My Iona

Ways to Give

At Iona University, our goal is to prepare current and future students for leadership in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. As a benefactor of Iona, you will have the satisfaction of knowing your gift is having a profound impact on our students’ lives.

Iona University values every gift. There are several ways that individuals, corporations, and foundations can provide financial support through one-time gifts and pledged gifts (payable over a specific time period).

Cash Gifts

Of the many ways to give to Iona, most donors choose cash and cash equivalents, whether as annual gifts, a one-time gift, or a gift pledged over a period of years. Cash gifts are the easiest and most direct way to donate to Iona and also entitle you to the most generous federal charitable income tax benefits.

Cash gifts can be made by check, credit card, or online.

Make a Gift Online

Checks should be made payable to Iona University and, to ensure that it is properly credited, should be accompanied by a letter outlining the purpose of the gift (please include your grad year when applicable).

Mail your check to:

Iona University
Joyce Advancement House
715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

The power of pledges

Pledges enable a donor to consider a more significant gift that would not have been otherwise possible. A pledge to donate $5,000 annually for five years, for example, can allow you to make a stretch gift. By combining yearly gifts into a multi-year pledge, donors have a greater impact on the future of Iona University.

For more information, call (914) 633-2412.

Stocks and securities

Appreciated stocks and securities are good assets to use when making a charitable gift in that they provide tax benefits that are not available from cash gifts. You will be entitled to a charitable tax deduction for the average of the high and low stock prices on the date of the gift, regardless of the amount that you paid for the stock. In addition, you will not pay capital gains tax on the stock that you would have been required to pay if you liquidated the stock.

To contribute a gift of stock or securities to Iona University, please contact Angela Valvano at Morgan Stanley:
Phone: (914) 225-8014
Fax: (914) 225-5532
(DTC #0015, for credit to account #723-012715-447)

If you plan to make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Laura Doherty at or (914) 637-2710 with the name of the stock and the number of shares you intend to transfer so that your gift can be properly acknowledged.


You can support the mission of Iona University through gifts of non-cash assets, such as artwork, computers, or real property. If you have a non-cash asset that you would like to donate to Iona University, please contact Pamela Bottge '92, assistant vice president for Advancement & Alumni Engagement, at (914) 633-2413 or

Planned Gifts

Various gift vehicles are available that can support Iona University and provide income and substantial tax savings to you, depending on your financial situation. If you would like to discuss any of these vehicles, please contact Pamela Bottge '92, assistant vice president for Advancement & Alumni Engagement, at (914) 633-2413 or

More on Planned Gifts


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