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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Douglass Residential College. We rely on and greatly appreciate the ongoing generosity of our alumnae and friends, and are more than happy to accommodate whatever giving method is most convenient. Douglass Residential College is the only organization that raises funds for Douglass student scholarships and programs, with the support of Rutgers University Foundation.

 

Below are several funding options—from making an immediate online donation to making a deferred gift to help us plan for the future. Please note that all gifts will be processed through the Rutgers University Foundation, and you will receive a receipt for any donation you make. Accordingly, while checks, money orders, and certain other gifts are processed by the Rutgers University Foundation, Douglass Residential College receives the full amount of your gift. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Advancement at drcdevelopment@echo.rutgers.edu or by calling (848)932-2545.

 

Make Your Gift Online

Give now! You can click the Give Now button to the right to make your gift immediately.

 

Make Your Gift by Phone

If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call the Office of Advancement to speak with a member of our development staff:

Pamela Torres

Development Assistant

Phone: 848-932-2545

Email: pamela.torres@echo.rutgers.edu 

Summaiyah Hyder

Advancement Assistant

Phone: 848-932-3181

Email: summaiyah.hyder@rutgers.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make Your Gift by Mail

You may mail a check or money order made payable to Douglass Residential College to the following address:

Office of Development, (c/o Douglass Residential College)

College Hall, Room 302

125 George Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

To ensure proper handling of your check or money order, please include the following information:

  • The designation of the gift - e.g. The Douglass Difference Annual Fund, Advancing Women in STEM at Douglass, etc.
  • The name(s) and address(es) of the donor(s)

 

Maximize the Impact of Your Gift: Corporate Matching Gift Programs

Many companies and foundations sponsor matching gift programs to support their employees’ philanthropic interests. These companies may be willing to double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees or their spouses. In these instances, you will be recognized for the full amount of your gift plus any employer match.

To find out if your company has a matching-gift policy, you may use The Rutgers University Foundation’s search feature here, or contact your human resources department directly.

If your company does participate in a matching-gifts program, you will receive company-specific instructions regarding how to make your gift.

 

Leave a Bequest to Douglass Residential College

A bequest gift, which is designated in a will or other estate-planning document, is often the largest donation an individual can make. It is by far the most commonly used type of planned gift arrangement. With a bequest, you create your own legacy at Douglass. For additional information about bequests, click here.

Please contact us if you are considering making a bequest, or would like more information about how to make bequests to Douglass Residential College. You may email us at drcdevelopment@echo.rutgers.edu or call the Office of Advancement at 848.932.2545.

 

Accordingly, if you have already planned a bequest to benefit Douglass Residential College or its students, please let us know so that we may thank you. The proper wording for designating a gift to Douglass via bequest or estate-planning document is "to Douglass Residential College." For additional sample language to use in an estate-planning document, click herePlease note that for donors age 65 and older, bequests can be listed as an immediate gift and can be counted as part of the Power of 100 Years Campaign.

 

Give a Gift of Securities/Stock

Making a gift of appreciated securities can be a highly efficient method of supporting Douglass Residential College. Donating such stock can help you reduce or even eliminate capital gains tax. If you would like to make a gift of stock or securities to Douglass Residential College, you can use this form to make your donation (select Douglass College in the School Name list on the form), or you may call or email us if you have questions. Please contact us at drcdevelopment@echo.rutgers.edu or by phone at 848.932.2545.

 

Payroll Deduction

Rutgers employees can make charitable contributions to the university by payroll deduction. To sign up, fill out this authorization form or the online payroll deduction form.  

 

Wire Transfer

To wire transfer funds to Rutgers in support of Douglass, contact the Gift Accounting Office at 848-932-8020 for instructions.

 

Other Ways to Give /Questions About Giving to Douglass

If you have questions about making your gift to Douglass Residential College, we are here to help!

If you would like to discuss specific gift options—such as charitable trusts or gift annuities—or would like to learn how gifts of assets such as real estate or retirement plans can have immediate tax benefits, or if you are interested in hearing about other estate planning tools for optimizing your charitable gifts to Douglass, please contact our office at drcdevelopment@echo.rutgers.edu, or call:

 

Pamela Torres

Development Assistant

Phone: 848-932-2545

Email: pamela.torres@echo.rutgers.edu

 

 

Thank you for your generous support of Douglass!