Ways to Give

There are many ways you can meet your philanthropic goals while you support California Lutheran University. You can begin by considering the types of assets that you wish to give and the financial advantages those gifts can provide for you and your family.

  • Gifts of Cash
    A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year's tax return.
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  • Bequest
    You designate Cal Lutheran as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other legal instrument.
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  • Gifts-in-Kind
    These gifts-in-kind can support key campus areas, such as our library and our art and theatre arts departments, while also benefiting the University as a whole.
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  • Gifts of Insurance
    A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors, consider making a gift and help further our mission.
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  • Gifts of Real Estate
    A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.
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  • Gifts of Retirement Assets
    A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.
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  • Gifts of Stocks and Bonds
    A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
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Annual Fund

Annual Giving

Choose where you want to make your impact, and support the University's growth and consistent high-quality education.

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A Cal Lutheran education changes lives. When you support student scholarships you can change lives too.

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Campus Areas

Leave your mark on campus by helping us grow to meet the needs of students for years to come.

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Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests and annuities, can be a wonderful way to provide for your family's future as well as the future of Cal Lutheran.

Plan Your Future