Ways to Give

Olivet Nazarene University offers a diverse range of gift opportunities.

Credit, Debit, Cash or Check

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:

Will & Estate

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.

IRA Distribution or Retirement Fund

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.

Contact your IRA plan administrator with questions regarding the transfer.

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 olivetpgc.org, or read our informational brochure. Please have this form open in a separate tab.

Stock Transfer

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.

Crypto Transfer

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.

Click here: bitpay.com

Donor Advised Fund

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.

Endowed Opportunities

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

Memorial Gifts

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? Mark memorial when you give.

To learn more about the options that are available or for details to include in the obituary, download our memorial brochure here.

Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction

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.

Planned Gifts & Other Creative Gift Options

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 development@olivet.edu.

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 at wwebb@olivet.edu or call 815-939-5171.

Connect with Us

Office of Development
(815) 939-5171
Burke Administration, 2nd Floor
One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL  60914


Our Promise to Donors

With the deepest gratitude for your investment, we commit 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

Scholarship Support

The Olivet Fund

Olivet’s annual giving program, The Olivet Fund, (formerly Friends of Olivet) directly supports the University’s mission of an “Education with a Christian Purpose.” Contributions of any amount will reach a student through scholarships, athletics and academic support.

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The Olivet Foundation

Olivet alumni and friends have supported the University through the Olivet Foundation since 1969. By contributing to endowed programs in the Foundation, you provide for students the margin of excellence that tuition and other sources of income cannot achieve.

Learn More

Cash or Check

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 Erika Moeschke, Director of Annual Giving at emoeschk@olivet.edu or 815-928-5717

Make a Worldwide Impact
Planned Giving

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!

Planned Giving Center

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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. As a student, she took full advantage of the Olivet experience, and then became an ardent supporter of the University after she graduated. She often advocated the life-changing impact of the Olivet...

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Contact Us

We’re eager to stay in touch with all alumni and friends of Olivet Nazarene University. Our development team will be glad to assist as you choose your way to support Olivet.