Ways to give

Thank you for your interest in supporting Virginia Commonwealth University.

Please consider these giving options:

Credit and debit card gifts »

Complete this form to give by credit or debit card. Instructions for checks and money orders are available on the form.

Stock gifts »

Giving securities (appreciated stocks and bonds) is an easy and tax-wise way to support Virginia Commonwealth University. Selling stocks or bonds that have appreciated in value incurs capital gains taxes. Donating these securities is a cost-effective way to make a charitable gift.

Wiring gifts

Before making a gift by wire, please notify Kathy Burnette at VCU Foundation Services by phone at (804) 828-9292 or by email at to ensure your gift is directed as you intend and that you receive a tax receipt. 

Estate and planned giving »

You can name VCU in your will or estate plan.

IRA gifts »

If you are 70 or older you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can support VCU and benefit every year you do.

Matching gifts »

Many companies will match a gift made by you or your spouse, doubling — or sometimes tripling — your investment.

Named gifts »

Make an endowed gift and you will create a lasting legacy that will pay dividends to VCU in perpetuity.

Payroll deduction »

VCU employees can give directly from their paychecks.

Scholarships »

The greatest responsibility of a public university is to make a college education affordable for every deserving student. VCU fully meets the needs of half of the students who apply for financial aid with loans, work-study programs, grants and scholarships. Many annual funds support student scholarships.

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society recognizes donors who have made provisions for university programs in their estate plans.

Please let us know if you have made such provisions by contacting Laura Kottkamp, executive director, at or (804) 828-1734.

Members are invited to participate in on-campus events and receive exclusive donor mailings. We hope you will consider joining.

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