Ways to Give

Contributions from individuals, foundations, and organizations provide the base of support for Thomas More University’s programs and help ensure the highest quality education now and in the future.

There are many ways to assist the school financially – from outright gifts and endowments to securities and bequests.  Whatever method you choose, the Office of Institutional Advancement will make sure that your gifts will not only be put to the best use but that you or your organization receive the maximum benefits, tax breaks and recognition for your generosity.

The Office of Institutional Advancement staff is available to assist you and your professional advisor in planning just the right gift.  Contact us at 859-344-3344, 800-825-4557, or by e-mail at advancement@thomasmore.edu.

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts are used to meet the University’s current needs, helping us with our mission to educate disciplined thinkers and ethical leaders and are the most popular way to show support for the University. The most common outright gifts come in the form of cash, check, money order, credit card charge, securities, real estate and/or personal property.


Endowed funds and gifts are invested rather than used as cash for immediate needs. An endowment is a permanent investment in the future of Thomas More University and an important source of revenue. Endowed funds create a foundation for fiscal growth and stability while generating a reliable portion of income for scholarships, professorships, and programs.

Securities (Stock)

Transferring or purchasing securities are particularly attractive ways to contribute to the University, as you are entitled to tax deductions for the full market value of the security while benefiting from not paying sales fees or income tax on the gain. For instructions on how to donate securities to Thomas More University download this form.

Matching Gifts

Many companies and organizations will match investments you make to Thomas More University. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, click here.

Planned Giving

There are a number of ways the Office of Institutional Advancement can assist in aligning your financial and estate planning with the Thomas More University’s educational mission. Click here to learn more.

10% from all temporarily restricted funds raised by the University for capital purposes during any fiscal year will be allocated to offset fundraising activities.