Giving to Temple University Frequently Asked Questions

Please continue reading below to find answers to common questions about giving to Temple. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please email giving@temple.edu or call 215-926-2500 to reach a member of our Advancement Services team. Thank you for your interest in investing in the future of Temple.

We encourage all of our donors to give to the area of Temple that means the most to them and aligns with their personal philanthropic goals. Please visit our main giving form for an explanation of the different giving designations, along with a complete listing of all of the areas that are currently available to support.

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If you don’t see what you’re looking for, select “Other” from the Designations section and type the fund you are looking for in the open text box. We will locate the fund you are looking for.

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Yes, giving on Temple University’s website is always secure.

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Yes, you will receive a gift receipt for every transaction. If making your gift online, your receipt will be included in the email notifying you that your payment has been processed successfully. If making your gift via a check and sending by U.S. mail, you will receive a receipt in the mail.

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If you receive a gift receipt with inaccurate information, please contact Advancement Services at giving@temple.edu or 215-926-2500. We will issue a new gift receipt immediately.

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We do offer recurring giving options. Donors have the option to schedule payments monthly, quarterly, or annually. The payments will stop when your commitment has been filled (or should your credit card expire or the number change). You will receive an email notification from Temple if a payment fails to process due to a credit card problem.

To set up a recurring gift via our online form, click on the “Make scheduled payments” option and fill out the required sections. You will have the option to schedule notification emails to remind you when your card will be charged. We recommend opting in for these emails because they allow you to edit the details of your payment using a secure URL.

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To cancel or reschedule an upcoming payment, please contact Advancement Services at giving@temple.edu or 215-926-2500.

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Please contact a member of Temple’s Advancement Services team at 215-926-2500 for assistance with this request. You should never send your credit card information over an unsecured email. If you set up your recurring gift via our online form and elected to receive payment notification emails, you can edit your credit card information via the link provided at the bottom of the email. You will also receive notification emails when your card is going to expire, and you can update your credit card information via the link provided at the bottom of that email as well.

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Please visit our More Ways to Give page to learn more about how matching gifts work and to see if your company offers a matching gift program.

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You do have the option to make your gift as an anonymous donor. Be sure to check the box labeled “I would like my gift to be anonymous” when making your gift online. You will still receive a gift receipt for tax purposes.

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We do offer memorial gift options. When making your gift via our online form, you will have the opportunity to make your gift a tribute to someone special. Please remember to include the name and address if you would like us to notify someone of your tribute.

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All gifts received via U.S. mail must be postmarked by December 31 to count for the current tax year. Online gifts must be completed by midnight central time on December 31. Stock transfers must be fully executed by December 31.

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Please forward your email confirmation to GAAGIFTS@Temple.edu with an explanation that you entered the wrong gift amount. We will issue you a refund for your payment. You can then go back to our online form to make your gift in the correct amount.

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