Office of University Advancement

Make an impact in the lives of Marywood students.

Donors can make a meaningful gift through a variety of ways, whether it's a one-time donation, a recurring contribution, a donor-advised fund, or including the university in their estate planning, each avenue represents a unique opportunity to support EMPOWER and leave an indelible mark on Marywood.

Ways to Give

A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift that makes an immediate impact on our mission.  It is easy to make a gift of cash, as you can send us a check or money order or use your credit card.

More on gifts of cash

Did you know that you can mail a check on December 31st and, even if the check is not received and cashed by Marywood University until after the new year, the IRS will allow you to take a deduction in the year the check was mailed? Keep this in mind for year-end tax planning!

Gifts of cash can be made by mailing your check or money order to University Advancement, Maria Hall, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton PA 18509. Please let us know if you want your gift used for a specific purpose by indicating that purpose either in the memo line or in a letter to Marywood University.

If you have any questions about gifts of cash, please call 570-348-6238 or email We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you have.

You can make a recurring monthly gift to Marywood. Each month, your gift will be automatically charged to your credit card or withdrawn from your bank account. 

Use our online giving form to make a recurring monthly gift.

By making a planned gift to Marywood, you can make a significant impact on the University while receiving financial and tax benefits for you and your family. We can assist you by developing a gift plan that meets your financial and philanthropic goals. 


Call 570-348-6238 or email with any questions.

To support Marywood through your donor-advised fund, recommend a grant to an area of your interest. If you have questions, please call 570-348-6238 or email

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming Marywood University the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. With a percentage, you can create a family legacy of giving by naming your loved ones as your successor to continue recommending grants to charitable organizations. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

You can double or even triple your gift to Marywood if your employer matches gifts. Contact your HR office for more information, or use our Matching Gift Finder to find out if your employer matches gifts. 

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds held for more than one year can provide special tax advantages. Closely held stock, S corporation stock, limited liability company interests, and partnership interests can sometimes be used to make a charitable gift.

How to make a gift of stocks and bonds

By electronic transfer - Please contact us for instructions on how you can transfer stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to Marywood University.

By certified mail - If you hold securities in certificate form, you will need to mail two envelopes separately to complete your gift. In the first envelope, place the unsigned stock certificate(s). In the other envelope, include a signed stock power for each certificate. You may obtain this power from your broker or bank. Please remember to use certified mail.

For more information about making a gift of stocks and bonds, please call 570-348-6238 or email

Your company can transform the lives of future college students through the EITC program by making a contribution to Marywood’s MOMENTUM program. 

How It Works

Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis for contributions to EITC approved organizations like Marywood University. Companies in Pennsylvania that pay any of the following taxes qualify to participate:

  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

For more information please call 570-348-6238 or email


What is the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program?
The EITC Program enables companies to support nonprofit schools at minimal cost. Instead of sending tax dollars to Harrisburg, companies can reallocate them to support Marywood University’s MOMENTUM Program. This program enables students to earn college credits at a significantly reduced cost while still in high school.

Who may make EITC gifts?
You might be surprised. Businesses ranging from neighborhood pharmacies, to mid-sized companies, to large corporations, are all eligible.

How much of a business’ tax liability can be donated to Marywood University through EITC?
Participating businesses can receive a tax credit equal to 75% of a contribution up to $750,000 per year. The credit increases to 90% if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two years.

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Thank You!

Thank you to our generous corporate donors who are making a difference in the lives of future college students through the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

  • Fidelity Bank

  • FNCB Bank

  • Peoples Security Bank & Trust

  • PPL Electric Utilities

  • Waste Management

Thank you to our generous corporate donors who are making a difference in the lives of future college students through the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

A gift of real estate may be a principal residence or vacation home, a farm, a commercial building, a subdivision lot, or unimproved land. The gift may be the entire property or a fractional interest in the property.

Benefits of gifts of real estate

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
  • Leave a lasting legacy to Marywood University

For more information about making a gift of real estate, please call 570-348-6238 or email

As faculty and staff, you have the opportunity to see firsthand how philanthropy impacts students. With the ability to direct your donation to your department, the Marywood Fund, or to other programs on campus, you can make a difference in the area that's most meaningful to you. Please consider making an online gift, payroll deduction, or electing to allocate a percentage of your salary to a philanthropic fund of your choice.

For more information about making a gift or setting up a payroll deduction, please please call 570-348-6238 or email