How to Give

Your investment in supporting Woodbury University’s mission helps provide the highest level of professional and liberal arts education to promising students in a rapidly changing and complex world. Explore the many ways you can help support the university and preserve the Woodbury experience for future students.


Giving Opportunities

Choose a fund below to donate by credit card.

Donations by Check

Checks should be made payable to Woodbury University and mailed to:

Woodbury University
University Advancement
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-1052


Legacy Giving

Woodbury alumni and friends who want to support the university can do so and reap the income and tax benefits. Planned-giving benefits may include life income, future continued use of gift property, and avoiding capital gains tax as well as providing donors with an immediate income tax deduction.

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Corporate Matching Gifts

You can double the impact of your gift! Many employers offer matching gift programs and will make a contribution to Woodbury when you donate. Check with your employer for details.

To make your match, simply obtain a form from your matching-gift coordinator, usually located in human resources or the community relations department, or call the Woodbury University Office of Annual Giving at (818) 252-5289.


Gifts of Cash

Most of the gifts received by Woodbury University on an annual basis come in the form of a cash donation made either by check or by credit card. Some donors use the latter means to make a gift and also accumulate airline or other rewards from affinity cards.

Do you have airline miles that are about to expire? Are you switching credit cards and have unused credit card reward points on your old card? Instead of letting your reward points go to waste, make a difference and donate them to charity.

Many credit card companies make it easy for you to donate your credit card reward points and miles to charity. You simply log into your account, click on the “Redeem Rewards” link and then donate your unused points the same way you redeem them for cash or merchandise. You can also call your credit card issuer and donate by phone.


Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to Woodbury University before they are sold. The recent appreciation in the stock markets provides many donors with a tax-smart way to make a gift and not use their cash to do so. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due on their sale.


Gifts of Real Estate

By giving real estate to Woodbury University, you receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the property with no capital gains tax on the appreciated value. You can also give your home but live there for your lifetime. A life estate agreement allows you to receive a current income tax deduction and also reduce your estate tax liability. Real estate may also be used for planned gifts.


In-Kind Gifts

Gifts of goods or commodities other than money, known as in-kind gifts, are generally donated directly to the university. Please contact the Advancement Office for more information.



Pledges allow you to fulfill a gift commitment over a number of years, enabling you to make a significant gift—and a significant impact—while spreading out payments over time.


Payroll Deductions

Students are the heart of Woodbury University. Faculty and staff are critical to their success, and part of their investment goes above and beyond their time by supporting with their finances.



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