Why should I give to King's College?

Our Academic Reputation speaks for itself and we urge you to take a look around our site to learn more about why King’s College is such a special place and worthy of your assistance. As a relatively young educational institution, King's College is still growing its endowment program to one that will adequately meet the financial needs of the campus community. Your gift to King’s benefits those who need it most – the students.

Our mission is to provide students with a broad-based liberal education in the Catholic tradition and to offer intellectual, moral and spiritual preparation for satisfying and purposeful lives. From its very beginning in 1946, King's has offered educational opportunity to first-generation college students who might otherwise have been unable to attend. Even today, 99% of our students benefit from scholarship assistance made possible through the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations. Your gift will enable King's to continue to provide an affordable, high-quality educational experience to deserving and talented young people.

How will my gift help?

Your gift…

-offers much-needed institutional student financial aid
-provides state-of-the-art technology resources and classroom equipment
-equips our athletes
-funds faculty development
-maintains the campus environment
-enhances the availability of information resources for students

We offer many ways to make a gift. You can make a gift on our secure online site using your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover card. If you prefer, you can write a check payable to King's College. To learn more about how you can contribute, please contact us.

How can family members designate King’s for memorial gifts?

In the event of a death, family members wishing to designate King’s College as the recipient of memorial gifts should contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Donations made in memory of a deceased individual are handled in accordance with the family's wishes. Unless otherwise directed, all memorial gifts are placed in a restricted fund account and generally used to provide financial assistance to students. Please contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for more information.

How do I make a memorial gift?

If you would like to make a memorial gift, you can do so on our secure online site using MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover card.

You will be prompted to answer several questions, including the type of donation, the name of the deceased and the family member who should be notified of your gift. The College sends the family member a memorial card indicating the donor's name and address, but not the amount of the gift.

You may also choose to have us bill you or to make your gift offline using a MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover card or by check. To do so, please email the Director of Institutional Advancement Services or contact by phone at 570-208-5880. If you prefer to make your gift by check, make it payable to King's College and indicate in the memo section of the check the name of the individual being remembered. Please provide a note containing the following information and mail to the address below:

-Full name of the deceased and date of death, if available
-Name and mailing address of the surviving spouse, family member or other individual to be notified about the donor's memorial gift
-Donor name, address and phone number, and the amount of donation included in the envelope

Send your gift to:
King's College
Office of Institutional Advancement
133 N. River St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Can I designate my gift to a specific area?

You can designate your gift to a specific area, such as scholarship assistance or to aid a specific program, so long as it conforms to guidelines established in the Gifts and Grants Policy of King's College. Please contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for more information.

How do I make a gift of securities?

A gift of appreciated or depreciated securities can often provide a significant tax advantage to a donor and is greatly appreciated by King’s. We strongly encourage you to consult your personal financial advisor or accountant to learn more about this option.

How can I arrange a corporate matching gift and how does this benefit King's?

Many national corporations match individual charitable donations, enabling their employees to double and even triple their contributions to organizations such as King's College.

Each corporate matching gift program has its own guidelines for eligibility. To learn whether your company has a matching gift program, and to secure the form necessary to apply for this benefit, please contact your Human Resources or Business office. You may also contact the Director of Institutional Advancement Services at King's College to learn more about this program.

How do I update my contact information?

The Office of Institutional Advancement maintains a database of contact information for alumni, parents, donors and friends of King's College, and adheres to strict standards of confidentiality and security to protect and update this data.

Alumni are encouraged to update home, business and family information (addresses, phone numbers, email, etc.) through the King's College online community. We invite parents, donors and friends of the College to update similar information by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement.