Advancement
  • This photo was taken on Harding University's campus during fall 2020.

    Ways to Give

Give Online

Donating online is easy with our secure gift form. Harding accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards.

Other Ways to Give

Electronic Bank Draft

Setting up your gift to draft from your bank is easy. Call 1-800-477-4312 ext 2, and we will help you set it up.

Matching Gifts

While many of our donors are familiar with their company's matching gift programs, many others are not. There are two ways we have come up with to help our alumni and donors to discover if this is a possibility: (1) add information directly to our web site or (2) through a service which will link directly with our site. The second service is a fee service, so we want to try the first method first and the information listed is for possible future use only.

Matching Gift Programs

  • Employer matching gift programs
  • Ask Harding to see if your company will match a gift
  • Partial alphabetical listing of companies that match employee contribution

Employers set up matching gift programs as a way to make charitable contributions to organizations that are important to its employees. Harding University receives more than $300,000 annually in donor-initiated matching gifts from corporations and foundations. These employer matching gift programs can double or sometimes triple your contribution to Harding.

Simple Steps to Secure a Corporate Match

  • Obtain the form and necessary instructions from your personnel or human resources department.
  • Complete the employee's section and sign the form.
  • Send the form to:
    Harding University's Advancement Office
    Box 12238
    Searcy, AR 72149
  • We will complete our section and return it to the company.

Does your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program, too? If so, your efforts to obtain a second corporate match will be greatly appreciated.

In some cases, companies will even match gifts from retired employees, spouses, or members of board directors.

Many companies have matching gift programs. Matching gifts are a very important way in which you can enhance your charitable giving.

Corporate matches usually double or even triple the benefit of your gift. You have an opportunity to direct you employer's philanthropic dollars to Harding.

Stocks and Securities

Transferring your investment of stocks and bonds into an investment in Harding's students is a two-part process:

  1. Have your stockbroker make transfer arrangements with Harding's stockbroker using the following information:

    Charles Schwab & Co
    DTC Code: 0164
    650 S. Shackleford, Ste. 140
    Little Rock, AR 72211
    Tel 501-219-4324
    Fax 501-219-4334

    Account Name: Harding University, Inc.
    Account #: 4106-6374
    Contact: Tim Jones (501)279-4920
  2. Contact Harding directly on the date of the transfer, advising us of the name of the stock, the number of shares transferred, the donor's name and instructions about where the gift is to be directed. Email details to Julie Turner, or call Harding Advancement at 800-477-4312 ext 4. The gift is considered complete when the shares are received into a Harding brokerage account, and the value will be based on the average high/low price for the day the shares are received.

Tax Benefits

Giving stocks and bonds that have increased in value may provide you with greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the securities (subject to AGI limitations), and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the fair market value over the original cost of the asset. Consult your tax advisor for complete information about the tax benefits available.

Employee Giving

You’ve heard it said, “It’s great to be at Harding!” A big contributor to that fact is our faculty and staff throughout campus. Not only do they devote their time and expertise to our students, but they are also committed to furthering our mission by giving back to Harding. If you are employed by Harding and would like to make an impact on our students and campus, please follow the appropriate link below to make your gift.

Giving Options

  1. Write a check to: Harding University
    Send to:                
    Harding University Advancement
    Campus Mail
    Box 12238
  2. Give through Payroll Deduction
  3. Give with a credit card
  4. PDF Pledge Form (for printing, filling out and mailing in)

Named Gifts

Listed below are numerous general endowment opportunities available. These and many other funds may be named for your family, business or corporation. They may also be named in your honor as the donor or in honor or memory of a loved one. Such arrangements are completed through formal agreement between you and the University Advancement Office.

Gifts to Establish Faculty Endowment Funds

  • $1,000,000 - Endowed Chair for support of a distinguished professor
  • $500,000 - Endowed Professorship for the support of senior faculty
  • $250,000 - Endowed Fellowship for support of junior faculty
  • $50,000 - Faculty Development and Enhancement

Gifts to Establish Student Endowment Funds

  • $250,000 - Trustee Scholar Endowment
  • $25,000 - Endowed Scholarship

Center for Charitable Estate Planning

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to support our mission at Harding while accommodating your own personal goals. We are here to help. Need help creating or updating your estate plan? Our partner PhilanthroCorp can assist you through the process. You can also achieve your personal financial goals and support Harding through multiple planned giving options.

Contact Us

Advancement Dept.

501-279-4312

advancement@harding.edu

Giving: 800-477-4312

Mail checks to:
Harding University
Advancement Office
Box 12238
Searcy, AR 72149-5615