Other Ways To Give
Thank you for your interest in learning how to give to Bethany International. Our missionaries rely on donations of individuals, churches and organizations to minister overseas. In addition, to keep costs low on Bethany’s campus we rely on donations of people like you supporting Bethany, its academic programs and deserving students.
Give to the Bethany Fund
The Bethany Fund is the annual giving program for Bethany International. It enables alumni, parents of current and former Bethany students, friends of Bethany and others to make gifts each year in support of Bethany, its academic programs, and its deserving students. The fund plays an essential role in meeting the annual operating costs of the college.
What Is the Purpose of the Fund?
The tuition and fees that Bethany students pay only cover a portion of what it actually costs the college to provide education for them. Since Bethany is a private institution, it is not subsidized with public tax dollars as state universities are. Bethany therefore relies upon gifts from
individuals and other private sources to help provide the additional funding necessary to operate each year. The Bethany Fund makes the college’s financial future stronger by establishing a solid base of donors. Increased giving by alumni, parents and friends will assist the effort to attract major donations from foundations and individuals. By involving a larger group of people in a wider variety of programs, the Fund will solidify essential support for the college.
How Will the College use Bethany Fund Gifts?
Every gift to the Bethany Fund is used for the unrestricted support of the college and helps meet day-to-day financial commitments. Your gift helps provide student scholarships, pay campus utility bills, buy books for the library, meet faculty and staff payrolls, maintain facilities, and meet other pressing needs.
How Do I Give to the Bethany Fund?
Give Online here. You may send your gift to the Advancement office at Bethany International. Checks should be made payable to Bethany and marked “Bethany Fund.” Gifts in the form of stocks, bonds, securities or other property may also be given (learn more here).
Are Bethany Fund Gifts Tax-Deductible?
Yes. Bethany International is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as fully qualified to receive tax-deductible charitable gifts.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Double your dollars – Many employers will match gifts made to Bethany International!
What is the Employer Matching Gift Program?
Many employers have joined the ever-growing list of companies that will match the gifts employees and their spouses make to an accredited college or university. Some companies will match the gift one-to-one, and some will double-match or even triple-match your gift. We refer to this type of gift as an Employer Matching Gift.
What does this mean for you? It means the gift you make to our students may at least double in its impact on students.
How do I help Bethany International secure the Employer Matching Gift funds?
Matching gifts companies have forms that you must complete after you make your gift to Bethany. Currently, more than 7,500 parent companies, subsidiaries, and divisions in the United States and Canada have a corporate matching gift program. In most cases, you can obtain the appropriate form from the personnel or human resource department of your employer. Complete the form, sign it and mail it to our Advancement office. We will document the receipt of your gift to us on this same form. The completed form will be mailed back to the corporation. Because of the extra effort you made, your gift will be at least doubled!
Is any gift I make to Bethany International eligible for match by a matching gifts company?
Almost all gifts made to Bethany would be eligible for match. However, some companies do have rules guiding what kind of gift they will match. For instance, some companies will not match gifts that are given by the donor for restricted purposes.
If you are thinking of making a gift and are uncertain of your company’s rules, why not contact them or us beforehand? One of us can help you make your gift in a manner that will ensure its match by your employer.
For more information, contact:
Vice President for Advancement – Michael J. Minich
6820 Auto Club Road Suite M
Bloomington, MN 55438
Phone: (952) 996-1389
Fax: (952) 829-2753
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Donate Stocks, Bonds and Securities
Thank you for considering a gift of stock to Bethany International. As you may know, giving appreciated securities maximizes your gift because the full value of the stock is received by Bethany; no part of the gain is subject to tax when the securities are donated. We highly value your interest and support of Bethany.
If you would like to donate stock to Bethany, please contact:
Any type of asset that you irrevocably donate to Bethany International results in a current income tax deduction. Also, there may be other tax benefits to your contribution as well. The simplest method would be to give cash. However, when you contribute long-term appreciated securities to Bethany, you have the added benefit of owing no tax on the gain.
Some people have given Bethany tangible personal property (such as an art object, prized collection, or antiques). In doing this one can take a deduction for its full fair market value if the gift is related to our exempt function.
These are just three types of assets you can donate outright for Bethany to receive immediately. Or you can use them to fund a planned gift that gives you lifetime income before we receive the gift.