I'm not comfortable giving online. Is it safe?
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, to the extent allowable by law. You must claim the gift as an itemized deduction on your tax return.The MU Foundation is a nonprofit IRC Sec. 501(c)(3) organization that is separate from Mansfield University and exists solely to advance the strategic direction of MU by securing private gifts in support of all areas of MU.
Will I get a receipt for tax purposes?
If you make a gift online, you will receive an immediate receipt as well as an email from the Foundation confirming your gift. Approximately one to two weeks after making your gift, you will be mailed a tax receipt from the Foundation for contributions $25 and above in accordance with IRS guidelines.
May I mail a check or set up an automatic deduction?
If you prefer to pay by check, you may mail your gift to us. Simply complete the printable giving form and mail the form to the Foundation. Faculty and staff may also make gifts via payroll withholding. Simply print and complete the payroll deduction form.
What do I do if my company has a matching gift program?
Many employers match charitable contributions made by their employees and sometimes retirees as well. To find out if your employer participates, check our database of companies who match gifts. You will find more information there about what is needed for the company to match your donation!
How do I direct my gift to a department, program or other specific area of my choice?
When making a gift online, you can choose other for the area you wish to support. This option allows you to write in the specific department, program or fund that you would like your gift to benefit. When making a gift using the printable gift form, please indicate the department, area or fund in the gift information section that you would like your gift to benefit.
Can I make my gift in honor or memory of someone?
We are happy to acknowledge gifts made in honor or in memory of individuals. You can make a tribute gift online or mail your contribution. If you mail your contribution, please send us a contact name and address and we would be happy to send an acknowledgement of the gift to the family. No mention of the dollar amount of the gift will be made.