Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Carlow University. You can make a secure gift online, send a check by mail, give over the phone, or explore other giving options.

Make a secure gift online

The fastest way to give to Carlow is to make a secure gift online to the area of your choice.

Send your check by mail

Checks should be made out to Carlow University. Please include a note to tell us how you'd like your gift to be used.

Carlow University
Attn: University Advancement
3333 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Give over the phone

Please contact:

Janet Guidas
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

+1 (412) 578-6120

Explore Other Giving Options

Note: Information found on this page is intended to provide general information and is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as such.


Gifts of stock and other securities allow Carlow to sell the stock without paying taxes on the gain. A gift of stock entitles you to a tax deduction for the market value of the donated stock. If the stock has been held for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax on any appreciation of the stock by donating the stock prior to sale. Savings bonds and mutual funds can also be donated and can offer generous tax benefits to you.

Please provide the following information to your stock broker. Please notify us by email at giving@carlow.edu that the stock transfer has been initiated, and tell us where you would like the gift to be designated.

Agency: Janney, Montgomery, Scott LLC
Agent: Cindy Pastin, cpastin@janney.com, +1 (412) 562.7935
Agent's Assistant: Kimberly Krapp, kkrapp@janney.com, +1 (412) 562.8074
Account Number: 1978-3756
Account Name: Carlow University
Depository Trust Corporation (DTC) Number: 0374

Annual withdrawals from tax-deferred 401(k) and IRA retirement accounts are required after age 70.5, and the penalty for skipping a required minimum distribution (RMD) is 50% of the amount that should have been withdrawn. However, if you do not need the distribution for living expenses and are charitably inclined, they can avoid income tax on their required minimum distribution withdrawal by donating their money directly to a qualifying charity such as Carlow University. Funds must be transferred directly from your IRA to the eligible charity by the IRA trustee in order to qualify for the tax break.

For more information, please contact Cara Kassabov, Vice President of University Advancement and Alumni Engagement at cakassabov@carlow.edu or +1 (412) 578-6294.

This is not intended to be legal or tax advice. Before making any financial decisions, we encourage you to seek professional advice from your legal, accounting and financial advisors.

Please notify us by email at giving@carlow.edu that the wire transfer has been initiated, and tell us where you would like the gift to be designated. Please use the following information for the wire transfer:

Bank: PNC Bank
Location:4031 Fifth Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15213
ABA (Routing) Number:043000096
Account Number:1014305598
Name on Account:Carlow University Operating Account
Wire Swift Code:PNCCUS33

Carlow's Federal Tax ID number is: 25-0965438.

For questions regarding wire transfers, please contact: Michelle Scherrah, Cash Accountant, by email at mascherrah@carlow.edu, +1 (412) 578-6577.

Recurring cash gifts allow you to give smaller amounts each month that add up to a larger total annual gift. You can set up a pledge and complete your gift over time by making regular payments on a schedule you choose. All gifts made through the this site will be processed as one-time gifts. You can always make a recurring gift by clicking here or download a pledge form to setup your gift.

You can honor a friend or loved one, or acknowledge the passing of someone special. Carlow University will notify the individual or family of your honorary or memorial gift. We will keep the amount of your gift private, and we will not solicit you for further contributions if you are not already affiliated with the University.

Make a Gift Online:Make a gift via our secure online giving form.

Make a Gift by Mail:Gifts can be mailed to the address below. Please include the name of the individual you are honoring or memorializing, and tell us the name and address information for the individual or family that you would like us to notify about your gift.

Carlow University
Attn: University Advancement
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

If you have questions regarding your honorary or memorial gift, please email giving@carlow.edu or call +1 (412) 578.6120.

Obituary Information:If you would like to direct memorial gifts to Carlow University in an obituary, we offer the following sample language:

  • In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of ____________ may be sent to Carlow University. Checks payable to Carlow University can be mailed to the following address: Carlow University, Attn: University Advancement, 3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
  • The family of ________ requests that memorial gifts be sent to Carlow University. Memorial gifts can be mailed to: Carlow University, Attn: Advancement, 3333 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Alumni, spouses of alumni and friends support the University through participation in their respective employee matching gift programs, which can double or triple an individual’s gift to Carlow. Donors and spouses should check with their company’s human resources office for details.

Endowed scholarships provide a way to memorialize loved ones, uniting their names in perpetuity with Carlow University and its Mercy legacy. Our endowed scholarships begin at $25,000 and can be funded with cash as well as securities, life insurance beneficiaries and trusts. Read more >

This type of giving can include gifts of stocks, savings bonds, mutual funds, real estate, retirement assets, cash or insurance. They can be given via a bequest, an IRA rollover, beneficiary designation or various trusts, including charitable gift annuity trust, charitable remainder unitrust, charitable remainder annuity trust, charitable lead trust and wealth replacement trust. Read more >