Giving Frequently Asked Questions
There are many ways to make a gift to Franklin Pierce:
Make a credit card gift or pledge online: Our online gift form is the easiest and quickest way to make your contribution. We accept VISA, Mastercard and Discover.
Make your gift by check: You can make a gift by simply writing a check payable to "Franklin Pierce University" and sending it to:
Franklin Pierce University
40 University Drive
Rindge, NH 03461-0060
It is also helpful to us if you complete the donation form and send that along with your check as well. [A printable PDF document]
Unrestricted gifts can be used wherever the need is greatest. This gives Franklin Pierce the flexibility to respond to urgent situations as they arise. For example, if traditional sources of funding are not available for lab supplies one year, unrestricted gifts can fill in the gap. Unrestricted gifts ensure that Franklin Pierce can provide essential programs and services regardless of the economic climate or the funding cycles of private foundations or government grants.
Long-term appreciated securities can be used to make a gift to the University, thus avoiding capital gains tax on the securities that would result if the same stock was sold and you gave the proceeds to the University. A donor is entitled to a charitable tax deduction equal to the value of the securities on the date of transfer to Franklin Pierce.
Stock is best transferred to the University, and not sold by the donor. If you are interested in making a gift of stock, please let us know what type of stock will be transferred, the number of shares and the approximate amount. Please call us at (603) 899-1132 to discuss making a gift of securities.
Many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees. Retirees, as well as spouses and domestic partners of employees are often eligible for corporate matching gifts. You can check with your human resources or personnel office to find out if your company has a matching gift program. Usually, the process for matching a gift is a simple form that you send to Franklin Pierce along with your gift.
Yes, certainly! When making your gift, just let us know where you would like your support directed. Please be sure to provide us with your phone number so we can contact you if we have any questions.
You can make a current-year pledge now online using our pledge form. Pledge reminders will be sent monthly unless otherwise specified.
Yes! Every gift counts and even small gifts make a big difference to the University through the Annual Fund. Not only do these gifts provide support for essential programs and functions, alumni giving participation is one of the main criteria for college rankings such as the US News & World Report of America's Best Colleges. In addition, many corporations and foundations use alumni giving participation as a factor in deciding whether or not to fund grant requests.