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Year-End Giving

Thank you for including Doane University in your end-of-year giving. A gift to Doane University invigorates our legacy of excellence, provides for engaging student experiences, and strengthens our community. 

For any questions, please contact the Office of Advancement at or by calling 402.826.8258.

Please Note: Doane University will be closed on Friday, December 24th, and remain closed during the holidays.  We will reopen on Monday, January 3rd, 2022. 

CARES ACT - 2020 and extended through 2021

As the end of 2021 draws near, so does the time-limited provisions in the CARES Act - (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). Through December 31, 2021, monetary gifts made to Doane can have a bigger impact for both you and Doane:


Those who take the standard deduction may now deduct up to an additional $300 for individuals and $600 for filling jointly in qualified charitable contributions of cash to Doane and other qualified charities. Previously, no deduction was allowed. Gifts to donor-advised funds, supporting organizations and most private foundations are not eligible.


Those who itemize may deduct cash gifts up to 100% of their adjusted gross income in 2021. Previously, the percentage was 60%. Gifts to donor-advised funds, supporting organizations and most private foundations are not eligible.

Have an IRA?

Charitable distributions directly from your IRA (up to $100,000), allow it to avoid being taxable income.   You avoid paying taxes on the withdrawal and support a charity.  Many alumni do this every year, some starting an endowed scholarship.   Also, consider making Doane or a charity the beneficiary of your IRA.   Funds in your IRA will be taxable income to a person or persons receiving the funds as a beneficiary.   By making a charity the beneficiary, the full value of your funds go to support your charity, which of course makes a bigger impact.   This is the reason your IRA should be a source of charitable giving in your estate, and it's simple to do!         

Consult with your tax advisor or counsel for advice as you consider and make your philanthropic and financial plans.

Ways to Give by the End of the Year


Credit card gifts may be made online through December 31st, 2021 by midnight by visiting our Giving Page.


To give by phone, please call 402.826.8258 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.   Remember, our office is closed between Christmas Eve and New Years.   Please note, the end of the year sees an increased call volume, and if you reach an answering machine, leave a message and we will return the call promptly. 


Checks must be dated and postmarked no later than December 31st, 2021.  Checks sent via the USPS must have a 2021 postmark. 

Mail your check to:

Doane University 
Advancement Office
1014 Boswell Ave 
Crete, NE 68333

Hand Delivery 

Please deliver your checks to Doane University's Office of Advancement prior to 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021, gifts received by December 23rd will count as a calendar 2021 gift.

The Office of Advancement is located at:

Doane University
Office of Advancement / Padour Walker Administration Building, top floor, northwest corner  
1014 Boswell Avenue
Crete, NE 68333

Gift of Securities 

Gifts of securities must arrive to one of our existing brokerage accounts by the end of the trading day prior to, or on December 31st - the last trading day of the calendar year. 

Please be aware that this is the deadline for the funds to be in our brokerage account, and will require lead time for your broker to transfer the funds, which can be 3-5 business days. For more information, please visit our Securities Transfer Information page. 

PLEASE NOTE - Due to the PATRIOT Act, transfers don't include the name of who initiated the transfer, so we ask for all gifts of securities, please let us know - call 402.826.8258 or email