Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash or Check

A gift of cash or check, made payable to Arcadia University, is a tax-deductible contribution that benefits The Fund for Arcadia. Your gift will be applied to the unrestricted annual fund and support the core programs of the university—academic programs, student scholarships, study abroad opportunities, and extracurricular activities, including Athletics. If you would like to designate your gift for a specific program, simply indicate your preference in the memo line of your check.

To contribute simply mail your check to: Arcadia University, University Advancement Office, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038.

To make your gift via credit card, please call University Advancement at 215-572-8513 or use this Online Giving Form. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are accepted.

Online: One-Time and Recurring Gifts

For your convenience, one-time and recurring gifts to the University can be made using the Online Giving Form. Accepted forms of online payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation via email and a receipt, mailed separately.

Matching Gifts

Many employers match their employees' contributions to educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations. Through a matching gift program, you can double or triple the impact of your gift to Arcadia University, and you will receive credit in Arcadia’s Annual Report for the full amount of your gift plus the match. To see if your or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program that will match your gift, use the search field below. Many companies continue to match gifts made by employees even after retirement. In most cases, you will need to fill out a company form and enclose it with your gift to Arcadia.



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Donor Advised Funds

If you have a donor advised fund, you may ask that Arcadia University be the recipient of an annual grant.

Appreciated Securities

To make a gift to Arcadia University of appreciated securities held by your bank or broker, advise your banker or broker the number of shares of each security you wish to donate and instruct the bank or broker to telephone University Advancement at 215-572-2782 for transfer instructions. The date of your gift for valuation purposes is the date on which the securities pass from your control, regardless of when you instructed your broker to transfer them. The amount of your gift for gift crediting purposes will be based on the mean market value of the high and the low share price of each security on the date of transfer.

For securities held by you in certificate form, please contact University Advancement at 215-572-2782 for instructions on how to send them securely.

Planned Gifts

As you plan for retirement and the disposition of your estate, there are many ways to insure your own life income, to realize tax savings, to insure the security of your heirs, all while making a significant gift to Arcadia University. To learn more about financial and estate planning, please refer to our Planned Giving pages.

Reunion Gifts

Milestone reunion years are times when Arcadia alumni come together to make a class gift to Arcadia University. Most alumni try to “stretch” their gifts in their milestone reunion years and often reunion classes will raise funds for a special designated purpose. United by class spirit and fond memories of Beaver/Arcadia, reunion classes often compete to win the coveted Reunion Awards and to enjoy bragging rights until the next milestone reunion year comes around.

Commemorative Gifts

To make a gift in honor of, or in memory of a friend, spouse, or relative, you can contribute online, call University Advancement at 215-572-2945, or write a check and send it to: Arcadia University Office of University Advancement Office, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295.

Please be sure to notify us of the name of the person being commemorated and the name of any family members you would like to have notified of a memorial gift.

Payroll Deduction

Members of Arcadia's dedicated faculty and staff can make a collective difference in the University community through contributions made by payroll deduction. Contributions are deducted before taxes and can make a significant impact when added up over the course of a year. Faculty and staff members can download, print, and complete the Payroll Deduction Form and then send it via Campus Mail to the Office of University Advancement for processing.

Payroll Deduction Form

Alumni Walk of Pride

Arcadia alumni, parents, and students are invited to make an indelible mark on the Arcadia University campus on the Alumni Walk of Pride.

The Walk of Pride was dedicated in 1997 and winds through Arcadia's Glenside campus. It offers a unique opportunity for both current students and loyal alumni to show their Arcadia spirit by having their names inscribed on a paver, thereby taking their place forever in the history—and on the campus—of the University.

Leave Your Mark