Ways To Give

A gift of cash is the simplest, easiest method of supporting Crowder College.

Gifts may be sent one of three ways:

  • credit card, online form
  • credit card, by mail-in form
  • or checks sent by mail.

How to send gifts
Online credit card donation (click here)
Mail-in credit card donation (click here for downloadable form)

or…make checks payable to the Crowder College Foundation, Inc., and send to:
Crowder College Foundation, Inc.
601 Laclede
Neosho, MO 64850

Gift Acknowledgment
Gifts “In Honor Of”

Honor someone special, a special occasion, or the memory of a loved one or friend by making a donation to the Crowder College Foundation in their name. The Foundation will then notify the recipient of your generosity. You can choose to have the Foundation send a card on your behalf, with a standard message or a personalized one that you specify. Your gift will pay tribute to someone special while supporting students working toward a better life.

All gifts receive official gift receipts.

Online Giving Form…
This form allows you to make a credit card gift online to the Crowder College Foundation, Inc.
The Trustees of the Foundation appreciate your support of Crowder College.

All information provided to us is confidential and secured using PayPal. If you already have a PayPal account, you will be able to access it from the following link. If you do not have an account with PayPal, easy to follow instruction will be provided. Founded in 1998, PayPal, enables any individual or business with an email address to securely, easily and quickly send and receive payments online. PayPal’s service builds on the existing financial infrastructure of bank accounts and credit cards and utilizes the world’s most advanced proprietary fraud prevention systems to create a safe, global, real-time payment solution. PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment solutions with 40 million account members worldwide.

To further protect your privacy, the Foundation will not receive your credit card number(s), and they are not stored in the Foundation database.

Use the “Make a Donation” link below.


You can also mail in your donation using this easy PDF form!

Planned Giving

The living legacy foundation society honors and recognizes donors who, through their estate plans, include a gift that will benefit Crowder College for generations to come. These thoughtful and well-planned gifts take many forms, such as bequests, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, or retained life estate. All planned gifts strengthen the future of Crowder College, while creating an enduring living legacy for donors.


Many donors choose to make a planned gift through a will or living trust, which enables you to retain your assets during your lifetime. Bequests can be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the balance of your estate after providing for your family or other loved ones. A bequest removes those assets from your estate and reduces estate tax liability.

Now and Forever
Donors may choose to make a planned gift through a will or living trust to help Crowder College in the future, and link that legacy with a current scholarship fund. In this way, donors are supporting students of today and ensuring a strong college for the future.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust
The charitable remainder unitrust and the charitable remainder annuity trust are two life income planned gift options that allow you to make a gift to Crowder College Foundation, Inc., and receive income from that gift. You or your designee can continue to collect the financial benefits from the gift for the rest of your life or for a set number of years while also receiving a current income tax deduction for the gift.

A charitable remainder trust is established when the donor irrevocably transfers cash, securities, or real estate to fund the trust. With the transfer of appreciated securities or real estate, the donor not only receives the charitable gift deduction, but also avoids capital gains tax.

Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance can be a very affordable and flexible planned giving method to make a significant gift. By purchasing a life insurance policy naming the Foundation as the owner and beneficiary, you can receive a charitable gift deduction for each premium payment. A paid up life insurance policy that may no longer be needed can also be contributed, allowing a donor to receive a charitable gift deduction approximately equal to the cash surrender value of the policy.

Retained Life Insurance
A gift of your home or farm can be made without giving up the use of your property during your lifetime. You may also provide for your spouse or other loved one to live there upon your death. You can obtain a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the property and your age. Property taxes and insurance remain the donor’s responsibility.

Through a Planned or Deferred Gift
donors can touch this generation and reach across the generations to touch the future of Crowder College and its students. A donor may make his or her gift unrestricted so that it can be used in an area where it is needed most, or may designate the gift to benefit a favorite department or program, or may set aside all or a portion for student scholarships. Planned gifts are as unique as each individual who makes one and may be tailored in a way that best serves the donor’s needs, objectives, and wishes and those of Crowder College.

The Crowder College Foundation, Inc., established in 1965, is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.

If you would like to know more about making a planned gift to Crowder College and becoming a member of the Foundation, please contact:

Cynthia Branscum
Director of Institutional Advancement

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