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Ways to Give

WAYS TO GIVE

You can make a gift to King's College in a variety of ways. Below, you can learn more about the ways you can support students and move the King's College mission forward! If you have questions or require more information on any of these giving opportunities, please contact:

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Bernice Sando
Admin. Asst. Annual Giving
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
570-208-5880
bernicesando@kings.edu

 


Secondary Contact

Desiree Voitek
Director of Annual Giving
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-BarrePA 18711
570-208-5880
desireevoitek@kings.edu

Outright Gifts
Pledges
Donor Advised Funds
IRA Charitable Rollover
Planned Gifts
Real Estate or Other Property
Foundations and Grants
Planned Gifts

OUTRIGHT GIFTS

An outright gift to King’s College provides immediate financial support and may offer income tax advantages as well. Outright gifts can be made in the form of cash, checks, credit cards, electronic bank draft, stock transfer, or securities.

PLEDGES

Pledges enable donors to make impactful gifts and spread the payment out over a period of up to five years. A gift agreement is used to record your intentions. Payment methods include credit card, stock transfers, checks, electronic funds transfer, either by mail or online. Payment set up can include a pledge reminder mailed to you for your convenience or automatic credit card charge or bank account withdrawal for a time period most convenient to you. Click here to make a pledge now with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express by completing our online pledge form.

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a DAF, you can recommend grants to King’s College, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF's sponsoring organization is participating).

How it works:

  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
    Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax free).
  • Recommend grants to the charities you support, with the option of being recognized or remaining anonymous.
  • You may not make a gift/payment to an area that provides benefits (e.g. events with registration fees) through your donor advised fund.

IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

Individuals 70 ½ or older may transfer funds directly from their IRA to King’s College. Individuals may exclude the amount distributed from their gross income. 100% of your distribution will benefit the College.

PLANNED GIFTS

Your stage in life, your financial circumstances, and your charitable goals all affect when, how, and which charitable organizations will benefit from your gifts. Because your decision to support King's College requires such thoughtful consideration, we want to see that your goals are satisfied. Whether you want to eliminate taxes or benefit from an increased income stream, there is a gift to fit every objective. Planned gifts take many forms, such as a bequest through your will, a revocable trust, a unitrust, an annuity trust, or a lead trust.

We can help you weigh personal factors and make detailed calculations of income and tax benefits you will receive through a gift to King's College, and, no matter how or what you give, rest assured that you will be helping a cause close to your heart. We offer a wealth of information on Planned Giving which you may review by clicking here. 

REAL ESTATE OR OTHER PROPERTY

Real Estate: A gift of real estate can provide a unique opportunity to support King's College and its mission. You may donate real estate as an outright gift during your lifetime, will it to us, place it in trust, or donate it with a life tenancy or lease agreement that permits you to retain its use during your lifetime. All of these options offer benefits to you and to King's College. Depending on the gift method, benefits may include capital gains tax avoidance, an immediate tax deduction, or an estate tax deduction. King's College reserves the right to accept or reject real estate gifts in conformity with its written gifts acceptancy policy.

Other Property: Antiques, various forms of art and other collectibles may be valuable to King's College and may permit an individual to take a tax deduction based on the fair market value of the objects that are donated. The donor is responsible for obtaining an independent appraisal of the items being donated. King's College reserves the right to accept or reject gifts of tangible personal property in conformity with its written gifts acceptance policy.

You may review the King's College Gift Acceptance policy by clicking here.

FOUNDATIONS AND GRANTS

At King's College, grants are a vital component of development because they support innovation in teaching and learning, institutional growth, and cooperative initiatives with the surrounding community. The main sources of grants are governmental agencies, foundations, and corporations. If you or your company is interested in giving through a corporate or family foundation or you’re the administrator of a grant and need more information, please contact us at (570) 208-5880.

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers match individual charitable donations, enabling their employees to double or even triple their contributions to organizations such as King's College. Each corporate matching gift program has its own guidelines for eligibility. To learn whether your company has a matching gift program, and to secure the form necessary to apply for this benefit, please contact your Human Resources Department or Business Office. If you qualify, complete the application form provided by your company and then send it to us, and a member of our team will complete any required information and return it to you company. Submit completed forms:

Via upload by completing this form:

By mail to:
King’s College
Office of Institutional Advancement
133 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

By email to:
institutionaladvancement@kings.edu