Giving Options

Giving Options

Every gift to Penn State Brandywine makes a difference for our students and campus.

Unrestricted Gifts give the campus the flexibility to direct resources to the areas of greatest need.

Restricted Gifts permit donors to match their giving to areas of interest.

Gifts, whether restricted or unrestricted, can be made with: 

  • Cash

    Gifts of cash are typically made with checks, credit cards, or electronic transfers, and usually entitle donors to charitable tax deductions.
  • Stocks and Securities

    Gifts made with stocks or securities, particularly those that have grown in value, can provide donors with special tax benefits. In most cases, a donor may avoid capital gains taxes by donating appreciated securities to Penn State. For more information on donating gifts of stock, securities, or other investments, please contact the Office of Development, at or 610-892-1249.
  • Corporate Matching Funds

    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 gifts. By taking advantage of a company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of your contribution.

    Many corporations and businesses in our area have matching gift programs. Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers. Securing a corporate matching gift can be as simple as requesting the Matching Form from your company and submitting the completed form to Penn State along with your personal gift. Penn State will verify the completed form and return it to the company, which then issues the matching contribution to the University.

    To find out if your company has a matching gift program please visit

    Please send a completed matching form along with your personal gift to:

    Office of Development
    Penn State Brandywine
    25 Yearsley Mill Road
    Media, Pa. 19063
  • Planned Gifts

    Planned giving is the cornerstone of Penn State's long-term fundraising. Planned gifts are deferred, meaning they are arranged now and fulfilled later. Planned gifts can benefit donors and their families by providing additional income and tax benefits. Examples of planned gifts include contributions made through a donor's will or retirement plan, through life insurance proceeds, or through gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.