Support ACU

Checks should be made out to ‘Arizona Christian University’ and mailed to:

Arizona Christian University
Office of Institutional Advancement
2625 E. Cactus Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85032

All envelopes postmarked on or before December 31, 2015 qualify for a charitable deduction in that year.

You may also make an online gift by phone using your credit card.
Mastercard, Visa, American Express & Discover credit cards are accepted.


Making a pledge allows you to spread your gift commitment over a defined period of time. This way your desire to help Arizona Christian University with a larger gift is more affordable.


Giving stocks, mutual fund shares and bonds, particularly appreciated assets of this type, may have additional tax benefits for you. Before you make a gift of any securities, please call our office to verify the proper information and procedure for the transfer of the securities. We want to ensure that you receive the maximum tax benefit. We encourage you to check with your professional tax advisor.


Real estate property can be a beneficial gift. You may make an outright gift of property or use the property to fund life income gifts. You can also gift real estate to the college and reserve the right to occupy the property during your lifetime.


More than 1,000 companies have a philanthropic matching gift program, matching 1:1 or 2:1 and some will even triple your gift. You may be able to increase the impact of your gift. Please check with your employer’s HR department as you consider giving to Arizona Christian University. Send in the matching gift form with your gift.


Gifts of tangible personal property, (art objects, prized collection, and antiques) may provide a tax deduction for the fair market value if the gift is related to our tax exempt purpose.


A legacy gift can have long lasting impact while providing benefit to family and heirs. Please see our Planned Giving section of this web site for more information.


Naming Arizona Christian University as beneficiary of a life insurance policy can provide long-term benefit.

An exciting option is a single premium whole life policy that names Arizona Christian University as owner and beneficiary provides you with an immediate tax benefit and may provide funds in an emergency life-care situation. For example: A 50-yr. old male, non-smoker, takes a $100,000 policy, pays a one-time premium of approx. $35,000, receives immediate tax deduction for the $35,000 premium, may provide accelerated benefit for nursing home or terminal illness, if needed.

(This is for illustrative purposes only.)


Many donors have provided needed athletic equipment, computer supplies & equipment, music instruments and equipment, furnishings, desks, lab equipment and other items needed by the college. Other gifts of merchandise, sports events & concert tickets, gift certificates, meals, etc. are also appreciated and used for benefit of our students. Please check with the advancement department to determine if your gift will benefit the school.


You may wish to provide student scholarships. Endowed Scholarship Funds, permanently restricted, which are specifically named and disbursed according to the donor’s desires, may be established for gifts of $20,000 or more. They provide scholarship funds through the income generated annually on the principal amount.

JOY & BLESSING: God placed man as a steward and not an owner of the possessions which he has accumulated (his estate). God provides the money and resources for us in His earthly kingdom as part of the process of preparing souls for eternity by learning how to manage them through scripture. Through obedience to the word and understanding man has an innate desire to give we experience the joy and blessing of a giving lifestyle. We give through our surpluses and through yielding our needs for others. The beginning point in the process of a giving lifestyle is the realization that everything belongs to God. “The world is mine, and all that is in it”, Psalm 50:12. We all want to hear these words from our Lord when we enter heaven, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”   Matthew 25:21

Arizona Christian University exists to educate and equip followers of Christ to transform culture with the truth. Mission: Arizona Christian University provides a biblically integrated education that prepares its graduates to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in ministries and professional occupations.

Arizona Christian University exists to educate and equip followers of Christ to transform culture with the truth.

APPRECIATION: The entire ACU family recognizes and appreciates the generosity of individuals, churches, businesses and organizations that invest in the mission of the college. The generous hearts of all donors, no matter the size of their gifts, provides opportunities for bright students, improves the quality of life, and enables the college family to serve the community. Donor relationships are managed by the advancement department to make sure your gift is properly handled. As you consider supporting this intentionally Christian college, please accept our sincere appreciation.

IMPACT: However you decide to help Arizona Christian University, know you’re your gifts will advance the cause of Christ, impact the dreams of students, recruit and retain strong Christian faculty, and help shape the future of the college for coming generations.

I would like to thank you for your generous contribution to my education here at Arizona Christian University. I am extremely grateful for your willingness to assist me with the finances needed to pay my tuition and allow me the ability to focus more on my studies. I come from a family that is unable to help me with any of my tuition costs and thus have been relying on The Lord to provide for my schooling as I have been working my way through the years here. Thank you very much and may the God who never changes bless you.

– Colleen Lacy ’14


I was recently informed that I had received a very generous scholarship for being an outstanding business student.  I would just like to personally thank you for the enormous blessing that you have bestowed upon me.  It has been a very tough time for my family and this scholarship will help in ways I cannot begin to count.   From the deepest part of my heart I thank you.  I know that your money will not be going to waste.  I have it in my mind to succeed at all costs and this generous scholarship will certainly help me achieve the goals which I have set for myself.  I hope that after I get my degree from Arizona Christian I can one day work for a company or bank as prestigious as yours. Thank you again and I hope that one day someone will bless you in the same way that you have blessed me.  May God bless you.

– Miguel Navar ’15


I am very grateful and appreciative for the scholarship money that I was awarded by ACU through your generous donations. Your willingness to help invest in students pursing higher education is greatly appreciated, for without your gracious contribution I would not have been able to afford to go to this university. Even with the substantial amount of money I received from my audition as a music major, I still would have come up short. Therefore it is no mystery that I am extremely excited for this God-given opportunity. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this journey for higher education possible for me.

– Blake Stephens ’17


I thank you dearly for the scholarship.  It was a most welcome and unexpected gift; I did not have you on my radar as a possible source of scholarship money.  This scholarship has helped further my education in quite a few ways.  It has allowed me to live on campus and form life long relationships with peers that will edify myself and the community.  To quote a wonderful movie, “What we do in life, echoes in eternity.”  This quote holds true in this situation, I believe.  A small scholarship could shape the course of my life.  Thank you again for your generosity, and God bless.

– Tyler Karl ’14

We believe charitable giving is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that charitable giving merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in this organization and the cause they are asked to support, we declare that all donors to Arizona Christian University have these rights:

· To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

· To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

· To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

· To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

· To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

· To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

· To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

· To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

· To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

· To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Arizona Christian University is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of the Treasury. As such, donors may deduct contributions as provided in section 170 of the Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to Arizona Christian University for our use are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code.


This statement was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits, and adopted in November 1993.

Thank you so much for considering a gift that will help prepare the next generation of Christian leaders!


At Arizona Christian University, we believe God desires to equip and inspire Christian leaders to transform culture with truth. Your support for ACU makes this possible!

Please click the “Give To ACU” button at the top of the page to make your donation online immediately. Or, feel free to contact our Advancement Team at 602-386-4151 or [email protected]. You can mail donations to:

Arizona Christian University
2625 E. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032


Len Munsil, Esq.

Financial Accountability

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Your Gift May Be Tax-Deductible

Arizona Christian University is a 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of the Treasury. As such, donors may deduct contributions as provided in section 170 of the Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to Arizona Christian University for our use are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code.