Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock offers a tax benefit in two ways. First, the donor avoids paying capital gains tax on the increased value of the stock. Second, the donor can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the date of the gift. For example, if a donor gives one share of stock to DMU that was purchased for $1000 in 1990 and is valued at $1750 today, the donor will avoid paying any tax on the $750 gain from the original investment. Further, he is allowed to claim a tax-deductible gift of $1750.

You may make a gift of stock by asking your stock broker to transfer the number of shares you would like to donate to DMU. To learn more about how you can make a gift of stock, please email our Development Office.

Matching Gifts

Make your gift to DMU go even further! Many corporations and foundations match gifts from their employees on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis. When making a gift to DMU be sure to contact your employer to see if they will match your gift to DMU and double your impact!

Memorial Gifts & Funds

Memorial Gifts may be made to honor a member of the DMU community or to remember deceased loved ones. This meaningful tribute will help honor their memory and their values for years to come. If you would like to make a memorial gift, simply make note of your wishes and send it in with the donation. To learn more how you can make a memorial gift, please email our Advancement Office.