Ways to Give to MSOE

Making a gift to MSOE can be done in a variety of ways. One way might be more helpful to you at a particular time in your life than another. As you make financial plans, we recommend that you consult with your attorney or financial advisor.

Outright Gifts

Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash is greatly appreciated and available for use by the university immediately and, in most cases, is fully deductible for donors who itemize their federal income taxes. Donations in the form of a check should be made payable to MSOE.

Credit Card Gifts
Making a gift is easy and safe with a credit card. MSOE accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover. You can even set up payments of large gifts to be spread out over the year.  You can now submit a gift online through the secure online gift form.

Gifts of Securities
A gift of appreciated securities may help you reduce your income and estate taxes in the long-term. These types of gifts may be deducted at full market value on the date of transfer to the university. Please call the Development and Alumni Affairs office at (414) 277-7148 for more information.

Gifts of Real Estate
The gift of real property such as a house, duplex or land can carry a significant tax benefit. Should you choose to donate in this way, there are many options available. If you have owned the property for more than one year, you are entitled to a charitable deduction equal to the full fair market value of the property. Please call the Development and Alumni Affairs office at (414) 277-7148 for more information.

Deferred Gifts

The university can assist donors and their families with many types of deferred and planned giving options; including wills/bequests, trusts and pooled income funds.

The type of agreement that a donor choose depends on a wide range of circumstances relating to the donor’s plans and objectives. The agreement will be individually designed to provide the donor with the most attractive tax and income benefits. Deferred giving agreements, and outright bequests to the university, may also be established through a donor’s will or trust.

A deferred gift allows a donor to make a sizable gift to the University and continue to receive income from the gift for his or her lifetime, for the lifetime of another beneficiary, or for a specified number of years. It can also generate a charitable income tax deduction in the year of the gift, which, dependent on each tax situation, may be carried forward for an additional five years.

For more information on planned or deferred giving and which option may best suit your individual needs, please call Ted Fitzpatrick, Director of Planned Giving at (414) 277-7148 or email him at fitzpatrick@msoe.edu.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Please read about our Matching Gift Program.  For information about your employer’s matching gift program, please contact your human resources office. It is necessary in all cases for the donor to secure the proper matching gift forms from the corporation and to submit them to the university in order for MSOE to receive the matching gift.

Corporate Scholarship Program

  • Establish your organization as a leader in the industry that advocates higher education and career advancement
  • Make an immediate impact in the lives of MSOE students
  • Expose students to various fields and career paths
  • Engage students who have a different perspective due to their technology-based education and experience and who bring new ideas to your organization
  • Heighten your corporate visibility and exposure on campus
  • Provide your organization with the potential to hire highly educated and skilled workers.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the local communities and regions around the world where you do business
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