How to Give

Whether your gift is big or small, it all matters in an Alfred University student's life. We'll make it easy for you to make a difference with each dollar you donate.

Monthly Giving

You can make an annual gift in recurring monthly installments. Simply decide how much you would like to give each month and select "Recurring Gift" on our Give Now page.

Give Online

Enjoy the convenience of making a gift online using our secure site.

Make a Gift By Check

Personal check payable to Alfred University, 1 Saxon Dr., Alfred, NY 14802

Payroll Deduction

Your employer may offer payroll deduction for your gift.

Appreciated Stock

You may find advantages in making gifts of appreciated stock. You will be credited with a gift valued at the current market value of the stock. If you would like to make a stock gift, please follow these instructions or call our office for assistance at 607-871-2144.

Young Alumni Giving

A strong alumni giving rate directly contributes to the opportunities available to current and future AU students and plays a critical role in bolstering our standing among the nation’s best universities.

Planned Giving

When you plan a gift to support Alfred University, you become a partner in our lasting legacy of excellence. Your contributions help strengthen Alfred University's ability to distinguish itself as a great university, committed to meeting the needs of its students.


A bequest, sometimes known as a planned gift, is a donation that you designate in your will or trust. These gifts cost nothing today but sustain Alfred University’s mission long into the future. If you are ready to make your gift today, our partnership with FreeWill offers a straightforward, free online estate planning tool. It's secure, user-friendly, and offers the opportunity to include a bequest to Alfred University. For additional guidance, you can also use FreeWill to outline your wishes before consulting an attorney.

Beneficiary Designation

Did you know you may have additional assets not covered in your will or trust? If you have an IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, or any additional accounts, these are called “non-probate assets,” and they need to be planned for separately. Using this free online tool from FreeWill, you can log all of your assets, name Alfred University as a beneficiary, and receive printable instructions on how to set each one up with your broker.

Notify Alfred University of a Planned Gift

Have you included a gift in your will or trust to Alfred University? Please fill out this form so we can thank you for your lasting commitment and ensure our records reflect your wishes.

70 1/2 or Older? Make Direct Gifts from Your IRA

If you are 70 1/2 or older you may be able to make gifts directly from your IRA which are pre-tax and count toward your required minimum distribution. This is particularly helpful if you don't itemize deductions.

Faculty & Staff Giving

Being integral members of the university community, faculty and staff are able to see first-hand their gifts in action! Complete this fillable form and return it to join the other faculty/staff donors.

Student Giving

Student donations create a lasting legacy and help future students at AU, just as alumni, parents and friends support current students with their generous gifts.

Reunion Giving

Celebrate with your class, support your alma mater. Class reunions are a great way to reconnect and give back to the University on behalf of your class.

Matching gift programs

Double or triple the value of your gift! More than 75,000 companies nationwide match charitable contributions, doubling or even tripling the value of your gift. Your company's matching gift will be added to your own personal gift to determine your total. Check with your Human Resources department or at our matching gift page to see if your gift is eligible for a match.

Give Now!

Whether it's $25 or $250,000, every gift makes the Alfred experience even better.