How to Give

Would you like to make a gift to PBA? There are a variety of methods available to you for providing financial support for the University. Not only can your gift assist PBA, it may offer you some unique tax advantages, too. You can give online, gift or pledge by mail, donate by credit card over the phone or choose from our other options to help support PBA -- including gifts in kind, matching gifts, donor advised funds and wills and estate planning. Please visit our planned giving page.

See all giving opportunities here

How To Give:

Give Online

The easiest, quickest and most secure way to give to PBA is via credit card through our new online giving platform. With your credit card handy, you can donate to PBA or become a member of the Sailfish Booster Club in less than one minute.

You'll get an immediate receipt for your contribution and an e-mail thank you. You also can donate in honor of someone or in memory of someone.

You can make a one-time donation, or quickly designate your gift to recur monthly, quarterly or annually (and you'll receive a gentle reminder when when the time is near for that next contribution).

Using your credit card is also a great way to not only give to PBA but to earn skymiles or other sorts of promotional credits.

CLICK HERE to find out about the online giving opportunities at PBA.

Gift Or Pledge By Mail

We appreciate your support! Through your efforts, you are making a difference in the lives of our PBA students and community.

If you would like to send in a gift by check or pledge by mail, please mail to the Development Office at:

Palm Beach Atlantic University
Development Office

P.O. Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-9893

Credit Card Gifts By Phone

If you would like to make a donation to PBA using your credit card, please feel free to call us with your information.

We'll need the following:

  • Name
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, etc.)
  • V Code (three-digit security code on the back of your credit card)
  • Card expiration date
  • Amount of your donation
  • Name of the card holder
  • Credit card billing address including city and zip code
  • Your phone number

Phone: (561) 803-2011
Fax: (561) 803-2023

Gifts in Kind

Would you like to help support PBA through a non-monetary gift? Then you might be interested in donating a "gift in kind."

A gift in kind is a non-cash donation to PBA, for use in assisting us in carrying out our educational missions. Gifts in kind may include equipment, such as a microscope, materials, books, artwork and much more.

Matching Gifts

Our matching gifts program allows you to double or even triple your support to PBA! Many corporations donate to non-profit organizations like PBA, and these gifts are vital to the University.

If you are considering a gift, or have made a contribution to PBA, ask your human resources representative if your company has an affiliation with our matching gifts program. If so, please complete your company's gift form and return it to PBA with your contribution.

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAF) are the fastest-growing tools for philanthropic giving. Palm Beach Atlantic University wants to make it easy to give with this DAF Direct option. Unlike credit card donations, DAF grants are not subject to a processing fee, so 100% of your money goes to Palm Beach Atlantic University. You can designate your gift where it is needed most, to the Annual Scholarship Fund or to any of our many named and endowed funds.

To use a DAF, you will need the following information:

Legal Name, Location and Federal Tax ID Number

Please contact Laura Bishop, Executive Vice President for Advancement at or 561-803-2012

What is a Donor Advised Fund?

A Donor Advised Fund is a charitable giving vehicle sponsored by a public charity (called the sponsoring organization). Examples of where you can establish a Donor Advised Fund include community foundations, Schwab Charitable, Fidelity Charitable services and Vanguard Charitable.

  • You establish your Donor Advised Fund by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible contribution to a sponsoring organization. 
  • You surrender legal ownership of the monies in the fund, but retain advisory privileges. 
  • The sponsoring organization then makes grants from the DAF over time to IRS-qualified not for profit organizations like Palm Beach Atlantic University. 
  • Your donation is also invested based on your preferences, so it has the potential to grow, tax-free, while you’re deciding which charities to support.

What are the Benefits of a Donor Advised Fund?

  • You are eligible for an immediate tax deduction.
  • It simplifies record-keeping; you only have one tax receipt.
  • You advise the sponsoring organization on how to grant the money to your favorite nonprofits.
  • Your donation is invested, so it has the potential to grow, tax-free, while you decide which nonprofits to support.
  • Contributing assets other than cash is simple with a Donor Advised Fund. Assets you can contribute include publicly traded securities, mutual fund shares, bitcoin, private equity and hedge fund interests, real estate, certain complex assets, such as privately held C-corp and S-corp shares.

For depositing securities and cash, contact Laura Bishop at or contacting the Advancement Office at (561) 803-2014  for details.

Contact Us

The Advancement Office is located on the second floor of the Warren Library

Mailing address:
Advancement Office
P.O. Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-9893

Phone : (561) 803-2011