Gift Giving Options
Make a Credit Card Gift Now
Donate online or call us at (510) 849-8245 to make an immediate impact.
Send a Check or Money Order
Make checks or money orders payable to “Pacific School of Religion” and send to the PSR Development Office, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709.
Set up a monthly gift online or call us at (510) 849-8245 to make an ongoing contribution.
Tribute or Memorial Gifts
Would you like to make a gift in honor or memory of your favorite faculty or staff member? Would you prefer giving to a named scholarship? You can designate your gift online or by mail. Please contact us for further assistance. We are happy to help you find your own unique way of giving back to PSR.
Corporate matching gifts can double or triple your gift to Pacific School of Religion, increasing your impact. If you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift policy, please follow your company’s procedures to initiate the match. Send forms to the PSR Development Office (1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709) and we will do the rest.
Gifts of Stock
To make gifts of securities/stocks, provide us with the name of the contributed stock, number of shares, contact information of your broker, and where we should designate your gift. Please provide this information by completing this form and sending it to email@example.com or calling (510) 849-8245 to provide this information.
If you wish to make a gift before the end of the calendar year, please be advised that it may take a few days for your broker to process the request.
IRA Qualified Charitable Contribution (QCD)
When planning your IRA withdrawal strategy, you may make a charitable donation of up to $100,000. Starting at age 70 ½, gifts from your IRA can benefit PSR while reducing your tax burden.
To initiate an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution, you may use this letter template to personalize and send to your IRA custodian. Please notify PSR of your generosity and let us know where to designate your contribution by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (510) 849-8245.
If you wish to make a contribution before the end of the calendar year, please be advised that it may take a few days for your IRA custodian to process the request.
Benefits of an IRA charitable rollover:
- Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to our organization
- Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits on charitable gifts
- Help further the work and mission of PSR
How an IRA charitable rollover gift works:
- Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift from your IRA to us.
- Your IRA funds will be directly transferred to our organization to help continue our important work.
- Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction.
- Please contact us if you wish for your gift to be used for a specific purpose.
Gifts of Vehicles
We work with a broker to facilitate donations of cards, trucks, vans, or boats. Please contact our broker, First Republic Securities Co, LLC, at (415) 262-4118.
Planned, Deferred, and Life Income Gifts
A planned gift allows you to make a sizable gift to PSR and continue to receive income from the gift for your lifetime, for the lifetime of a beneficiary, or for a specified number of years. Pacific School of Religion offers many types of planned gifts. Please contact the Development Office to learn more.