How to Give

There are many ways to make a charitable gift. The simplest way, of course, is to write a check. Because of tax provisions that encourage charitable giving, however, there are many other ways of giving that you might not have thought of before — ways that allow you to make a larger gift than you had thought possible, or make a gift with assets that you might not have realized were available to you.

Gift-giving Options

Make an Online Gift »This link will redirect you to our online giving page where you will be asked to enter your contact information. On the second page you will be able to select your gift amount, gift designation, and payment type. Thank you for your support!

Credit Card

You may use a credit card to give online by telephone, or mail or fax. Automatic monthly installment payments are another convenient option.

Check or Money Order

Please make checks or money orders payable to "Pacific School of Religion" and send to the Office for Institutional Advancement, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709. Please indicate the purpose for your gift, and in whose name the gift should be acknowledged.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts provide an opportunity to double or triple a gift to PSR. If you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift policy, please follow your company's procedures to initiate the match. Send forms to the Office for Institutional Advancement and PSR will do the rest.

Wire Transfer

To initiate a transaction, please call the Office for Institutional Advancement at 510/849-8247.

Gifts of Stock

To make a gift of stock before the end of the calendar year, please contact Julie Clemens, Chief Advancement Officer, at, or call the Office for Institutional Advancement at 510/849-8247. We will need to know the type of stock and the purpose for which it is intended. Gifts of stock/securities may be deducted at full market value on the date of transfer to PSR.


PSR gladly accepts gifts-in-kind. Please call the Office for Institutional Advancement for further information.


For donors who wish to give later in the year, or in monthly installments, PSR is happy to send pledge reminders.

Planned, Deferred, and Life Income Gifts

A planned gift allows donors the opportunity to make a sizable gift to the College and continue to receive income from the gift for his or her lifetime, for the lifetime of a beneficiary, or for a specified number of years. PSR offers many types of planned gifts. Learn more about planned gifts and bequests.

Tribute or Memorial Gifts

Would you like to make a gift in honor or memory of your favorite faculty or staff member? Would you prefer giving to a named scholarship? We are happy to help you find your own unique way of giving back to PSR.


PSR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For your tax purposes we will send you a receipt for your records confirming the value and purpose of your gift. Your name will be listed in our annual Honor Roll of donors. If you prefer not to be listed or would like your gift to be anonymous, please indicate that when you make your gift.

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