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Alumni, friends, parents, corporations, foundations, members of the campus community, and others may choose to make a single gift or spread their contributions over a period of time. All gifts – no matter the amount – make an impact and are deeply appreciated.

Click on the options below to learn more about the most common ways to support John Carroll University.

Learn more about our gift acceptance and donor-related policies

One of the easiest ways to support John Carroll is with a cash gift. You may ...

  • Make an online gift now using the University's secure giving site to process your credit card or e-check contribution.
  • Mail a check, made payable to John Carroll University to:
    John Carroll University
    Attn: Advancement Services
    1 John Carroll Blvd.
    University Heights, OH 44118

Memorial and Honorary gifts can be made with a credit card online or by mailing in a check.

Online Gifts

The online form will allow you to indicate the individual that the gift is honoring and also to provide the contact information of the individual to be notified of the memorial/honorary gift.

To make an online memorial/honorary gift click here.

Gifts by Check

For gifts by check, please mail a check with a note indicating the name of the individual who the gift is in memory/honor of and the contact information of the individual to be notified of the gift.

Mail to:

John Carroll University Advancement Services 1 John Carroll Boulevard University Heights, Ohio 44118


Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift to John Carroll University may be doubled or possibly tripled! Additionally, some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

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A planned gift is a creative way to support John Carroll University and achieve your financial and philanthropic goals.  Planned giving vehicles include bequests, charitable trusts, life insurance, and gifts from your IRA. Learn more about the ways to give.

Giving publicly traded securities is one of the easiest ways and most tax-savvy ways to support John Carroll. When you donate long-term appreciated securities, you may be able to take a charitable deduction for the stock's fair market value on the day you give it away. In addition, you might avoid paying capital gains tax. Please consult your personal tax advisor for all tax deduction questions.

  1. Provide written instructions to your bank or broker. Please indicate the purpose of your gift (Carroll Fund, scholarship, or other designation).
    For example: Per our recent telephone conversation, I wish to make an irrevocable gift to John Carroll University to support the Carroll Fund with “x” shares of “XYZ Corporation”. Please transfer the stock to John Carroll University via DTC as follows:
    Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
    DTC# 0015
    John Carroll University
    Account #305-108150-553
    Attn: T.J. Johnson or Toni R. Panovec
    440.540.4496 (fax)
  2. To avoid confusion on donated stock gifts please notify John Carroll University of the instructions you provide to your to your broker by sharing the same information with Advancement Services. We would like to know the name of the donor, either the stock being given or the approximate value of the stock(s) being given, and the purpose of your gift.

    Please contact:
    Bridgette Chicone, Gift Accounting and Data Entry Specialist
    Phone: 216.397.4338
  3. For Fedbook entries for Government & MBS Securities:
    ABA 021000018
    FFC 305-108150-553 – John Carroll University

Are you at least 70 1/2 and looking for a tax-wise way to make a charitable contribution? If so, consider making an "IRA charitable rollover," also known as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), from your IRA directly to John Carroll. If you are elibible to make a QCD, you may transfer up to $105,000 in 2024 (indexed for inflation in future years) to JCU. A QCD may count toward your "required minimum distribution" or RMD. Learn more about IRA charitable rollover gifts here.

JCU can give through payroll deduction. 

Please complete the online Payroll Deduction Giving Form.

The Magis Legacy Society honors alumni and friends who have generously supported John Carroll University with a planned gift. Examples include bequests, retirement plan beneficiary designations, life insurance, and charitable trusts.

Membership benefits include:

  • A Magis Legacy Society commemorative medallion
  • Recognition in University publications
  • Invitations to special events honoring society members
  • Appreciation and recognition of you for your gift during your lifetime
  • The ability to secure your legacy at John Carroll by making a planned gift

If you've included John Carroll in your estate plans, or intend to, and would like more information, click here.


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