Gift Giving Options

Many ways to give!

  • Your Gift Makes a Difference

    Thank you for supporting Saint Francis University. Every donor and every gift makes a difference in students’ lives by improving the quality and value of a Saint Francis University education.

    Online Gifts

    Making a gift online is simple, direct and secure.
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    Other Ways to Give

    Gifts by Mail

    You can make a gift with a check or credit card through the mail by printing out this gift form. Mail the completed form to:

    Saint Francis University Office of Advancement
    PO Box 600
    Loretto, PA 15940

    Credit Card Gifts

    You may use your credit card to make a gift online or by calling 814-472-3021.

    Appreciated Securities/Stock

    You may support Saint Francis University while receiving a charitable deduction and possibly avoiding capital gains taxes by donating through appreciated securities or stock. To insure that your stock gift is promptly recorded and acknowledged with a receipt for your tax purposes, please notify our advancement services coordinator, Pam Zemrose (814-472-3148), to let her know that you would like to transfer a stock gift to the University.  You may also let Pam know if you wish to restrict your gift to a specific purpose.

    To complete the transaction to the university, she will need to know:

    • Donor's Name
    • Name of stock and number of shares
    • Date of transfer
    • Any restriction on the gift, if applicable

    Then instruct your broker to transfer the stock to Saint Francis University by contacting the University's broker:

    Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
    PO Box 1865
    Altoona, PA 16603
    Tom Weimer, Manager
    814-941-6073 or 800-533-6401
    SFU Account #: 3184-4235
    DTC: 0793
    SFU Federal ID#: 25-102-4358

    Real Estate and Personal Property

    Your home, land and other real estate may be used to make an immediate or life income gift.  As with appreciated securities, real estate gifts held more than a year can offer significant tax benefits.

    Recognition or Memorial Gifts

    Recognition and Memorial Gifts offer an opportunity to honor someone special or remember a deceased loved one.  Such gifts can be designed for any area within the University.  

    Tribute Gifts

    Our Tribute Programs give you the opportunity to memorialize or honor a loved one or simply reflect your loyal support for Saint Francis University by selecting a memorial bench, tree or book.

    Deferred or Planned Gifts

    Deferred or planned gifts allow you to contribute while providing you with tax benefits and a potential income source.  Visit our planned giving page for answers to all of your estate planning questions.

    Corporate Matching Gifts

    Your employer may be willing to match your personal gift to the University. This could double, triple or even quadruple your gift total.  More than 1,000 companies nationwide participate in the matching gift program. To find out whether you or your spouse is eligible for a corporate matching gift, visit the annual fund's matching gift page.


    To make a gift-in-kind donation, please complete the gift-in-kind form and submit with your gift to the University.

    Contact Us

    For more complete gift giving information, or if you have questions, contact the Robert Crusciel, Office of Advancement by e-mail or at 814-472-3021.