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Ways to Give

Cornerstone University accepts donations in a number of different ways to help enrich academic programs, improve campus life and continually increase the ability of the campus community members to carry out the mission of impacting the world for Christ.

Select your preferred manner of giving and note how you would like your gift to be put to use.

Cash (e.g., mail, online, ETF, matching gift)

Cash donations via mail-in giving, online, an electronic funds transfer or a matching gift are incredibly valuable to Cornerstone University. Learn more about one-time or recurring cash donations here.

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Gifts of Appreciated Securities (e.g., stocks/mutual funds)

Donating stock can make a meaningful difference on next year’s tax return. Using this secure tool, it only takes a couple of minutes to access Cornerstone’s account information to share with a broker or, if your brokerage permits, fill out the forms online to complete the gift electronically.

Give stock today!

IRA Gifts

If you are 70.5 or older, IRA gifts are a powerful way to support Cornerstone University and possibly reduce your future tax burden. If you are subject to Required Minimum Distributions, making a QCD allows you to meet your RMD without increasing your taxable income!

With this secure online tool, you can save time filling out all the necessary forms from your IRA custodian, or print out what you need to get started.

Give from your IRA today!

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)

By recommending a grant from your DAF to Cornerstone University, you can help us develop the leaders of tomorrow — with funds you already have set aside. This quick and secure online tool from our partner, FreeWill, can help you recommend a grant in just a few minutes.

Recommend a grant today!


When you donate your crypto to Cornerstone, there’s no capital gains tax to pay, meaning a larger impact on our work today. Donating your crypto in support of Cornerstone University may also allow you to receive a federal tax deduction against your income tax for the full value of the gift.

This secure online donation tool has no transaction fee, meaning 100% of your crypto gift will go toward supporting Cornerstone’s students!

Donate your crypto today!

Legacy or Gift Planning (e.g., gift in-will, trust or charitable gift annuity)

Consider adding Cornerstone to your will or trust—a simple but tangible way to support the university. Learn more about legacy and gift planning here.

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Gifts of Property & Land

Gifts of property and land guarantee a secure future for Cornerstone. To learn more, call 616.254.1668 and a member of our CU Planned Giving Team will be very pleased to help you.

Corporate Sponsorship

More than event support and advertising benefits, our corporate partners and business friends give because they understand the importance of Christ-centered education in West Michigan and beyond.

To learn more about how you can partner with us as a corporate sponsor, call the Advancement Office at 616.254.1668.

Mark Tremaine


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