We know these are serious times, and we are all making serious choices.
Just know that we appreciate all that you give, regardless of where, why and how much.
To view information about the different funds you can contribute to, go to
Give to Your Passion.
Please go to Tell
Us How to Use Your Gift for more information.
If giving by mail or in person, please include a Donation
Form with your gifts.
|What works best for you ?
||Some of us have to dig a bit deeper to find $50.00 to $500.00 dollars to give to our favorite program, activity or project at the college. Cash by Check or Credit Card might be best for you.
||Some of you feel blessed and want to make a significant contribution to the college to help ensure that we continue to give students a solid educational foundation and to make a difference in the prosperity
of Cowley County and its residents. Cash by Check or Wire Transfer might work best for you.
||For some of you it is time to make smart decisions in your estate planning. There are many unique ways to make a gift in your will that can produce remarkable tax-saving benefits for your estate. Estate Planning Documents would be best for you.
Gifts of cash can be given
by credit card, check, cashier's check, or wire transfer. You can make donations as an outright gift or a pledge. Pledges enable you to give a large sum with multiple payments spread out over the year or multiple years.
- Credit Card
Cowley College has partnered with
NelNet, one of the leading educational finance companies
in the United States, to provide a secure way for you to make a
donation by credit card over the internet. To give a gift online, go to the Online Giving portal for instructions and a link to the Cowley College Online Giving secure site.
- By Phone or by Hand
You can call the Cowley College Alumni office,
620.441.5291, to make a credit card transaction by telephone, or
stop by our offices located in the Administrative Wing on the
lower level of Galle Johnson Hall.
- Check or Cashier's Check
You can mail or hand deliver your check or cashier's check.
Make checks payable to "Cowley College Endowment".
- By Mail
Please send your check and donation form by check or money order to:
125 South 2nd Street
Arkansas City KS 67005
- By Hand
Stop by the Alumni & Development office, in the Administrative
Wing on the lower level of Galle-Johnson Hall, to hand deliver
your check and donation form. Please call first, 620.441.5291 or
- Wire Transfer
If you wish to make a donation by wire transfer, please call the endowment office for instructions.
Gifts-in-kind are non-cash gifts -- tangible personal property -- that
can be put to immediate use by Cowley College or immediately converted
to cash. Please talk to us about your plans,
620.441.5291 or 620.441.5319.
Please be sure to let us know if your company has a matching gift program so we can maximize your contribution!
Planned GivingMaking a bequest to a charitable organization is not only a sign of benevolence; it's the mark of savvy estate planning.
Ways to make a charitable bequest include:
- Direct Bequest
- Percentage or Residue
- Trust for Spouse
- Life Income and Lead Trust Plans
- Memorial Fund
We will work with you and your attorney to help design
an estate plan tailored to your wishes. For more details on charitable
bequest, go to Ways to
Make a Charitable Bequest.
Retirement Plan Assets
Money accumulated in pensions, profit-sharing pans,
401(k) s, and IRAs often constitutes a substantial portion of your
assets and can be highly taxed at your death. However, when left to
a charity, retirement plan assets can escape both estate and income
taxation and entitle your estate to a charitable estate tax deduction.
gifts include common and preferred stock, mutual funds and savings
bonds. These assets are often highly appreciated and easy to transfer.
In order to avoid tax on the capital gain, be sure to donate the stocks
themselves, not the proceeds from their sale. Securities must be held
for more than one year before donation.
Consider making Cowley College the beneficiary of your life insurance
policy or donating policies whose coverage you no
longer need, thereby reducing the size of your estate and receiving a
charitable deduction for the year in which the gift was made.
such as artwork, jewelry, coins and real estate are particularly
good gifts if they are related to the purpose of the charitable organization.
If you have a particular use in mind, we recommend that you discuss
it with our representative to make certain we can carry out your