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Ways to make a difference

Thank you for your interest in giving to Transylvania. We offer a variety of ways you can make a difference.

Gifts to the university follow a fiscal year schedule beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the following year.


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 by the end of the year. It's easier on your wallet and budget than a single large donation. Here's how it works:

  • Automatically using our online payment system—Visit the Make a Gift page 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 and 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 so only one receipt will be sent to you at the end of the year.

Checks by mail

We welcome checks made out to Transylvania University and sent to the address below.

Development Office 
Transylvania University 
300 North Broadway 
Lexington, KY 40508

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

Questions about giving to Transylvania using checks, credit cards or automatic monthly gifts? Contact Heather Summers, at 859-233-8738 or hsummers@transy.edu.


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.


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.


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 eight-year winning streak alive! For more information, visit https://mvl.ky.gov/MVLWeb or call the alumni and development office at 859-233-8275 or 800-487-2679.


If you have questions about any of these options, contact the Development office at 800-4-Transy (800-487-2679) or giving@transy.edu.

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