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To speak with someone about making a gift to RMU, please contact, please contact Kimberley A. Hammer, Esq., vice president for development, at hammerk@rmu.edu or (412) 397-6413.



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 Kimberley A. Hammer, Esq., at hammerk@rmu.edu or (412) 397-6413.

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:

Brian J. Berman, Director
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
111 Rockville Pike, Suite 825
Rockville, MD 20850
(877) 432-1020 toll free
(301) 309-2619 office
(410) 935-1492 cell

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 412-397-6413 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 Kimberley A. Hammer, Esq., at hammerk@rmu.edu or (412) 397-6413.

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 Kimberley A. Hammer, Esq., at hammerk@rmu.edu or (412) 397-6413.

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.