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Year-End Giving

Year-End Giving

Thank you for including Doane University in your end-of-year giving. A gift to Doane Univeristy invigorates our legacy of teaching excellence, provides for engaging student experiences, and strengthens our community. 

For any questions, please contact the Office of Advancement at or by callinig 402.826.8258.

Please Note: Doane University will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 24th until Monday, January 4th, 2021. 

CARES ACT - 2020

As the end of 2020 draws near, so does the time-limited provisions in the CARES Act - (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). Through December 31, 2020, cash gifts made to Doane can have a greater impact for both you and Doane:


Those who take the standard deduction may now deduct up to an additional $300 in qualified charitable contributions of cash to Doane and other qualified charities. Previously, no deduction was allowed. Gifts to donor-advised funds, supporting organizations and most private foundations are not eligible.


Those who itemize may deduct cash gifts up to 100% of their adjusted gross income in 2020. Previously, the percentage was 60%. Gifts to donor-advised funds, supporting organizations and most private foundations are not eligible.

Have an IRA?

Required minimum distributions from retirement accounts are suspended for 2020. However, individuals can make a qualified charitable distribution of up to $100,000 from their IRAs. The direct distribution to a charity allows it to not be included as taxable income.

Consult with your tax advisor or counsel for advice as you consider your philanthropic and financial plans.

Ways to Give by the End of the Year


Credit card gifts may be made online through December 31st, 2020 by midnight by visiting our Giving Page.


To give by phone, please call 402.826.8258 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time. Please note, in times of increased call volume, including the week of December 24th-31st, you may leave a message and we will get back to you promptly. 


Checks must be dated and postmarked no later than December 31st, 2020. Checks sent via the USPS must have a 2020 postmark. 

Mail your check to:

Doane University 
Office of Advancement 
1014 Boswell Avenue 
Crete, NE 68333

Hand Delivery 

Please deliver your checks to Doane University's Office of Advancement prior to 4:30 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020, gifts received by December 23rd will count as a calendar 2020 gift.

The Office of Advancement is located at:

Doane University
Office of Advancement
1014 Boswell Avenue
Crete, NE 68333

Gift of Securities 

Gifts of securiities must arrive to one of our existing brokerage accounts by the end of the trading day prior to, or on December 31st - the last trading day of the calendar year. 

Please be aware that this is the deadline for the funds to be in our brokerage account, and will require lead time for your broker to transer the funds, which can be 3-5 business days. For more information, please visit our Securities Transfer Information page. 

For all gifts of securities, please call 402.826.8258 or email