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Ways to Give

Give Securely Online

Make a one-time or monthly recurring gift on CBU's secure giving site with your debit or credit card. (Site will open in a new window.)

We're now accepting PayPal and Venmo at


Send Your Gift by Mail

Please print and fill out the pledge form (PDF) and mail to:

Christian Brothers University
Office of Advancement
650 East Parkway South, Box 104
Memphis, TN 38104

Make Your Gift by Phone

If you would like to speak to an Advancement representative, please call us between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, at (901) 321-3270 or (800) 283-2925.

Electronic Fund Transfer

You can support CBU without ever writing another check. Spread your gift over the fiscal  by authorizing your bank to transfer a predetermined monthly amount (minimum monthly gift of $10). Monthly giving benefits the University by eliminating the costs associated with mailings, phonathons, and by simplifying the recording and receipting operations. To enroll in the program, please print and fill out the EFT Form (PDF) and mail it along with your voided check to the address above.

2015 IRA Rollover Information

On December 18, 2015, Congress passed the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act. Included in the bill is a permanent extension of the "Charitable IRA Rollover" gift option. As before, a taxpayer older than 70-1/2 may now make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) of as much as $100,000 to charity in 2015, and in future years. Use of the option permits QCDs to be excluded from a taxpayer's gross income by arranging to pay the QCD directly to charity.

The same restrictions apply as in previous years. The gift must be outright—it cannot be used to fund any life income gift plan or fund or add to a donor advised fund. While the gift will be free from income tax, it will not generate a charitable income tax deduction. The gift must come from an IRA—no other retirement plans (401k, 403b, or SEP accounts) apply.

Through CBU's charitable gift planning site, you can explore the many avenues of gracious giving. It is our hope that you locate an option that maximizes the potential of your resources, preserving financial security for yourself and your loved ones while also benefiting a valued organization.

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

Your gift of securities can be transferred to CBU by providing the following transfer instructions to your broker:

Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC
DTC #141
Client Account # 2027-4542
Client Name: Christian Brothers University
Attention: Conrad Richards, Wells Fargo Financial, at (901) 761-6330

To help us track your transfer in a timely manner, please inform us at (901) 321-3270, (800) 283-2925 or of the name and number of the stock you intend to transfer or the approximate value of your gift, as well as your broker's name and telephone number. The value of your stock gift is based on the average of the high and low price of the stock on the day it was transferred.

Planned Giving

When you make a planned gift, you leave a lasting and meaningful legacy, ensuring the health of CBU into the future. There are a number of tax-advantaged planned giving techniques you might consider, including:

  • Life income gifts that pay you and/or other designated beneficiaries an income for life, such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts;
  • Gift of real estate, including life estates;
  • Gifts through wills and living trusts;
  • Successor beneficiary designation for retirement plans.

Incoming-producing gifts

There are various income-producing gift opportunities to consider, including charitable remainder trusts, unitrusts or annuity trusts. To learn more about finding a gift vehicle that is right for you or if you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Advancement at (901) 321-3270.

Gifts of Personal Property, Real Estate, Planned or Deferred gifts

To learn more about finding a gift vehicle that is right for you or if you have any questions, please contact the Vice President for Advancement at (901) 321-3270.

Gifts of Art

Works of art may be donated to CBU at once, incrementally over a period of time, at a future date of your choosing, or through a planned bequest. Current tax law favors collectors who donate art to universities which have galleries creating a mutually beneficial partnership; the donor receives an income tax charitable deduction and CBU expands its collection. For more information about the campus gallery and its collections, please visit the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery or contact the Gallery Director/Curator of Art & Special Collections, at (901) 321-3243 or the Vice President for Advancement at (901) 321-3270.