Giving 2011
Giving FAQ

What is the difference between the Eagle Fund and a capital campaign?

The Eagle Fund is an organized effort to secure gifts on a yearly basis to enhance academic and extracurricular programs and to maintain and improve facilities. Funds are typically raised through mail or direct solicitation efforts and are typically unrestricted income. No matter the size, gifts to the Eagle Fund have a lasting impact. 

Capital campaigns are conducted to provide significant funds for buildings and expansion. It is important to note that giving to a capital campaign in no way affects funds allocated for curriculum, necessary building maintenance, or any other funds that normally would go to enhancing your student’s education experience. Capital campaigns allow us to take our campus to the next level.

Can I give monthly, quarterly, or just a one time gift? 

You may give however frequently you wish.  Many donors made end-of-year gifts to maximize their tax deductions.  Others make gifts from bonuses or refunds that they receive at various times throughout the year.   Just let us know your preference.

What is Planned Giving (the Legacy Society)?

Planned giving allows a donor to make a major gift, made in their lifetime or at death, as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. Planned giving often provides financial benefits to the donor and/or their estate.

The most common planned gift is a bequest in your will or living trust. Other planned gifts include charitable remainder trusts, a charitable lead trust, an endowment fund, retirement plan assets, life insurance policies and a remainder interest in your home or other property.

A common misconception is that planned giving is only for the “wealthy.” The truth is, even people of modest means can make a difference through planned giving now and after their lifetime.