Support Radford's vision of transforming into an innovative, premier university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond with a keen focus on teaching, research and service.

Gifts of Cash: Your personal cash gift is deductible from your adjusted gross income, and gifts may be made in honor or in memory of others.

Matching Gifts: Often, your gift can be multiplied by matching funds from companies and foundations.

Stocks, Bonds and Other Liquid Assets: Gifts of approved appreciated assets are credited at current market value; donor may avoid capital gains tax on any appreciation of the assets.

Closely Held Stock: Stock shares in family corporations represent an ideal gift. Numerous tax benefits are available.

Gifts of Real / Personal Property: You can generally deduct the full fair-market value of gifts of real estate or personal property.

Retained Life Estate: You can retain occupancy of the property for life, while giving your primary or vacation home or farm to Radford for its future income.

Endowment Gifts: An endowed gift exists in perpetuity. Endowments are generally funded within five years of the initial contribution. Earnings are distributed annually to the designated program or recipient. The minimum amount for establishing an endowed scholarship is $25,000. Gifts may be made in honor or in memory of others.

“When I established the guest artist fund, I wanted it to reach across all of the arts represented by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. I believe growing this fund will help it better achieve this goal. And, I hope other patrons of Radford’s wonderful variety of visual and performative arts will agree.”

Andrew Ross, Former Assistant Professor of Photography, CVPA


Endowed and Annual Scholarships

Establishing an endowment or an annual scholarship is an act of generosity that allows Radford University to attract and retain the very best students, regardless of financial need. More than 60 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and scholarship support is an essential part of this assistance. Scholarships can be based upon financial need and/or merit. You may establish an endowment or an annual scholarship to honor a loved one or memorialize an important person in your life. Regardless of the type of scholarship you decide best meets your goals, a member of the Advancement team will work with you to write a Gift Agreement that ensures your scholarship is awarded according to your wishes while meeting the needs of our students.

For more information about creating an endowment, contact the Office of University Advancement at 540-831-5407, or download the Endowed and Annual Scholarship Guide.

Outright Gifts

Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference in the lives of Radford University students.

Matching Gifts

Did you know your gift to Radford University can be doubled, even tripled, through employer matching gift programs? Don’t miss this chance to increase the impact you can make with an employer matched gift. To find out if your company matches gifts and how to request a match, please visit the matching gifts page or stop by your personnel office.  

If you have questions about matching gifts, please contact Tania Rorrer at or 540-831-5109.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, can be an advantageous way to provide for a future gift to make a difference for students and programs at Radford University. You can take care of yourself and take care of Radford.


Planned giving involves providing for a future gift to Radford University through your financial and estate plans. Our University welcomes gifts made through different planned giving arrangements. These arrangements can:

-  Provide for you or your loved ones
-  Entitle you to charitable income and/or gift or estate tax deductions
-  Enable you to leave a legacy for Radford University

You can explore different types of planned gifts and different assets to give.

IRA Rollovers

A charitable IRA rollover makes it easier to use IRA assets, during your lifetime, to make charitable gifts, including annual pledges.


Radford University’s crowdfunding platform was created to help Highlanders raise money to bring ideas to life and help existing programs grow and flourish. This platform functions because we Highlanders do our part to help these projects reach their goals. This is truly the collective power of giving at work!

All donations go directly to the student group and program accounts managed by the Radford University Foundation. No fees are removed from the donation amount.

Learn more about our crowdfunding initiatives.

Radford University Telephone Outreach Program

We are the student-led voice of the Radford Fund!

We are committed to cultivating meaningful relationships with our Highlander family, including alumni, parents and friends of the University. We work to enhance the partnership between our Highlander family and Radford University in support of the University, its programs and its students through the Radford Fund. The Radford Fund provides vital, current-use dollars that make a difference today for the futures and lives of our students and solidifies the timeless significance of our institution.