Support the Campaign



Now for Tomorrow, the largest and most ambitious campaign to date, will usher Misericordia University into an exciting new era of advanced teaching, learning and research. We welcome our devoted family of benefactors – alumni, parents and friends, corporations and foundations – as well as new friends to help us make history. Please know that your generosity is truly appreciated.

Donors may contribute in a variety of ways. Please browse this section to learn more about how you can contribute to the Now for Tomorrow Campaign.

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts are made in one payment and provide direct and immediate support to the campaign. Payment methods include credit card, stock transfers, checks, electronic funds transfer, either by mail or online here.


Pledges enable donors to make ambitious gifts and spread the payment out over a period of up to five years. A Letter of Intent is used to record your intentions. Payment methods include credit card, stock transfers, checks, electronic funds transfer, either by mail or online.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies match donations to colleges made by their employees. For more information, contact Advancement Services at (570) 674-6354 or see the human resources manager at your workplace.


Individuals 70 ½ or older may transfer funds directly from their IRA to Misericordia University. Individuals may exclude the amount distributed from their gross income. 100% of your distribution will benefit Misericordia University.

Insurance Policy

Misericordia University can be made a beneficiary of an Insurance Policy.

Planned Gifts


A bequest is a gift made through a donor’s will or trust.


Planned gifts support the University while also meeting the donor’s financial needs. They can provide an income to the donor or family members for life or a term of years. Upon your passing, the balance remaining will benefit Misericordia University.


Misericordia’s Sponsorship Program offers companies a unique opportunity to build image enhancement and brand awareness while providing financial support to our University and students. Levels of sponsorship vary and can include benefits such as complimentary tickets to sponsored events and advertising exposure that offers ongoing value during the length of the partnership. Please contact the Corporate Relations department at (570) 674-6472 for details.

Contact: Wendy Ferrara, Executive Assistant at 570-674-3341 or


Listed below are minimum dollar amounts for naming opportunities. The donor shall give at least 50 percent of the gift prior to the official naming opportunity taking effect.

Capital Funding

  • Henry Science Center
  • Physicians Assistant Building
  • One of the colleges within the University: $5 million +
  • A school within a college: $3 million
  • A department within a college: $1.5 million
  • An institute, program, or center within a college: $1 million


The amounts listed below represent the minimum funds needed for various sized programs. Depending on program needs and the donor’s objectives, higher amounts may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome.

Endowed Chairs: $1.5 million

  • Purpose: To provide discretionary funds to support the strategic vision of the unit, as determined by the Unit Director or Department Chairperson. In such cases, the position—not the person—is supported by the endowment.
  • Purpose: To recruit, retain, and reward superior faculty members. To enhance the faculty member’s scholarly efforts and/or research program.

Endowed Professorships: $1 million

  • Purpose: To recruit, retain, and reward outstanding faculty members. To enhance the faculty member’s scholarly efforts and/or research program.

Endowed Lectureship:  $500,000

  • Purpose: To be used to support expenses associated with planning and implementing lectures in specific areas and/or on specific topics. Can pay administrative costs, publications, advertising, travel, and honoraria.

Program Support Endowments: $100,000

  • Purpose: To support specific or general programs of a particular unit/department. Can support areas such as faculty, staff, students, operations, research, etc. May be at the discretion of a Dean, Director, Unit Director, or Department Chairperson.

Endowed Scholarships: $25,000

  • Purpose: To support an undergraduate or graduate student. Academic merit may be a consideration. Financial need may be a consideration. The donor may suggest other preferential criteria.


Non-endowed funding commitments can, in certain circumstances, qualify for a naming opportunity. In such cases, it is critical that funding streams be committed to—in writing—for a period of no less than five years and that the annual funding amount is equivalent to the approximate payout of the corresponding established endowment minimum. It is also necessary that the donor and Misericordia University establish—in writing—that the naming is to last no longer than one year after the end of the fiscal year in which the last payment was received.

Non-Endowed Lectureship

To establish a term lectureship without any provision for endowment: $15,000 a year for a period of not less than four years.

Non-Endowed Scholarship

To establish a term scholarship without any provision for endowment $1,250 a year for a period of not less than four years.


The endowed funds and other funding requirements described above are listed because of their broad appeal to the donors of most colleges, schools, departments, and other units of the University. A variety of other purposes requires funding and offers numerous gift opportunities. Other named funds to support the University and its programs can be established so long as the endowment funding minimums are observed and approval procedures, as defined in the Misericordia University Naming Policy, are followed.