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Alumni, friends, parents, corporations, foundations, members of the campus community, and others may choose to make a single gift or spread their contributions over a period of time. All gifts – no matter the amount – make an impact and are deeply appreciated.

Click on the options below to learn more about the most common ways to support John Carroll University.

Cash/Check/Credit Card

One of the easiest ways to support John Carroll is with a cash gift. You may ...

  • Make an online gift now using the University's secure giving site to process your credit card or e-check contribution.
  • Mail a check, made payable to John Carroll University to:
    John Carroll University
    Attn: Advancement Services
    1 John Carroll Blvd.
    University Heights, OH 44118
Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift to John Carroll University may be doubled or possibly tripled! Additionally, some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

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Planned Giving

A planned gift is a creative way to support John Carroll University and achieve your financial and philanthropic goals.  Planned giving vehicles include bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance, and gifts from your IRA. Learn more about the ways to give.

Stock and Appreciated Securities

Giving publicly traded securities is one of the easiest ways and most tax-savvy ways to support John Carroll. When you donate long-term appreciated securities, you may be able to take a charitable deduction for the stock's fair market value on the day you give it away. In addition, you might avoid paying capital gains tax. Please consult your personal tax advisor for all tax deduction questions.

  1. Provide written instructions to your bank or broker. Please indicate the purpose of your gift (Carroll Fund, scholarship, or other designation).
    For example: Per our recent telephone conversation, I wish to make an irrevocable gift to John Carroll University to support the Carroll Fund with “x” shares of “XYZ Corporation”. Please transfer the stock to John Carroll University via DTC as follows:
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
    DTC# 0015
    John Carroll University
    Account #305-108150-553
    Attn: T.J. Johnson or Linda Steiner
    216.523.3125
    888.224.9599
    440.540.4496 (fax)
    Linda.Steiner@morganstanley.com
     
  2. To avoid confusion on donated stock gifts please notify John Carroll University of the instructions you provide to your to your broker by sharing the same information with Advancement Services. We would like to know the name of the donor, either the stock being given or the approximate value of the stock(s) being given, and the purpose of your gift.

    Please contact:
    Karen Krakowiak, Gift and Pledge Processing Associate
    Email: kkrakowiak@jcu.edu
    Phone: 216.397.4338
    plannedgiving@jcu.edu
     
  3. For Fedbook entries for Government & MBS Securities:
    ABA 021000018
    BK of NYC/MSACAT
    FFC 305-108150-553 – John Carroll University
IRA Rollover gifts

Legislation enacted in 2015 made the Charitable IRA Rollover permanent. Under the law, individuals age 70 1/2 or older can donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to John Carroll University tax-free. The gift will count toward satisfying the required minimum distribution. Donors do not receive an income tax charitable deduction. The Charitable IRA Rollover allows donors to transfer money direct from their IRA to John Carroll without having to recognize the transfer as taxable-income. Donors should consult with their financial advisors about their specific situations. Learn more about charitable IRA rollover and the benefits.

The Magis Legacy Society honors alumni and friends who have generously supported John Carroll University with a planned gift. Such gifts include: bequests, appreciated securities, retirement plans, life insurance, real estate, and charitable trusts.

Membership benefits include:

  • A Magis Legacy Society commemorative medallion
  • Recognition in University publication
  • Invitations to special events honoring society members
  • Appreciation and recognition of you for your gift during your lifetime
  • The ability to secure your legacy at John Carroll by making a planned gift

If you've included John Carroll in your estate plans, or intend to, and would life more information, click here.