Ways To Give

The generosity of Alfred University alumni, parents and friends benefits the University today and propels us toward an even greater future. Whether it's $25 or $250,000, every gift makes the Alfred experience even better.

Every gift to AU impacts our students - energizing campus, supporting close student-faculty collaborations, promoting leadership development, providing study-abroad opportunities and preparing students for life after college.

Gifts to the University don't always come in the form of monetary donations. Gifts of time and talent also help the AU immensely. Contact our Office of Alumni Engagement at 607-871-2144 for more information on the variety of ways you can help.

Alfred University believes in the highest standards of accountability and ethics and therefore supports the Donor Bill of Rights as developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) along with other professional fundraising organizations.

When you give, be sure your selected charity employs standards and policies that assure you a “Bill of Rights” as a donor.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.