Choose a Giving Strategy
You want to You can make How? Benefits
Make an easy donation Outright gift A gift of cash, personal property or stock Income tax deduction; avoid capital gains tax
Make a revocable gift in your lifetime Living trust Make DWU a beneficiary in a living trust Possible estate tax savings
Defer a gift until after your lifetime Bequest Name Dakota Wesleyan in your will Federal estate tax exemption
Supplement income with fixed annual payments Charitable gift annuity Contract with DWU; we'll pay you fixed payments annually You get savings on income taxes & lifetime fixed payments
Avoid capital gains on a home or farm sale Real estate gift Donate the property to DWU. Or sell it to us as a bargain price Immediate income tax deduction; no capital gains tax
Donate your home or farm, but still reside there Retained life estate Designate Dakota Wesleyan as the home owner. Charitable income tax deduction; lifetime use of home
Obtain a fixed income or create an inflation hedge for a longer term Charitable remainder trust A variety of trusts that pay a variable or fixed income to you based on annual valuation Income tax deduction, annual income for life.
Create an inflation hedge for a longer term Charitable remainder unitrust A trust pays a variable income to you based on annual valuation Income tax deduction, annual income for life.
Reduce gift and estate taxes for heirs Charitable lead trust A trust pays a fixed or variable income to Dakota Wesleyan for a set term, and then passes to heirs Gift or estate tax savings for value of payments to Dakota Wesleyan
Make a large gift at minimal cost Life insurance gift A policy with DWU as owner and beneficiary Income tax deduction


The information on this site is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney, tax professional or investment professional.

We can offer custom proposals based on your particular circumstance to show how a gift to Dakota Wesleyan can provide financial benefits for you.

For more information on planned giving opportunities, please contact:

Kitty Allen
Development Officer
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301-4396
e-mail:kiallen1@dwu.edu
Phone (605) 995-2612
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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