• Members of CCU's Board of Trustees discuss why they support the University – and our students – through charitable giving.

    Ways to Give

    “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25

    Generous gifts will continue to support our University as we continue in our pursuit to become one of the finest Christian institutions of higher learning; as we strive to provide young adults with an exemplary education; and as we prepare them to honor Christ by sharing His love around the world.

    The opportunity to support Colorado Christian University and the Faith | Family | Freedom Campaign presents itself in numerous shapes and sizes. As part of the campaign, CCU has already received gifts of stock, real estate, IRA distributions, shares in a limited partnership, and several charitable gift annuities.

    • CCU has received designation as an ‘Enterprise Zone’ with the state of Colorado. Most gifts of cash are eligible for a 25% credit on your state income taxes. Combined with your federal and state deductions, your gift to the campaign may only cost roughly half the total gift value! Calculate your potential savings.
    • Gifts of cash are not only simple and tax-deductible, but also impact our mission and campus redevelopment immediately and tangibly.
    • Stock that has increased in value and has been held for more than one year is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving.
    • From farmland to townhouses, many types of real estate can be donated to support our campus redevelopment.
    • Gifts of IRA distributions have the capacity to secure the most value of one’s savings and protect heirs from heavy taxes while contributing to the success of CCU.
    • A Charitable Gift Annuity provides steady payments to you through retirement years in exchange for a donation made to CCU.

    We would love for you to join us in our campaign. If you have questions about any of these creative ways to support Colorado Christian University, call us at 800.44.FAITH or directly at 303-963-3330.

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    Enterprise Zone at CCU

    Colorado Christian University’s Lakewood campus has recently received designation by the state of Colorado as an “Enterprise Zone.” This program provides an exceptional opportunity for our friends and supporters!

    As an Enterprise Zone any tax-deductible, cash gift (between $250 and $400,000) given to Colorado Christian University and designated to our Campus Development Project, will receive a 25% tax CREDIT for Colorado state income tax purposes, along with standard state and federal tax deductions.

    The only project at CCU that qualifies for Enterprise Zone tax credits is our Campus Development Project.

    Let’s say that you intend to give to CCU for our Campus Development. For every dollar you give, it will only cost you around 45¢ after tax savings.

    Example: (calculate your potential savings)

    Cash Donation to CCU Campus Development $10,000.00
    Tax Savings*:
         Federal deduction for gift - assumed at 25% $2,500.00
         Colorado deduction for gift - 4.63% $463.00
         CCU Enterprise Zone Tax CREDIT against CO Taxes 2,500.00
    Total net savings on tax bills $5,463.00
    Net cost to you for a $10,000 gift to CCU $4,537.00

    In other words, based on the above assumptions, a cash donation could result in more than a “dollar-for-dollar match” from state and local tax savings! And, this formula works for all cash gifts between $250 and $400,000, based on the above assumptions.

    Similar to tax deductions, if the entire tax CREDIT cannot be used in the tax year the gift is given, the amount remaining on the CREDIT can roll forward for up to five more years.

    Any gifts other than cash (publicly traded securities, real estate, etc.) will receive a tax CREDIT on Colorado State income taxes of 12.5% of the amount of the gift. The value of a non-cash gift may not exceed $400,000—thus creating a maximum tax CREDIT amount of $50,000 for non-cash gifts.

    If you have any questions regarding this program, or know anyone who might be interested in the program, please do not hesitate to call the Office of Development at 303-963-3330.

    *Donor circumstances vary. This is meant for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as tax, legal, or investment advice. Please consult with your tax advisor.

  • God is at work at CCU — changing lives and making His grace and truth a reality in the world. Without faithful supporters, we could not do it.  
  • Contact Info

    Office of Development

    Phone: 303-963-3330

    or 800-44-FAITH

    Fax: 303-963-3331

    Email: ccudevelopment@ccu.edu