Ways to Give
Your generosity to our students, faculty, or programs can transform lives in our immediate community and in communities around the world.
The road to success is paved with many resources. You can 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 outright gifts of artwork, real estate, gifts-in-kind, and other assets.
Named Scholarship Funds
- Endowed named scholarships can be established with gifts of $50,000 or more, which can be paid over a three-year period.
- Non-endowed named scholarships may be established with an initial gift of $10,000 or more.
Named Program Funds
- Endowed named programs can be established with gifts of $50,000 or more, which can be paid over a three-year period.
- Non-endowed named programs may be established with an initial gift of $10,000 or more.
Endowed Chairs and Professorships
An endowed faculty position can be established with a minimum of $2.5 million for distinguished chairs, $1 million for professorships, and $500,000 for instructors.
Gifts in-kind are non-cash contributions of goods or services including artwork, supplies, vehicles, computers and other equipment, and more.
Please contact us (914.251.6040 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your donation suggestions.
Annual giving supports faculty salaries, student scholarships, and distinctive programs that make the Purchase College experience exceptional.
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.
Make an Online Gift Now
Make a one-time gift to the Purchase College fund of your choosing.
Payroll Deduction Form
Purchase 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.
Download the payroll deduction form for more information.
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.
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.)
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.