How to give

Credit Cards

Give online now using your credit card. It's fast, easy and secure. You can direct your gift to the school, unit or program of your choice. Gifts to the Binghamton Fund will go to areas of greatest need, such as merit scholarships, academic and student research awards or graduate fellowships. To make a credit card gift by phone, please call 607-777-6929 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Eastern time), Monday through Friday.

Cash and Checks

We don't recommend sending cash through the mail. Cash gifts can be made in person by going to the Binghamton University Foundation’s Gift and Donor Records office on the ground floor of Old O’Connor Hall (OO-G044), Binghamton University.

If you’d like to make your gift by check, please make your check payable to the Binghamton University Foundation and mail to:

Binghamton University Foundation
PO Box 6005
Binghamton, NY 13902-6005

Stocks and Securities

These gifts can be donated via registered mail, electronic transfer or in person at the Binghamton University Foundation. A letter of intent  stating the purpose of your gift, the number of shares and the name of the stock are required.

Registered Mail

To give by registered mail, send a copy of your unendorsed stock certificates and a letter of intent. Under separate cover, send a signed stock power with bank medallion guarantee seal. Send these items to Kyra Schnauber, director of gift and donor records, Binghamton University Foundation, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902-6005.

Electronic Transfer

To donate by electronic transfer, contact Kyra Schnauber, director of gift and donor records, at 607-777-6516. The Foundation's broker is Andy O'Connor, O'Connor Investments, 33 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905. Phone 607-770-3800. DTC # 0075. A/C # 48199814. Name of receiving firm: LPL Financial. Account name: THE FOUNDATION OF SUNY AT BINGHAMTON.

Write a letter of intent  and send a copy to the Binghamton University Foundation. Notify your broker that you want to transfer stock to the Binghamton University Foundation account. Include the above account information and note any restrictions on the gift. The Foundation will provide a receipt for your tax records.

In Person

To make a gift in person, bring the certificates, signed with a bank medallion guarantee seal, and a letter of intent  to the Binghamton University Foundation's Gift and Donor Records office on the ground floor of Old O'Connor Hall (OO-G044), Binghamton University.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

EFT offers a fast, convenient way to contribute to Binghamton University on an ongoing basis. With your permission, the Binghamton University Foundation will automatically withdraw an amount you specify from your checking account around the 10th of each month. Your monthly bank statement will provide you with a record of each transaction and, for tax purposes, you'll also receive a receipt from the Binghamton University Foundation each January showing your entire year's contribution. You may cancel or change your EFT authorization at any time by contacting Sandra Griffiths, associate director of the Binghamton Fund, at 607-777-6215.

Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program, the impact of your gift to the Binghamton University Foundation could go twice or possibly three times as far. Matching gifts are a company's way of multiplying the benefits of their employees' charitable gifts. Contact your employer’s human resources department for more information.

If you have questions about making a matching gift to the Binghamton University Foundation, contact Emily Gast, coordinator of gift and donor records, at 607-777-6929.

Completed matching gift forms should be mailed to:

Binghamton University Foundation
PO Box 6005
Binghamton, NY 13902-6005

Gifts of Real Estate and Personal Property

Gifts of real property, personal property, in-kind gifts and more can offer significant benefits to both Binghamton University and the donor. Contact Sheila Doyle, executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation, at 607-777-3844 for more information.

Legacy Giving

You can also include a charitable gift in your overall estate and financial plans. This type of planned giving lets you support Binghamton University far into the future while also giving you tax and other benefits.