Ways to Give
Gifts for Immediate Use
Donor contributions may be put to immediate use by Shepherd University. Gifts may be unrestricted or restricted for a specific purpose. They may also be designated for a specific academic program. Unrestricted gifts are especially appreciated because they allow the University the greatest flexibility in meeting urgent needs or taking advantage of special opportunities.
Gifts for Permanent Endowment
Donors may provide perpetual support for Shepherd University by establishing a permanently endowed fund named in honor of the donor or someone whom the donor wishes to honor. Endowments may be created for an unrestricted use or a specific purpose or program at the University.
Gifts of Cash
Cash or credit card charges are the simplest, most direct method of giving. Credit card charges may be made securely online, or checks may be made payable to the Shepherd University Foundation, and mailed the Foundation at P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000.
Shepherd University encourages pledges. Pledges allow a donor to extend the donations over a period of 3-5 years. Dividing a gift into installments may enable a higher level of giving than might otherwise be possible. A signed pledge form or letter of intent will ensure that your pledge is counted as part of our campaign.
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities allow donors to deduct the current market value of the security. Gifts of stocks and bonds may be made in several ways. Please contact the Shepherd University Foundation or Office of Advancement for information and instructions.
Real Estate and Other Personal Property
Gifts of real estate and other personal property as approved may be made to the Shepherd University Foundation. Gifts in-kind such as computers and software, which may be put to immediate use, will be counted at fair market value as determined by a qualified third-party appraiser, subject to IRS rules and regulations.
Corporate matching gifts count toward your contribution and may significantly increase your total gift to the campaign. Please check with your company's personnel office for the details of their matching gifts program to take full advantage of this opportunity.