How to Donate

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Make your gift to the MU Sinclair School of Nursing an impact the lives of future and current nurses. Call 573.884.0421 for more information.

There are a variety of ways to make a gift benefiting the MU Sinclair School of Nursing

By Credit Card

The University accepts Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards for your convenience. To make a donation using a credit card, the options are as follows:

  • You can give to the Sinclair School of Nursing using the MU website and earmark your gift for a designated area or as unrestricted funds for the greatest need in the School of Nursing here.
    • You have the option to choose from four areas to donate:
      • New Building Fund
      • Nursing Dean’s Fund for Excellence
      • Faculty Scholar Fund Nursing Scholarship Fund
      • Innovation Fund for Teaching and Research
      • Simulation/Technology Fund
  • By letter: Send a note or letter including your name, credit card type, account number, expiration date, billing address, a telephone number or e-mail address at which we can reach you if we have any questions, a signature, the amount you wish to contribute, and your preferred designation, if any. Donor correspondence may be sent to the address listed below.
  • By phone: Call the School of Nursing’s Office of Advancement and we will assist you in making your gift over the phone. The telephone number is 573.884.0421. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

By Check

Please make your contribution checks payable to the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. If you prefer to designate your gift for a particular area of need in the school, please include a short note with your check or indicate the designation on the memo line of your check. Contribution checks may be mailed to the following address:

MU Sinclair School of Nursing
Office of Advancement
S219 School of Nursing
Columbia, MO 65211

By Stocks and Securities

To make a gift of stocks or securities, please contact the School’s Director of Advancement and they will assist you in speaking to the appropriate office about the transfer process.

By Matching Gifts

To encourage employees to make charitable gifts, many corporations will match personal donations with an equal or greater corporate contribution. Rules about the types and amounts of gifts that companies will match vary. Please check with your or your spouse’s personnel department for particular guidelines, then submit the proper matching gift forms for your organization to maximize your gift. Matching gifts are a great way to maximize the gift you are making.

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By Corporate or Foundation Giving

  • Corporate Giving: MU’s Office of Corporate Relations serves as a liaison between MU and the corporate community. Its primary functions are to identify areas of need and interest; establish and develop relationships between the company and MU faculty, researchers, students and staff; and build a partnership based on mutually-beneficial opportunities.
  • Foundation Giving: MU’s Office of Foundation Relations works with MU faculty, administration and foundation officials to build relationships between MU and private foundations.

By Planned or Estate Giving

Professionals in MU’s Office of Gift Planning and Endowments are available to assist you in making a planned gift or bequest to the MU Sinclair School of Nursing:

Office of Gift Planning and Endowments
306 Reynolds Alumni Center
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573.882.0272
Toll free: 800.970.9977

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about giving to the MU Sinclair School of Nursing? Review our frequently asked questions below.