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Gifts to the Shepherd University Foundation are made by donors with charitable intent who have decided to invest in the future of Shepherd University. Contributions are tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law. Thank you for considering a charitable donation for the benefit of Shepherd students, faculty, or programs. There are a variety of methods for making a gift to Shepherd University; please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.


Our safe, secure online giving site allows donors to give to general academic, program, or faculty excellence support or browse through hundreds of  existing named funds to quickly and easily make a gift.

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Complete and mail this form and check, if applicable—to:

Shepherd University Foundation
PO Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Please make checks payable to Shepherd University Foundation.

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In addition to making one-time gifts via credit card or check, Shepherd University employees may give to the University by setting up a payroll deduction.

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Individuals age 70.5 and older can distribute up to $100,000 each year from their IRAs to their favorite 501(c)(3) without counting the distribution as income. To make a donation to the Shepherd University Foundation through a QCD, please contact your financial advisor.


Gifts of appreciated securities held longer than one year may be made as outright new gifts or as a payment on a pledge. All federal capital gains taxes are eliminated. Donors may even receive tax benefits by utilizing depreciated stock by selling and then donating the proceeds. Stock may be reassigned directly to the Shepherd University Foundation or may be transferred through the donor’s broker. The average of the high and low market values on the date of the transfer will determine the value of the gift for tax purposes. It is best to consult with the Shepherd University Foundation before a transaction is made.

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Shepherd University encourages and appreciates pledges. Pledges allow a donor to extend the donations over a period of 3-5 years. Dividing a gift into installments may enable a higher level of giving than might otherwise be possible.
Sample Pledge Form

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