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Ways to Give

All alumni, parents and friends who support Benedictine share one important reward for their gifts: the personal satisfaction from making an investment in human potential. There are many ways to give to Benedictine, and our Office of University Development looks forward to working with you to help provide a better future for the University. Gifts of all sizes are important to Benedictine’s mission, no matter how – or how much – you give; your generosity changes lives.

  
Online Giving
Benedictine encourages donors to easily and securely give online, using
Benedictine University's Online Giving Form

Credit Cards
Benedictine accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.  You can email call our Gift Processor at (630)829-6096 to make your  secure credit card gift over the phone, or visit Benedictine University's Online Giving Form

Mail a Check
Enclose a check payable to "Benedictine University." In the check's memo section, please designate the allocation of the gift. Checks should be mailed to: 

University Development Gift Coordinator
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Lisle, IL 60532

Recurring Giving
You can set up an automatic recurring gift as an easy, flexible and green way to make an impact that also works for your budget and schedule. You can customize your options over the phone or online.


Legacy Gifts

Few honors are greater to Benedictine University than inclusion in one's estate plans.  If you have remembered Benedictine in your estate, please contact Len Bertolini, Vice President, University Development at (630) 829-6127 or lbertolini@ben.edu or Eric Solberg, Senior Development Officer, at (630) 829-6497 or esolberg@ben.edu.  We would like to welcome you to the Heritage Society and discuss how you wish to apply your future gift.  If you would like information about how to include Benedictine in your estate plans, you may contact Eric as well. 

Employer Matching
You may dramatically increase the impact of your gift if your employer has a matching gift program. In order to receive  credit for matching gifts, documentation for your claim must be received in the same fiscal year as the originating gift. Benedictine's fiscal year runs June 1 – May 31.

Stock Transfer

Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash. Donors receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer and the donor pays no capital gains tax when the stock is sold by Benedictine University.   Consult your financial advisor to see if this option may be right for you. Click here for stock transfer instruction. Contact Len Bertolini, Vice President, University Development at (630) 829-6127 or lbertolini@ben.edu or Senior Development Officer, Eric Solberg, at (630) 829-6497 or esolberg@ben.edu.


IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts
A charitable IRA rollover makes it easier to use IRA assets during your lifetime to make charitable gifts. For donors who are taking required minimum distributions, this type of giving may make sense. Click here to learn more. Contact your financial advisor to see if this option is right for you. You may also reach out to Len Bertolini, Vice President, University Development at (630) 829-6127 or lbertolini@ben.edu or Senior Development Officer, Eric Solberg, for guidance and questions.



 University Development
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Len Bertolini, Vice President, University Development
Phone: (630) 829-6127
E-mail: lbertolini@ben.edu
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eric Solberg, Senior Development Officer
Phone: (630) 829-6497
E-mail: esolberg@ben.edu
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.