How You Can Support the Beechwood Educational Foundation

The Beechwood Educational Foundation (BEF) is a 501(c)3 not for profit foundation with Federal ID No. 35-1521887. Based on current income tax laws, all donations to the BEF are tax-deductible during the calendar year the donation is made. You should consult your individual tax advisor on all such matters.

There are various ways you can support the BEF:

Wills and Trusts. Remember to name BEF in your final wills and trusts. This is a great way to support BEF. You may contact the BEF if you need assistance with this process.

Appreciated stock or securities. Appreciated stock or securities can be electronically transferred to the BEF’s brokerage firm. You may contact the BEF if you need assistance with this process. The BEF will provide you with a letter acknowledging receipt of the stock or securities.

Direct transfer from an IRA or Roth account. Given the federal high “standard deduction limits,” Zeta FIJIs who are retired and have non-Roth IRA accounts may want to consider making a direct electronic transfer to BEF. This generally allows the donor to avoid tax on the normal distribution of these funds, which indirectly provides you the same tax benefit as a charitable contribution deduction. Please contact BEF if you have further questions on this.

Grants from a Donor Advised Charitable Funds (DAF) account. BEF is eligible to receive contributions (“grants”) from your Donor Advised Charitable Funds (DAF) and such grants can be sent to the address listed (reference the Indianapolis mailing address as you deem appropriate). The Federal ID number for BEF is 35-1521887, as this number may be needed when requesting these grants from your Donor Advised Fund to BEF.

Donate by check. Make your check payable to Beechwood Educational Foundation, and mail it to the following address:

Beechwood Educational Foundation
c/o BKD, LLP
201 N. Illinois St., Suite 700S
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Donate online

Via PayPal® (www.paypal.com). Search for “Beechwood Educational Foundation” and select it as the recipient of the payment from your PayPal account.

Via Venmo® (https://venmo.com/). Search for “Beechwood Educational Foundation” and select it as the recipient of the payment from your Venmo account.

Via Zelle® (https://www.zellepay.com/). Search for “Beechwood Educational Foundation” and select it as the recipient of the payment from your Zelle account.

There are named scholarship funds within the BEF that you can specify if you would like to direct your contribution to a specific fund. The named scholarship funds are listed below:

$1,000 Grants

  • Harper Brown Miller (Hap) (1929)
  • John Elmer Scott (1930)
  • Eugene Dalton Fletchall (1932)
  • William Francis Hillenbrand (1944)
  • Willas Anthone George (Tony) (1949)
  • GEM – Gustav and Emilie Mangels (Louis Arthur “Bud”) (1956)

$500 Grants

  • Bierhaus Family (Arthur J. [1914]; Robert Van, Sr. [1922]; Edward Gibson [1926] and Robert Van, Jr. [1954])
  • Ray Wallace Clark (1914)
  • William Highman Keck (1941)
  • Cusick Family (A. Michael, Jr. [1955] and James Alan [1959])
  • George Moses Ginn (1957)
  • Heber DeWitt Williams Family (Heber D. [1920], Richard Kent, Sr. [1956] and Phillip Andrew [1983])

Other funds:

  • CHEF – Zeta House Corporation for chapter house educational expenses
  • CEA – Frank L. O’Bannon (1952) – Academic Achievement Awards
  • Hastings Family (Ralph G. [1916] and John S. [1920]) Memorial Fund
  • Richard L. Brantner (1963) Memorial Fund
  • William E. Jenkins (1959) Memorial Fund
  • Fred O. May (1954) Memorial Fund
  • King R. Traub (1948) Memorial Fund
  • Jerry Van Danner (1955) Memorial Fund
  • Roger J. Oliveri (1956) Memorial Fund
  • Beechwood Second Century Campaign (B2CC)

Note: The William J. Keedy (1996) Memorial Fund has been transferred to the IU Foundation. For more information on contributing to that memorial fund, please contact the IU Foundation.