Ways to Give

Your gifts make a difference at Plymouth State–to students who are working to achieve their dream of a college degree, to faculty and staff who are dedicated to educating and preparing the next generation of leaders, and to a strong future for Plymouth State students and faculty yet to come.

Our safe, secure online giving form is a quick and easy way to make an outright gift or a pledge payment to the University. Giving online assures your gift is put to use immediately.

Gifts of cash are often the most convenient way to support Plymouth State. Checks should be made payable to Plymouth State University with a note about the purpose of the gift or you may print and complete a gift form (PDF) and mail payment to:

Plymouth State University
University Advancement
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

By Phone
To make your gift over the phone with a credit card, please contact Jennifer Hall at at (603) 535-2219 during regular office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover are accepted. The University Advancement Office does not retain credit card information.

Matching Gifts
Did you know that you may be able to double or even triple your gift to Plymouth State University? More than 10,000 employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees, employees’ family members, retirees, and board members. These gifts are often at a ratio of 2:1 or even 3:1, and a “soft credit” for the employer gift is noted on your giving record. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, search our matching gift database or contact your Human Resources Office.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hall at (603) 535-2219.

Appreciated Securities, Stocks, and Bonds

Consider transferring appreciated securities to make an outright gift or a payment on a pledge and you may be eligible for significant tax advantages. The charitable gift is completed on the date of delivery, which in turn determines both the fair market value and the tax year in which the gift is deductible. Fair market value for publicly traded securities is the mean selling price on the date of delivery of the gift. Due to potential complexities, the University may accept gifts of closely held stock on a case-by-case basis.

We recommend that you consult with one of our Development Team members before securities transactions are initiated. For general questions on giving stock and securities, please contact Jennifer Hall at (603) 535-2219.

Planned Gifts

Planned or deferred gifts allow you to make a significant commitment to Plymouth State without sacrificing income needed today. Many alumni and friends make contributions to Plymouth State through provisions in their wills, trusts, retirement plans, life insurance, or other testamentary arrangements. Plymouth State also offers charitable gift annuities, annuity trusts and unitrusts, which provide the donor and a second beneficiary with income for life.

For more information about these and other planned giving options, please contact Ann Thurston at (603) 535-2291.

Gifts of Property
There are many ways to make a gift using real estate, including giving a property to Plymouth State outright, with retained life estate, and other strategies that meet both your and the University’s needs. Plymouth State will consider gifts of real estate and tangible personal property on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about gifts of property, contact Paula Lee Hobson at (603) 535-2901.

USNH Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction is a convenient way for Plymouth State and other University System of New Hampshire employees to give to Plymouth State.

Please contact Jennifer Hall at (603) 535-2219 for additional information about your payroll deduction options.

Tax Credits

Please review these year-end reminders to ensure that your gift is credited in this tax year:

Online gifts made via our secure website at our Online Giving Form must be submitted before midnight on December 31.

Gifts by check being mailed via USPS must be postmarked on or before December 31. Click here for a gift form.

To make a gift over the phone, please call University Advancement at (603) 535-2589 before noon on December 23.

Please note that debit or credit card gifts sent via USPS will be charged in January.
The University is closed December 24 through January 3. If you have questions concerning your year-end gift, please call University Advancement by noon on Wednesday, December 23, at (603) 535-2589 or (800) 772-2620.

The University Advancement team wishes you and yours a very happy and peaceful holiday season. Thank you for your support!