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Year-End Giving

Thank you for including Doane University in your end-of-year giving. A gift to Doane University invigorates our legacy of excellence, provides for engaging student experiences, and strengthens our community. 

For any questions, please contact the Office of Advancement at [email protected] or by calling 402.826.8258.

Please Note: Doane University will be closed on Friday, December 23th, and remain closed during the holidays.  We will reopen on Monday, January 3rd, 2023. 

Have an IRA?

Charitable distributions directly from your IRA (up to $100,000), allow it to avoid being taxable income.   You avoid paying taxes on the withdrawal and support a charity.  Many alumni do this every year, some starting an endowed scholarship.   Also, consider making Doane or a charity the beneficiary of your IRA.   Funds in your IRA will be taxable income to a person or persons receiving the funds as a beneficiary.   By making a charity the beneficiary, the full value of your funds go to support your charity, which of course makes a bigger impact.   This is the reason your IRA should be a source of charitable giving in your estate, and it's simple to do!         

Consult with your tax advisor or counsel for advice as you consider and make your philanthropic and financial plans.

Ways to Give by the End of the Year


Credit card gifts may be made online through December 31st, 2022 by midnight by visiting our Giving Page.


To give by phone, please call 402.826.8258 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.   Remember, our office is closed between Christmas Eve and New Years.   Please note, the end of the year sees an increased call volume, and if you reach an answering machine, leave a message and we will return the call promptly. 


Checks must be dated and postmarked no later than December 31st, 2022.  Checks sent via the USPS must have a 2022 postmark. 

Mail your check to:

Doane University 
Advancement Office
1014 Boswell Ave 
Crete, NE 68333

Hand Delivery 

Please deliver your checks to Doane University's Office of Advancement prior to 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, December 22, 2022, gifts received by December 22nd will count as a calendar 2022 gift.

The Office of Advancement is located at:

Doane University
Office of Advancement / Padour Walker Administration Building, top floor, northwest corner  
1014 Boswell Avenue
Crete, NE 68333

Gift of Securities 

Gifts of securities must arrive to one of our existing brokerage accounts by the end of the trading day prior to, or on December 31st - the last trading day of the calendar year. 

Please be aware that this is the deadline for the funds to be in our brokerage account, and will require lead time for your broker to transfer the funds, which can be 3-5 business days. For more information, please visit our Securities Transfer Information page. 

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the PATRIOT Act, transfers don't include the name of who initiated the transfer, so we ask for all gifts of securities, please let us know - call 402.826.8258 or email [email protected].