Campaign Carroll

Make a Gift

To make a gift for Campaign Carroll: The Common Thread, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement by calling 262-524-7234. You may also send a message to Shannon Thomson at

We will be happy to tell you more about the campaign and how you can make a difference. You can help carry the common thread of Carroll into yet another generation of Carroll graduates. After all, we are Pioneers!

If you already know how you would like to support the campaign, you may make a gift online by clicking the Make a Gift button below.

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Campaign Carroll: The Common Thread by making a multi-year pledge or through outright gifts of cash, stock, and/or real estate. You may also participate in the campaign by telling us about your estate plans or by creating one of a variety of deferred gifts that may provide tax advantages and/or generate income.

Make a Pledge

Pledges are typically paid over a five-year period. You may designate your support for the campaign priority that is of the greatest interest to you. You may also choose the timing and amount of payments. To speak to someone about establishing a pledge, please call 262-524-7234.

Gifts of Cash

Gifts may be made by check (payable to Carroll University) and sent to Carroll University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 100 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186.

By Credit Card

Carroll University accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. To make a gift via credit card, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 262-524-7234. You may also make an online credit card gift by clicking on the link noted above in Make a Gift.

Gifts of Stock

Many alumni, parents, and friends are making their gifts by donating securities. You may find that you can make a larger contribution by giving stock - particularly securities that have appreciated in value, versus a gift of cash. You may be able to take an immediate tax deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoid the capital-gains tax otherwise owed by cashing in the securities. Of course, please be sure to consult your tax advisor to determine what is best for your particular circumstances.

Please contact Steve Kuhn, Vice President, Institutional Advancement via email at or by telephone at 262-524-7132. We will provide the simple steps to transfer gifts of stock.

Gifts of Real Estate

Giving a gift of real estate, such as a personal home, vacation home, undeveloped property, or a farm, can be a highly effective philanthropic and financial strategy. These gifts may provide significant benefits for the donor as well as for the university. Depending on the type of gift, a donor may enjoy tax savings, lifetime payments, and freedom from carrying costs once the real estate is sold. There are many distinct tax benefits for making a gift of real estate, which we would be happy to discuss with you.

Real estate gifts require more planning than gifts of cash or marketable securities. The university will need some time to gather information and to evaluate legal and financial issues before making a decision with respect to accepting a gift of real estate. If the university decides to accept a gift of real estate, donors should be aware that the sale of donated property requires patience and realistic pricing.

Please contact Steve Kuhn at 262-524-7240 or

Planned Gifts

You can use gift planning, including life income gifts and bequests, to provide meaningful support for the priorities of Campaign Carroll: The Common Thread, all while enjoying financial and tax benefits for you and your family. If you wish to make a planned gift to Carroll University through a bequest, trust, or other means, please contact Jill Holthaus, Director of Planned Giving at or 262-524-7241. Information is also available at


Gifts of personal property include, but are not limited to, antiques, works of art, furniture, jewelry, rare books, and valuable collections.

Before accepting a gift of tangible personal property, Carroll will consider how the university might use the property and whether this use is related to the university’s mission. Tangible personal property with a value of $500 or more must be valued by a qualified, independent appraiser who is secured and compensated by the donor.

Matching Gifts

Many leading companies offer corporate gift matching for their employees. Carroll alumni and friends utilize these generous plans to increase the impact of their generosity to Carroll. Many companies will double or even triple your gift to Carroll. Please click here, contact your human resources, or a member of the Institutional Advancement staff to find out if you are eligible.

If you already know that you work for a matching gift company, securing your matched gift is easy. Obtain a matching gift form from your employer and fill out your portion. Then, send it in to Carroll with your gift, according to your company's guidelines. We’ll verify the receipt of your gift and return it to the company.