Types of Gifts

Immediate gifts

Immediate gifts to Mid-America are just as the name implies: gifts that are given to Mid-America now. Immediate gifts can include the following and should be addressed to:

Mid-America Reformed Seminary
229 Seminary Drive
Dyer, IN 46311

Types of Immediate Gifts

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts are carefully crafted for your financial and estate plan and enable you to arrange charitable contributions in a manner that maximizes personal giving objectives while minimizing tax liabilities. Planned giving is sometimes called deferred giving because the beneficiary of the gift will often not realize the benefit from the gift until sometime in the future. Planned giving often allows you to make a substantial gift to Mid-America while retaining an income stream from the gift. Mid-America Reformed Seminary works with Barnabas© Foundation when helping you to create a planned gift.

Types of Planned Gifts

Matching Gifts

Did you know you may be able to double or even triple your charitable donation to Mid-America without any additional cost to you? Many corporations encourage their employees to engage in charitable giving to non-profit organizations through a matching gift program. These programs are part of corporate charitable giving initiatives that not only encourage employee participation in charitable giving but also extend the reach of the corporation’s charitable giving.

Corporate Matching Gift Program

The most common type of corporate matching gift program involves a charitable gift to Mid-America and your employer will match that gift. You are generally required to obtain a matching gift form from your company’s Human Resources Department. Most companies have a number of eligibility requirements so make sure you meet those requirements. If you work for a company that has international operations and you work abroad, you will probably still be eligible to participate. If you are retired you might be surprised to know that the company you worked for may still match your charitable gift even in retirement. Contact the company to find out if you qualify.

If you are not sure if your company has a matching gift program, start by contacting the Human Resources Department. Mid-America may also be able to tell you if your company has a matching gift program. You can email the Vice-President of Advancement, Mike Deckinga, at mdeckinga@midamerica.edu, or call him at 219-864-2400.