Gifts to the Towson University Foundation that are made online by credit card and are received by midnight on December 31, 2014, will be processed in this calendar year for tax purposes. Any online gifts received after midnight will be credited to 2015. Gifts received by mail and postmarked no later than December 31, 2014, will be credited in this calendar year for tax purposes. Please note that in order to ensure compliance with IRS regulations, credit card payments received by mail December 22-31 will be charged and credited in 2015.


How to Make a Gift

All funds received in support of Towson University are placed under the management of the Towson University Foundation, Inc. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure that gifts and contributions are utilized to benefit the institution as requested by the donor.

  • Outright gifts can be made using cash, checks or money orders made payable to the Towson University Foundation, Inc. Or, you may make a gift using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) by calling the Development Office at 410-704-3375 or clicking the link below that will direct you to Towson's secure online giving site. 


  • Recurring gifts: an opportunity to make gifts to the university via the Towson University Foundation directly from your checking or savings account.  An electronic transfer through the Automated Clearing House Network (or "ACH") will enable you to make recurring deductions on the date and in the amount you choose. Simply click on the “Make a Recurring Gift” link below and include your gift designation in the memo section.


  • Pledges: Towson University welcomes your gift through a pledge – a formal statement of intention to make a gift to the university. With a pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time, allowing you to give more generously than you originally may have considered.
  • Matching Gift programs are an easy way to double or even triple your contribution to Towson. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations. Check with your Human Resources department for the necessary forms.
  • Gifts of appreciated securities are a popular alternative to cash gifts. In addition to receiving a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of your gift, you may also bypass capital gains tax on the appreciation.  If you are interested in transferring securities, please call the Development Office at 410-704-3375 or toll free at 866-301-3375.
  • Gifts of personal property including books, artwork, computer and laboratory equipment, furniture, and research materials may, in some cases, enable you to make a significant gift to support Towson with tax benefits to you!
  • Planned gifts including bequests, beneficiary designations and life-income plans are another available gift option. For information, contact the Development Office at 410-704-3375 or toll free at 866-301-3375, or email at supporttu@towson.edu.

Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable to Towson University, because they allow the university to direct resources where they are most necessary. Your unrestricted contribution will allow Towson to allocate funds to student scholarships, research, faculty enhancement programs, technology, academic and extracurricular programs.

If you prefer, you may choose to designate your contribution to support an academic college or department, athletics, the arts, a named scholarship, or various university programs. When you make a gift to Towson University, you have tremendous flexibility in determining how the funds will be used. For a complete listing of accounts please click the link below.

 

Office of Development
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Phone 410-704-3375
Toll free 1-866-301-3375
Contact the Development Office Staff



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