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
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

Credit Card 
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

Recurring Donations 
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.

Stock Transfer
Click here for stock 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.

Planned Gifts 
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.

Wire Transfers
To make a gift to Philadelphia University though a wire transfer, contact Tracie Burruel at Burruel@PhilaU.edu or call 215-951-6833.