However, what they are most grateful for is YOU! Without your support our students could not shine. Thank you for all you do and continue to do to help light their way.
There are many ways to support our mission, including donations of money, securities and planned gifts, as well as your time. No matter which method you choose, your gift will directly benefit the students of Albright by providing scholarships, classroom resources, campus facilities, special events, career opportunities and much more.
A personal check is a simple way to make a gift. Checks should be made payable to Albright College and mailed to:
13th & Bern Street
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612
Many alumni and friends choose to have their gift charged to a VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express account. You may make a credit card gift online using our secure online donation form, or call 1-877-427-9756 to speak with the Office of Development.
Donations may be made by electronic transfer. To wire cash to the College’s account at Santander, you need the following information:
Wire Routing number: 231372691
Receiving bank name: Santander Bank, N.A.
Receiving bank account: 7679890951
Name of bank account: Albright College
Reference: (Name of Donor)
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Development at 610-921-7500.
Thank you for considering a gift of securities in support of Albright College. The College works closely with Charles Schwab & Co. to provide both the College and our donors with the highest level of service. This relationship enables us to record your gifts and put them to work as quickly as possible. The brokerage account and detailed instructions for making gifts of securities are printed below.
We want this process to be as smooth, convenient and obstacle-free as possible. It is important that you or your broker call the Development Office at 610-921-7500 to inform us of your plan to make a securities or mutual fund gift to the College and indicate if the gift is unrestricted gift or is to be applied to a specific use or purpose.
Albright College Federal Tax ID Number: 23-135-2615
All deliveries MUST identify Albright College as the relevant Schwab client and include the Albright College Schwab account number 3401-0012 and the donor name and address.
Issue a certificate for all whole shares, liquidate all fractional shares and discontinue dividend reinvestment.
Through the sustained generosity of those who believe in Albright’s mission, year in and year out, The Fund for Albright provides the College with vital resources to create our dynamic and collaborative learning environment, promote innovative programming, and provide much-needed financial aid for our students.
Unrestricted gifts are the cornerstone of The Fund for Albright because they enable the College to direct resources to the areas with the greatest need. When you make a gift to The Fund for Albright, you provide critical support for:
Financial Aid: With the support of alumni and friends, Albright is removing the economic roadblocks that stand between young, bright minds and a high-quality liberal arts education. Each year, approximately 92 percent of Albright’s students receive financial aid, and gifts to The Fund for Albright help put the Albright experience within reach for these deserving students.
Dynamic Faculty: Albright faculty are committed to providing a stimulating educational environment that encourages excellence in research, scholarship, creative work and service to the community. The Fund for Albright provides resources that help make such experiential learning possible.
Student Life: At Albright, we understand that learning isn’t confined to the classroom. Gifts to The Fund for Albright support all aspects of student life, including extracurricular events, varsity and intramural sports, residential life, service to the community, and learning opportunities through more than 60 student-led organizations. These programs, events and organizations encourage cultural awareness, intellectual stimulation and social commitment while helping to prepare our students to pursue lives of responsibility within their communities.
Your support of The Fund for Albright brings us ever closer to fulfilling our mission “to inspire and educate the scholar and leader in each student, building on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and a commitment to the best of human values, fostering a commitment to a lifetime of service and learning.”
The Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations works with faculty and staff to provide information and assistance in the grant-funding process.
Along with researching funding opportunities, the director is responsible for monitoring all grant activity as well as ensuring compliance with College and federal regulations for all sponsored programs. The goal of the grants office is to support College initiatives and faculty research and projects.
If you want to learn about grants or research foundations, here are some of the top places to search:
The Grants Office has access to multiple databases for researching funding organizations. Please contact the office for websites and passwords.
The purpose of these guidelines is to establish a proper flow of communication between all external and internal personnel involved in a grant-related project. The procedures are meant to aid you in receiving initial and repeat funding. Please keep in mind that foundation, government agency and corporation timelines vary. Although some funders may make their decision within weeks of submission, others take up to six months to decide. Please plan your proposal timeline accordingly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Charlene Wysocki, email@example.com, X7667.
First, complete the “Proposal Submission Form”. This form requires signatures of all involved parties PRIOR to proposal submission. This needs to be given to the Director two weeks before your deadline! You must also complete a “Conflict of Interest” form as well.
Create a draft proposal, including budget, for review by the Grants Director and the Business Office. The Grants director can help match your proposal ideas to funders and later help decipher grant guidelines. If your grant is awarded, the Grants Director will work with you and the Business Office to follow the established system of checks and balances. This is to ensure all grant protocol is followed correctly and final reports are submitted accurately. The Principal Investigator, Business Office, and the Grants Director will review the necessary items needed for reporting and acquisitions. This may be accomplished via email.
The Principal Investigator will receive a restricted fund number from the Business Office for all purchase requests.
The Business Office needs a copy of each requisition concerning the funds used for your project. (Business Office will also maintain a spreadsheet system to track all expenses related to the grant. This allows for easy evaluation of the status of the grant, and will also aid in final reporting. You will receive this monthly financial report.)
As the Principal Investigator, you will be responsible for submitting the narratives required by the granting agency.
If the grant is not funded, the Principal Investigator is encouraged to ask the funder for reviewer comments. The Grants Director will then work with the Principal Investigator on any recommended editing and resubmit the grant proposal either to the same funder or other possibilities.
Contrary to some common beliefs, we assure you estate planning isn’t just for the wealthy. There are many ways to help pass along assets to family members, often with better results than you initially thought possible, while including your alma mater in the process.
Please contact Chris Werner, Gift Processor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 921-7864 for matching gift information.
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Albright College truly appreciates the generosity of our most loyal supporters. Alumni, parents and friends who contribute a minimum of $1,000 in a given year, including matching gifts, are recognized as members of The President’s Council, the College’s annual giving recognition society. Through their faithful support, President’s Council members help ensure Albright’s stature as a strong liberal arts institution and play a critical role in the future of the College.
Leadership annual gifts at the President’s Council level create a legacy of Albrightian support for current students as well as future generations. We invite you to join and celebrate in our tradition of giving through your membership in The President’s Council.
Millennium Society: $1,000 to $2,499
Cornerstone Society: $2,500 to $4,999
Heritage Society: $5,000 to $9,999
Centennial Society: $10,000 to $24,999
Masters Society: $25,000+
Alumni who have graduated in the past ten years are invited to become members of the Young Alumni President’s Council by giving $100 for every year since graduation. Graduates who contribute $100 or more toward the Senior Walkway Legacy Program during their first year following graduation automatically become members for that year.
For more information on President’s Council membership, please contact the Development Office at 610-929-6608 or e-mail Kathleen Sutton, Director of The Fund for Albright, at email@example.com.
The 1856 Legacy Society, named to commemorate the founding of Albright College, plays an important role in enhancing Albright’s educational mission. The society is made up of Albright alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends who have created planned gifts to benefit the College. Every member has generously agreed to provide the College planned gifts such as charitable bequests, remainder trusts, gift annuities, and life insurance proceeds.
The J. Warren Klein Society celebrates those individuals whose cumulative lifetime giving to Albright has reached or exceeds $100,000. Their exceptional and ongoing generosity makes a huge impact on Albright through scholarships, improved facilities, and support for the operating budget. These gifts sustain us in the present and enable us to plan for a stronger and brighter future.
Gold Circle: $1 million and more
Silver Circle: $500,000 to $999,999
Bronze Circle: $100,000 to $499,999
“The Mission of the Advancement Division is to develop among Albright’s constituencies an improved understanding of the College’s purpose and accomplishments and thereby generate goodwill, voluntary financial support, and active promotion of the College’s mission.”
Sheila A. DaDamio
Director of Advancement Administration
Phone: (610) 921-7501
Phone: (610) 921-7652
S. Andrew Baumbach
Major Gifts Officer
Phone: (610) 921-7502
Prospect Research and Management Assistant
Phone: (610) 921-7653
Advancement Services Assistant
Phone: (610) 921-7505
Jessica L. Morris
Senior Director of Prospect Research and Management
Phone: (610) 921-7552
Director of Advancement Services
Phone: (610) 929-6730
Senior Director of the Fund for Albright
Phone: (610) 929-6608
Ralia C. Vardaxis ’87
Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Donor Engagement
Phone: (610) 921-7651
Amanda C. Walck ’14
Assistant Director of The Fund for Albright
Phone: (610) 929-6786
Gift Processing Coordinator
Phone: (610) 921-7508
Advancement Information and Reporting Coordinator
Phone: (610) 921-7507
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
Phone: (610) 921-7667