Ways to Give
Support the Purchase College Foundation through outright gifts, deferred gifts, or a combination of the two. The most common types of gifts are contributions by check, credit card, or stock. The College can also accept gifts of real estate, gifts-in-kind, and other assets. Endowed gifts create a permanent legacy and play a critical role in enabling the College to achieve its mission by providing stable financial support now and in the future.
Make an Online Gift
Make a one-time or recurring online gift to the Purchase College fund of your choosing at purchase.edu/give.
Send a Check
Checks should be made payable to the Purchase College Foundation:
THE PURCHASE COLLEGE FOUNDATION
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577-1402
If you own or are a principal of a company, please consider matching the value of charitable gifts made by your employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees.
Memorials and Tributes
If you wish to honor a family member, pay tribute to a friend, or commemorate someone who inspired you, there are many permanent naming opportunities for facilities, scholarships, and endowments.
IRA Charitable Rollovers (also known as Qualified Charitable Distribution)
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to qualified charities such as the Purchase College Foundation (for Purchase College and The Performing Arts Center) or the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art.
Having the funds transferred directly from the IRA to a charity as a Qualified Charitable Distribution prevents the money from becoming taxable income and could help reduce the amount of Social Security retirement benefits that are deemed taxable. Your IRA charitable rollover gift can also satisfy all or part of your Required Minimum Distribution for the year. (Is an IRA Charitable Rollover right for you? Learn more here.)
Payroll Deduction Form
Purchase College Payroll Deduction FormPurchase College faculty and staff may pledge a 100% tax-deductible gift to the Purchase College Foundation by authorizing a deduction of the gift amount from a payroll account.
A named endowment fund may be established with a minimum gift of $25,000 from one or more donors to the Purchase College Foundation and Charitable Entities, including the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art. The endowment is invested to generate financial support in perpetuity for a purpose or purposes mutually agreed to by the organization and the donor(s). Learn more.
Planned giving allows your generosity to outlive you.
Planned gifts can be of cash or securities, but it’s more common to give them in the form of will bequests, charitable trusts, and gift annuities. The intended purpose can be to endow a scholarship or faculty chair, to support a specific academic program, cultural organization, or lecture series, or simply for “bricks and mortar” costs.
Some of the most transformational gifts in the history of philanthropy have come in the form of a bequest contained in a person’s will or revocable (living) trust. Other types of planned gifts—including gift annuities, charitable trusts, gifts of life insurance, retained life estates, and various revocable or irrevocable gift agreements—will create an enduring history and bright future for Purchase College.
The essential part of a planned gift transcends the method of giving. The intent behind the gift—the determination to make a significant difference in a student’s education or the College’s potential—creates an outstanding legacy for you, while helping to assure a dynamic future for the College.
If you have large capital gains in your investment accounts, consider donating those stocks. You’ll get a full charitable donation credit for the fair market value of the gift and the Purchase College Foundation (for Purchase College and The PAC) or the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art—as qualifying tax-exempt organizations—can sell the stocks without paying capital gains tax, regardless of how much your stock has appreciated.
- Stock transfer instructions to the Purchase College Foundation
- Stock transfer instructions to the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art
Please contact us at email@example.com or 914.251.6040 before initiating the transfer of stock or securities.
Our Gift Acceptance Policy requires that we review donated assets other than cash or marketable securities.
Gifts in-kind are non-cash contributions of goods or services including artwork, supplies, vehicles, computers and other equipment, and more.
For more information about making a gift, please contact Amanda Walker, PhD, Executive Director of the Purchase College Foundation and Charitable Entities (914.251.6040; firstname.lastname@example.org).