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Generosity. It’s what fuels Robert Morris University and allows us to provide so many with a high-quality private education. Alumni, friends, partners, faculty, or staff—they all play an important part in our success. And it’s through this ongoing support that we’re able to keep doing what we do best: change lives.

Thank you for choosing to give to RMU. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to make a positive impact on the lives of our students. The quickest and easiest way to show your support is to give online.

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Help us keep changing lives today, tomorrow, and beyond. Thank you for supporting RMU.

For more information, please contact Jennifer C. Young, director of Annual Giving, at youngj@rmu.edu or 412-397-5452.

Ways of Giving

Gifts can be made in several different forms. We are happy to work with you to determine your optimal method of donation to RMU.

Cash or credit donations: Gifts to the university can be made with cash or check (payable to "Robert Morris University"), or by any major credit card. You can also make your gift over the phone or online at rmu.edu/giving.

Monthly draft: Authorize an automatic draft from your checking or a credit card account on a monthly basis and spread your gift out over the fiscal year.

Payroll deduction: Employees of RMU can have the Payroll Department deduct a monthly contribution to the university from their paycheck. Click here for the form.

For more information, contact Jennifer Young, Director of Annual Giving, at youngj@rmu.edu or (412) 397-5452.


Major Giving Options

Cash: Cash gifts in the form of checks or money orders shall be made payable to Robert Morris University and shall be delivered to the Office of Institutional Advancement. Gifts may also be made by credit card, automatic debit, electronic transfer, and RMU payroll deduction in accordance with university procedure. For more information, please visit our Planned Giving site or contact Jay Carson, senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at carsonj@rmu.edu or (412) 397-6404.


Securities: RMU can accept both publicly traded securities and closely held securities.

Publicly Traded Securities
A viable alternative to a cash gift is a gift of appreciated securities. If you have owned the stocks or securities for more than one year, you are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of your gift to the fullest extent permitted by law. You also avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation of the securities. Please contact your financial advisor for further information about tax deductions and eligibility. Electronic transfer through your broker securities may be transferred electronically via DTC (Depository Trust Company) from your broker to the Robert Morris University account at RBC Wealth Management. Please instruct your broker/agent to transfer securities to:


Peter E. Fox, Vice President & Branch Director
RBC Wealth Management
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 825
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-309-2627
Email: peter.fox@rbc.com
Toll Free: 877-432-1024
Fax: 301-309-2681

DTC #0235
Account # 30625241
Robert Morris University


The transfer is effective when Robert Morris University receives the securities in its account at RBC Wealth Management. Please instruct your broker to call the Office of Institutional Advancement immediately at 412-397-5453 for acceptance of the gift and for further instructions. For delivery by mail of physical Stock Certificates registered in the donor's name, a transmittal letter identifying the security, quantity and intended purpose of gift should be mailed with physical stock certificates via certified mail, return receipt requested to: Robert Morris University, Office of Institutional Advancement, 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108.

Gifts of securities mailed to Robert Morris University also require signed stock power forms. Please send the stock certificate and the signed stock power in separate envelopes to the above address. Each stock power form should be signed exactly as your name appears on the certificate. A separate stock power form is required for each issue or certificate of stock included in the transaction. Fill in "Robert Morris University" in the "sell/assign/transfer" section. Please do not fill in the "attorney to transfer" section. Transfer is effective at the postmarked date of the mailing.

For more information, please visit our Planned Giving site or contact Joshua Diller at diller@rmu.edu or 412-397-5453.


Pledges: A pledge is a signed and dated commitment to make a gift over a specified period, generally two or more years, payable according to terms set by the donor and accepted by the university. Pledges must be documented by a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the donor and countersigned by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Pledges for $1,000,000 or more are also countersigned by the President of the University. Pledge documentation is to include:

  • Name of donor
  • Name of gift (if applicable)
  • Pledge amount
  • Payment schedule (amounts and dates due)
  • Type of gift (i.e. current use fund; endowed fund)
  • Purpose of gift
  • Authorizations (i.e. publicity and donor recognition)
  • Other information as applicable (i.e. additions to fund; change of the fund's use should stated purpose no longer be possible)

In general, pledges for major gifts should not exceed five years. Exceptions for very large or unusual gifts may be made by the Gift Acceptance Committee.

For more information, please visit our Planned Giving site or contact Jay Carson, senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at carsonj@rmu.edu or (412) 397-6404.


*Disclaimer: It is understood that special gifts or circumstances might require a case-by-case review and might not be addressed by the information listed above. Neither the university nor the Office of Institutional Advancement shall provide any legal, tax, investment or other advice to the donor, which is reserved to the donor's advisors. Text-to-give donations cannot be refunded.