The Alumni Center exists in large part because of the gifts of time, talent, andtreasure that are shared with us each year.
Our ministry of caring, connecting, and celebrating continues through your financial gifts. While Taylor Universityhas provided the majority of our funding, our goal is to continue becoming more self-sustainable.
If you live in the State of Indiana and you support us financially, you can benefit from the Indiana Tax College Credit (not just a deduction). Click here to see how you may benefit.
Where does the money go?
Fort Wayne Alumni & Friends Fund provides for the following:
Staff salaries – Thank you for providing one full and one quarter-time employee to help lead our team of volunteers
Events – mailings and subsidizing costs to keep reunions affordable
Publications – just one FW Vine costs $6,500 to mail and send
Postage – we spend about $7,000 a year in postage
Archives – require supplies and equipment to digitize and produce
Books, CDs/DVDs – we have published five Dr. Wes Gerig books and countless CDs and DVDs of past performance groups and concerts
Supplies – we have to buy paper, toner, CD/DVDs, etc.
Rent and Utilities – still being in Fort Wayne costs, but we feel it is important to be adjacent to the Fort Wayne campus.
Special Projects Fund provides for special projects and equipment needed above and beyond our normal budget
Fort Wayne Alumni Center Endowment provides for ministry expenses for the Alumni Center to continue in the years to come. Alumni and friends generally fund this with estate gifts and giving gift annuities designated for our use. Currently, we have $325,000, but we are striving for our goal of $1.6 million to endow our ministry’s future.
How can you give?
Online – Click here to give online (It’s easy and quick)
Check – Checks should be payable to FW Alumni Center or Taylor University (mark FW Alumni Center in Memo section) and mail to 915 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807.
Call – Call 260.744.8790 to give Stephanie, Michael, Jay or Bill your credit card number (We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express)
Stocks & IRAs – Giving appreciated stock and IRAs can be a great way to give a gift to save on taxes.
Gift Annuities help our Fort Wayne Alumni Fund but also our Fort Wayne Alumni & Friends Resource Center Endowment. Contact Michael Mortensen if you have interest in earning a guaranteed income for life, and he will provide you an illustration. The minimum gift annuity is $10,000.
Volunteer – a list of jobs and opportunities is available here.