Types of Gifts
An outright gift to A.T. Still University allows your contribution to be put to use immediately. Unrestricted Gifts are the most valuable to ATSU because they allow the University to utilize the gift wherever it is needed or to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Restricted Gifts provide you the opportunity to direct your gift to a specific school or program or to a priority area at the university. READ MORE...
An outright gift may consist of almost any asset of value. Typical assets that are donated to ATSU as outright gifts include:
Naming Opportunities: Current naming opportunities exist for ATSU's St. Louis Dental Education and Oral Health Clinic (see brochure) and ATSU's Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (see brochure). Please contact the University Advancement office with questions on naming opportunities at 866.626.2878, ext. 2395.
Gifts of Appreciated securities, stocks and bonds: Provide significant tax advantages when transferred to ATSU before they are sold; Long-term securities (held more than one year) may provide a twofold tax benefit by creating an income tax deduction as well as avoiding the capital gains tax that would have been due on their sale. READ MORE...
Planned Gifts: To learn about deferred or planned gifts, including life-income plans (charitable gift annuities and charitable trusts), bequests by wills and trusts, as well as other options for your estate, please visit Planned Giving to ATSU. Planned gifts provide a means of increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions, and reducing your estate taxes.
Matching Gift Programs: An easy way to double or triple your donation to ATSU is to participate in your or your spouse’s company’s matching gift program. First, find out if your company has a matching-gift program. These programs usually match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in employees’ personal philanthropy. Obtain a matching gift form from your employer, complete it, and provide it to ATSU with your contribution. Contact us for more information or if you have questions.
Gift Pledges: ATSU will gratefully accept your gift through a pledge — a formal statement of intent to make a gift to the University. You may complete your gift by making regular payments over time, allowing you to give more generously than you originally thought possible. Pledge payments may be made at intervals you choose — monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, and may be made for any period of time including multi-year.
Gift of Body Program: The human body is a valuable and irreplaceable gift in the training of healthcare professionals. The donation of one’s own body or the body of a loved one in order to advance the knowledge and skills of our future doctors and dentists is a selfless, generous act that has great significance for the students and faculty of A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) and Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH). For more information, please visit the website HERE.