Giving to Maria College
Your gift helps us to enrich the lives of our students and prepare them to live and serve within our global society. Gifts can be donated for general use or for a specific use, as per the donor’s request. Some ways in which gifts are utilized within the Maria College community include:
- Funding for scholarships and financial aid
- Maintaining and renovating the College's facilities
- Updating technology in classrooms and labs
- Enriching student experience through service opportunities and other activities outside of the classroom
Learn more about giving to Maria College.
Ways to Give
Online Giving Using MasterCard, Visa or American Express
One of the easiest ways to give to Maria College is by making a gift online using your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit or debit card. It is a safe and secure means of making an immediate gift to the college’s annual giving program—the Maria College Fund. Within broad categories, you can even designate the area of use for your gift. Make an online gift now.
A Gift of Cash
The most common way to support Maria College is to make an outright gift of cash. Checks should made payable to Maria College and mailed to: Maria College, Office of Development, 700 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12208. For your convenience, a printable form is available here.
Giving Stocks and Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities or stock can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving. If your stock has been owned for more than one year, the full market value of the stock may be deducted as a charitable contribution, bypassing all capital gains taxes.
If your broker (or bank) holds your shares, you may request that they be transferred directly to Maria College via DTC (Depository Trust Company):
Provide your broker with Maria’s DTC information below and ask them to include your name in the wiring instructions:
DTC Number: 5198
Account Number: 80804103
Account Name: Maria College Endowment Fund
Broker: Merrill Lynch
Contact: Suzanne Grande, 518.462.8341, Suzanne.email@example.com
- In order for Maria to promptly process and credit the gift to you, let Helen Adams-Keane, Director of Development, know the name of the stock, and the number of shares or approximate dollar amount you will be transferring (518-861-2596 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- The effective date of your gift will be the date the security is transferred into Maria’s account, and the value of your gift will be the average of the high and low quotations for that day.
If you do not have a broker, please contact the company in which the stock is owned and instruct the company to contact our broker.
Please consult with your employer's personnel or human resources office to determine if your employer will match your charitable contribution to the College. Usually, to initiate a matching gift, a donor simply completes the company's matching gift form, and sends it along with his/her donation to the College. Maria College completes the form certifying that it has received the employee's gift and that the College is eligible to receive matching gifts under the company's guidelines. After Maria College forwards the completed form to the company, the company sends a check to the College.
Gifts by Will or Bequest
A gift to Maria College through your will, also commonly referred to as a bequest, or a living trust is often the easiest way to make a gift. Such a gift allows you to take care of your family and remain in control of your assets during your lifetime. Because a bequest is revocable, if your circumstances change, your bequest can change, too. There may also be favorable estate tax benefits for such a gift. Bequests may be unrestricted and go to support the ongoing operating expenses. They can also be designated by you for a restricted purpose such as to create an endowed scholarship fund, to support a special project or to be added to the general endowment. Because the needs of the College vary over time, another option is to designate your bequest to the area of greatest need. Click here for sample bequest language.
Corporate and Foundation Giving
Faculty and Staff Giving
Honor Roll of Donors
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