Gift Planning

Olivet’s planned giving staff members desire to help you discover income benefits for yourself — while you support the important mission of the University. You can actively participate in designing a gift plan that works for you!

In uncertain economic times, some people feel that charitable giving is out of the question. However, many creative options await those who are willing to explore new opportunities.

Charitable gifting options available to you

A Charitable Gift Annuity is one excellent example; payment rates are very attractive when compared to most savings plans. Annuities also insulate your investment from market fluctuations. 

Did you know that 60 percent of Americans haven’t prepared a Will? We have a helpful guide, online tools, and the expertise of our staff at your disposal to help with Bequests in your Will

One of the many benefits of making a significant gift to Olivet is your membership in the Heritage Society.

Many other options are available for you, too, including: 

  • Charitable Trusts
  • IRA Rollovers
  • Life Insurance beneficiary designations
  • Endowed gifts through the ONU Foundation

Clear and convenient 

Your faithful investments now impact the future, so explore all the options today. Our team is very intentional to make life income and planned giving opportunities clear and practical for you. You won’t be intimidated by complicated jargon or legalities in our discussions! Call us at 815-939-5171.

If you would like to explore more planned giving options before consulting with our team, please visit our Planned Giving Center

Donor Spotlight


Anne Baldridge ’80 was the type of alumna that every university cherishes. Hailing from several generations of Olivetians, Anne had an affinity for ONU that began long before she stepped foot on campus.... read more »