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  • Keep us thriving with your planned gift
  • Take advantage of numerous tax and financial benefits
  • Leave a legacy to be remembered by future generations
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Donor Stories

  • Gene and Billie Hutcheson
    SBU has been a great asset to Gene and me through the years. We each have very fond memories of our years there and the contacts we made. It is and always has been a campus of "Christian Ideals."
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  • Susan Gilmore
    Southwest Baptist University has been and still is a significant part of my life. I believe in SBU and the importance of this University because, as a student...
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  • Charles Renno
    I support SBU because it remains today, as it was when I attended; an educational institution committed to Christ-centered education. SBU is designed to produce graduates who will live Christ-centered lives...
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  • Wade & Julie Hopkins
    I believe in SBU because it includes the Gospel and spiritual growth in everything it does. The nurturing atmosphere, throughout the entire campus, is what made a difference in my life and compels me to give...
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  • David Brown
    I have been affiliated with SBU in some way for most of my life. As a child I grew up watching my grandfather and father support and supervise the mission of SBU, serving on the Board of Trustees. Moreover, I benefited...
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  • Jerry Dudley
    I believe in SBU because of the Christian values it exemplifies to the student body and the community. The university has made a personal difference in my life in that my daughter graduated in 2012...
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  • Bob and Patty Ingold
    I believe in SBU because it has a Christ-centered focus. It is an outstanding academic institution that prepares young people to make a positive difference in the world...
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Recent Graduates

  • Delving deeper into the Word
    Those are the words of Stephanie (Smith) Peek, a 2008 SBU graduate with a B.S. in Biblical Studies and Psychology who received a master's degree at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Waco...
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  • Spreading hope throughout the world
    Kevin Rose learned all these skills — skills he uses often in his job — while earning his Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Management, at SBU...
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  • Mission computers
    Josiah Phipps headed to the mission field after graduating from SBU in May 2013. His degree isn't in a traditional missions-related field but rather in computer science and mathematics. During the fall of 2013...
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Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
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  • Capital Gains Tax Bypassed
    Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
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  • Endowment Gift
    Pat and Shelly were recently married. They had both been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • What Will You Do with Your Unspent Retirement Savings?
    Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
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  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
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  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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  • Bequest of Insurance
    Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their childrens' future.
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