Ways to Give
Thank you for supporting Western New England University. There are multiple ways in which you can make your gift. The most common are through our online giving form, by mail or over the phone. Additional options are also below in the expandable sections of this page. Contact the Advancement Office if you have any questions prior to or after you have made you contribution.
Use our giving form.
Make your check payable to Western New England University; mail to:
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, Massachusetts 01119
We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express.
Telephone: (800) 962-6592 or (413) 782-1335
Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
Employer Matching Gifts
If you or your spouse works for one of the many companies that offer matching gifts, your philanthropy can have greater impact. You will be recognized for the full amount of your gift, plus any resulting match. To have your gift matched from your/your spouse's current employer (or previous employer if you are retired) you will need to complete a matching gift form from your company and forward it to the University at the address at the top of this page. Thank you for taking this extra step to double the impact of your generosity!
Pay tribute with your gift
Establish a Legacy Through Your Estate
Charitable Gift Annuities and Chairitable Trusts
Use retirement plan assets
In many cases, naming family or heirs as the beneficiaries of your retirement plan can subject them to both income and estate taxes, thereby reducing the benefits they will receive by 50 percent or more. By making a gift of retirement plan assets to Western New England, the University will receive the full amount, avoiding income and estate taxes and giving you the option of leaving more tax-advantaged, non-retirement plan assets to your family.
Additionally, The Pension Protection Act of 2006 offers special incentives for those who are 70 ½ and older to make charitable gifts from regular and Roth IRA accounts. Starting at age 70 ½, donors can make contributions directly to qualified charitable organizations such as Western New England University from their IRAs. Each person with an IRA can contribute up to $100,000 per year without declaring the donated amount as income.
What is a donor advised fund?
Gifts-in-Kind and Real Estate
In-kind gifts include personal property such as equipment, furniture, or artwork, to name a few examples. Personal property can provide a way of making a significant contribution. Before making such a gift, it is important to contact the University to determine whether the items you have in mind to donate are needed or will be accepted by the University. Certain regulations apply.
Gifts of real estate can take various forms, including the outright gift of a home, building, or property; or a retained life estate arrangement in which you make a gift of your residence to the University today but continue to live in it. Such gifts provide a substantial contribution to the University while giving you tax benefits such as savings on capital gains and estate taxes.
Please call the Advancement Office at (413) 782-1372 if you are interested in learning more about gifts of personal property.