Put the Love Back in Your Holiday Giving

Learn More
After a lifetime of buying presents, you know that giving great gifts is not an easy task. Many times it's because people already seem to have everything, or the hectic rush of this time of year makes holiday shopping a chore. But there are other, very positive routes for gift-giving, and they start with a reflection of what is truly dear to you and those you love.

Honor Gifts: A New Twist to Your Holiday Giving

This holiday season, consider adding ?honor gifts? to your list of giving ideas. If you have a loved one that holds Gustavus Adolphus College close to his or her heart, you could make a significant gift to us in that person's honor. By making an honor gift in a loved one's name, you'll establish a living tribute to him or her that:
  • is always appreciated;
  • carries significant meaning; and
  • supports our work during a time of great need.

How Honor Gifts Work

Honor gifts are donations you make in recognition of someone significant in your life. These gifts are often made on traditional gift-giving occasions, but can also be used as a thoughtful way to say thanks or to congratulate a loved one for a noteworthy achievement or milestone reached.

How to Complete Your Gift

Making an honor gift to Gustavus Adolphus College is easy. We have many options to help you honor someone special today and would be happy to help you choose one. Just contact Jackie Peterson at 507-933-7543 or jpeters9@gustavus.edu. Once you've chosen the option that works best for you, simply let us know that your donation is an honor gift. We'll issue a tax receipt to you for your contribution. And, assuming this is your wish, we'll announce your gift to the honoree—without stating the amount.

Question Mark

Did you know?

Many types of donations made to Gustavus give back to you, the giver. Depending on which method you choose, you could eliminate capital gains tax, generate an income tax deduction and be paid income for your lifetime—all while honoring a loved one and helping our important mission.

We value your support year-round, but this holiday season, when it comes to buying another gift, we hope you might consider an idea that benefits so many more and goes so much further, a gift that you'll feel proud to give and the recipient will be honored to receive.

Learn more about honoring a loved one with a lasting gift to Gustavus.