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SBU University Relations

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Thank you for considering a gift to SBU. SBU has a variety of projects and programs that our alumni and friends generously support. Below are the most common ways to support SBU students. Looking for ways to stay connected with SBU? There are many exciting ways for our alumni and friends to invest in Southwest Baptist University. Here are some ways to get connected:

Pray for SBU

One of the greatest ways you can support Southwest Baptist University is through prayer. Our students, faculty, staff and administration have a multitude of needs, and we rely on the prayers of our alumni and friends. Please remember these requests as you pray for SBU:

  • Pray for our students, that they will rely on God and make wise decisions while at SBU.
  • Pray for the financial needs of the University.
  • Pray for the leadership of the University: the administration, faculty and staff.

Ways to Give

The University can accept gifts in the form of cash, securities, real estate or tangible personal property, life insurance, and life income plans, including trusts and annuities. If you have any questions, the staff members of the University Relations team can discuss which method of giving may best suit your interests. Consultation with your tax and legal advisors is also recommended.

Below are various ways of giving to Southwest Baptist University. If you are planning to give, please feel free to use the method that makes you comfortable.

Give Online
This easy way to give allows you to impact the lives of students immediately. Make a Gift Online using your credit card, debit card, or by electronic debit to your bank account.  SBU accepts VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

Matching Gifts
Your gift can double and even triple if your company has a matching gift program. To find out if your company participates in Matching Gifts, click here.

Cash Gifts and Pledges
Many alumni and friends make a major investment in the University through monthly gifts. Pledging over a three to five year period may allow you to give more than is possible with a one-time cash gift. We will set up reminder plans specifically for gifts over a period of time. Contact Penny Marr to set up a monthly gift. Pledges are deductible in the year of payment.

If you would like to mail in your check or pledge, make your check payable to "Southwest Baptist University" and send it to:

University Relations Office
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Ave
Bolivar MO 65613

If you would like to donate over the phone or make a pledge, please call Penny Marr at (417) 328-1802.

Gift of Stock
To make a gift of appreciated securities, please follow the instructions below:

1. Contact Dr. Brad Johnson, Vice President for University Relations, (417) 328-1805 or Please confirm the following:

  • Types of securities and number of shares
  • How your gift should be used by SBU

2. Instruct your broker to transfer the stock directly to SBU's brokerage account (see below for details).

SBU Brokerage Account Information:
James G Jones, CFA, MBA, CLU, ChFC
Sterling Investment Advisors LLC
2095 S. Boston Place
Bolivar MO 65613
(417) 777-7677
Federal Tax ID: 44-0567385

Instructions for Stock Held in Certificate Form
1. Call the SBU University Relations Office to notify us of your gifts. Please contact Dr. Brad Johnson, Vice President for University Relations at (417) 328-1805.

Mail the endorsed certificate to the physical address below, along with a letter of instruction. In a separate envelope, mail a stock power (signed and dated) for each certificate to the physical address below.

University Relations
1600 University Ave
Bolivar MO 65613

Gift of Real Estate
Today, a number of those who purchased investment properties during the real estate boom of the 1980's are tired of the taxes, maintenance and management that accompany property ownership. If the same is true for you, why not consider giving the property to charity? You can avoid the stress associated with a sale and ultimately make a more significant gift than the sale proceeds would have allowed.

Contact Dr. Brad Johnson, Vice President for University Relations, (417) 328-1805 or

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