To learn more about giving, please contact The Advancement Office at (504) 816-4580.
The Value in Giving
Giving provides an opportunity for alumni & donors to allow students to obtain a comprehensive & competitive education. Your philanthropic efforts establish financial security for Dillard University and expand our vision for the future. Contributions from alumni and friends are used to support student scholarships, endowments, technological enhancements, capital and programmatic endeavors. All of these things are essential in providing an excellent education for Dillard students. The value of giving is an important part of stewardship as well as enhancing the lives of others. Your support, large or small, can change the life of another significantly. By investing in Dillard University, you are investing in our future.
Did you know?
- 95% of Dillard students qualify for financial aid or scholarships.
- Most Dillard students come from households with total annual family income of less than $45,000.
- 50% of Dillard students are the first generation to attend college.
Ways To Give
How you make your gift to Dillard University is important to the University and to you and your family. Gifts and pledges can be tailored to meet each donor’s interests and tax situation.
Gifts of Cash
Of the many ways to give to Dillard University, most donors choose cash and cash equivalents, whether as annual gifts, a one-time gift, or a gift pledged over a period of years.
A cash gift entitles you to the most generous federal income tax charitable deduction up to 50 percent of adjusted gross income. If all deductible gifts in that year exceed the 50-percent limit, the excess amount may be carried over as a deduction for up to five years.
Many companies will make a matching gift to Dillard University when one of their employees makes a donation. For more information, please contact The Advancement Office at (504) 816-4580.
Your check should be made payable to Dillard University and, to ensure that it is properly credited, must be accompanied by a letter outlining the purpose of the gift. Mail checks to the Gift Systems department at the following address:
Office of Development
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70122
A credit card gift to Dillard University is not only convenient--it also entitles you to the same income-tax deduction as a gift of cash. To make your credit card gift please click here, or contact The Advancement Office at (504) 816-4580.
While most donors send personal checks, Dillard University also accepts cash gifts by wire transfer. To make a gift to Dillard University by wire please contact The Advancement Office at (504) 816-4580.