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Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GIVING TO TCU

You can give at any time by making an online gift, mailing a check or calling us to charge a gift to your credit card. Please remember the University needs your support every year!
Yes, you can support anything you wish — just specify where you’d like your gift to go on your check, on the online form or on the phone. Please remember: You give TCU greater flexibility when you designate your gift for the “University’s Greatest Need.”.
If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, you could double or triple your gifts! Many companies will match donations made by employees, retirees and spouses. Check to see if your company has a matching gift program by clicking here. If your gift is matched, you receive gift club credit for the amount of the match. For example, a $500 personal gift matched 1:1 by your company would qualify you as a member of the Addison & Randolph Clark Society. Be sure to take advantage of the generosity of your company. It benefits both you and TCU!
Texas Christian University is a qualified tax-exempt corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code; therefore, your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. If you received tangible benefits in exchange for your contribution, your tax deduction may be reduced by the amount of the benefit or goods received. A gift receipt for your contribution will be sent shortly after the University receives your gift. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, no deduction is allowed for your contribution if you receive (directly or indirectly) as a result of the contribution the right to purchase tickets for seating at an athletic event in a TCU athletics stadium or venue. In all cases, please retain a copy of the gift receipt you receive and consult your tax advisor to determine proper charitable deduction.
Your participation counts, not just in dollars, but also as a vote of confidence in the University. Annual giving is an indicator of the University's strength and quality, as well as a benchmark for corporations, foundations and organizations as they consider whether to give to TCU. By making an annual gift of any size today, you can show your support and have an impact on the University's future. The great power of donor participation is the strength of numbers. Together, we can achieve so much more than any one of us alone.
Endowment gifts are among the most enduring means of support for TCU and provide many opportunities to merge our donors’ interests with the mission of the University. Endowed funds are created by donors wishing to establish permanent support for scholarships, faculty, other University programs or its greatest need. Strengthening the endowment is also an opportunity for donors to create a legacy for themselves or loved ones, repay a debt of gratitude, and/or make a positive impact on the University and society. Establishing and naming a permanent fund is meaningful to donors and aligns their passion with our purpose. When assets are donated to an endowed fund, the gifts “buy shares” in TCU’s endowed investment pool, which operates in a manner similar to a mutual fund. Endowed funds are named and used according to the donor’s wishes and the annual spendable income from an endowed fund can only be expended for the fund’s specified purpose. For more information on endowing a scholarship, faculty position or program at TCU, please contact University Advancement at 817-257-7800 or 877-TCU-GIVE (828-4483).
Bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities and beneficiary designations naming TCU are all planned gifts. TCU’s Office of Gift Planning, which includes a CPA and a Certified Financial Planner, is available to discuss ways you can Lead On via your estate plan. Please contact us at giftplanning@tcu.edu or 817-257-7299. You can also visit our website: plannedgiving.tcu.edu.