Giving FAQs

Giving FAQs

We hope to answer your most common and most frequently asked questions about making a gift. 

How do I make a gift online?

Make a gift online at our secure website by using your credit card.

Where do I mail a check?

Mail a check made payable to "Saint Mary’s College" to:

Advancement Office
1928 St. Mary's Road
PMB 4300
Moraga, CA 94575-4300

Can I make a gift over the phone?

Make a credit card gift over the phone by calling 925.631.4509.

Can I make recurring gifts?

Yes. Saint Mary’s gratefully accepts recurring gifts via credit card. Sign up to give as little as $10 a month and provide a steady stream of support that will make a profound impact. To set-up your gift, call 925.631.4434 or make a recurring gift online.

How do I make a pledge?

Please contact the Development Office at 925.631.4509 for more information or to set-up pledge payments. 

What other ways can I give?

  • Make a wire transfer or a gift of securities by contacting Wendy Peter at 925.631.4434.
  • Set up an estate gift or life income gift by contacting
  • Direct any other questions regarding your gift to 925.631.4509.

What is SMC's Federal Tax ID number?


We encourage you to direct your gift to the Saint Mary's Fund, which provides us with a flexible source of discretionary support for meeting the College’s most urgent needs. However, you may choose to designate your gift further. 

If you make your gift online, choose a fund from the drop down menu. If you do not see the fund you want to support, please call at 925.631.4509 for more information. 

Shortly after we receive your gift, we will send you an acknowledgement letter that you can use as your official receipt for tax purposes. If you made a donation online, you will receive an online gift confirmation via email instead. 

To discuss making a gift, please contact our Advancement Office at (925) 631-4509 or by email.

Please contact Cavan McCarthy, Executive Director of Legacy Planning at 925.631.4914 or

A Gift-In-Kind is a voluntary contribution of goods or services that can be used to advance the mission of Saint Mary’s College or can be readily converted to cash and may qualify as a charitable deduction for the person(s) making the gift. For more information about procedures, please read our Acceptance Policy (pdf). 

Yes, all gifts to Saint Mary's are tax-deductible in the United States. Please save your acknowledgment letter to serve as your official receipt, and consult your own tax advisor for gifts at the 1863 Society level, which come with benefits of approximately $250.

Please contact your employer's Human Resources department or visit their website to find out if they will match your gift.

Saint Mary's College may send you periodic text messages focused on giving and engaging with the college - two text messages per month on average. For help, text HELP or contact Text STOP to opt-out of text messages. Message and data rates may apply. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. 

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Get in touch with the Strategic Partnerships & Advancement office by emailing us or calling 925.631.4509

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