Office of Advancement

Ways to Give

Ways to give today

Secure Online Donation

To support PLU today, simply fill out our secure form for making a donation online.

Donate by Mail

To support by mail, you may print off our online form. Send the completed form to the address shown with your credit card information or check.
Donate by Mail.pdf

Electronic Funds Transfer

Gifts can also be sent electronically by submitting an electronic funds transfer form.
Electronic Funds Transfer.pdf

Payroll Deduction (PLU Employees Only)

Payroll deduction is a fast and easy way for faculty and staff to support the students at PLU.
Payroll Form.pdf

Charitable Lead Trusts 

This is a current gift that will help relieve tax burdens on your heirs in the future.

Non-Cash Gifts

Information about support through other assets, current and future, can be found on our Gift Planning page. These include:

Planning for the Future


The most common future gift is a bequest, where the donor includes PLU in their will or estate plan.

Charitable Remainder Trusts

In the right circumstances, this can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, rid you of investment worries and provide support to PLU.

Charitable Gift Annuity

Support PLU while securing income for the rest of your life!

Retirement Funds

Giving through your retirement plan can help you save money in taxes too!
If you have any questions about what kind of gift would be best for you, our Gift Planning Team would be happy to assist you through the process.

Is my gift tax deductible?

Yes! The IRS encourages support of charitable organizations by allowing an income tax charitable deduction to those who itemize their taxes.

The PLU Tax Identification Number is 91-0565571

Giving Is Easy

Contributions can be made online or in a variety of other ways.

Shop To Give

Shop at AmazonSmile and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to Pacific Lutheran University! Simply visit:, sign in with your Amazon account, shop, and support PLU!