Ways to Give

Giving Made Easy

Please note that our giving year begins July 1 and ends June 30. If you have recently moved or changed any of your contact information, please stay in touch with us by updating your information.

Automatic monthly gifts

GEM (Giving Electronically Monthly) is a convenient and secure way to give to Transylvania. Giving a little each month can make a huge difference. Here's how it works:

  • Automatically using our online payment system—Visit the Make a Gift page, choose a project to support and set up your monthly deduction using your credit or debit card. Be sure to check the “Click here to sign up for GEM (Giving Electronically Monthly)” box.
  • Electronic funds transfer using a voided check—Download this form and mail it with a voided check to the address below, or call the development office at 800-487-2679.
  • Online payment through your bank—If you pay your monthly bills online, just add Transylvania University as one of your payees and notify the development office.


We welcome checks made out to Transylvania University. You can send them to:

Development Office 
Transylvania University 
300 North Broadway 
Lexington, KY 40508

You may also drop checks off in person Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. in the Alumni and Development Office at 415 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508. There is a circle drive in front of our office for easy parking.

Be sure to designate your gift to the "Transylvania Annual Fund" or other purpose on the memo line.

Online Giving

You can easily make a gift online by visiting our Go Beyond Giving page. Here you can see our five current Annual Giving projects. These projects give you a glimpse into how important it is to our students, campus and the livelihood of Transylvania to support the Annual Fund.

If you would like to support another area of campus you can fill out this giving form and indicate what area of campus you would like to make a gift to.

Planned gifts

Ensure financial security for yourself and your loved ones while transforming the lives of future generations with a planned gift to Transylvania. Visit the planned giving page to see the options. If you have additional questions please fill out this contact form to get in touch with Diana McKenzie, director of planned giving and associate director of regional advancement, or call her at 859-233-8801.

Securities, tangible assets or other gifts

We would be happy to discuss ways you can help Transylvania through gifts of securities, tangible assets (such as your house) or other items.

Stock gifts can be coordinated through your broker using the information below. Please be sure to email the type and number of shares to giving@transy.edu so we may credit you with the gift.

Legal Name: Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky

Federal Employer Identification Number: 61-0444825

DTC #: 0164 code 40

Account #: 4364-1856

Broker: Charles Schwab

Broker Contact:
Steve Whitcomb
Charles Schwab
Lexington, KY

License Plates


Each year, Transylvania University joins 19 other Kentucky independent colleges in the Battle of the Bumpers, which adds $10 to our general scholarship fund for each Transylvania plate sold. The initial cost of a Transylvania license plate is $44; renewal is $31. Help us keep our ten-year winning streak alive! For more information, visit the Transportation Cabinet site and choose Independent College Plates, or call the Alumni and Development Office at 800-487-2679.

Matching Gifts

Did you know many employers will match charitable donations? Check here to see if you’re eligible to double your gift to Transylvania, and make your support go even further. Thank you for taking this extra step to further your gift!

If you have questions about any of these options, contact the Development office at 800-4-Transy (800-487-2679) or giving@transy.edu. You may also view our staff list here.

Reunion Giving

Each year all classes celebrating their reunion come together to contribute in honor of their time spent at Transylvania. Every gift or pledge you make this year counts toward your class gift. Visit the Reunion Giving page to learn more.