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Recurring Credit Card Gifts

Recurring credit card gifts can be made in any amount and scheduled for your convenience. They enable you to make a more significant commitment and space out your payments while ensuring consistent support for Millikin. Your recurring gift can be paid in weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual installments.

An online gift can be made as a recurring gift by simply indicating that intention on the donation form.

For more information on how to set up your recurring gift, call the Alumni and Development Office at 217-424-6383, or email alumdev@millikin.edu.

Eletronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Electronic Funds Transfers are a donor-friendly method to support Millikin monthly or semi-monthly via direct withdrawals from your checking or savings account. EFTs represent a simple and convenient approach to ongoing support of your alma mater.

Donors can set up an EFT by calling the Alumni and Development Office at 217.424.6383 with their bank routing and account numbers, along with their desired gift amount and frequency.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated stocks and other securities are an easy and tax-friendly way to give to Millikin. By giving appreciated securities directly to Millikin, you avoid paying the capital gains tax on the securities, and if you itemize your taxes, you receive an income-tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift.

You can instruct your broker to wire transfer your stock gift to:

Raymond James, Brechnitz Group
Attn: Shawna Wagers or Jim Neff
Shawna.wagers@raymondjames.com
Phone: 217.423.1388
Fax: 217.423.2234
Acct#: 13382703
DTC#: 0725

Please contact us at 217-424-6383 or alumdev@millikin.edu to tell us the name of the stock, number of shares, expected date of the transfer, and gift designation (e.g., Millikin Fund, Annual Scholarships, etc.) so that we can acknowledge receipt of your gift.

You can also mail unendorsed stock certificates to us at:

Millikin University
Alumni & Development Center
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522

Please include a letter stating you wish to contribute the securities to Millikin, including the name and number of shares of each stock.

In-Kind Gifts

Gifts in kind include donations of property other than cash and marketable securities such as art, artifacts, books, equipment, furnishings and software. Likewise, gifts of intangible personal property, such as copyrights, patents and mineral rights, can generate income for the institution.

Gifts in kind must be reviewed by the university before acceptance.

A gift in kind requires an official transfer of ownership. The donor must determine the fair market value of the gift for tax reporting purposes and Millikin will issue a gift in kind receipt consisting of a simple description of the donated property.

For more information, call the Alumni and Development Office at 217-424-6383, or email alumdev@millikin.edu

Make a Memorial Gift or Honorarium 

Gifts made in memory or in honor of a family member, teacher, student or friend are a thoughtful way to remember a person's life and accomplishments.

To provide a gift in honor or memory of someone, please send your gift with a note specifying the honoree's name and address and/or contact information for his or her next of kin. Any form of gift may be given. We will designate the honorary or memorial gift according to your wishes.

An online gift can be made in honor or in memory of someone by simply indicating that intention on the donation form.

For more information, call the Alumni and Development Office at 217-424-6383, or email alumdev@millikin.edu

Make a Pledge

A pledge is a formal statement of intention to make a gift to the Millikin. With a pledge, you may complete your gift by making a one-time gift at a later date or by making payments over a designated period of time not exceeding 5 years.

For more information, call the Alumni and Development Office at 217-424-6383, or email alumdev@millikin.edu

Matching Gifts

You can double, triple, or even quadruple the impact of your gift to Millikin  if you or your spouse work for or are retired from a company that has a matching gift program.

Use the search bar below or check with your human resources department to see if your company has a matching gift program. If it does, find out if your company offers an online matching gift process and/or paper matching gift form.

Make a gift online or mail your gift and matching gift form to:​

Millikin University Alumni & Development Office
1184 W. Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522

Or, after making a gift online or through the mail, submit your matching gift on your company's website. If you have questions or would like to notify Millikin of your matching gift, contact the Alumni & Development Office at 217-424-6383, or email alumdev@millikin.edu