Tribute Gifts: Your Search for the Perfect Gift Is Over
We all have one: a box in the attic or closet where we put gifts from loved ones that don’t quite match our needs or styles. It’s the “re-gift” stash.
This year, you can make sure that your gifts to loved ones stay out of their re-gift box simply by rethinking what you give to those closest to you.
As you celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions with friends and family this year, take a moment to reflect on what’s truly important to your loved ones. If that person values the important work we do at Southern Methodist University, consider making a gift in his or her honor.
A tribute gift can make your loved one feel special because you are celebrating and supporting a cause that’s important in his or her life. Plus, you don’t run the risk of giving a gift that someone neither wants nor needs.
Talking with your loved ones about your charitable intentions is a great way to get them to open up about the causes and organizations that are important in their lives. These conversations can make your gift even more meaningful because you truly understand why a cause is so important to someone special to you.
Keep a Loved One’s Memory Alive
If you’ve recently lost someone close to you, celebrating a special occasion this year might be bittersweet as you think about a loved one who isn’t part of the festivities. If our work was important to your loved one, a gift to SMU in his or her memory can be a meaningful way to make that special person part of your celebrations.
Give From the Heart
To learn more about gifts that will truly touch your loved ones, contact SMU's Office of Gift Planning at 214-768-1911 or firstname.lastname@example.org today.