Ways to Give
Gifts of Cash
A gift of cash or check can provide the largest tax deduction (up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income) and can be put to immediate use through our Annual Fund or directed to our new student center, an endowed scholarship, or another purpose.
- Mail your gift check: Arcadia University, University Advancement, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038.
- Call 215-572-2124 to use a credit card.
- Use the Online Giving Form - credit cards only.
For you convenience, gifts to the University can be made using the Online Giving Form. Accepted forms of online payment are Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail and a receipt, mailed separately. Information provided using this site is sent using a secure online server and will be maintained confidentially and for the exclusive use of Arcadia University.
The University accepts gift pledges for up to five years and sends reminder notices on the schedule you request. University faculty and staff have the additional convenience of payroll deductions.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers match their employees' contributions to educational institutions.With many matching gift programs, you can double or triple the impact of your gift to Arcadia University, and you will receive credit for the full amount of your gift plus the match. Click here to see if your or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program available. Often a spouse's employer will match personal contributions so inquire about your spouse's company policy as well. Additionally, many companies continue to match gifts made by employees even after retirement. In most cases, you will need to fill out a company form and enclose it with your gift.
Donor Advised Funds
If you have a donoradvised fund, you may recommend annual grants to benefit Arcadia University.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Giving appreciated stock to Arcadia University is usually more advantageous than giving cash. If you give appreciated securities held longer than one year, you can deduct their full fair market value, regardless of what you originally paid for them. Your total deduction is limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income in any year, but you can take any unused deduction over five succeeding tax years. And, you pay no capital gains tax on the donated securities. With these tax savings, the actual cost of your gift is less than if you made a cash gift.
To make a gift to Arcadia University of appreciated securities held by your bank or broker, advise your banker or broker the number of shares of each security you wish to give and instruct the bank or broker to telephone the Office of University Advancement at 215-572-2945 for transfer instructions. The date of your gift for valuation purposes is the date on which the securities pass from your control, regardless of when you instructed your broker to transfer them. The amount of your gift for gift crediting purposes will be based on the mean market value of the high and the low share price of each security on the date of transfer.
For securities held by you in certificate form, please contact the Office of University Advancement at 215-572-2945 for instructions on how to send them securely.
Donors often can make a larger gift to Arcadia University than might otherwise be possible through financial and estate planning. Planned gifts allow you to make a gift that leaves a lasting personal legacy in an area that is important to you, such as endowing a scholarship or professorship to honor a family member or a favorite professor or benefiting a specific University program.
Planned gifts include:
- Life-income gifts including charitable gift annuities and trusts
- Life insurance
- Retirement accounts
- Real estate
Planned gifts can help you save taxes, allow you to pass on more to your heirs, and benefit Arcadia University by making a gift of great significance.
Our knowledgeable staff is delighted to answer any questions you might have. You also may visit our Planned Giving Web site for more information about these gift options at www.arcadia.edu/plannedgiving. Please contact University Advancement at 215-572-2945 for more information.