Ways to Give

Gifts can take many forms

Across the nation and around the world, Radford University graduates are building their futures and achieving excellence. When you decide to become a partner in shaping the success of today’s students, you can choose how you make your contribution.

Below, are examples of the types of gifts accepted by the Radford University Foundation, Inc. along with a brief description. 

If you would like to learn more about how you can make difference in the lives of current and future Radford students, please call the Office of University Advancement at (540) 831-5407.

Corporate and Foundation Gifts

Join the many corporations and foundations investing in the future of Radford University.

Corporate and foundation gifts maximize contributions and other support to Radford University by creating, maintaining and enhancing mutually beneficial relationships.

Radford University is always pursuing new ways to collaborate with the private sector. By joining forces with Radford, corporations and foundations are making a difference in your future workforce and the future of our communities. If you have any questions about corporations or foundations, please contact the Office of University Advancement at (540) 831-5407.


Cash is accepted in any form. Checks made payable to Radford University Foundation, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 6893, Radford, VA 24142, can be designated for a particular program or project at Radford University.

Tangible personal property

The Foundation accepts certain types of gifts-in-kind, such as tangible personal property including vehicles, jewelry, artwork, furniture, equipment and any other personal item owned by a donor. In addition, if a donor hosts a university related event, the costs incurred by the donor can be recorded as a gift-in-kind.

Planned giving

Planned giving is a way to make an lasting impact by leaving the university in your will. There are many ways to make a planned gift, including bequests and estate plan gifts, life income gifts, charitable gift annuities, charitable unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts and charitable lead trusts. For more information visit our planned giving website.


Readily marketable securities, such as publicly traded securities, can be a way to make a difference for students and academic programs at the university. Gifts of marketable securities may be made by electronic transfer to the Foundation account or by stock certificate. The stock certificate should be either duly endorsed or accompanied by a stock power, and in each circumstance accompanied by an appropriate signature guarantee. For more information, please see bank wire and stock donation instructions.

Real estate

Gifts of real estate could include developed property, undeveloped property or gifts subject to a prior life interest. Please contact the Office of University Advancement at (540) 831-5407 to speak with an advancement representative about giving through real estate.

Remainder interests in property

A gift of the remainder interest in a personal residence, farm or vacation home is similar to the donation of real estate. The donor or other occupants may continue to occupy the real property for the duration of the stated life. At the death of the life tenant, the Radford University Foundation may use or sell the property.

Oil, gas and mineral interest

To make a gift of oil and gas property interests, please contact the Office of University Advancement at (540) 831-5407.


Pledges represent signed statements of intent. Pledges offer donors the opportunity to start a giving relationship with the university.  Your promise and subsequent payments truly make a difference for students and the future of the university.

Matching gifts

Many employers will match charitable gifts as a benefit for their employees. Matching gifts can double or triple the amount of your donation to Radford University.  Visit our online look-up site for your employer's matching gift information.