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Ways to Give

Are you looking to give back to Lincoln University? Do you want to donate to the country's first degree-granting HBCU? There are several easy ways to support Lincoln and its mission of empowering and educating students. Even better, you can choose how your contribution will be used to better the school.

Explore the different ways to give below, and find instructions on donating. We appreciate everything you do for Lincoln and our students. Your contributions and gifts help us carry on the Lincoln Legacy of excellence and help our students to learn, liberate, and lead!

The Lincoln University Foundation of Pennsylvania processes all donations and gifts to Lincoln University. All donation checks to Lincoln University should be made payable to the Lincoln University Foundation of Pennsylvania. The Foundation manages and oversees all aspects of fundraising for the University.

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How to Give

Simply looking to make a quick donation to Lincoln? Follow the instructions below.

Also, be sure to update your contact information, so you can keep track of the impact your donation is making and find out about new opportunities to make a difference.


Send a Check

Mail your gift to the Division of Institutional Advancement, where all contributions to Lincoln University are processed. Please make all checks payable to Lincoln University Foundation of PA.

Division of Institutional Advancement
Lincoln University
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA.

Give Via Employee Payroll Deduction

If you're an employee with us, you can make charitable contributions to the university and health system by payroll deduction. Complete the Payroll Deduction Form and submit it to the Division of Institutional Advancement.

Give a Gift of Stock

Donate to Lincoln via a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds). Find more detailed instructions here.

Donate Through An Employer That Offers Gift Matching

Maximize your gift by participating in your company’s workplace giving program. Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable gifts to not-for-profit organizations and will double or sometimes even triple your donation. To find out if your employer has a matching gifts program, check with your human resources department or click here.

Donate with a Planned Gift 

Ensure Lincoln's future and legacy by naming the school in your will, or giving via stocks or your retirement account. Learn more about planned giving here

incoming electronic wire transfers

If you wish to transfer funds directly from your account instead of initiating a stock transfer, please contact the Division of Institutional Advancement by email at or by phone at 484-365-7440 for instructions.


Make your gift online to these targeted initiatives

Smiling Lincoln Student
Give to a fundraising project that's inspiring to you, or start your own fundraiser to support the school and its programs.
Lincoln Gate
Give to the university and help us accomplish our development and scholarship goals.
Lincoln basketball player

Donate to Lincoln's athletics department or specify a gift to a specific program.

University building

Pledge your support to Lincoln by making a gift investment over a specified period of time.

Donate to a program that's close to your heart or have your gift go to where it's needed most.
Students at Graduation
Help make a student's educational dreams come true by donating to one of Lincoln's numerous scholarship funds.

Contact Us

Want to learn more about the impact and importance of giving to Lincoln? Have questions about how to donate or how your donation will be used? Contact the Division of Institutional Advancement.

Division of Institutional Advancement

Phone: 484-365-7440
Fax: 484-365-8067
Office: Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall First Floor 

Ava Willis-Barksdale
Vice-President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Lincoln University Foundation
Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall Room 104

Ursula Ross Graves, MSM
Director of Advancement Services, Advancement Services & Operations, Institutional Advancement
Phone: 484-365-7434
Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall Room 203

Shari R. Burruss, CRE
Executive Assistant, Division of Institutional Advancement
Phone: 484-365-7440
Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall Room 102