Ways to Donate
THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS FOR GIVING TO MILLIKIN:
Pledge an amount to be paid over the next five years, using a payment schedule convenient for you.
Send a gift by check.
Make a gift online or by phone via your VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card;
Contribute appreciated stock or shares of mutual funds.
Consider establishing a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust, providing you with payments for life. Your financial adviser and our staff can help you decide if this is a good option for you.
Make an estate provision in your will and/or request that memorial gifts be made to Millikin in honor of yourself or a loved one.
You may choose to honor a loved one or commemorate your connection to Millikin by naming a meeting room, faculty office or other designated area with your gift. Ask our staff for information on current naming opportunities.
HONOR A LOVED ONE
MATCH YOUR GIFT
Your place of employment (or your spouse’s) may match your gift. Check with your employer for eligibility requirements.
Two matching challenge grants have been established to benefit the "Tranform MU" capital campaign:
Caterpillar Foundation Matching Grant - Open to Caterpillar employees, retirees and directors.
Oberhelman Matching Grant - Open to all donors.
For more information on Transform MU: The Campaign for Millikin, please contact:
Vice President for Alumni and Development
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, Ill. 62522-2084
Toll free: 1-877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586)
11|06 Help name a space in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in memory of Dr. David Golden
Help name a space in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in memory of Dr. David Golden, professor emeritus and former department chair. His family requested that donations be
sent to Millikin in his memory toward the goal of naming the green room
in the planned new Center for Theatre and Dance in his memory. To reach
this goal, we must raise $35,190.
03|07 Caterpillar Donates $1 milllion
As a part of the Caterpillar Foundation’s previously announced investment in Millikin University, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, marked another momentous occasion as the Caterpillar Foundation made its second payment of $1 million in Millikin University. This investment is part of...
06|03 Caterpillar Foundation and Oberhelmans offer matching grants
The matching grant challenges are part of an $11.5 million total investment made to the “Transform MU” capital campaign by the Caterpillar Foundation and Caterpillar CEO Douglas Oberhelman ’75 and his wife, Diane.
03|28 $11.5 million commitment to Transform MU campaign
Through the combined generosity of Trustee Emeritus Doug Oberhelman '75, his wife, Diane and the Caterpillar Foundation, it is the largest pledge of support in the history of the university.
GIVING IN ACTION
Whether you donate to the university and invest in future students, volunteer your time at the university, or advocate for the school through recruitment or other programs, your efforts benefit the entire university community. Please join me and reinvest in Millikin today. The returns last a lifetime.
(Hired Four Millikin Graduates, Guest Speaker in the Business Program, and Alumni Donor)
Scott Flora, President, Covidien Surgical Devices
Alumni, Class of 1978
When I was invited to deliver the baccalaureate address during Commencement 2004, I challenged the graduating class to give something back to their new alma mater. Soon after, I had to honestly ask myself: “What have YOU done for Millikin?” My answer to that question resulted in a wonderful journey to establish the Smith/Orlandini Book Award, given annually to a student with demonstrated financial need in the department of exercise science and sport. This ultimately cultivated my desire to establish a permanent fund honoring my family's connection with Millikin.
Accordingly, I have taken steps to endow the Smith/Orlandini Scholarship. Additional support for the endowment has come from alumni family members, who share my pride in knowing that we are helping assist future generations of Millikin students.
Father Nicholas W. Smith
Alumni, Class of 1983