Gift of Cash

The Power of a Simple Gift

One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support Our Lady of the Lake University is with a gift of cash. Gifts of $25,000 and above qualify to create an endowed scholarship fund. Gifts can be made through cash, securities and stocks, and real property. A 4.75% giving rule of the annually earned interest funds the scholarship’s intent, while the remainder of the earnings are reinvested, allowing the fund to grow and the donor’s legacy to exist in perpetuity. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of:

An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card or setting up an automatic transfer from your bank account today, you enable OLLU to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize on your taxes.

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary or close the account.

There are several other ways to make cash donations as part of the gift types below. To learn more, explore the links below.

Ways to Use Cash

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Georgina Benitez Schmahl at 210-431-3955 or gschmahl@ollusa.edu for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include OLLU in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio, Texas
Address: 411 SW 24th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207
Federal tax ID number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.

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