Thank you for your interest in making a gift in support of the Achieving our Destiny campaign!
To make a gift by credit card, please use our secure online giving form.
Gifts of Cash and Publicly Traded Securities
Checks – Checks made payable to Wilkes University should be sent to the Wilkes University Development Office, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Please indicate that your contribution should be credited to the science project. Checks must be postmarked, or delivered in person, by December 31 in order to be eligible for a charitable deduction on income tax returns for that year. Checks must be postmarked, or delivered in person, by May 31 in order to count for a gift during the University’s fiscal year.
Credit Card – Wilkes accepts Discover, Visa and MasterCard. Make a gift online at any time or call the Development Office at 800/WILKES-U Ext. 7832 during business hours to make a credit card gift by phone. Credit card gifts must be received by December 31 in order to be eligible for a charitable deduction on income tax returns for that year, or by May 31 in order to count for a gift during the University’s fiscal year.
Publicly Traded Stocks or Securities – Much like cash, gifts of stock are tax deductible at full fair market value if held for at least a year. The donor is not taxed on long-term capital appreciation. For further information about transferring stocks or securities, please contact Evelyne Topfer, Director of Advancement Operations, at
570-408-4309 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A matching gift is one that a company donates to match the charitable gift of an employee (or their spouse/partner). Most often, corporations match charitable donations made by active employees however many also match for retirees as well. If you or your spouse/partner are associated with a matching gift company, your gift could double or even triple in amount, depending on the corporation's policy.
For more information on planned giving opportunities, please contact Angela Buckley, Director, Planned Giving, 570-408-7833, email@example.com.