Ways to give

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs welcomes your gift to support students, faculty, research and other initiatives. There are many ways to give.

By check

Make the check payable to IU Foundation/SPEA. Please mail to Katie Ellis (address below) with a note stating how you would like your contribution used:

Cortnee Yarbrough
Assistant Director of Development
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
801 West Michigan Street, BS 3025
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Online, by credit card

To make a gift online with your credit card, please use the IU Foundation's "Give Now" option.

Making a gift of stock

Gifts of publicly traded stock allow donors to claim a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date the gift is made. Additionally, donors pay no capital gains tax on any appreciation in the value of the securities since they were acquired. Securities may be electronically transferred to the School by contacting your broker. Consult your tax advisor for detailed information.

Making a gift through your will

Bequests, which are gifts made through a will, are an easy and effective way to make a significant contribution to the School. A bequest may provide for a specific dollar gift, a percentage of your estate, or other assets to be given to SPEA.

Making a life income gift

Donors can make a substantial gift to SPEA while still earning income from the donated assets by using life income vehicles, such as charitable remainder trusts or deferred gift annuities. Life income gifts may provide some or all of the following benefits:

  • A current charitable income tax deduction
  • Protection of capital gain in appreciated property used to make your gift
  • A reduction in estate and inheritance taxes
  • Professional management of your gift
  • Tax-free income

To discuss giving options, contact Cortnee Yarbrough, Assistant Director of Development at SPEA in Indianapolis, 317-278-9670.