Planned Giving

By giving to Viterbo University, we can move society toward the greater good by empowering students to be the difference our world needs:

Faithful Servants + Ethical Leaders.

Forward-Thinking + Dynamic Innovators.

Here’s how your support directly impacts students’ sucess:

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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Giving to our cause can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • Bequests
    One of the most popular and flexible ways to support the Viterbo mission is making a gift through your will or trust.
  • IRA Rollover
    For those age 70-1/2 and older, reduce your taxable income by making a gift to Viterbo directly from your IRA.
  • Donor Advised Funds
    You fund a DAF and make charitable gift recommendations during your lifetime. When you pass away, your children can carry on your legacy of giving.
  • Beneficiary Designations
    A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support our cause. You can designate our organization as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
  • Retirement Assets
    Reduce your tax burden and invest in the future by gifting unused retirement assets from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), and more.
  • Cash
    Make an immediate impact on Viterbo's mission with an easy gift of cash, and get a charitable income tax deduction.
  • Stocks + Bonds
    Appreciated securities, including stocks and bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for your to make a gift to Viterbo.
  • Real Estate
    By making a gift of appreciated real estate, you'll leave a lasting legacy to Viterbo without paying capital gains tax on the property sale.
  • Life Estate Reserved
    Make a gift of your property to Viterbo, and retain the right to use it during your lifetime. It's a win-win.
  • Insurance
    Consider making a gift of your life insurance policy to create lasting opportunities for Viterbo students.
  • Give It Twice Trust
    Provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to Viterbo to support our future leaders.
  • Bargain Sale
    Looking to sell property, reduce your income taxes, and support Viterbo? A bargain sale might be the right fit for you.
  • Gift Annuities
    Get fixed payments to you or another designated annuitant, and receive a tax deduction for the charitable gift portion.
  • Lead Trust
    Fund a trust that supports Viterbo for a number of years, and your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
  • We wanted to start paying it forward right away. Our scholarship is designed for people with mortgages and kids who need to keep their families going under the stress of other priorities.”

    Barry + Maria Stahl
    Barry and Maria Stahl Family Nursing Scholarship

  • “I had the great fortune of attending Viterbo, and scholarship support allowed me to have that amazing experience. Now I want to help other students achieve their potential and find out who they want to become.”

    Dean Yohnk
    Dean Yohnk First Generation Scholarship

  • “We have been very blessed in our lives and we thought it was a good time to give back. We couldn't think of a better way to help young people move forward in their lives and to show appreciation to Viterbo University for all it has given us.”

    Joe + Lori Dunham
    Joseph and Lori Dunham II Capital Market Business Scholarship