Types of Gifts

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Annual and Special Gifts

Annual gifts are an important way for alumni and friends to make a gift to Olivet. Annual support helps the University secure the resources needed to fund the most immediate needs – including financial aid and scholarships that attract and retain students.

From academic programs and student scholarships to athletics and co-curricular programs, Annual Fund gifts support the student experience in countless ways.

You also have the option to make a special gift that addresses the University’s most urgent needs or to impact your favorite academic program or athletic team.

Please join our most loyal and committed donors who make a gift each year to support Olivet.


Major Gifts

Major gifts enable Olivet to make substantial changes that impact current and future students and the Olivet’s long-range goals and plans. This gift option includes creating endowed professorships and scholarships, establishing academic programs, supporting library resources and building or upgrading physical facilities.


Matching Gifts

Many companies match contributions made by employees. These corporate-sponsored programs can double or even triple the value of an employee’s contribution without any additional obligation from the individual donor. Please check with your employer’s human resources office to see if you have a matching gift program.

To see if your gift qualifies and or to multiply your contribution, please email the Advancement Office or call 269-749-7192.


Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts can be made in memory of a professor, relative, friend or colleague. When making a memorial gift, please include a note with the following information:

  • Name of the deceased and date of death (copy of the obituary, if possible, is beneficial).
  • Name of the surviving widow, widower or family member and their address if you want them to be notified of your gift.
  • Your telephone number or email address, in case there are any questions.
  • Fund or program to which the contribution should be designated.

Address your memorial gift with this information to:

The University of Olivet
Advancement Office
320 S. Main Street
Olivet, Michigan 49076


Planned Giving

Gifts can be made through a charitable bequest, charitable gift annuity, charitable trusts, retirement account assets and real estate.


Your Gift is Tax Deductible

Did you know your donations to The University of Olivet are tax-deductible contributions at the highest limits allowed for federal income or estate tax purposes? Olivet is a qualified public charitable organization and meets the requirements of Internal Revenue Code 501 (c)(3). More information on deducting charitable contributions can be found on the Internal Revenue Service website, or contact our Advancement Office team with any questions you may have.

Acknowledgment of your contribution and tax receipts for most gifts are mailed to you within several business days after receiving your donation. If you make an online gift, the gift confirmation page serves as your official receipt, although you may request a paper receipt from The University of Olivet by clicking a link on the confirmation page.


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