Frequently Asked Questions: Giving to PSR

Below are answers to questions we receive frequently. Please contact us with any additional questions or for more information.

Q: Is my credit card protected if I make a donation on your web site?
A: Yes; our online giving form is processed through a secure server.

Q: How will my gift be used?
A: You may designate your gift to several different areas by using the online gift form and picking one of the prespecified designations. If you send your gift by mail, you may indicate the designation on your check.

Q: Does 100% of my gift go to my designation?
A: Yes, 100% of your gift will go directly to the area you choose.

Q: I am uncomfortable entering credit card information over the Internet. What are other ways to give?
A: Gifts of cash can be sent directly to PSR; checks can be made payable to PSR and mailed to 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709. Or credit/debit card information can be sent to our secure fax at 510/849-8948. To pay by phone, or to inquire about installments, call the Office for Institutional Advancement at 510/849-8247.

Q: What credit cards do you accept?
A: We accept American Express, Mastercard, and Visa.

Q: Can I direct my gift to a specific place?
A: Yes. PSR has many areas that need the support of alumni/ae, parents, and friends. You may designate your gift by choosing an option on the online gift form. If you send in your gift by mail, indicate the designation on your check.

Q: Can I pay in installments?
A: Yes, you can pay in monthly installments. Please contact us if you would prefer installment payments. We can automatically charge your credit card to your specifications, or send out reminders as you prefer.

Q: How can I make a gift of stock?
A: For information about giving a gift of stock, please contact the Office for Institutional Advancement at 510/849-8247.

Q: How does the corporate matching gift program work?
A: Generally, employers with matching gift policies require completed forms to initiate the matching gift process. Once you have filled out the form from your employer, send it to PSR and we will take care of the rest.

Q: Is my gift tax deductible?
A: Yes. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. As soon as we process your check or online gift, we will send you a receipt in the mail.

Q: Will I get a receipt?
A: Yes. Whether you send a check or use the online form, as soon as we process your gift, we will send you a receipt in the mail.

Q: I'd like to get involved. What mentor or volunteer opportunities are available?
A: There are a variety of ways to become involved with PSR. Contact our Alumni/ae Relations Office to find out what current mentor or volunteer opportunities exist, or what we might design to match your interests.

Q: How can I change my address?
A: Just send us an email with your new address, and we will update your address in our system.

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