Ways to Give


Cash Gifts

Online

Make your credit card gift on Wesley’s secure form. You can make a one-time gift, set up a recurring gift, or make a payment on an existing pledge. All donors who make an online gift will receive an immediate email thank you confirmation followed by a letter for your tax records. 

Recurring Gift

Our recurring gift option allows you to divide up your gift in scheduled installments, which means less burden on you, reduced administrative costs on our end, and ultimately, puts your dollars to work more efficiently to support scholarships and other needs on campus. You may choose to make monthly, quarterly or twice a year credit card payments through our secure online giving form.

A recurring gift can be set up on an annual basis with a specific start and end date or be an open-ended gift, which will continue to support Wesley until you instruct us otherwise. On the online giving form, you have the option to be notified by email before your scheduled payment is charged. Recurring gift donors will receive email confirmations as well as a year-end letter acknowledging your yearly contribution for tax purposes.

By Phone

Make a credit card gift using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express over the phone by calling us at 302-736-2467. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

By Mail

Mail your check made payable to Wesley College to:

Office of Institutional Advancement

Wesley College
120 North State Street
Dover, DE 19901

Please note in Check Memo if you want your gift restricted.

If you are an alumnus, please include your class year. If you are the parent(s) of a Wesley College student or alumnus, please include the appropriate name and class year.

Matching Gifts

You could double or triple your annual gift to Wesley if you or your spouse works for or has retired from a company with a matching gift program. Use our matching gift search tool for eligibility and details and complete a matching gift form with your gift. We will take care of the rest.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts can be made to the Annual Wesley Fund or to endowed funds to memorialize or honor a classmate, family member, favorite professor or friend. Simply inform the College of your intention with a note. If you wish us to contact the honoree or the relatives of the deceased, please include the appropriate contact information when sending your gift.

Please make checks payable to Wesley College and send your gift to:

Office of Institutional Advancement
Wesley College
120 North State Street
Dover, DE 19901


Estate and other Planned Gifts

By including Wesley in your will or making other planned gifts, you can:
• provide for yourself and your loved ones
• plan wisely for your future
• make a meaningful gift to Wesley

Planned gifts enable you to preserve your assets during your lifetime and leave a valuable legacy at Wesley. Donors who make estate and other planned gifts are recognized as members of the 1873 Legacy Circle.
For more information, visit our Planned Giving webpages or please email Cathy Anderson, Director of Development, or call her at 302-736-2410.

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds or other Securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or other securities allow you to make a substantial gift to Wesley at minimal cost. You will receive a tax deduction based on the value of the security on the date of the gift. With long-term appreciated securities (those held longer than 12 months), you will receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair-market value of your gift and avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

If you wish to donate securities to Wesley, please email Cathy Anderson, Director of Development, or call her at 302-736-2410.

Payroll Deduction

Wesley faculty and staff can make their gifts to the College through electronic payroll deduction. Existing payroll deductions automatically roll over at the end of each fiscal year for the donor's convenience unless the donor specifies otherwise. Give through electronic payroll deduction or download a hard copy payroll deduction form.

Recognizing Donors

Wesley values the support from all its benefactors and has created recognition groups for donors who make annual and/or planned gifts to the College. These recognition groups celebrate the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who give annually to support college operations and whose lifelong commitments help secure Wesley’s future. Wesley’s exceptional programs and opportunities would not be possible without the loyal support of these benefactors.

The Wesley Society is the college’s premier annual giving recognition society and includes all donors who give $1,000 or more each year for any purpose. Members receive exclusive communication and invitations to special events.

The 1873 Legacy Circle recognizes individuals who have shared their intent to name Wesley College as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Learn more about planned giving options and the many benefits of joining the 1873 Legacy Circle.

For more information on each of these recognition groups, please contact:
Cathy Anderson
Director of Development
302-736-2410