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Benefits of Giving

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to
the present. — Albert Camus

What better way to invest in the future than to support education? Every person who graduates from Manchester University stands on the shoulders of those who went before — people who paved the way for those they would never meet, maybe even you.

That’s how Manchester works. We pass the torch from generation to generation. Giving feels good, it helps Manchester students today and it helps all of the people whose lives our graduates go on touch.

Other benefits:

  • Gifts can be designated in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone, perhaps a special professor who changed your world.
  • Because Manchester is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, your gifts are deductible for federal tax purposes.
  • If you live in Indiana you get an even better deal because 50 percent of your gift — up to $100 for individuals or $200 for couples — becomes a credit against your state income tax.
  • Membership in one of Manchester’s giving societies carries additional benefits that may include special privileges and recognition, invitations to events, and more.
When a high percentage of alumni give, it demonstrates our loyalty to Manchester and strengthens the institution’s leverage with foundations and other potential donors.