|Every gift made to CBU does make a difference in a student's life. All donations go
toward improving the educational experience at CBU whether that's scholarships or
improvement to facilities. Every gift is also important because we believe so deeply
in our mission to help students live out their God-given purpose in life that we desire
people who share this passion to have a way to advance this mission through philanthropy.
|Many companies offer employees, and sometimes spouses and retirees, a matching-gift
benefit that doubles or triples their donations to higher education. Companies have
various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request: online forms or
paper forms that you submit to CBU. Please visit your human resources office to learn
more about matching-gift donations. Go to our Matching Gifts page to view a complete list of corporations participating in a matching-gift program.
|Absolutely! The designation of your gift rests entirely in your hands. If you know
the name of the department or program, simply indicate it in the memo space on your
check or in the comments section of the online giving page. The CBU gift processing
staff will ensure your contribution reaches the proper area. If you need guidance
in designating a gift, our staff and development officers are happy to provide information
about CBU's greatest needs at a university level and department or college level.
|Yes. Private donations help with the construction and renovation of buildings and
facilities throughout campus. One of our development officers can direct you toward
the current building or maintenance projects that need additional support. Another
great way to improve campus facilities is to make a contribution to a department or
college for equipment or supplies needed in that discipline, whether for a lab or
|Yes. Gift pledges to CBU can be paid in monthly, quarterly or even annual installments
after an initial payment. You may contact our advancement services department to set
up a pledge payment at (951) 343-4506 or email@example.com.
|Absolutely. Many donors contribute funds to honor a loved one or special individual.
If you would like to make your gift in honor or memory of another person, or if you
wish to give in another's name, just let us know the details. If a gift is made in
memory of someone who has passed away, CBU will notify his or her family of any gifts
made in tribute. If a gift is made in honor of someone's life or career, they will
be notified of any gifts unless the donor requests anonymity. The CBU staff is happy
to carry out your wishes.
|Unrestricted gifts provide a funding source for CBU that is not limited to a specific
program, college or department. These gifts are used where most needed throughout
the institution, including resources to recruit top faculty, create scholarship programs
and internship opportunities and enhance the overall academic life of the campus.
On the other hand, restricted gifts are earmarked for specific purposes chosen by
the donor, such as an endowed scholarship or professorship, program or building. Although
both unrestricted and restricted gifts are welcome, unrestricted gifts are of critical
importance because they allow the university to provide funding in the areas of greatest
need to meet unexpected challenges, take advantage of unique opportunities and meet
the many budget challenges of the current higher education environment.
|California Baptist University is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all gifts
are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
As soon as CBU receives your gift, we place it in the designated fund. At the same
time, the gift processing staff generates a gift receipt mailed to you for tax purposes
generally within the same week. If you do not receive a formal acknowledgment within
three weeks, please contact the gift processing department at (951) 343-4805. Please
consult your tax attorney or financial advisor for tax advice.
The staff of California Baptist University is knowledgeable, discreet and happy to
assist you in any way possible. In addition, many CBU colleges, schools and departments
have development officers who work closely with donors to unite donors and university
passions and priorities to achieve excellence. Please contact a development officer
in your area of interest for more information about giving opportunities or call our
main office at (951) 343-4355.