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.
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm
Please note: Charitable gifts to MidAmerica Nazarene University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
How to Give
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
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:
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, Evie Kowalewski, of your gift and intended designation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 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.
Why Do We Accept Cryptocurrency Donations?
MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation recognizes the growing significance of cryptocurrency in today’s economy. Donors may find it beneficial to make cryptocurrency contributions and should consult their tax advisor regarding how these donations may fit into their tax strategy.
Why Donate Cryptocurrency?
For donors in the United States, the IRS has classified cryptocurrency as a form of property. This means that when you donate Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, such as the MNU Foundation, you may be required to pay capital gains tax on donated cryptocurrency and still be able to claim a deduction for your gift. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.
MidAmerica Nazarene University Foundation Gift Acceptance Requirements
In accordance with the MNU Foundation Gift Acceptance Policy, all contributions of cryptocurrency are immediately converted to cash upon receipt and cannot be refunded for any reason. While we are happy to honor requests for public anonymity, donors must identify themselves when making a cryptocurrency charitable contribution. For more information, contact Associate Vice President for University Advancement Evie Kowalewski at email@example.com or 913-971-3600.
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.
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!