Institutional Advancement & Development
Jarvis Christian College is a historically Black liberal arts, baccalaureate, degree-granting institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the College is to prepare students intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally to pursue professional and graduate studies and productive careers, and to function effectively in a global and technological society. Throughout its history, the College has provided access and educational opportunities for students who might otherwise not seek a college degree. The institution is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The enrollment of about 600 students is over 85 percent African-American and is becoming more diverse. Like other member institutions of the United Negro College fund, Jarvis enrolls many students who are first-generation college students. Prominent degree programs include biology, business, chemistry, criminal justice, and teacher education.
To discuss gift opportunities, contact:
Dr. William Smialek
903-730-4890, Ext. 3001
Thinking about investing in the future of students who study at Jarvis?
Gifts to Jarvis Christian College are an investment in the future of the young men and women who study here. It is also an investment in the well-being of our society and world. Many individuals have generously invested in the future of our students and the advancement of the Jarvis legacy. Below are ways that you can continue or begin your support. Please make your gifts to Jarvis Christian College.
The following types of gifts are welcomed throughout the year:
|Annual Giving||Annual contributions will support the day-to-day operations of the College.|
|Planned Giving||Planned giving is the process by which your contribution is guided and shaped by financial and estate planning considerations. Planned gifts can provide a tax shelter while also supplying fixed payments to donors and/or their families. Planned gifts include bequests, life insurance policies, retirement plan assets, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and retained life estate agreements.|
|Memorials and Honorariums||Commemorative gifts are a way to honor a loved one while supporting the College. Your memorial gift can establish an endowment, or help with a special program.|
|Endowments||Some individuals choose to honor family or friends, or support College programs by establishing endowed funds for student scholarships or other purposes. The income from these invested funds provides annual support for the designated program. An endowed fund may be created at any level. The Trustees have set $25,000 as the minimum for a named scholarship endowment. Minimums have also been established for endowed lectureships and chairs.|
|Ten Ways to Give:|
|1. Cash||Checks are the most common form of gifts. Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards may also be used to make gifts to the College.|
|2. Matching Gifts||If you or your spouse work for a company that matches gifts to colleges and universities, your gift to Jarvis Christian College can be doubled or tripled. Many subsidiaries of parent companies are also eligible. Retired employees often qualify as well. Obtain a matching for form from your personnel office, follow the instructions for initiating the match, and send the complete form with your gift.|
|3. Gifts In Kind||Contributions of goods or services are Gifts-in-Kind. The donor receives credit for the fair market value of the gift. In-kind gifts must be approved by the College before transfer.|
|4. Bequests||A bequest, through a will, allows you to give in ways you may not be able to during your lifetime. Because of the estate-tax charitable deduction, a bequest can significantly reduce the tax burden of your estate.|
|5. Life Insurance||Naming the College as a beneficiary, the face value of the insurance policy will eventually constitute a gift in your name and is deductible from federal estate taxes.|
|6. Personal Property||A gift in kind may be eligible for a deduction at the asset’s full fair market value.|
|7. Appreciated Stock/Securities||Appreciated stocks and securities make excellent gifts. When such assets have appreciated significantly, the capital gains tax is avoided by gifting. The current value is the tax-deductible value of the gift.|
|8. Real Estate||A gift of a personal residence, commercial building, land, etc. qualifies the donor to a tax deduction.|
|9. Charitable Gift Annuity||In exchange for cash or securities, the College agrees to pay a fixed amount to the donor or designated person for life. The donor may claim a charitable tax deduction.|
|10. Charitable Lead Trust||This trust makes annual payments to the College during the term of the trust. At the end of the term the principal can either go back to the donor or to the heirs named by the donor. The donor may claim a charitable income tax deduction for creating a grantor lead trust.|