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Ways to Give to Hofstra University

Hofstra University is tremendously grateful for all alumni and friends who have made Hofstra an important part of their philanthropic plans. This generosity helps to further enhance Hofstra’s programs and offerings to students.

Whether your gift is $10 or $10,000,000, your commitment is important to the University and to generations of Hofstra students who will benefit. Only with your support can Hofstra continue to have the best resources, faculty members, programs and provide scholarships and fellowships.

We have made giving to Hofstra University as convenient as possible for you. Please find all the necessary information below regarding various ways to give.

Gifts of Cash

Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to Hofstra University and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Gifts of cash can be made on-line, by sending a check, or by calling the Development Office.

  • Make a credit card gift on-line by clicking here.
  • Send a check (made payable to Hofstra University)
  • Contact The Office for Development at:
    101 Hofstra University
    Hempstead, NY 11550
    Telephone: (516) 463-5027

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer a matching gift program for their employees and retirees who make charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations. If you work for a matching gift company, you could double or even triple your gift to Hofstra University. Please check with your company's Human Resources Department to inquire about its matching gifts policy.

To submit for a matching gift, please enclose a matching gift form from your company with your donation. Complete the employee section of the form. Upon receipt of your gift and matching gift form, the University will complete the charitable section of the form and send your company the completed form for processing.

Your gift, along with the matching gift from your employer, is an excellent way to maximize your contribution to Hofstra. Click here to find out if you or your spouse works for a matching gift company.

For further information, please contact:
Gabrielle McCartin
Office for Development
101 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1010
Telephone: (516) 463-5116
Fax: (516) 463-4867
Email


Gifts of Securities

Marketable securities can be an attractive asset to contribute to Hofstra University. The donor who gives appreciated stock will usually avoid the capital gains tax on the stock's appreciation and will receive a charitable deduction based on the market value on the date the stock is received by the University. Appreciated gifts of stock must be held more than 12 months to qualify for long-term capital gains. For further information on security gifts, bequests and gifts-in-kind, please contact:

Meredith Celentano
Office for Development
101 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1010
Telephone: (516) 463-6377
Fax: (516) 463-4861
Email


Gifts-in-Kind

Another method of contributing to Hofstra University is through our gift-in-kind program. A gift-in-kind is typically in the form of artwork, furniture, paintings or other property which you as the donor may give to the University and in return receive a charitable deduction for the value of the article. It is the responsibility of the donor to secure an official appraisal for the fair market value of the item to be donated.

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If you are considering a gift-in-kind donation and would like more information, contact:

Meredith Celentano
Assistant Vice President for Development
101 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1010
Telephone: (516) 463-6377
Fax: (516) 463-4867
Email


Payroll Deduction

Hofstra faculty and staff can also make a gift through payroll deduction. Download the print-ready form by clicking here.

For further information on security gifts, bequests and gifts-in-kind, please contact:
Gabrielle McCartin
Office for Development
101 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1010
Telephone: (516) 463-5116
Fax: (516) 463-4867
Email


Planned Giving

Hofstra University was founded by the vision of many and the legacy of the Hofstra family. This estate gift launched a philanthropic tradition at Hofstra University that continues today, thanks to the loyal alumni and valued friends of the Calkins Society.

By including Hofstra University in their estate plans, the members of this society create a legacy that will ensure Hofstra's place as a leader and innovator in higher education for generations to come.
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