University Advancement

How to Give

Thank you for your support of MNU!

Your gift, no matter how large or small, is a commitment to our mission. Our success depends largely on private support from you—alumni, parents and friends—since we do not receive direct federal or state funding.

Gifts are not limited to monetary donations. The University accepts everything from books to real estate and artwork to appreciated securities. No matter what or how you decide to give, you'll be making a huge difference in the University's success.

Give Online

Via our secure online form.

Give by Phone

To make a gift by phone, please call 913.971.3600 or toll free 877.496.8668.

Give by Mail

To mail your gift, print our printable remittance form to include with your check, credit card payment or money order. Check should be made payable to MNU Foundation. Our mailing address is listed on this page and on the printable remittance form.

Give with Automatic/Electronic Transfer of Funds (EFT)

To set up a recurring gift using your credit or debit card, visit our online giving page. Recurring debit/credit gifts or EFT deductions provide you with the opportunity to continually support MNU. To establish EFT deductions directly from your checking or savings account, print and return our automated giving form.

With your authorization, we will automatically charge your credit/debit card or debit your checking or savings account (on the 10th or 15th of each month) in the amount you designate. At any time, you may cancel your electronic gift by calling our office. At all times, you will maintain control of this electronic process. Other important things to know about electronic funds transfers include:

  • Electronic funds transfers are established for continuous giving, and we cannot offer this method of giving for one-time gifts.
  • There is a minimum gift amount of $10 per month.

Additional Ways to Give

  • Give your Securities

    In addition to providing a significant gift, donating long-term appreciated securities enables you to avoid potential capital gain taxes and receive a charitable income tax deduction.

    Gifts of securities often confer significant tax benefits on a donor. For example, contributions of appreciated securities held for over a year are generally deductible at market value, regardless of what the donor paid for them; moreover, the capital gains tax is avoided through such a gift.

    To transfer securities to the MNU Foundation electronically via the Depository Trust Company (DTC), please provide the following information to your broker:

    TD Ameritrade
    DTC #: 0188
    Account Holder: MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation
    Account Number: 757-130391

    Edward Jones (for EDJ Transfers)
    DTC #: 0057
    Account Holder: MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation
    Account Number: 925-04131-1-0

    It is our desire to appropriately acknowledge the generosity of our donors in a timely and accurate manner. To assist with the identification of your gift, please ask your broker to include your name and address in the DTC transfer instructions. In addition, please notify our Associate Vice President, Tim Keeton, of your gift and intended designation via email at or by phone (913.971.3607).

    As soon as a securities gift is received and matched to a donor, the MNU Foundation will send an acknowledgment letter stating the nature of the gift, the gift valuation date, and the gift valuation amount.

  • Honor your Loved Ones with a Memorial or Tribute Gift

    Memorial and tribute gifts are a wonderful way to honor a loved one in a significant, lasting way. When you make a memorial gift in someone's honor, MNU will send an acknowledgement to the family or to whomever you specify.

    Any type of gift can be designated as a memorial gift. Families who are considering memorial gifts often need time to consider how the funds received should be used. We have developed three options for families to consider when determining how memorial gift will be used. To learn more, download our Guide to Memorial Gift Options.

  • Employer Gift Matching

    Many companies and corporate foundations encourage their employees’ philanthropic efforts by matching their contributions to non-profit organizations such as MidAmerica Nazarene University.  Some companies will even match the donations made by retirees and/or spouses.  Corporate matching gifts are an important source of annual giving funds for MNU. In most cases, MidAmerica receives dollar-for-dollar matches. But in some cases, the company's match doubles or triples the gift of the employee. Therefore, you have the opportunity to double or even triple the impact of your gift!

    See if your company matches gifts

University Advancement
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Lunn Building
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
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Please note: Charitable gifts to MidAmerica Nazarene University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.