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Year-End Giving Information

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As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed earlier this year, cash contributions to qualified nonprofits such as Villanova can be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year. The Act also expanded charitable giving incentives and allows taxpayers who take the standard deduction to make up to $300 of charitable contributions to qualified nonprofits this year. To qualify, you must make your gift before December 31.

Ways to Give by December 31, 2020:


  • 2020 credit card gifts can be made online until 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The transaction must be successfully completed to count for 2020.
  • Tax receipts are sent immediately by email following a successful transaction. Please retain this email for your tax purposes.
  • Please go online to make credit card gifts; do not send credit card information through email.

Phone: 1-800-486-5244

  • Staff will be available by phone Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST.
  • Credit card information should not be left on voicemail.


University Advancement, Picotte Hall at Dundale, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085

  • Checks sent through mail must be postmarked by December 31, 2020 to be processed for calendar year 2020.
  • Credit card gifts received in the mail after 12 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 31, 2020 will not be processed until January 2021 and will receive a calendar year 2021 tax receipt.
  • We encourage you to mail your gift by December 15, 2020 to ensure receipt by the University before December 31, 2020.

Stock and Wire Transfers

  • Transfers must be received in Villanova’s account on or before Thursday, December 31, 2020. Check with your personal broker for their institutional deadlines required to complete a transaction. Some brokers can require up to 10 days notice for a transfer.
  • Please notify Janet Duffy at prior to the transfer.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to our school may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.