Ways to Give
Ways to Give
The CARES Act and Effects on Charitable Contributions
The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act changes the limitations on charitable giving in 2020 to encourage individuals and corporations to make cash contributions to public charities such as universities, schools, churches and hospitals. Click here for more information.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Want to make giving to Belmont a hassle-free, regular part of your monthly routine? Electronic Funds Transfer is an easy way to give. EFT allows you to draft fixed monthly payments directly from your credit card. Click here for more information.
Transfer of Stocks, Securities or Cash
Donors may enjoy substantial tax savings by transferring gifts of appreciated securities to Belmont. A gift of securities may be deducted at fair market value on the date of the transfer to Belmont. Gifts of long-term appreciated assets (securities owned for at least one year and one day) are particularly beneficial in terms of tax savings. In addition to receiving a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of such a gift, you completely avoid the capital gains tax and any sales commission that would be payable upon the sale of the security.
To make a gift of securities, first notify the Office of Development at 615-460-5517. Please provide the name of the company, number of shares, the designation of the gift, and your broker’s name and phone number.
If your securities are with a bank or broker, you may transfer your shares to Belmont’s account at Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC by DTC wire. You should instruct your broker to transfer the gift to Belmont University. Please remind your broker to include your name with the transaction or call Belmont after the transaction is made to inform us of who made the gift.
If the security is held in paper, please deliver the stock gift in paper form directly to Belmont University.
General wiring of Stock:
DTC Number : 0374
Belmont University Gifting Account: 6815-7857
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Mr. Kim Richardson – Vice President/Wealth Management
Phone: (615) 538-9928
Attn: John Malone, Belmont University
General wiring of Cash:
For assistance to wire a cash gift, please contact the development office at 615-460-5517.
Gifts made through estate planning have a transformational impact on the University while potentially creating a more advantageous situation for your heirs by reducing their tax burden. At Belmont we encourage two simple types of planned gifts: bequests and beneficiary designations. These plans can be made by adding short and simple language to your Will or just taking a few minutes to update the beneficiary information on a retirement plan or life insurance policy.
As part of the We Believe Campaign, Belmont University will match, dollar for dollar, newly documented bequest intentions to establish new or expand existing endowments for scholarships, faculty support and missions during the We Believe Campaign. The minimum contribution required to receive the match is $25,000, and match-eligible contributions are capped at $1.5 million per gift. If you choose to make a provision for Belmont in your estate plans and you share that information with us, you will join a select group of donors as a member of our Covenant Society.
If you choose to make a provision for Belmont in your estate plans and you share that information with us, you will join a select group of donors as a member of our Covenant Society.
Already Made a Provision?
If you have already made a provision for Belmont in your estate plans and would like to join the Covenant Society, please contact us or complete and mail our Covenant Society form HERE.
For more information, please contact the Office of Development at 615-460-5517.
For information on matching gift programs that could double or even triple your gift, click here or call 615-460-5517.
Gifts in Kind
Belmont University accepts gifts-in-kind that are appropriate to its mission. Gifts-in-kind may include, but are not limited to, works of art, scientific equipment, books, real estate, etc. If you are interested in donating an item to Belmont, please fill out the Gift in Kind form or contact the Office of Development at 615-460-5517.
Thank you for your interest in giving to Belmont. Your support goes a long way towards enriching the lives of our talented students.