How to Give

Olivet Nazarene University offers a diverse range of gift opportunities.

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Thank you for supporting excellence

The excellence of the Olivet experience requires many people to support it together. Your faithful gifts supplement other income to make “Education with a Christian Purpose” attainable for more students. Below, please find quick links to the variety of ways you can give to our wonderful university.

Credit Card & Debit Card

  • You can make an immediate impact by giving online
  • To extend your impact, consider a recurring monthly gift.
  • If your gift is given in honor or memory of a loved one, you can note that by marking memorial on the giving page.

Cash & Check

  • You can direct your gift of cash or check to Olivet by mailing it to:
    Office of Development
    Olivet Nazarene University
    One University Ave. Bourbonnais, IL  60914
  • If your gift is for a specific fund, please provide the designation in the memo line of the check.

Electronic Funds Transfer:

When you include Olivet in your estate, we invite you to become a member of the Heritage Society. You receive a certificate, plus access to select events and communications. We honor you on our membership roll unless anonymity is requested.

To ensure your gift performs as you request, please use Olivet’s Bequest Language

For more information, contact the Director of Planned and Estate Giving.

Giving through your IRA or retirement fund is a great opportunity to steward your investments directly to Olivet’s mission. To make a transfer request, please complete this form. Once completed, the form should be sent to your IRA or retirement fund administrator. Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to advance ONU’s mission. Please contact us if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

If you have any questions, please visit, or read our informational brochure. Please have this form open in a separate tab.

To begin this process, consult your financial advisor or broker. If you desire to make a gift of stock to Olivet, please use the following information to electronically send stock certificates.

Make a Gift of Stock to Olivet

  • Stock Transfer Information for FEG:
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
  • DTC# 0164
  • Account Name: Olivet Nazarene University
  • Account Number: Olivet Nazarene University: 2104-7575

For income tax purposes: ONU Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2191252.

Make a Gift of Stock through the Foundation

  • Stock Transfer Information for FEG:
  • Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. DTC# 0164
  • Account Name: Olivet Nazarene University Foundation
  • Account Number: Olivet Nazarene University Foundation: 7440-2553

For income tax purposes: ONU Foundation Federal Tax ID Number: 23-7063419

Download the Transfer of Stock form.

Did you know that many stock transfers do not include any information to identify you as the donor? Please be sure to notify the Office of Development about the details of your gift so we know who the gift is from and can acknowledge it properly.

We will need to know:

  1. Your name
  2. Which stock and how many shares you are transferring
  3. How you would like to designate your gift.

Olivet accepts gifts in a variety of cryptocurrencies. You can donate securely from your crypto wallet through our provider, BitPay, which offers top exchange rates.

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You can recommend a grant from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to Olivet Nazarene University. Access your DAF online or contact your Fund Administrator, make your gift to Olivet, and direct your designation.

You can establish an endowment through a variety of gift options. Name it for yourself or in honor/memory of another individual. Your investment will grow, increasing its impact to advance the University’s mission.

Please consider endowing a(n):

  • Student Scholarship
  • Academic Program
  • Professorship
  • Chair Position

Making a gift in memory of, or in honor of, a loved one is a thoughtful way to recognize their life and accomplishments. If you would like to honor your loved one’s memory through Olivet, we have various opportunities to continue their legacy.

Giving online? Give Now

In “Gift Details,” check “This gift is a tribute”

If you are a faculty or staff member at Olivet, you have the unique opportunity to give back automatically through a payroll deduction.

Whether you are a regular supporter or a first-time donor, giving through a payroll deduction is a great way to streamline your contribution.

Enroll in Olivet’s employee giving program by completing the form linked here.

In addition to other ways to give on this page, consider:

For more information or to find out what gift avenues are available to you, contact our Development Office at 815-939-5171 or email

Our Promise to Donors

With the deepest gratitude for your investment, we are committed to:

Respect, confidentiality and security in handling your personal information

Careful stewardship, using your gifts effectively for the purposes they were given

Timely communication about your impact in our shared mission

Transparency in the University’s financial operations

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