift is invested to achieve returns that provide for both current scholarship assistance and longer term growth to protect against inflation. Your gift of $500 will create an endowed scholarship fund. Once total gifts to that fund have exceeded $10,000, the University will activate the scholarship and begin issuing scholarship awards to students annually. Your scholarship gift can be designated for general purposes (e.g., awarded to “a deserving student”), on the basis of need, or to support a particular characteristic or specific interest.|
|Herbert W. Armstrong Excellence Award||Your gift to the Herbert W. Armstrong Excellence Award Fund supports the highest award made to graduating students at Living University. This is the highest award recognition by the University upon an undergraduate student. The Herbert W. Armstrong Excellence Award, consisting of a ribboned medal bearing his likeness and a cash award, is conferred annually at Commencement Exercises in May to the two outstanding baccalaureate degree candidates exemplifying “the pursuit of excellence.” Herbert W. Armstrong was a man of quality, excellence, dedication and balance. He was equally at home with scholars, musicians, athletes, diplomats and royalty. His versatility gives meaning to this award—“in the pursuit of excellence.”|
|Honor With Books Gift||The Honor With Books Program provides a meaningful way to celebrate a special person in your life while making an important contribution to Living University’s library collection. For every donation of $100 or more directed to Honor With Books, a personalized bookplate will be affixed to the inside front cover of a newly acquired volume in the Living University Libraries collection. An acknowledgment card is mailed to the honoree or the family of the deceased. Please include with your Honor With Books Gift the honoree’s name and address, so that the University can notify that person of your thoughtfulness. In the case of a deceased honoree, please also include the name(s) and address of the family member(s) to whom you would like an acknowledgement sent, as well as their relationship to the deceased.|
|Memorial Gift||Honor the life of someone special by making a Memorial Gift. The University notifies the honoree and/or the family when such a gift has been made, if we have the information (including notification information with your donation is always helpful). The notification letter includes a donor’s name and address, but not the gift amount. Unless otherwise noted by the donor, honoree or family of the deceased, memorial gifts are designated to the Annual Fund. A popular alternative, our general scholarship fund assists students with demonstrated need. When you make a Memorial Gift, Living University sends a card to the honoree’s family which notifies them of the gift. The gift is also acknowledged in the President's Annual Report. Please include with your gift the honoree’s name and address, so that the University can notify that person of your thoughtfulness. In the case of a deceased honoree, please also include the name(s) and address of the family member(s) to whom you would like an acknowledgement sent, as well as their relationship to the deceased.|
|Student Financial Aid
(scholarships & work study)
|Even with relatively low tuition and other charges, the cost of a college and university education can be a financial burden. The primary purpose of financial aid is to provide financial assistance to Living University students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend the University.|
|Tribute Gift||Celebrate a special occasion or accomplishment of a family member, friend or colleague by making a Tribute Gift. Unless otherwise noted by the donor, honoree or family of the deceased, tribute gifts are designated to the Annual Fund. A popular alternative, our general scholarship fund assists students with demonstrated need. When you make a Tribute Gift, Living University sends a card to the honoree that notifies him or her of the gift. When the University receives a gift in tribute, we immediately notify the honoree. Gift amounts are not disclosed. In addition all gifts, regardless of size, are acknowledged in the President's Annual Report. Please include with your gift the honoree’s name and address, so that the University can notify that person of your thoughtfulness. In the case of a deceased honoree, please also include the name(s) and address of the family member(s) to whom you would like an acknowledgement sent, as well as their relationship to the deceased.|
|University Endowment||Endowed gifts provide Living University with a permanent source of income and provide for long-term institutional stability. The donations added to the University Endowment Fund and are invested in perpetuity. The principal is not reduced and the interest earned is withdrawn annually and added to the University's revenues. A portion of annual earnings will be reinvested in the endowment, so the University will have a perpetual source of funding that will increase over time as the endowment grows with the addition of new gifts. The income from the University Endowment Fund is purposed to underwrite essential program and operating costs, such as scholarships and salaries, which help to keep tuition increases in check.|
|University Library||Your gifts to the University Library help meet the Library's current priority needs in many areas. Your gifts help us fulfill the Library's mission and provide the best access to the resources needed by Living University students and faculty. These gifts support a variety of activities, such as the acquisition of library materials, the expansion of library facilities, cataloging and processing materials, and additional hours of operation. We welcome gifts of any size to the University Library.|
|Other||If "Other," please indicate in the comments box. We will contact you for any special details.|