Ways to Give

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

Pioneer Monthly Partners (formerly GEM) 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 contribution 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 monthly giving” box.
  • Electronic funds transfer using a voided check—Download our bank donation 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 “The Transylvania Fund” or other purpose on the memo line.

Online giving

It’s easy to support Transylvania by making a gift online. You can give using your card, bank account, and other digital wallet options on our alumni website. If you would like to support a particular area of campus, you may indicate that on the form. If you have any questions please contact Billie Hickey, Gift Processing and Data Associate, at bhickey@transy.edu or (859) 233-8561.

Planned giving

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

Matching gifts

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Give from your IRA

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can give directly from your IRA to Transylvania without having to pay income taxes on the money. Gifts of $105,000 or less are eligible, so long as they are directed from your IRA custodian to Transylvania (rather than taking the disbursement yourself and then gifting it.) This is a very smart way to contribute, and those who max out the allowable annual gift provide the equivalent of two full-tuition/fees scholarships that year for Transy students! 

If you have questions about any of these options, contact the Development office at 800‑4‑Transy (800‑487‑2679) or giving@transy.edu. Individual staff information is available on our contact page.

Because of your donations, the Transylvania community is impacted for the better. Thank you for your generosity and support.