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Charitable gifts from our donors, Alumni, friends and partners support scholarships, groundbreaking research, and high impact educational programs at HU. Below you will find the many ways our donors give as well as more information on how to give a donation to HU.

There are many ways to make an outright gift of cash to Harrisburg University Science and Technology.

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Your gift will be charged to your credit or debit card.

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Under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, run through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, qualified businesses can earn significant tax credits equal to 75% – 90% of its contributions to approved Educational Improvement Organizations. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is an approved organization to receive donations through the EITC program.

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Gifts by Mail

Mail your checks to —

University Advancement
326 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Please make checks payable to “Harrisburg University Science & Technology” and include the name of the fund you wish to support on the memo line of your check.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has exciting new opportunities for our donors to be a part of!

Sponsorship packet – coming soon!

For more information, please email


Appreciated securities and mutual funds can be a tax-smart way to make a gift to HU.

For transfer instructions contact the Office of University Advancement at

Please allow extra time at year-end to ensure timely receipt of securities for tax purposes.

Donor Advised Funds

You can direct gifts to HU from your donor advised fund (DAF). The first step is to let HU’s Office of University Advancement know that you intend to direct a gift to HU through your DAF. It is important for us to know the specific funds you are interested in supporting with this gift to ensure your gift is properly utilized.

Notify the Office of University Advancement to share your DAF gift details or for additional assistance regarding what to support. Contact the office at

Qualified Charitable Distributions

If you are 70½ years of age you can use your individual retirement account (IRA) to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to make a gift to HU. A QCD can satisfy a required minimum distribution (up to $100,000.)

For more information on giving from your IRA, contact the Office of University Advancement at

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Honoring a special person in your life with a gift to HU creates a personal and lasting tribute. You can specify for whom or to what area you are making your gift. We will also send an acknowledgement to the honoree or family of the deceased notifying them of your thoughtful gift, but not revealing the amount of your contribution.

Below is the language you may use in your loved one’s obituary or memorial pages:

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to Harrisburg University Science & Technology in memory of (name of deceased) allocated to (name of allocation) mailed to Harrisburg University, 326 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Memorial or tribute gifts can also be made online at Give Now.

Payroll Deduction

By giving to what matters, together we support student scholarships and fellowships, groundbreaking research and HU’s greatest needs.

We each play an integral part in our university’s legacy.

To set up your gift online please visit the Faculty and Staff Gives page.


An endowment gift is one of the most powerful ways you can support undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and exceptional faculty at HU. When you establish an endowment for the university, the investment provides sustainable financial support. Endowed funds can be created with a minimum of $50,000 payable over five years, or through a future gift from your estate.

Gifts to endowment will be administered as a permanent endowment under Harrisburg University Science & Technology’s policies.


The Office of University Advancement can help you discover ways to leave a legacy while making the best use of your assets. Contact the office to learn how you can turn your philanthropic dreams into a plan.

Some methods of planned gifts include:

  • Bequests (will or living trust)
  • Beneficiary designations (such as financial accounts, commercial annuities)
  • Retirement plan assets (qualified charitable distributions and/or as beneficiary)
  • Life income gifts (charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder trusts)
  • Specialty trusts
  • Life insurance
  • Real estate
  • Personal property

To get started, contact:

Partnering and Research Support

Partner with HU

Harrisburg University partners provide the scholarships, internships and other innovative collaborations that fuel our students’ success.

Support Research Breakthroughs

Innovation makes the world go round, and the faculty and students of Harrisburg University are turning the wheel.