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Frequently Asked Questions

Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes. You will receive a gift receipt to assist you in your record keeping. Please note that if you contribute to attend an event, or receive material goods for your gift, only the donated part of the gift is tax deductible. The fair market value of any goods or services you receive in return must be excluded under IRS guidelines.

Are credit cards accepted for payment?
For your convenience, the University of Hartford accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express. Giving a gift with a credit card is a nice way to build up points or miles with your credit card's loyalty/rewards program.

Am I able to make a gift in installments or over a period of years?
Yes, we are happy to help you customize every aspect of your gift to the University. To make a gift pledge in installments, please send a signed pledge letter indicating how much you would like to donate, to what fund, and over how many years to Chris Adams, University of Hartford, Institutional Advancement, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. If you would like to speak with Chris personally about your options, please call her at 860.768.2407.

I am not an alumna/alumnus or otherwise affiliated with the University of Hartford, but would like to make a gift. Whom do I contact?
Any individual or company can make a gift to the University of Hartford. A significant number of gifts each year come from individuals and businesses who have no previous affiliation with the University. We love to welcome new friends to our extended family. If you would like to make a gift, contact Caitlin Simard, director of donor relations, at 860.768.2452.

If I fund a scholarship, how much involvement do I have in selecting the recipient(s)?
If you fund a named scholarship, your gift allows you the opportunity to specify the name of the scholarship, whether it is in your name or in honor or memory of a loved one. You can also select the criteria to be used in the selection of the student, including school, home state, and financial need requirements. According to IRS regulations, you will not receive a tax deduction for your gift if you actually select the student. That is considered a gift to the student and not to the University; therefore, it is not eligible for a charitable tax deduction.

For more information on donor relations, contact Caitlin Simard, at 860.768.2452 or