Ways to Give

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Annual Gifts

Gifts to the Mount Mercy Fund make a dramatic and direct difference to Mount Mercy students. A strong annual fund is essential to attracting and retaining promising students who will serve their communities and be leaders for future generations, inspired by the vision and values of Mercy. 

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. If you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gift program, you may be able to double or triple the impact of your contributions to Mount Mercy.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts—including provisions in wills, trusts, life-income vehicles and donations of appreciated securities—always are considered a blessing to Mount Mercy. Planned gifts such as these help you to achieve both your personal and philanthropic goals. Our staff would be happy to discuss your charitable aspirations and work with you to create a gift plan that provides for your family while also helping Mount Mercy students.

Facility Gifts

These projects give students the necessary resources to live, work, and learn in a changing world. Please join us in creating unparalleled opportunities for the Mount Mercy community. Learn more about engraved pavers as well. 


Mount Mercy's endowment provides valuable financial support for the current and future needs of the University's students. Indeed, growing the endowment is a key component of the University's strategic plan, so there is perpetual funding for student scholarships, faculty support and key programs and initiatives on campus. Learn how you can establish an endowed fund for a scholarship or program that you value — and leave a legacy on the Hill, helping generations of students.

Appreciated Securities

Did you know that giving stock can be more beneficial than giving cash? If you've held a stock, bond, or mutual fund for more than a year and it has grown in value (or "appreciated"), consider donating the stock to Mount Mercy. You'll receive a federal income charitable tax deduction for the full amount of the stock and you'll pay no capital gains tax, so the after-tax cost of the gift is less than a gift of cash.