Ways to Give

Give or Pledge Online

It's easy, convenient, and safe to give or pledge to Iowa Wesleyan online using our secure giving site.

Give or Pledge by Mail

If you'd prefer to send your gift or pledge by mail, you can download a giving form, add a stamp and envelope and you're all set.

Give or Pledge by Phone

Just give us a call during business hours and a member of our Institutional Relations staff will be delighted to visit with you about your gift.

Give Automatically

Automatic monthly or quarterly gifts to Iowa Wesleyan College make it easy to ensure that your support for Iowa Wesleyan continues, no matter what!

Matching Gifts

With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your human resources office.

The Iowa Wesleyan College Gift Coordinator will be happy to assist. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

For outright gifts of appreciated long-term securities, deduction is equal to the fair market value of the securities on the date the donor relinquishes control of the assets to Iowa Wesleyan College. None of the appreciation has to be realized by the donor.

Gifts of Real Estate or Appreciated Property

Gifts can consist of almost any type of property: personal or recreational residence, farm or ranch, commercial building, subdivision lots, underdeveloped property or a fractional interest in property. Other types of property include art, books, vehicles, equipment, and collectibles. Assets may be given outright, serve as the corpus of a trust arrangement or, in the case of a personal residence, given with the right of lifetime tenancy by donor and/or spouse. Immediate partial charitable deduction is available to the donor. These gifts need prior approval by the IWC Finance Committee.

Gifts of Closely Held Stock

Donor avoids capital gains on appreciation of the stock and receives an immediate tax deduction (limited to the 30%, five year rule). Often gifts such as this are followed by an offer from the corporation to redeem the stock with its retained earnings. These gifts need prior approval by the IWC Finance Committee.


In selected circumstances, IWC will accept gifts-in-kind of items, equipment and/or services, which would normally be purchased. Donor credit will be based upon the fair market value of the actual savings to IWC resulting from the gift. Final determination of the credit will be the responsibility of the Vice President for Institutional Relations and CFO.