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. You may designate the use of your gift for a particular purpose: a school or Conservatory, the Neuberger Museum of Art or The Performing Arts Center; support the school’s permanent endowment; or allow the college the flexibility to use the funds as needed through a donation to the unrestricted Purchase Fund.
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.
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.
Gifts in kind are non-cash contributions of goods or services including artwork, supplies, vehicles, computers and other equipment, and more. Contact us to determine if your donation qualifies for acceptance.
Named Scholarship Funds
Named scholarships may be established with an initial gift of $10,000 or more. Endowed named scholarships can be established with gifts of $50,000 or more, which can be paid over a three-year period.
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.
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.
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.
Additional information about charitable gift planning will be available soon on a dedicated website.
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.