Ways to Give

  • Checks and Online

    Our secure site allows you to make a contribution online using your VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

    Checks should be made out to University of Richmond. Please include the designation on the memo line, or in an accompanying note, and mail to:
    Advancement Operations
    114 UR Drive
    University of Richmond, VA 23173


     

  • Venmo

    Make your gift to Richmond via Venmo @SpiderGiving. Be sure to include your name, class year (if you’re an alum), and the designation.

  • Recurring Gifts

    Recurring credit card gifts are a convenient and environmentally friendly way to support Richmond. You can set up a monthly gift on our secure site, or contact annualgiving@richmond.edu to arrange for a monthly, quarterly, or annual recurring gift.

  • Matching Gifts

    Do you or your spouse work for a matching gift company? Corporate matching gifts provide a wonderful opportunity to double, sometimes even triple, your contribution to the University.

    To determine eligibility contact your employer’s HR department, or email matchinggifts@richmond.edu or use the search tool below.

    If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift to:

    Advancement Systems
    Matching Gifts
    114 UR Drive
    University of Richmond, VA 23173

    Matching Gift Companies:

  • IRA Distributions

    If you are 70½ or older, you are able to make tax-smart gifts to the University of Richmond through your IRA. By authorizing a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA, you can donate up to $100,000 each calendar year to eligible charities like the University of Richmond.

    Contact your IRA administrator/custodian for instructions on how to authorize a Qualified Charitable Distribution to the University of Richmond. Or, for more information, contact the Office of Planned Giving at (804) 287-1864.

  • Donor Advised Funds

    Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are charitable investment accounts that help you manage donations to the organizations that mean the most to you — like the University of Richmond. They are, in essence, personal savings accounts that you set up with a nonprofit organization (i.e. sponsoring organization), or a brokerage firm or bank that has an existing Donor-Advised Fund, to manage your charitable giving.

    When you contribute cash, securities, or other assets to DAFs, you qualify for a federal income tax deduction, and the money grows tax free as you as consider the timing and impact of grants you request from the fund to support charitable organization(s) of your choice.

    For more information, contact Sarah Abubaker, Director of Advancement Operations, at (804) 287-6583 or sabubake@richmond.edu .

  • Stocks & Mutual Funds

    Gifts of appreciated securities are a smart and simple way to maximize the effectiveness of your charitable giving.

    How does this help me?

    If stocks or mutual funds* you’ve held for more than a year have increased in value, you may want to consider using these assets — rather than cash — to fund your giving. By transferring ownership of your long-term stock to the University of Richmond you make a gift to support the university, avoid the capital gains tax you would pay if the stock were sold, and you may claim a charitable income tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset. Stock transfer instructions are available below.

    How do I make a stock gift?

    An increasing number of donors give securities to charitable organizations because they enjoy the ease of giving and the significant tax savings these gifts sometimes create.

    If you are interested in making a gift of stock, you or your broker should contact Marya Kravets, Operations Coordinator, Advancement Systems, at (804) 289-8691, or email mkravets@richmond.edu. Please provide your name, telephone number, the name of the stock, number of shares, the approximate date you will make the gift, approximate value of the gift, and the designation for your gift (e.g. annual fund, a scholarship, etc.). If you are using a broker, please provide his or her name and telephone number.

    If your shares are held in an account with your broker, provide him/her with the following Depository Trust Company (DTC) directions:

    Please request that your broker transfer the shares electronically to the University’s primary account at Wells Fargo Advisors. The University has negotiated a discounted rate of commission with Wells Fargo Advisors. The DTC directions are:

        DTC 0141

        Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC

        Account No: 79676500

        Wells Fargo Advisors

        (Wells Fargo is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC)

        Ref. University of Richmond

        Ref. Donor’s Name & Designation

        Attn: Jane Jenkins, First Vice President-Investment Officer

        Tel: (804) 782-3547 Fax: (804) 782-3540

    If the University has an existing account with your broker, stock gifts may be gifted through that account. The University will appreciate if the broker discounts his/her rate of commission since this is a charitable gift. Your stock gift will be valued at the average (mean) price per share on the date the stock arrives in the University of Richmond’s brokerage account. Advancement Systems will send you a gift receipt as soon as possible. Please send a brief Letter of Intent to David B. Hale, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, or to your contact in Advancement. The letter should state the name of the stock, number of shares, date of the gift, designation, and broker name/s.

    If you hold the certificate/s for your shares:

    Please transfer the stock to the University of Richmond by endorsing the back of the certificate/s exactly as your name appears on the front and have your signature guaranteed by a local bank officer. A signature guarantee is not the same as a notarized signature. You will be asked to provide the University’s taxpayer identification number (FEIN) which is 54-0505965.

    1. If jointly owned, both owners must sign as their names appear on the front of the certificate/s and both signatures must be guaranteed by an officer at your bank.

    OR 

    1. You may sign a stock power exactly as your name/s appear/s on the stock certificate/s. A stock power may be obtained by calling Marya Kravets at (804) 289-8691, or you may print a blank stock power from this site. One stock power may be used for multiple certificates of the same stock, but a separate stock power must be completed for stock certificates of different companies.

     

    1. A letter of intent in which you state the name of the stock, the number of shares and the designation for the gift should accompany the certificate. Due to its negotiable nature, certificates should be delivered by hand or sent certified, registered mail to:

    David B. Hale
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer
    201 Maryland Hall, 110 UR Drive
    University of Richmond, VA 23173

    The stock gift will be valued at the average price per share on the date the certificate arrives at the University. Advancement Systems will send you a gift receipt as soon as possible. If you have questions, contact Marya Kravets at (804) 289-8691, or email mkravets@richmond.edu.

    Note: If you plan to make a stock gift in December, please try to do so before December 18. (The University is technically closed between Christmas and New Year’s; however, we will have a few people taking calls and checking voice mail messages.) Planning ahead, however, will prevent disappointment if the stock cannot be transferred to UR successfully before year end.

    If you plan to transfer mutual fund shares, please keep in mind that this process sometimes takes three to four weeks.

  • Personal Property or Real Estate

    If you would like to donate personal property to Richmond, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at (804) 289-8358. Some gifts require appraisal or advance approval in order to be accepted. Examples of gifts of property include tickets to athletic events, rare books, art work, computer hardware and software, and laboratory equipment.

    A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation residence, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property. All gifts of real estate require approval by Richmond’s Gift Acceptance Committee. Richmond’s Office of Gift Planning can walk you through the approval process.

  • Wire Transfer/ACH
    Donors may wish to make a gift to Richmond via electronic transfer. To receive information on how to make a your gift via electronic transfer, including bank and routing details, please contact Sarah Abubaker at sabubake@richmond.edu or (804) 287-6583; or Nancy Crowgey at (804) 287-6363.
  • Family Foundations
    Please contact the Advancement Office at (804) 289-8691 or mkravets@richmond.edu if you have any questions or require additional information about making a gift through a family foundation.
  • Faculty/Staff Giving
    University of Richmond employees interested in making a gift may do so online, choose a payroll deduction, or contact Kim Lebar, Director of Annual Giving, at klebar@richmond.edu. To confirm your giving through payroll deduction, please fill out the payroll deduction form and send to Advancement Operations, G21 Richmond Hall.