6 Unique Ways to Make an impact

#1: Appreciated Stock

Gifting appreciated stock is a fantastic way for a donor to invest in DU’s mission of Building Better Men while also receiving significant tax benefits. Because the DUEF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, gifts of stock avoid capital gains tax, and the donor receives an income tax deduction for the full fair-market-value of the stock at the time of the gift.

To make a gift of appreciated stock or learn more please contact Senior Director of Advancement Colin Finn, Iowa State ’05, at finn@deltau.org.

#2: Charitable IRA Gifts

If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and are over the age of 72 (or were at least 70 ½ before January 1, 2020), a gift to the DUEF from your IRA will have many benefits. Along with supporting the educational development of today’s DU undergraduates, a gift made directly from your IRA is considered a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). The QCD can be counted toward satisfying your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year, and the QCD is excluded from your taxable income, which may keep you in a lower tax bracket.

Share the following transfer instructions with your IRA Custodian:
Legal Name: Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation
Address: 8705 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Tax ID #: 35-1976226

#3: Donor Advised Fund

An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, donor advised funds are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals. Donor advised funds are established using a sponsoring charitable organization, and you get to take a tax deduction for any contributions you make to your DAF account. You then can watch the investments grow tax-free and you likely will have even more to give to causes like the DUEF than when you opened the account. Although the tax benefit is provided to you by the sponsoring organization holding your DAF, the DUEF still gives you full recognition for a gift from your DAF.

Make your donor advised fund gift online at deltau.org/donor-advised-funds.

#4: Matching Gifts

Many companies, corporations, foundations and other employers have established matching gift programs that incentivize employees to make gifts to certified nonprofit organizations—including the Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation.

Check with your employer to see if it offers a matching gift program, and it may be possible for you to double, or even triple, your gift to the DUEF. Not only will your matching gift make a greater impact on our Building Better Men initiatives, but when calculating your annual giving club and lifetime giving society, the DUEF will give you credit for both your original gift and any dollars matched. It is a win-win for your and for today’s DU undergraduates.

#5: Recurring Gifts

Establishing a recurring gift to the DUEF is a great way to make a year-round impact on the Building Better Men programs and initiatives supporting our undergraduates. Rather than wait for a solicitation from the DUEF, you can make your giving automatic with a simple and secure recurring gift. Establishing a recurring gift saves you time writing checks and giving online, while also minimizing the number of solicitations you receive from the DUEF. Many donors prefer this giving method because it allows them to break down their charitable giving into more manageable amounts within a monthly budget, and it ensures they invest in the Foundation-funded programs happening all year.

Set up your recurring gift online at deltau.org/recurring-gifts or call Director of Development Rayna Fordahl at (317) 875-8900.

#6: Founders Memorial Courtyard

The Founders Memorial Courtyard stands as a lasting tribute to the DU Founders of 1834, and it is a great way for donors to etch their name in DU history. Bricks in the courtyard come with a $200 gift to the Annual Loyalty Fund, which is an investment to the educational development of today’s undergraduates.

Secure your brick today at deltau.org/founders-memorial-courtyard.

“I have been very blessed over my lifetime with a CPA firm, as well as having a speaking and writing business. My wife, Pat, and I were able to donate my CPA firm to charity and create a donor advised fund with the proceeds. I even wrote a new book last year about the experience called “Save a Million, Give a Million.” Our family goal has always been to give back. That is one of the reasons I have given to the Delta Upsilon Education Foundation every year since I graduated from Miami of Ohio in 1980. DU was a great experience for me, and I was even honored to be on the Foundation Board many years ago.” - Dave Krebs, Miami ’80
“DU was a very important way for me to feel comfortable with college life when I first arrived at Michigan State. I still have fond memories of all the brothers I met and how they made my college experience valuable. It is important for my wife, Cathy, and I to give to the DU Educational Foundation because we believe in the importance of Delta Upsilon and the role it plays on campuses across North America today. In fact, I still wear my badge to show my pride in Delta Upsilon.” - Brad Hoot, Michigan State ’65