Gifting Options

Gifting Options

Your gift to Grace Christian University will impact future students and the future of Grace. Below are various ways to give to Grace.


Grace Christian University
ATTN: Advancement Department
PO Box 910, 1011 Aldon SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509

(616) 530-7756

Tax-Free Gifts From IRA’s

If you are 70 1/2 years old Congress has permanently authorized tax-free gifts from your IRA.

  • You may contribute up to $100,000 per person to qualified 501 C-3 organizations.
  • It will reduce your taxable income.
  • Cut taxes on Social Security Benefits.
  • While you cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts you will not pay income tax on the amount gifted.

To make a tax-free gift to Grace, simply contact your IRA plan administrators and then notify the development office of your plans so we may properly track and receipt this gift.

Please contact us should you have any interest in this.

Receiving Donations (EFT)

Transfer funds to Grace directly from your bank account. Click here for downloadable form.

Electronic Stock Transfer (EST)

Transfer Stock to Grace directly from your investment account.
Please use the information below to make a stock transfer into our brokerage account.

Mr. Mike Meeuwsen, Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley
Phone: (616) 771-6014
Account #: 336-017593
DTC: 0015


When a friend of Grace Christian University remembers the college in his or her will, the donor provides financial resources of lasting value to Grace students.

A bequest may be unrestricted – that is used for a general purpose – or designated for a particular use. Bequest may take one of several forms:

  • A specific amount of cash or a specific asset
  • A percentage of one’s net estate (for example, 20% of one’s estate after expenses and taxes are paid)
  • A residual bequest (for example, whatever remains after family members of friends are cared for through specific amounts)
  • A trust (for example, setting up a Charitable Remainder Trust that will pay out to beneficiaries for a period of time with the remainder to Grace)

If you do not have a will or living trust arrangement, it is very important to contact an attorney to establish an estate plan. If you have a plan in place, it should be reviewed regularly in order to account for any life changes (births, deaths, etc.). Also, as stewardship desires change, your trust document should be modified.

Memorial Gift

If you would like to make a Memorial Gift in the memory of someone, you can click on this link to make the donation through Paypal or you can contact Pete Tilden on more ways to make your Memorial Gift.

Undesignated Giving

Many individuals choose to give to Grace without designating how their gift will be used. These individuals give monthly, quarterly or in some cases one time per year. Your partnership in this regular giving benefits the university through steady income allowing us to maintain the ministry of Grace Christian University.

Make a Donation to Grace

Invest in the Lives of Our Students

Join us in shaping the future of education and faith at Grace Christian University. Your support is vital in empowering students to reach their full potential and make a difference in the world.

To get more information on how you can get involved contact our Senior Gift Officer, Pete Tilden.

Pete Tilden
Pete Tilden
Senior Gift Officer

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