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Listed below are some of the most common ways that our contributors choose to make their gifts. We are grateful for each.

If you have any questions or you would like more information about The La Salle Fund, please contact Helene Holmes, Director of The La Salle Fund at holmes@lasalle.edu or 215.951.1817

Did you realize that you can make a gift to the University wtihout writing a check or giving your credit card information. Many individuals are cashing in on your credit card rewards points to make charitable donations. American Express is one company that is leading this initiative so please contact your provider to see if they would honor your request.

Cash, Checks, Credit Cards - Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to La Salle University and are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Most alumni, parents and friends participate in the La Salle Fund with gifts of cash. Cash gifts may be made by check and sent to La Salle at:

The La Salle Fund
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Box 809
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215.951.1540

Online Giving - To make a secure gift online using a credit card, please use the online giving form.

Pledges - You may choose to fulfill a gift over a period of time making a pledge for the total commitment you wish to contribute. To make a pledge, please call 215.951.1540 for a pledge form. All pledges must be received in writing.

Installment Options - Your gift can be paid in installment options. Please call 215.951.1540 for more information.

Matching Gifts - More than 900 employers match philanthropic gifts made by their employees, retired and board members, either dollar-for-dollar or as a multiple of the gift. When available, matching gifts provide an easy way for you to double or even triple your gift to the University at no additional cost to you. Click here to see if your employer matches your gift.

In order to have a gift of cash or appreciated securities matched, you must send a completed matching gift form with your gift. This form is obtained from your employer's personnel or employee relations office or through your company intranet.

Securities - Gifts of securities -- stocks, bonds and mutual funds -- traded on an exchange or other public market may offer you more advantages than cash gifts.

If the securities have appreciated since they were purchased there could be a double benefit in that the full market value may be tax deductible and you will avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation. The same is true for securities issued by closely held companies, though an appraisal is needed to substantiate gifts valued over $10,000.

If you would like to make a gift of securities, call 215.951.1540 to notify La Salle University of your intended transfer of securities.

Charitable Gift Annuities - A tax deductible gift that guarantees you income for life with capital gains tax savings on appreciated property you donate and the remaining principal going to La Salle University when the contract ends. For more information, contact Brother Charles Gresh at 215.951.1540.

Bequests - A bequest is the easiest way to make sure that the things you care about will be provided for in the future. You can make a significant gift without affecting your current income or cash flow and leave a legacy for future generations. For more information, please contact Brother Charles Gresh at 215.951.1540.

Real Estate Property - The University will consider gifts of land and the rights that issue out of land. Certain gifts of marketable commercial and residential real estate with a value of $50,000 or more will be accepted. You do not pay capital gains tax on a gift of appreciated real estate property.

Personal Property - Items like works of art, collections, jewelry and other personal propery are also welcome, especially when they are directly related to a specific program or priority.

Other Property - Copyrights, trademarks and royalties can offer unique gift potential. Gifts of equipment, books and software will also be considered.