How to Give

Your generous support enables Plymouth to increase scholarship funding so deserving students can complete their degrees. Your gifts can also bolster student clubs and organizations, athletics and the performing arts. Giving to Plymouth State is easy. We offer several giving options to provide you with the flexibility you need to make a charitable gift to Plymouth in the area that means the most to you.


To make a safe and secure online credit card gift 24 hours a day, visit our online giving page. It is convenient, quick, and eliminates the need for envelopes, stamps, or checks. In addition, your gift starts working for Plymouth right away!

Remember, you may be able to match your gift.

By Phone

To make your gift over the phone with a credit card, please contact Jennifer Hall 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. 

By Mail

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
MSC 50
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

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. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, search our matching gift database below or contact your Human Resources Office. 

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.

Planned Gifts

You can leave a lasting legacy that will continue to support Plymouth State students long into the future with contributions to Plymouth State through provisions in their wills, trusts, retirement plans, life insurance, or other testamentary arrangements. Join our most generous alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends in the Holmes Heritage Society by making your planned gift today. Your planned gift can be unrestricted or designated to a particular fund or endowed scholarship. Best of all, anyone can do it—many of our Holmes Heritage Society members make modest lifetime incomes. You can learn about different options to accomplish your goals here.

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

Additional Ways to Give

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

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 John Scheinman at (603) 535-2805.


Still have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions page.