Your gifts directly support Woodbury’s mission to provide the highest level of professional and liberal arts education to promising students in a rapidly changing and complex world. Alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff, and philanthropic organizations see Woodbury as a worthy investment and answer the call to assist deserving students. Explore the many ways you can help support the University and preserve the Woodbury experience for future students!
Most of the gifts received by Woodbury on an annual basis come in the form of a cash gift made either by check or by credit card. Some donors use the latter means to make a gift and also accumulate airline or other rewards from affinity cards.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Stocks, and Bonds
Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to Woodbury University before they are sold. The recent appreciation in the stock markets provides many donors with a tax-smart way to make a gift and not use their cash to do so. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a two-fold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale.
Donors who wish to make a larger gift to support projects like the new buildings currently being constructed or to fund an endowed scholarship can make a pledge and fulfill this commitment over a three- to five-year period with other payments of stock or cash. This approach helps both the donor with their philanthropic planning and the university with its cash-flow projections.
Matching gifts are made available to the employees of over 900 companies. Your gift to Woodbury University could be worth twice as much, without costing you a cent. To make your match, simply obtain a form from your matching-gift coordinator, usually located in Human Resources or the Community Relations department, or call the Woodbury University Office of Annual Giving at (818) 252-5289.
Planned Gifts Offer Many Options for Donors
Woodbury alumni and friends who want to support the university can do so and reap the income and tax benefits. Planned-giving benefits may include life income, future continued use of gift property, and avoiding capital-gains tax as well as providing donors with an immediate income-tax deduction.
Corporate and Foundation Giving
Woodbury University encourages corporations and foundations to invest for a variety of reasons. These are some of the areas they may choose to support: Student scholarships and fellowships Sponsorships of lectures In-kind gifts of software and equipment Capital for facility improvement Naming opportunities Matching-gift programs Corporations and foundations that support Woodbury University not only invest in their communities but also create a highly skilled workforce and change the lives of individuals and families through the power of higher education.
All donations made to the university are non-refundable.