How do I make a gift to
Penn State New Kensington?
Alumni and friends of Penn State New Kensington can provide support in a wide variety of ways. Gifts fall into two categories; outright or deferred gifts. Both are of equal importance to us. In any form, your gift to Penn State New Kensington will sustain a tradition of excellence for current and future generations of students, and will provide support for academic programs, teaching and learning at the campus.
Cash, checks, credit, or online gifts
For many, these are the easiest ways to give, and they offer a tax deduction for the full amount of the gift in the year it is made. Pledges made over time (up to five years) may also be made, please call for details. Your company may match your gift with a gift of its own; check with your human resources office about this aspect of giving. Make a gift online and designate your gift to Penn State New Kensington.
Faculty and Staff Contributions
Penn State New Kensington faculty and staff can use a Penn State Payroll Deduction Form to make contributions. Remember to specify that the gift is for the New Kensington campus and what area you would like to contribute to (ex. Future Fund, Athletics, Kids in College).
Publicly traded stocks or securities
Much like cash, gifts of stock are tax deductible at full fair market value. The donor is not taxed on long-term capital appreciation. Your broker or tax adviser can be helpful to you in making this kind of gift.
Deferred gifts include Bequests by Will, or a number of Charitable Remainder or Gift Annuity programs. For more information about these types of gifts, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
In Memorial/In Honor of Gifts
To make a gift in memory of someone, please include with your contribution the name(s) and address of the family member(s) to whom you would like an acknowledgment sent. To honor a special person by making a gift in their name, please include with your contribution the honoree’s name and address, so the University may notify the person of your thoughtfulness.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)
The Pennsylvania Department of Community Economic Development has approved the Corporation for Penn State as an Educational Improvement Organization under the EITC program. This designation allows businesses to contribute to Penn State New Kensington innovative educational programs such as Kids In College and receive a tax credit in addition to their federal charitable deduction.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Penn State alumni, parents, and friends to maximize personal contributions to the University and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.
How do I get my gift matched?
Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers, and it is often a simple procedure. Learn more about our Corporations & Foundations matching gifts.