Donors to the University Libraries have several choices that align with their personal interests. They may support the University Libraries by contributing to an existing endowment or an existing fund, or by creating a new endowment. Donations are usually in the form of cash, marketable appreciated securities, or real estate.
A wonderful way to express your appreciation to a special person, to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one, or just to say thanks to a professor is by giving a donation to the University Libraries. An acknowledgement of your thoughtful gift will be sent to the honoree or to the family of the person whom you have chosen to memorialize. Just designate your wish on the Donor Contribution Form.
You may wish to contribute to one of the existing University Libraries’ Endowment Funds such as the General Fund (#5101) or the Endowment Fund (#80026). These accounts allow the Dean of University Libraries to apply gifts where the need is greatest. The Donor Contribution Form provides a list of existing accounts. Additional contributions to these accounts are always encouraged and welcome.
The interest from endowment money in an existing University Libraries’ endowment fund is applied toward purchasing resources that improve the collections, to provide state-of-the-art technology and software and to meet other important objectives. The University Libraries have five funds for our endowment:
Ball State University Foundation staff members are also happy to meet with you to explain the primary steps to consider creating a permanent legacy endowment. There are many potential tax and financial benefits involved with this type of gift, including a non-financial benefit: the knowledge that your gift leaves your legacy to benefit students, faculty, and others.
Gifts to the following exisiting gift accounts are also welcome:
You can make a significant gift now that continues to benefit future students and faculty who use the University Libraries as a destination for research and learning. Planned gifts are bequests in a will, trust, life insurance or retirement plan assets, and deferred gifts from life income arrangements. Donors considering a planned gift option should contact the Ball State University Foundation implement the appropriate arrangements at 765-285-8312.
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