Gifts of Cash
Includes online giving by credit card, mail, automatic deductions from your bank account, and more.

Gifts of Pledges
Pledges enable a donor to plan a personal giving program that is both convenient and tax-wise. A pledge may enable a donor to consider a more significant gift than would have otherwise been possible. Terms for payment on pledges are flexible and at the option of the donor.

Gifts of Cash or Securities
Gifts of securities publicly traded and closely held stock and real estate, such as a residence or vacation home, entitle donors to significant charitable tax deductions.

Matching Gifts
An easy way to double or even triple your donation to Kean University is to determine if your employer has a matching gift program. Simply obtain a matching gift form from your employer, fill it out and send it to the Kean University Foundation office with your gift.

Planned Gifts
Make a difference for the future. By making a bequest to the University in your will, trust or estate plan, you can choose to make a gift that benefits Kean as well as your personal finances. Other types of planned gifts include naming the University as the beneficiary (or contingent beneficiary) on a life insurance policy, IRA or another retirement fund, such as a 401(k); or through a charitable gift annuity, unitrust or life estate gift. No matter how you choose to give, our planned giving staff can guide you through the process and help you fulfill your philanthropic needs.

Gifts of Property
The University accepts gifts of real estate including personal residences, second homes, farms, commercial or income property and land that offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Gifts of real estate can provide an opportunity for charitable giving while reducing taxes.

Annual Scholarship Support
Donors may establish a named scholarship that does not require an endowment.

Annual scholarships provide individual donors an opportunity to match their annual gift to the academic experience of one Kean student. With a three-year commitment of $5,000 or $10,000 per year for three years, you can establish a need-based annual scholarship that will support a first-year Cougar through their remaining three years of study. There are two options for establishing an annual scholarship:

  • Commitment of $5,000/year for three years ($2,500 per semester)
  • Commitment of $10,000/year for three years ($5,000 per semester)

As with endowed scholarships, all benefactors have the ability to name their scholarships after themselves or in memory or honor of another. Scholarship donors are provided with the name of their recipient and will be given the opportunity to meet the student at Scholarship Receptions.

Endowments
Once established, an endowed fund is a dependable and perpetual source of support, since the principal is invested and only a portion of the earnings is spent annually. A minimum gift of $25,000 is needed to establish an unrestricted endowment, while $50,000 is needed for a restricted endowment.

Gifts in Memoriam/Gifts in Honor of
Honoring a family member, friend, colleague, classmate, or faculty member with a gift is a touching way to pay tribute to that loved one.

Gifts in Kind
Alternatives to monetary gifts such as equipment or books are always appreciated.

Donor Advised Fund Gifts (DAF)
Interested in making a gift through a Donor Advised Fund? Please send a check (payable to the Kean University Foundation, Inc.) to: Kean University Foundation, Attn. Gift Processing, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083.

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