Ways to Give

We have many areas of need at Carroll and there are many ways you can contribute to the university. Contributions directly impact our Carroll students' learning toward discovery, growth and knowledge.


Checks, money orders or bank drafts can be made payable to Carroll University. Credit cards accepted through online giving include MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

Gifts by check can be made payable to Carroll University and sent to:

  • Office of Institutional Advancement
  • Carroll University
  • 100 N. East Avenue
  • Waukesha, WI 53186

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are 70.5 or older, you are eligible to make an IRA contribution that benefits you and allows Carroll University to continue assisting students. These gifts are tax-free, regardless of whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return. Click "Learn More" to connect to our online tool to make your tax-free donation online, and learn more about the benefits of giving from your IRA.

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Gifts of Stock

Donating stock maximizes your giving with tax advantages. You can make a bigger impact quickly and easily.

  • Avoid capital gains tax: Gifting stock avoids federal capital gains tax and most donors can also claim an income tax deduction for the stock's full market value
  • Make a bigger impact: When you give appreciated stocks directly to charity, your gift can be up to 20% larger because you avoid the taxes you’d incur from selling and donating the cash.
  • It’s quick and easy: Whether you want to do it yourself or get help from your financial advisor, donating stock takes as little as ten minutes with our online tool.
Start your stock gift

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

With a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) grant recommendation today, you can give from the money you've already set aside without spending an additional cent! This tool integrates with your DAF custodian and takes just a few minutes to use (and helps us track your gift – thank you!). 

Give from your DAF today

Gift Planning

With thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and Carroll University. Get more information on making a gift through your estate, donating from your IRA accounts and more.

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Share your Gift Plans

Gift Planning Notification

We realize that many people who plan to support Carroll University through their estate and/or financial plans prefer to keep their intentions private. However, by letting us know of your plans, we can thank you during your life, and confirm that we are able to fulfill your stated intentions. Please know that completing this form is non-binding - we understand that you may change your plans at any time. Please also know that all information you share with us is kept strictly confidential. 

Relevant Contacts about Gift Intention

Please use this form to share any relevant contact information for your gift intention. Providing Carroll the name and contact information for a relevant financial institution, attorney, or family member could prove extremely beneficial in ensuring your intentions are honored and fulfilled. Providing this contact information is, of course, optional.

Other Ways to Give

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Matching Gifts

Many leading companies offer corporate gift matching for their employees. Carroll alumni and friends utilize these generous policies to increase their impact for the university and its students.

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Gifts-in-kind are non-monetary items of tangible personal property or other physical assets that represent value to the university. Those gifts might include books, artwork and equipment.



Every year Carroll alumni volunteer their time serving their University, their community and their world, an attribute instilled in them as students, and carried with them throughout their lives.

Ready to give? Donate online today

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