Ways of Giving
For the convenience of our donors, gifts to Philadelphia University can be made in several ways. For more information, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 215.951.2850.
Make your check payable to Philadelphia University and mail to:
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497
Philadelphia University accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Depending on your card’s benefits, you may earn frequent flier miles or other bonus awards.
Make a credit card gift through a secure online transaction.
Make your support of Philadelphia University easier and more manageable with recurring donations (available through online transaction only). Your contributions will be automatically deducted from your credit card for a specified time period.
Make your recurring donation through a secure online transaction.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities, including publicly traded and privately held stock and mutual funds, to Philadelphia University, owned for the minimum period required by law, are deductible at fair market value on the day they are transferred to the University. Ownership of the securities must by transferred prior to any sale to qualify for the fair market value deduction and to avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciation.
Before making a gift of securities to Philadelphia University, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for transfer instructions.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Your gift to Philadelphia University can be doubled or even tripled if your employer offers a matching gift program! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, visit the matching gift database.
There are a number of methods by which donors can make sizable future gifts to Philadelphia University while enjoying increased income and reduced taxes. Life income programs may eliminate or significantly reduce capital gains taxes on appreciated assets. The agreement is tailored to the donor’s personal financial needs and may produce income for the donor, donor and spouse, or donor and another beneficiary. Gifts can be made using cash, securities, bonds, real estate or personal property.
Individuals may include Philadelphia University in their wills by naming the University for either a specific amount or a percent share of their estate. Many donors name Philadelphia University as the residual beneficiary of their estates after payment of bequests to others. The University also welcomes gifts of personal property by bequest.