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Your act of Generosity, our Longevity

With planned giving, you can provide long-lasting support for Southwest Baptist University while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

Donor Stories

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

Recent Graduates

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

Gift Examples

  • 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.
  • After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
  • 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.
  • Peter and Gail were nearing retirement. Over the years, with the help of their financial advisor, they made solid investments in securities.
  • 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.
  • Pat and Shelly were recently married. They had both been dedicated volunteers at their favorite charity for many years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
  • Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
  • 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.
  • Michael and Kelly were retired engineers with two adult children. They owned a home, some stocks, and IRAs.
  • Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
  • Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
  • Marla and Wayne purchased a life insurance policy many years ago to create security for their childrens' future.