Ways to Give to Moravian College
Please do not send cash through the mail. Checks may be sent to:
Office of Institutional Advancement
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018-9980
Electronic Transfers from Bank Account
You can have money transferred from you bank account to Moravian by calling Lisa Brand at 800-429-9437 or print out the form here and mail it to the Development office.
By phone: Gifts, pledges, and payments may be made by phone, at 1-800-429-9437, with AmEx, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Online: To make a credit card gift online, go to Moravian's Online Giving Form and select the fund you'd like to support. Moravian College uses a third party vendor to secure your online gift.
Create a recurring credit card gift: This convenient way to support Moravian allows your gift to be spread out over multiple months, and is a perfect way to increase the amount of your total support to the College. Please email Lisa Brand at email@example.com, fill-out the pledge card, or call 800-429-9437 to set one up.
Thousands of companies and corporate foundations match gifts to non-profit institutions such as Moravian. Also, matching gifts are a great way to increase support of Moravian without additional out-of-pocket expense.
Matching gifts are a very important source of support for Moravian! You can double or even triple the value of your donation and enhance your total for gift club membership, by simply notifying your employer of your gift to Moravian. You may be eligible to submit matching gift claims from both your own and your spouse's employer for the same gift. Contact the human resources office at your employer, your spouse's employer, or even your former employer, if you are retired, to inquire about their matching gift program.
Gifts of Stock
If you have owned a stock for more than 12 months and it has appreciated in value during that time, you would incur a capital gains tax by selling it. However, if you give that stock to Moravian as a gift, you avoid the capital gains tax and can also claim an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the gift up to an amount equal to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Any unused deduction may be carried forward for up to five years.
Electronic Transfers of Shares of Publicly Traded Stock and Mutual Funds
Shares of publicly traded companies and mutual funds may be transferred electronically to Moravian College
Securities Transfer Instructions
Moravian College is pleased to accept gifts of marketable securities. In order to electronically transfer shares to Moravian College, please follow these instructions:
- Instruct your broker (in writing) to transfer the specific number of shares of a particular stock to Moravian College's account at Merrill Lynch.
- Include the following specific wording:
Moravian College maintains an account with:
Attn: Mark A. Maggs
Moravian College Account #883-04047
- Send or fax a copy of this letter of instruction to:
Moravian College Development Office
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone # 610-861-1338
FAX # 610-625-7907
You are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the securities. This value is based on the average of the high and low price on the date of transfer. You will receive an acknowledgement letter from Moravian College for the value of your gift.
Thoughtful planning can provide benefits now and /or later for you, your loved ones and Moravian. For ideas, examples, personal calculations and more follow the link to our Planned Giving Website..