Memorials and Tribute Gifts

Honor Someone Special With a Gift in Their Name

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by Truman State University, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor them or celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday, while supporting our mission. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and will make a difference.

An Example of How It Works

John and his mother smiling When John's mother passed away, he knew he wanted to do something that would establish a lasting legacy for her. He remembered that during her lifetime she was always praising Truman for its tireless efforts to better the community.

John decided to make a gift to Truman in his mother's name using appreciated securities. Not only will his mother's legacy live on at Truman thanks to the gift, but John also qualified for a federal income tax charitable deduction and eliminated capital gains tax on the securities.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Marie Murphree, CFRE, at 660-785-4124 or mmurphree@truman.edu for additional information on creating a memorial gift at Truman.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you make a memorial gift to Truman through your estate, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Truman State University Foundation
Address: Kirksville, Missouri
Federal tax ID number: Please contact us for our federal tax ID number.

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