Gifts by Cash, Check, and Credit Card

Gifts by Cash, Check, and Credit Card

Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to Penn State and are fully deductible for individuals who itemize on their federal income tax return.

  • Online (credit card)
    Access our secure online giving form to make your donation online with a credit card. Please be sure to designate your gift to the Penn State Behrend Future Fund. Complete the "Additional Information" box to specify a program.

  • Mail
    Send a check (made out to The Pennsylvania State University ) through the mail to: Penn State Behrend, Development and Alumni Relations, 4215 Station Road, Erie, PA 16563-0107. We recommend you complete the information on the online form and print it and include it with your mailing.

  • Phone or Email
    Call 814-898-6159 to speak with a development officer or email us at

  • Electronic Funds Transfer
    Complete an authorization form (PDF) to allow Penn State to instruct your bank or savings institution to make monthly gift payments from the account you indicate via EFT.