Ways to Give | Cumberland University

Ways to Give

It's time to rise and impact. This is what our Cumberland community does every day, through profound learning, meaningful relationships, and active engagement with the world. Whether you're passionate about helping our students rise and succeed, or want to impact the Cumberland experience in other areas such as scholarships, the arts, athletics, or campus expansion, we have giving options available to help you make a lasting positive impact. Please contact the Office of Advancement to discover how you can rise and impact Cumberland University.

Planned Giving


Many employers offer matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. These matching gift programs can often double or even triple your annual contributions to the university. Find out if your company offers matching gift contributions by contacting your personnel department or the Office of Advancement (615) 547-1269.


Cumberland University welcomes gifts of stocks, bonds or other securities. These types of gifts allow you to make a substantial gift to Cumberland at a minimal cost and may have significant tax advantages. To ensure a secure transfer, please contact the Office of Advancement at (615) 547-1281.

Please instruct your broker to transfer gifted securities to:

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

For Credit to: Cumberland University
Tom Ferraro, First Vice President - Investment Officer or
Christopher Logan, Registered Client Associate
(615) 372-1131 or 1-800-621-3245
Fax (615) 370-2842


An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. These types of investments generate dollars to be used, in perpetuity, to support Cumberland University and other specific programs.

Each year, Cumberland University spends part of its endowment earnings to support the fund's purpose, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to help build the fund's market value. This process ensures that the endowment will continue to grow and yield more interest for future support and scholarships. When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support for Cumberland.

Donors who pledge $25,000 or more may establish a personalized endowment fund in their name (i.e. The Smith Family Endowed Scholarship). This allows donors to specify criteria such as major, geographic area, academic field of interest within the university or direct funds to the university's greatest needs.

Our current students benefit from the generous endowment gifts by past donors. Tomorrow's Cumberland University is being created by today's endowment gifts.