Annual Fund

At Temple University College of Education, our students and faculty are creating a new age on our campus, in our community, across the nation and around the world. But we don’t do it alone. We do it through the generosity of alumni and friends — like you.

Your annual gifts support every aspect of the College–students, faculty, programs, facilities and more.  With your support we are able to provide scholarships to deserving students, recruit high-caliber faculty, fund impactful research, enhance academic programs and serve the community in countless ways.

There are main methods of giving, all of which directly impact our students, faculty and programs within the College.


College of Education online gift system is an easy, fast, secure and cost-effective way to give to the college, units or programs of your choice. Donor security is our first priority. Our online gift system authorizes transactions in real-time and does not record or store credit card information.

You can make an immediate contribution to the College of Education with our secure online giving page here.

By Mail

Temple University
Office of Development
Temple University
1301 N. Cecil B Moore Ave
2nd Floor Dean’s Suite
Office 244
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Please make check payable to Temple University and include the name of the fund you wish to support on the memo line of your check.

Give by Phone

If you wish to speak to someone about making a gift by phone using a credit card, please call us at 215-204-4649.

Double Your Gift

Some employers provide matching gifts that can double or even triple the value of a gift to Temple University. Many companies will also match gifts made by employee spouses and retirees. Please contact our office at 215-204-4649 for information about matching funds.

Gift Types

Current Gifts and Pledges

Current gifts can be cash contributions given now that provide immediate impact. Examples of current gifts are cash, securities, gifts of personal and real property (gifts in kind), bargain sales and gifts of closely held stock.

Gifts of Cash

Gifts of cash are an immediate transfer of funds from you to Temple University. Gifts of cash can be made by personal check or credit card.

Gifts of Securities

For more information on making a stock gift to Temple University College of Education please contact our office at 215-204-4649.

Giving appreciated stocks or mutual funds is a great way to support excellence at Temple that unlocks extra value for you compared with making a gift of cash. The financial benefits to you are twofold. First, you avoid the capital gains taxes you would have to pay if selling these appreciated assets. Secondly, you receive an income tax deduction based on the market value of the gifted stock or fund. For Temple, the full value gift goes toward students, faculty, and programs.

Gifts in Kind

A gift of tangible personal property, such as a work or collection of art, rare books, stamp or coin collection, etc., entitles the donor to a charitable deduction based on the full fair market (appraised) value of the gift if the gift complies with the standard of “related use” regarding the designation at and use by Temple University.


Endowed gifts are donated assets invested to generate an annual return in perpetuity. Endowments provide a source of financial stability during challenging economic times and ensure the continuance of many important programs. These gifts may be unrestricted, providing for the greatest needs of the college, or restricted to a particular use.
Endowments are established with a minimum contribution of $50,000 through outright gifts, pledges paid over a number of years, estate plans, and deferred gifts such as trusts or insurance expectancies.

Planned Gifts

There are a variety of ways to leave a legacy at the College of Education through planned giving. Planned gifts include bequests, gifts of real estate, and life income gifts such as charitable gift annuities that provide lifetime payments to the donor. Many planned giving methods provide valuable tax advantages for the donor.

Just like cash gifts, planned gifts may be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose within the College of Education. Planned gifts may also be used to establish an endowment.

Popular Ways to Give
  • Wills and Living Trusts
  • Sample Bequest Language
  • Beneficiary Designations
Gifts That Provide Income
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder
More Ways to Give
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Real Estate 
  • Memorials and Tribute Gifts
  • Endowed Gifts
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Assets

Transformational Giving

Transformational giving may be categorized as "big or major gifts, but what distinguishes them is their unique capacity to alter the programs, perception, and future of an organization. More than gifts, they are true investments in the future of an organizations and of the community. 

Memorial and Tribute

A tribute gift is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or honor a person’s life and accomplishments. Your gift to Temple University College of Education made in honor or memory of this special person ensures a legacy that extends far into the future.

How do I make my gift?

There are three ways to make a gift:

  • Make a gift online
  • Call the College of Education 
  • Mail a check to Temple University College of Education

Temple University
Office of Development
Temple University
1301 N. Cecil B Moore Ave
2nd Floor Dean’s Suite
Office 244
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Please mention the name of the person you are honoring with your gift, and if there is a specific fund being used to honor this person.  If you would like College of Education to notify the honoree or a family member, please also indicate the name and address of the individual to be notified.

What will my gift support? Can I select the area that I would like my gift to impact?

You may designate your gift to any fund (including restricted and existing endowment funds) that is particularly meaningful to you, the occasion or the honoree. 

May I create a named fund or endowment to honor a special person?

Endowments are a wonderful way to honor someone and leave a permanent legacy.  Endowments start at $50,000 and generate an annual impact that will continue to support your or your honoree’s passions in perpetuity. There are opportunities for named spaces on campus, scholarships, program support, and more. You are encourage to speak to an Office of Development person to see if this opportunity is right for you.

How do I mention College of Education in an obituary or recommend that gifts be made to College of Education in lieu of flowers?

We suggest that you use text similar to this:
The family requests that memorial gifts be made in support of the [specified fund]at Temple University. Checks  made payable to the “Temple Foundation" can be mailed to:
Temple University
Office of Development
Temple University
1301 N. Cecil B Moore Ave
2nd Floor Dean’s Suite
Office 244
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Or you may make a gift online here. Please indicate that the gift is in memory of [name] by writing a memo on your check or marking the “in memory of” box when making a gift online.

Should I alert the College of Education if I would like to direct memorial gifts to Temple University?

It is up to you, but we appreciate the notice! Notifying the College of Education in advance ensures that we are able to appropriately notify family and next-of-kin about any memorial gifts we receive.

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • The name of the deceased.
  • The name and address of any next of kin where College of Education may send notifications of gifts.
  • If known, the fund or program that the family wishes to support. If you have not decided, a development officer can help you select a fund that best honors your loved one.

Corporate and Foundation

The College of Education is building meaningful relationships with corporate and foundation partners to secure philanthropic investments in support of College’s priorities.

Guided by the College Strategic Plan, our team collaborates with faculty and staff to develop, submit, secure and steward gifts and grants that play a principal role in advancing the mission of College. From philanthropic engagement to recruiting and educational opportunities, corporate and foundation partners are key to the success of our community.

To learn more about potential partnership opportunities, please contact the Office of Development, at 215-204-4649.

Corporate Partnerships

At College of Education, we are committed to educating the future business leaders of tomorrow and have earned a national reputation for academic excellence and values-based leadership. We invite you to partner with us and take advantage of the following opportunities.

Corporate Engagement Opportunities

How Corporations can engage with the College of Education

Investment in a department can take many forms, from supporting education and research to strategic investment in future talent, long-term research collaborations, and philanthropic gifts. Help is needed for our students remain competitive in an ever-changing global marketplace and our faculty remain at the forefront of new societal breakthroughs. 

Students & Education

Becoming involved with top students by supporting their recruitment and retention and enhancing their academic experience is an excellent way to help educate tomorrow’s work force. It also allows you to engage with our brightest students and gives companies an opportunity to build their talent pipeline. 

Faculty & Research

Faculty receive extramural support for their research, training, and public service projects through sponsored projects and gifts. Companies can take advantage of our unique research facilities and engage with faculty and students on endeavors that have societal impact.

Department & Infrastructure

Funding existing and new facilities, as well as other department strategic initiatives, allows companies to make a long-term impact on the department and university, creating a permanent and visible corporate awareness and recognition.

Other Opportunities