Ways To Give

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (S. 748) provides a significant Charitable Giving Incentive. The bill includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. Section 2204. The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent.*

*Please consult with your professional tax advisor on the potential tax benefits of your gifts.

Online

To make a gift online, use our secure giving form. Mercer accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

By Mail

Please mail check or money orders (made out to Mercer University) to: The Office of University Advancement, Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207. Designate gift in the memo line on check or include a note with gift.

Stock Transfer

There are three easy ways to make a gift of appreciated securities.

Payroll Deduction

Mercer employees can easily give to the University through the Payroll Deduction Program.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees.

Planned Gifts

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date, commonly donated through a will or trust.