Gifts that Make an Impact Now

Gifts that Make an Impact Now

You can make an immediate difference for the present and future of Cottey College and the women who come to Cottey to learn, grow, and achieve.

Gifts of cash: A donation of cash is the most direct way to support Cottey. You benefit from a charitable tax credit while you empower students to be learners and leaders. You can make your gift online with our secure online donation form or by sending a check or money order by mail to

Cottey College
1000 West Austin Blvd.
Nevada MO 64772

If you are sending a check or money order, please let us know if you would like your gift to be used for a specific purpose.

Recommend a Grant Now from your Donor-Advised Fund: You can initiate a grant recommendation from your donor advised fund, or DAF, by clicking the link below and typing in your fund provider name. The system will prompt you through the process.

Annual Fund: Gifts to the Annual Fund supplement Cottey’s annual operating budget and provide flexible and immediate funding that can be used when and where it is needed the most. These contributions help cover the cost of financial aid, enhancements to the campus, and the services that Cottey provides at no additional cost to students.

Endowment: Establishing an endowment is a powerful way to impact Cottey College. An endowment is essentially a never-ending donation because only the income earned on the principal is used by the College. This type of gift allows the principal of the gift to remain intact, ensuring the future strength and viability of the college. Endowments may be established to support faculty chairs, scholarships, leadership and cultural programs, or other programs that you choose. Earnings on unrestricted endowments help to support the general operations of the college.

Scholarships: Gifts to scholarship funds make it possible for Cottey College to recruit outstanding young women who benefit from an education that is both personal and demanding.

  • Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship can be established through an outright gift or through your will or estate plan. The minimum contribution for an endowed scholarship is $10,000. The principal funds are permanently restricted, and the earnings on the principal are used to provide an annual scholarship for a Cottey student, allowing the fund to grow and continue to provide scholarships for future generations of Cottey students.
  • Named Fund Scholarship: This scholarship may be established with a minimum gift of $5,000. Unlike an endowed scholarship, the principal is not invested, and all funds are awarded over a pre-determined number of years.

To find out more about celebrating women at Cottey, contact Sherri L. Taylor, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 417-667-8181, ext 2120 or impactcottey@cottey.edu.