Besides tuition, donations from alumni and donors are the College’s primary income. We rely on Alumni especially because they have had the Crown experience! They know the high quality Christian education that they received –– and the community of Christians that are their friends forever — and are now around the world making a difference for Christ in all of their occupations.
Whether you have experienced Crown as a student or parent, or have learned of Crown’s high quality Christian education, we hope that you will support Crown so that experience can continue for current and future students.
The Decade Challenge is to encourage all of our alumni to give back to Crown College. Our goal is to have at least 10% of alumni from each decade to give in 2016. The Alumni Decade that increases their percentage of givers the most wins bragging rights! (Click here for current Decade Challenge results)
Where to Give:
Giving to the Crown Annual Fund, supports students with their financial needs and other current critical needs of the College. (Through the Crown Annual Fund you may designate your funding to go towards current priorities of the College, Student Scholarships, Academic Programs, Athletics, Library, Music or other existing programs.) Many donors also give to endowment or gift scholarships that they have established.
Ways to Give:
There are many ways you can help Crown to make a difference. For details about our current initiatives, please review some of the opportunities below:
- Cornerstone Gift
To help advance Crown College and expand the influence of its graduates across the world, the College established the Crown Cornerstone giving group of alumni, friends and churches who support Crown College with financial support of $1,000 or more per calendar year.
Cornerstone members receive updates on College successes and progress and are honored with a members-only dinner and priority seating at Christmas at Crown Chapel.
We invite you to become a Cornerstone Member and partner with us to ensure that the opportunity to study and grow at Crown College continues to be excellent and affordable for Christians who deeply desire to be used by God in their future careers.
- Coffee Club
Through joining the Club with an annual gift of $120, members receive a custom-fired mug, hand-crafted by Deneen Pottery of St. Paul, MN. As an added bonus, when you bring your mug back to campus you will be treated with a free cup of coffee to welcome you back. Just as each year’s design will be 100% unique, so is the sense of community provided by Crown College. By using your Club mug, you will be able to hold in your hands a constant reminder of your time at Crown and the support you’re providing to help our community grow.
- $20.16 Donation
Through a one-time donation of $20.16, you can still make a difference in a student’s life and help your classmates in the Decade Challenge. All funds received will go to student scholarships through Crown’s Annual Fund. Please contribute $20.16 to recognize our 2016-17 Centennial Year!
- Endowed and Gift Scholarship Funds
Ninety-eight percent of students receive financial support through scholarships. Many individuals and families have established funds to provide scholarships to existing students. Scholarship funds are established in one of two ways:Endowed Scholarships – a fund of $25,000 or more is established. After one year, the earnings from the fund are used to provide scholarships to students that have financial need and meet the criteria that the donors have established. Endowed scholarships are awarded year after year.Gift Scholarships – a fund is established by donors with criteria for eligible students. Funds are provided directly from the fund until the fund is totally distributed.If you have a scholarship that you would like to donate to please click Give Now. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, please call Crown’s External Relations Office at 952-446-4342
- Destination Serve
At Crown we encourage students to learn and experience different cultures. We do this through having many international students as part of our student body, by requiring community service and by offering several Destination Serve mission trips. Students must raise their own funds for a Destination Serve trip. If you would like to donate to this program and / or for a specific student, please proceed to Give Now
If you would like to make a donation, of any amount, to our Crown Annual Fund we would so appreciate your support. Please proceed to our Give Now page and tell us any specific directions for your donation
Contact External Relations
8700 College View Drive
Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375
- Donate Online
For your convenience, Crown provides a means for you to securely make a donation using your credit card. Please use our secure online giving form for this purpose.
- By Check
Please make your check payable to Crown College and mail to the following address:
Crown College, Office of External Relations
8700 College View Dr
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375
If you would like to designate your gift for a specific purpose, please indicate this on the memo line of your check.
- By Phone
Call our Office of External Relations at 952-446-4342, or toll-free at 1-800-646-2586, to make your donation using your VISA, Discover or MasterCard.
- Make a Pledge
If you desire to make a pledge (monthly, annual, etc.) to the ministry of Crown, please write to us indicating your pledge amount and frequency of your gifts and mail to:
Crown College, Office of External Relations
8700 College View Dr
St Bonifacius, MN 55375
Or send an email to us with the information at email@example.com. Your gifts in support of your pledge may be made by check or by credit card using our online giving form.
- Your Employer’s Matching Gift
Matching Gift Program through your Employer
Please check with your employer’s Human Resources department to find out if your employer will match your gift to Crown. Taking advantage of matching gift opportunities is a great way for you to double the impact of your gift to Crown.
- Stock and Securities
Considering a gift of stock/securities? The information below will help you in knowing how to complete the gifting process. If you have questions or need further information or assistance, please contact our office at 952-446-4342, or toll-free at 1-800-646-2586, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Give Stock/Securities?
Federal and State tax laws offer special incentives for gifts of non-cash property, especially property that has appreciated since it was acquired.
How Much is Deductible?
- These types of gifts to charitable organizations and institutions are deductible from federal income tax returns for those who itemize.
- The deduction is for the current fair market value of the securities given.
- The deductible amount includes both what you paid and your gain. So, you may use the amount of the “paper profit” as a tax deduction even though it has never been taxed. This can dramatically reduce the cost of making a charitable gift and/or help increase the amount you can afford to give.
Making the Gift
After having made the decision of which security you would like to give and the total amount of your gift, you should complete the process with the assistance of your investment broker. The method chosen to make your gift will affect the date of transfer for valuation and other purposes.