Ways to Give

We Are Penn State Because of You.

Your choice to make a gift is more than a financial transaction—it’s a shoulder to stand on, an expression of encouragement, and for many Penn Staters, the difference between an aspiration and an achievement.

Or, scroll to view other ways you can make a gift to Penn State.

Be a part of something great

A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence is our current campaign to create a better future for our students, the Commonwealth, and the world. Explore our campaign imperatives and matching opportunities  or learn more about our current endowment levels.

Connect with our team

Across the Commonwealth, Penn State gift officers are ready to help you showcase your support for Penn State. Visit our contact page and get in touch!


Checks should be made payable to The Pennsylvania State University and mailed to the Office of Annual Giving.

To make a credit card gift through the mail, download our contribution form and return it to the Office of Annual Giving.

Annual Giving 2583 Gateway Drive
Bristol Place One, Suite 200
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
Phone: 814-863-2052
Fax: 814-865-8755

Phone or Email

Call 1-888-800-9163 (toll-free) or email AnnualGiving@psu.edu.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

To authorize Penn State to instruct your bank or savings institution to make monthly gift payments, download the EFT authorization form and mail it along with a voided check to the Office of Annual Giving.

Payroll Deduction

Penn State employees may give through monthly paycheck deductions by submitting a Penn State Faculty and Staff Contribution Form . Retired faculty and staff may use the Penn State Retired Faculty and Staff Contribution Form to arrange either recurring or one-time contributions. Mail or fax the completed form to the Office of Annual Giving.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Find out if your company matches gifts made by employees or retirees and double or even triple the impact of your gift!

Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds

Gifts of appreciated securities allow you to support Penn State while enjoying potentially significant tax benefits. Learn more about giving securities held by your broker, mutual funds, or physical securities registered in your name.

Gift Planning

Leaving a legacy of support is a powerful way to invest in the future of the Penn State community. Visit our gift planning site , and know that our team will confidentially answer your questions and work closely with your legal, tax, and other advisers to come up with an integrated plan that meets your personal goals.