Giving Programs

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Catholic Distance University. First and foremost, we ask for your prayers. CDU is a 501(c)3 charitable organization to which contributions are tax deductible.

  • Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable to CDU, because they allow us to use your donation wherever the need is greatest, and to take advantage of special opportunities as they arise.
  • Directed gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific program, scholarship or to CDU's endowment.

Types of Gifts

Outright gifts. When you make an outright gift to CDU, your contribution is put to work immediately.

  • Cash gifts - in the form of credit card transactions or checks - are the simplest and easiest gifts you can make.
  • Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks, and bonds also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to CDU before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due on their sale.  If you wish to transfer stock or other marketable securities, please contact Annie Hager ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Bequests and Planned Gifts. To make a bequest to CDU, include the following language inyour will or estate plans:

I give to Catholic Distance University, a non-profit 501(c)3 Corporation headquartered in Charles Town, WV the sum of $_______ (or _____% of my estate; or the property described herein) for its general purposes.

To learn about other planned gift options, please contact Annie Hager ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).