Major & Planned Gifts

Major gifts are the largest gifts an organization receives. Lincoln University considers gifts over $25,000 to be major. 

  • Multi-Year Pledge if you would like to make a commitment to give and pay later, a multi-year pledge is a giving option.
  • Endowed funds are established with a predetermined amount of funds. Those funds are invested, therefore permanently available. Then, the earnings are used to support the donor’s chosen interest.  The minimum contribution for creating an endowment is $25,000. The payout terms are established annually by the Lincoln University Board of Trustees.
  • We invite donors to discuss the financial requirements and process for establishing an endowed fund or a multi-year pledge with the institutional advancement team. Please use the Donor Designation Worksheet to begin your planning.

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will or trust, planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away. For more information, visit Lincoln’s planned giving webpage.

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