Ways to Give

Olivet Nazarene University offers a diverse range of gift opportunities.

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Scholarship Support

Our participation together is the lifeblood of the University — all for the sake of current and future students. Thank you for your meaningful role that ensures their place in Olivet’s mission.

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.


Fund a Gift Annuity or Trust Without Paying Taxes

Effective January 1, 2023, the US Congress passed the Secure Act 2.0, allowing individuals at least age 70 ½ to rollover up to $50,000 (one time) as a charitable gift from an IRA. Use it to fund a gift annuity or trust without paying taxes. This option pays you an annual income over your lifetime with the remainder going to Olivet. For more information, please contact Woody Webb.

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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Print, Complete and Mail your Form to:

Office of Development
Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914-2345

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Matching Gifts

Many companies will match the charitable donations of their employees. Check with your human resources department, fill out their form and send it to us with your gift (separately if you’re making an online credit card gift).

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Employee Giving

Olivet Nazarene University employees invest in student lives in many ways, including gifts through The Olivet Fund. You can help provide scholarships and support academic programs by enrolling in a payroll deduction plan.

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Giving Buyback Program

The Olivet Fund’s Buyback program gives alumni and friends the opportunity to buy back missed years to update their consecutive years of giving.

We understand situations happen that may impact your ability to give on a consistent yearly basis and want to provide alumni and friends the opportunity to maintain a consecutive year after year giving history. Missed years of giving can be purchased at a minimum of $100 per year. For additional information, please contact Austin Brown, Director of The Olivet Fund

Give to a Class Scholarship

Olivet’s graduating classes go on to make a great impact around the world. Because Olivet was transformational for you, you can now continue to make “Education with a Christian Purpose” a reality for Olivet students today!

Simply select your class from the menu and fill out the giving form.

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Design Your Plan

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! For various reasons, many people feel that charitable giving is out of the question. However, several creative options await those who are willing to explore new opportunities. Visit Olivet’s Planned Giving Center Today!

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We Believe. You Belong Here. Discover why Olivet is a place where faith meets calling. Take the first step today.

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