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Ways to Give

Your gift to the University of Richmond will make a difference for generations to come. For your comfort and convenience, there are many ways to give.


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

Cash or Check

Checks should be made out to University of Richmond. Please mail to:

Advancement Operations
114 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173


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 on our website.

How do I ensure my stock gift is processed and receipted in a timely fashion?

If you are planning to give a stock gift, please contact Sarah Abubaker, Director of Advancement Operations, at 804-287-6583 or Doing so will ensure that we receive enough information to expect the gift through your bank, broker, etc. so that we can connect the gift with you as a donor and process the gift and receipt you in a timely fashion. Please provide Sarah with the following information, either by speaking with her or leaving this information on her voicemail:

  • your full name
  • name of stock, expected number of shares and/or value
  • name of bank/broker facilitating the transfer
  • university designation for the stock gift (annual fund, etc.)

Please also direct any questions about your planned stock gift to Sarah Abubaker.

Other types of gifts

Gifts from family foundations, donor advised funds, IRAs, or other third party entities such as a bank for a wire transfer may need certain information about the University before processing a gift or making a qualified charitable distribution. Contact the Development Office at 804-289-8358 or with any questions.

*Certain restrictions on mutual funds may apply. See the contact information on the website for more information.

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.

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 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: