Contribute to Greatness

Every gift makes a difference at Stevenson University. Whether you make a one-time gift, sign up for a recurring donation, or include Stevenson University in your estate plans, your gift will help prepare our students to graduate ready for a successful career. To learn more about the gifting process, choose one of the following questions from the menu below.

How can I make a gift?

There are three methods you can use to make a gift to Stevenson University:

  • OnlineVisit our safe, secure online giving site at
  • Phone – Call 443-334-2901 to make your gift by credit card.
  • MailSend your check or money order to:

Stevenson University
Office of University Advancement
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153-0641

Can I make a larger gift over a period of time?

Recurring gifts are a convenient and effective way to support Stevenson University throughout the year. Simply choose the amount and the start date, and you will make automatic payments through your credit card. Your monthly contributions will add up to a big impact on our students’ education.
Set up your monthly gift

How do I get my gift matched by my employer?

You may be able to double or even triple the amount of your gift to Stevenson University by taking advantage of your company’s matching gift benefit.

Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers. In many cases, the procedure will look like this:

  • Request a Gift Matching Form from your company.
  • Complete and submit the form to Stevenson University’s Office of University Advancement along with your gift.
  • Stevenson University will verify the completed form and return it to the company.
  • The company issues a matching gift contribution to Stevenson University.

May I make a gift of stock?

Stevenson University welcomes gifts of stock. You can transfer stock using one of the two methods below. To ensure prompt and accurate processing of your gift, please notify us of your intention by calling 443-334-2901 and advise us where to designate your gift.

Making a DTC Automated Stock Transfer

Instruct your broker to contact Katharine Dudley at Jemma Financial Services. You can reach her at 443-279-2007. Please give your broker the following information:

Bank Name: First Clearing
Account Name: Stevenson University Gifting
Account Number: 8586-1767
DTC Number: 0141

View/Download Stock Gift Form

Mailing a Transfer

Mail the unsigned stock certificate with an instructional note indicating how to apply the gift to:

Stevenson University
Office of University Advancement
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153-0641

Furthermore, in an envelope separate from your certificate and instructional note, please mail a signed stock power form with a copy of your note of instruction. The certificate remains non-negotiable until it is joined with the stock power at the University. The date for establishing the gift value of the stock is the postmarked date on the envelope when it passes from your control.

May I include Stevenson in my estate planning?

You can leave many types of gifts to Stevenson University by making a charitable bequest through your will. You can bequest a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or personal property. Doing so will let you leave your legacy at Stevenson University, or memorialize a loved one, all while enhancing the value of your estate.

To learn more about including Stevenson University in your will, please contact:

Christopher Vaughan

Download our Sample Codicil to view the language needed to leave a charitable bequest to Stevenson University in your will.

Learn more about estate planning

How can I support Stevenson with a larger gift but ensure current financial stability?

With a charitable gift annuity, you make a gift to Stevenson University and, in return, receive a guaranteed fixed amount of income per year for life. The amount you receive is based on your age when you establish the annuity and whether it includes payments for you or a spouse as well.

Gift annuities also provide you with significant tax benefits*; a charitable deduction will be taken on your tax return the year you make the gift. You will also receive tax savings on the income you receive from the annuity.

If your annuity is funded with appreciated stock, you avoid capital gains tax on part of the gain, and spread out the remaining capital gains tax over your life expectancy.

*Tax benefits vary by income and circumstances. Please consult your accountant to maximize tax savings.

Who may I contact if I have further questions?

To learn more about establishing a charitable bequest or gift annuity, please contact:

Christopher Vaughan