Office of Development : Ways to Give

Thank you for taking the time to explore your options of giving to Hampton University. Below is a list of the many ways you can support the University, as well as a number of options to help you plan your gift. If you would like to further discuss your options for giving to Hampton University, please contact us.

Give Online
To make a gift online, please use our secure online gift form.

Check or Money Order
We encourage you to fill out our Giving Form (PDF), designating amounts and areas.  Send a printout of the form with your check made payable to:

Office of Development
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia 23668

Credit Card Gifts
A credit card gift to Hampton is not only convenient, it also entitles you to the same income-tax deduction as a gift of cash.  To make your gift, use our secure online gift form, or call the Office of Development at 757-727-5764.

Electronic Fund Transfer
Through electronic transfer, Hampton University offers you the opportunity to make your gift without writing a check.  With your authorization, your checking account will be automatically debited in the amount you designate at the same time each month.  At any time you desire, you may change or cancel your authorization- you retain control throughout the entire process.  For additional information, please contact the Office of Development at 757-727-5764 or print and return the Authorization Form (PDF) to:

Office of Development
Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia 23668

Wire Transfer
To wire a gift to Hampton, please contact the Cashier’s Office at 757-727-5663 Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 4:00 PM for assistance.

Matching Gifts
There are thousands of companies nationwide that will match an employee’s charitable contribution- often doubling or even tripling the amount of the original gift.  In some cases, companies even match gifts made by retired employees.  To find out if you company has a matching gift policy; please use our convenient search engine.

Gift Pledges
Hampton University welcomes your gift through a pledge-a formal statement of intention to make a gift to the university. With a pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time, allowing you to give more generously than you originally may have considered. What is more, each payment on your pledge is eligible for an income-tax charitable deduction. For more information, please contact the Office of Development at 757-727-5764

Making a gift of Appreciated Securities/Stock to Hampton University such as stocks, mutual fund shares, or other appreciated assets can be a great tax-efficient method for making a gift to Hampton. In most instances, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift and avoid any capital gains tax. If you have further questions, or would like assistance in making a gift of securities/stock, please contact the Office of Development at 757-727-5764 and we would be happy to assist you.

Planned Gifts
The University's planned giving staff will work closely and confidentially with you and your financial advisers to ensure that your gift achieves your individual goals and expresses your personal vision for Hampton. For additional information or assistance, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Development at 757-727-5356. More information about Planned Giving is available by visiting