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What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund includes gifts made to Methodist University
during the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) which support
all areas of the University's operating budget. This is the
year-in-year-out fund that helps to cover the annual costs
of operating Methodist University.
Why support the Annual Fund?
Tuition and fees cover only 74% of the University's annual
operating budget. Methodist University is a non-profit 501-C
(3) organization, with an operating budget in excess of
$37 million. It receives no income or operating support
from the state or federal level.
Unrestricted gifts made to the University are used where they're
needed most and will have the most immediate impact on student
needs. They support everything from scholarships, library
materials, athletic equipment, and faculty recruitment.
Gifts can be restricted for specific purposes including
the alumni association, scholarship fund, academic area
or program or athletic team. You may restrict the use of
your gift by indicating this on your check or with a note.
How do I make a gift?
Gifts may be made by credit card, bank draft, cash, check,
gift of stock, land, or gifts-in-kind to the school. Contact
the College to learn about the many different planned giving
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes. Gifts to the College are deductible for income tax
purposes to the extent permitted by law. Be sure to keep
receipts for your records.
Make your gift go further
Check with your company's human resource office or click
here to see if
they match charitable gifts to Colleges. This could double, and
cases, triple your gift.
and Pledge Form
Bank Draft Form
Methodist University offers many ways to support your alma
mater. We are here to help. Contact the Alumni and Development
Office at (910) 630-7200 or (800) 488-7110 or email at