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Thank you for supporting Peirce College!



Peirce College is able to make an impact on the lives of thousands of adult learners thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends.

Why Support Peirce?

Most of our students rely on financial aid to advance their education.

  • Approximately 85 percent of Peirce students receive some form of financial aid
  • Approximately 60 percent of Peirce students are Pell eligible

Your support makes it possible for Peirce to continue its mission to empower adults to improve their lives. Last year alone, philanthropic support helped make it possible for Peirce to award scholarships to more than 300 students.

Ways to Give

Personal contributions to the College can be made in the form of an outright gift, but many other types of donations are accepted as well. If you're a friend of Peirce College or alumnus/alumna and have questions about giving back to Peirce, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Online Gifts

Friends of Peirce and alumni can make an online donation through our secure server.


Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. The impact of your gift to Peirce may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.


Credit Card Gifts

We gratefully accept gifts by major credit cards. Gifts can be charged to Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express by calling the Office of Institutional Advancement at 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9323.


Appreciated Securities

Peirce welcomes gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 1.888.467.3472, ext. 9323 for assistance when considering or making gifts of appreciated securities.


Memorial Gifts

Making a memorial gift to Peirce College is a wonderful way to honor and remember an individual who was admired, loved and respected. Your gift is a lasting tribute to the important part that he or she played in your life and/or in the College. It can establish a permanent link with the past and encourages others to participate in a vision for the future. Memorial gifts can be established as outright gifts to the College, by including a bequest in your will, or through creating an endowment to fund a special program or project.


Planned Gifts

A planned gift may enable you to satisfy personal financial planning needs in addition to providing Peirce College with important, long-term support. Some plans may provide income for life (or a term of years), an immediate income tax charitable deduction or avoidance of capital gains tax. If a gift is made through your will, you obtain significant estate tax benefits. A planned gift may enable you to satisfy personal financial planning needs in addition to providing Peirce College with important, long-term support. Some plans may provide income for life (or a term of years), an immediate income tax charitable deduction or avoidance of capital gains tax. If a gift is made through your will, you obtain significant estate tax benefits. For more information, visit our planned giving site.


Giving Societies

Peirce College has established giving societies to recognize the different levels of gifts to the College. Membership is determined by the total annual gift, including matching gifts, received between July 1 and June 30 each year. View our latest Honor Roll of Donors.

  • Thomas May Peirce Society: $25,000 and higher
  • Chairman's Circle: $5,000 to $24,999
  • President's Roundtable: $2,500 to $4,999
  • Cornerstone Society: $1,000 to $2,499
  • Blue and Gold Club: $500 to $999
  • Benefactor: $250 to $499
  • Friend of Peirce: $1 to $249

1865 Society

The 1865 Society recognizes alumni and friends who support Peirce College with planned gifts and donations. Through their generosity and foresight, 1865 Society donors help to secure the future of the College through a variety of estate planning options. The 1865 Society honors individuals who have included Peirce in their estate planning and who have provided the College with documentation of their gift.


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