Giving FAQ's


What does The Drake Fund support?

The Drake Fund supports the operational needs of Drake University.  To learn more about the different areas of support that make up The Drake Fund visit the Areas of Support page.

What is Drake's fiscal year?

The Drake Fund recognizes gifts according to the University's fiscal year, which runs from July 1-June 30.

What is Drake's Tax ID?

The Drake University Tax ID Number is 42-0680460.

How will I know Drake received my gift?

Drake's Office of Development will issue a gift receipt for your charitable contribution.

What are the tax benefits of making a gift to Drake University?

All gifts to Drake University are tax deductible under current federal income tax regulations. Keep all receipts of your personal giving for your tax records. Bequests and other estate gift vehicles may offer significant tax benefits. For more information, visit Drake's Planned Giving Site.

Can I tell you where I want my gift to go?

Yes! The online giving form offers several giving options.

How will I be recognized?

Donors that make leadership level gifts will be recognized at the annual Francis Marion Drake Society dinner.

Is it safe to make an online gift?

Yes. Drake's online gift form is built on a secure website.

How can I update my alumni information?

Email Drake at with updates on your personal and professional life or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 515-271-3152.

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