How to Give

Gifts of all sizes are welcome and are powerful investments in Excelsior students. There are many ways to give to Excelsior and your charitable gift is fully tax-deductible.

Give Online

The fastest way to make your gift is online via credit card gift using our secure server. You can also call 888-647-2388 to provide your credit card information over the phone.

Make an Online Gift

Recurring Gifts

Give the gift that keeps on giving! Consider an automatic recurring gift using your credit card or bank deduction (EFT). Fill out and return our Sustainers Program Pledge Form or select the Recurring Gift option in the online donation form.

We will send monthly receipts so that you know your gift was processed and put to use!

Give By Mail

Gifts by check are processed as soon as they arrive in our mailbox! If you receive an invitation to participate in a giving campaign by mail, simply use the pledge card and envelope that were enclosed to mail back your check. Be sure to make your check out to Excelsior University (money orders are accepted, too).

All Excelsior pledge cards include a space to fill out personal credit card information. If you prefer to give using a credit card but not through our website, this is a great way to do so.

Electronic funds transfers are also available. Simply fill out and return our Sustainers Program Pledge Form to set up a one time or recurring EFT donation.

We love receiving mail!

Excelsior University
Office of Development
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203

Give Over the Phone

We also love talking on the phone! Call us at 888-647-2388 to make a gift or talk about giving options. We will be happy to help.

Additional Ways of Giving

Gifts in Kind

Excelsior accepts gifts of tangible personal property, or “gifts in kind,” for which the donor can claim a tax deduction for the appraised value of the gift on the date the gift is made. Acceptance of items is subject to usage and space constraints. Individuals may contact the Jamie Hicks-Furgang, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, at jhicks@excelsior.edu to donate a gift in kind.

Planned Gifts

Excelsior accepts many planned gift instruments including life income gifts and bequests. For assistance in planning your gift to Excelsior, contact Jamie Hicks-Furgang, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, at jfurgang@excelsior.edu

Stock Transfers

For gifts of stock, shares may be delivered two ways. Gifts may be sent electronically to one of Excelsior’s brokers. Any stock gift delivered electronically must be received in Excelsior’s account before the markets close on December 31, for a donor to receive credit for the stock gift in that calendar year. For further assistance, contact Jamie Hicks-Furgang, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, at jfurgang@excelsior.edu

Matching Gift Programs Maximize Your Impact

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. The impact of your gift to Excelsior could be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, enter your employer’s name below and follow the instructions.


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