Ways to Give

Charitable gifts from our alumni, friends and partners support our innovative strategies in offering our students with a quality education and experience. Below you will find the many ways our donors give as well as more information on how to give a donation to Davenport University.


There are many ways to make an outright gift of cash to Davenport University.

Give Online:

Our gift system is a convenient way to support what is important to you.

Give a Gift

Gifts by Mail:

Mail your checks to

Davenport University
6191 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Please make check payable to "Davenport University Foundation" and include the name of the fund you wish to support on the memo line of your check.

Give Over the Phone:

Call 616.233.3417. Mention the name of the fund you wish to support and provide your credit card number and gift amount.


Did you know that some employers provide matching gifts that can double or even triple the value of a gift to Davenport University? Many companies will also match gifts made by employee spouses and retirees. Send your company’s form completed and signed along with your gift to:

Davenport University
6191 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512


Honoring a special person in your life with a gift to Davenport creates a personal and lasting tribute. You can specify for whom or to what area you are making your gift when you make your gift online or through the mail. We will send an acknowledgment to the honoree or family of the deceased notifying them of your thoughtful gift, but not revealing the amount of your contribution.


You may set up a gift payable over a five-year period by setting up a pledge agreement. Pledges can be made for gifts of $10,000 or more. To get started, please call the Office of Advancement at 616.233.3417.


Appreciated securities and mutual funds can be a tax-smart way to make a gift to Davenport. For transfer instructions contact the Office of Advancement at advancement@davenport.edu or 616.233.3417. Depending on the country of origin, wire transfers may take up to 10 business days to arrive. The sending party is responsible for all wire transfer fees, including those that may be assessed by a third-party bank. The wire transfer will only be credited for the amount received by Davenport. Please allow extra time at year-end to ensure timely receipt of securities for tax purposes.


The Office of Advancement can help you discover ways to leave a legacy while making the best use of your assets. Contact the office to learn how you can turn your philanthropic dreams into a plan.

Some methods of planned gifts include:

  • Bequests (will or living trust)
  • Beneficiary designations (such as financial accounts or commercial annuities)
  • Retirement plan assets (qualified charitable distributions and/or as beneficiary)
  • Life income gifts (charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts)
  • Life insurance
  • Real estate
  • Personal property

To get started, visit davenport.edu/legacy-society or contact us at advancement@davenport.edu or 616.233.3417.