Giving Q&A

What are the University’s highest funding priorities?
The Annual Fund is the University’s highest priority for supporting undergraduate and graduate education.

Does my gift really make a difference, and how will it be used?
Yes, every gift makes a difference. Chaminade’s endowment supports only 2 percent of the University’s annual operating budget. Annual gifts play an important role in helping Chaminade meet its annual needs.

What are the tax benefits of making a gift to Chaminade?
Every gift to Chaminade is tax deductible. Chaminade’s federal tax i.d. number is 99-0272261. If you make a gift On-line, we will send you a receipt in the mail. Keep this receipt for your records.

Planned gifts such as bequests and trusts offer significant tax benefits. For more information visit the Planned Giving section of this site.

What are the deadlines for making calendar year gifts?
On-line gifts must be made by midnight, December 31. Credit card gifts may be called in to Chaminade's Office of Institutional Advancement by December 31. Checks must be postmarked December 31 in order to count as a calendar year gift for tax purposes.

The mailing address is:
Office of Institutional Advancement
Chaminade University
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

What are the different ways I can make a gift to Chaminade?

Credit Card Gifts can be made On-line or over the phone at (800) 735-3733, extension 763 or (808) 735-4763.
Checks can be made out to Chaminade University and mailed to:

Office of Institutional Advancement
Chaminade University
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Securities Gifts can be made by contacting your banker or broker and effecting a transfer of stock to Chaminade. Please see our Gifts of Securities section of this site for full details. For questions regarding securities please e-mail afund@chaminade.edu or phone (800) 735-3733, extension 763, or (808) 735-4763.

Planned Gifts such as bequests and trusts can be made in consultation with the Office of Development and your financial advisor. For more information visit the Planned Giving section of this site.
Does Chaminade University publish an annual report of giving?
If so, how can I get a copy?

The University’s Annual Report of Giving is published each year following the end of our fiscal year of June 30, and sent to all current donors and recent alumni donors. If you are an alumnus and alumna and wish to receive a copy please send an email to afund@chaminade.edu.

What calendar does The Chaminade Annual Fund use to recognize gifts?

The Chaminade Annual Fund recognizes gifts according to the university’s fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. For example, gifts received between July 1 and June 30 will be counted and will be listed in the Honor Roll of Donors.

I still have questions about the Chaminade Annual Fund.
Where can I get more information?

Visit the Annual Giving section of this site or contact us at afund@chaminade.edu

If I include Chaminade in my will, whom do I need to tell?

You need not tell Chaminade of your plans. Chaminade appreciates knowing when it is included in an individual’s estate plans to make sure it is designated according to the donor’s wishes. Besides, we like to show our appreciation to those benefactors who include us in their estate plans.

The Heritage Society was created specifically to recognize the supporters of the University. For more information, please call (808) 735-4763.