Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to Cal Lutheran. Each supports the University's mission to provide our students with a world-class education.

2020 CARES Act Information: By donating to Cal Lutheran, you may be eligible for a tax advantage. Read more about the 2020 CARES Act to see how this may impact your charitable giving.

Annual Giving

Ensures that essential funding is provided where it is needed most for our students to thrive.

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Donate to a scholarship—or establish one of your own—to directly support our students.

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Special Gifts

Give to endowment or in memory, honor or celebration of a loved one.

Make a Tribute Gift

Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy while still achieving your long-term financial goals.

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Enhance Your Gift

Match Your Gift
See if your employer will match your charitable donation.

Use Thrivent Choice Dollars
Members of Thrivent Financial can use Choice Dollars to support Cal Lutheran.

Other Ways to Give

Donate goods and/or services that support the University's mission.

Gifts of Stock
Donate shares of stock.



California Lutheran University is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Tax ID# 95-2962604). Donations to California Lutheran University are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. It is recommended that donors consult with their tax professional to determine the eligibility of all charitable contributions.