How you choose to give to Saint Martin’s University is a personal choice, and there are many different ways to make an impact. Your gifts to the University demonstrate your belief in our mission and open doors to students who share your passion.
Making the right choice for you
To help ensure a bright and strong future for Saint Martin’s and its students, you may choose to make a financial gift online or by check, transfer stock, donate real property, or name Saint Martin’s in your estate. Please review the most common ways to give, and know that your gifts are deeply appreciated and we will steward them with care.
How can I make a gift?
Give online today by credit card
Giving to Saint Martin’s online is safe and convenient.
If you would like to make a monthly contribution via credit card, please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 360-438-4366, or print the credit card donation form, and mail it to: Saint Martin’s University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503.
Give by mail
If you prefer to send a gift through standard mail, please print a donation form and send it with your check to: Saint Martin’s University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503.
Give by phone
The Institutional Advancement staff would be happy to assist you. Please call 360-438-4366 to make your gift over the phone.
Give by Electronic Funds Transfer
Through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), you can authorize your bank to transfer a monthly amount or one-time gift. Your account will only be accessed for this purpose and for the amount that you have chosen. All personal information is kept strictly confidential. Simply print the EFT form, and send it with a voided check to: Saint Martin’s University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503.
Make a Matching Gift
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. In fact, more companies match gifts to higher education than any other type of charitable giving. Matching gifts are directed to the same designation as your original gift, unless your employer dictates otherwise. Sometimes, companies will double or even triple the match and may also match retirees/spouse contributions.
Give through AmazonSmile
Saint Martin's University has partnered with Amazon through AmazonSmile, an exciting program in which Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from eligible purchases made by people who select Saint Martin's University as their charity of choice.
Give by Donor-Advised Fund
A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. DAF’s such as The United Way, Washington State Employees’ Combined Fund Drive and World Vision provide a way to support multiple charitable causes with a single gift. Contact your Donor-Advised Fund of choice to learn how to designate gifts to Saint Martin’s.
A gift of securities helps Saint Martin’s, and also provides personal benefits to you. A stock portfolio is often among the most valuable assets, and one that carries substantial capital gain. With careful planning, you can reduce or even avoid federal capital gains tax. To learn more about supporting Saint Martin’s through a gift of securities, please contact Katie Wojke, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 360-438-4485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give through real estate
By making a gift of real estate, you can leverage a significant asset for your benefit and for Saint Martin’s. While supporting the University’s mission, you can save on taxes, increase your income, and/or reduce the burden of maintaining or selling your property. Gifts can be made with residential, commercial or undeveloped real estate. For more information on making a gift of real estate, please contact Katie Wojke, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement, at 360-438-4485 or email@example.com.
Make an in-kind donation
Gifts-in-kind are non-monetary items of tangible personal property such as art, books, equipment, and other personal assets or materials that provide value to the University. To make an in-kind donation please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 360-438-4366.
Give through your estate
You may invest in Saint Martin’s with a bequest or life income gift, which can provide for you and your family, create tax benefits, and leave an important legacy.
Give through volunteering
Volunteering has a wonderful impact on Saint Martin’s and our community in general. Volunteers are the glue that holds us all together and makes our University a better place. Whether you want to connect with others, make new friends, enhance your skills or just have some fun, come on out and volunteer! To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Saint Martin’s please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 360-438-4366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.