Ways to Give to Felician

On-line Gifts
: Make your
gift online today.

Cash: Checks or money orders should be made payable to Felician College and mailed to the Office for Institutional Advancement, One Felician Way, Rutherford, NJ 07070.

Annual Fund: Contributions each year from alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff, corporations, local businesses and foundations provide the resources necessary to fulfill the Felician College mission to provide every student with the Hope and Promise of a high quality education.  Gifts to the annual fund, however large or small, make an enormous difference in the lives of Felician College Students.

Leadership Giving Opportunities:
Many alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff play a leadership role in advancing the rich Franciscan educational and spiritual mission of Felician College through Leadership Giving.

Felician College Leadership Donors share an unwavering commitment to strengthen academic excellence at the College.  To express our appreciation for their unyielding and extraordinary support, Leadership Giving Club members enjoy a special relationship with Felician through many benefits and privileges.  For more information on how you can become a member of the Leadership Giving Clubs, please contact Brian Melloh, Development Associate, at (201) 355-1430 or by email at

Leadership Giving Clubs
President's Circle              $10,000 or more
Chairman's Circle              $5,000 to $9,999
Regents Society                 $1,000 to $4,999
Franciscan Club                 $500 to $999
Honors Club                       $250 to $499
Century Club                      $100 to $249

 *As a graduate from the five most recent graduating classes, you are eligible for membership in the Century Club with a gift of $50 or more.

Appreciated Securities: Gifts of stock not only provide valuable support for the College, but also provide the donor with a tax deduction at the appreciated value of the stock with no capital gains tax. For further information, contact Shelley Tonner, Senior Director for Institutional Advancement, at (201) 355-1431, or by e-mail at

Gifts in Kind: Goods, services and other tangible items such as books, computers, office and classroom furniture may be donated to Felician College and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Endowed Scholarships: Endowed scholarships are held in perpetuity by Felician College and are an extraordinary way for the donor to assist one or several deserving students off-set the cost of a Felician College education. Initial endowed scholarship gifts are established with a minimum gift of $10,000. Earnings from the fund will be used to fund future scholarships.

Un-Endowed Scholarships: Un-endowed scholarships are those established with a gift less than $10,000. ($500 minimum gift)

Memorial Contributions: Gifts in memory of a family member, friend or colleague are designated in honor of the individual and are made in his/her name.

Parent Fund: Parents of current and past Felician College students contribute each year to the Felician College Parent Fund. Since the inception of the Parent Fund just a few years ago, parents have been enthusiastically contributing each year. During the 2011-2012 Annual Fund year, Felician College Parent Fund donors increased by 30%. The Parent Fund helps to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of a Felician College education.

Senior Class Gift Campaign: The purpose of the Senior Class Giving Campaign is to reach out to members of the current Senior class to establish the a class of scholarship fund for an incoming or existing Felician College student in need. “Students Helping Students” and joining together as a class to leave a lasting legacy is the Senior Class Giving Program theme each year. Make your on-line Senior Class Gift today.

Matching Gifts: If you or your spouse is employed by a matching gift company, your contribution to Felician College could be doubled or even tripled. Hundreds of corporations throughout the United States and Canada match the contributions their employees make to higher education. Check with us or with your Human Resources Office to see if your employer participates in the matching gift program. 

Planned Giving: Alumni and friends of Felician sometimes elect to name the College in their will or living trust. In doing so, you can ensure that your annual support will continue in perpetuity. Please contact Dr. William Back, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at (201) 355-1433, or by e-mail at backw@felician.edu for estate planning information to assist you in making your bequest.

Is Planned Giving Right for You?

It just might be exactly the right thing for you and your family.  With so many options available for donors to…

  • Reduce estate taxes
  • Eliminate capital gains taxes
  • Claim income tax deductions
  • Benefit Felician College and other charities of your choice

Exploring the many vehicles that will allow you to make an extraordinary and meaningful gift to Felician College, is easier than you may expect.  Now is the perfect time to make a difference in the lives of Felician students, while at the same time, providing for you and your loved ones.

A Few Selected Planned Giving Options You May Wish to Explore

Planned Giving options can be funded through cash contributions, appreciated securities or even real estate.  Both gifts of appreciated securities and gifts of real estate have double tax benefits – a charitable gift tax deduction along with the ability to bypass capital gains taxes on appreciated assets.

Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust

  • Provides an annual payment stream to you/and or other beneficiaries of your choice. 
  • Your annual payment would be a fixed percentage of the trust’s principal and subject to revaluation each year. 
  • Your annual trust payment would increase each year when trust values increase.
  • The remaining assets in the trust will be distributed to Felician College and any other donor designated beneficiaries.

Pooled Income Funds

  • The pooled income fund is comprised of contributions of cash, appreciated securities or real estate from many donors.
  • Beneficiaries are designated by the donor to receive annual payment streams from the annual earnings of the pooled income fund.
  • The principle of the contribution, after a designated term, becomes the property of Felician College and any other donor designated beneficiaries to be used according to the wishes of the donor.

Charitable Bequests

  • A charitable bequest is simply a gift made through your will and is 100% tax deductible.
  • A bequest can be a property, such as an art collection, individual work of art, real estate, cash, or even a percentage of the total value of your estate.


 For additional guidance and information, please contact
Shelley Tonner, Senior Director for Institutional Advancement
at (201) 355-1431 or by e-mail at


Lori A. Walker ’98, ’00, Director of Alumni Relations
Felician College Alumni Office
One Felician Way, Rutherford, NJ 07070
Telephone: 201.355.1427 • Facsimile: 201.355.1439 • E-mail: walkerl@felician.edu