How to Give

Whether giving $5 or $500, your support matters - every gift affects every student - each gift is greatly appreciated. A contribution to the Ashland Fund influences the future of every individual student, while scholarships and endowments can make a meaningful impact for one particular student or program. There are many ways to make a lasting impact for Ashland University. Choose the method that works best for you, or call us at 419.289.5620 to make your gift over the phone!


Giving online is the fastest and simplest way to support Ashland University. It also allows us to process your gift faster, utilize funds immediately and save time, money, and resources by eliminating envelopes and stamps. You can still support all aspects of Ashland - from scholarships to buildings to programs and especially to the area of greatest need - by designating your unrestricted gift to the Ashland Fund.


If you would like to send your gift of support to Ashland University via mail, any check or credit card information can be attached to a response device or a letter of intent. You can also download a gift response letter (link to Gift Letter Response (for web).pdf), fill out your information, and send it to:

Ashland University
Office of Development
401 College Avenue
Ashland, OH  44805

Student Callers

Our Eagle Callers connect with alumni, friends, and family members throughout the academic year. They represent some of Ashland’s best and brightest. Each caller is passionate about hearing your unique AU story and exploring opportunities for you to support student success. Please pick up when you see Ashland University or 419.289.5073 (The Eagle Call) on your caller ID.

Security & Wire Transfers

Ashland University partners with Irving Eisel Investments to transfer gifts of securities. For questions regarding the process or how Ashland can assist you in your decision, call 419.289.5038. To directly make your gift of securities, contact:

Irving Eisel Investments, Inc.   
Attention: Nancy Grimwood
DTC Number: 0443
Account Number: 5CV462544
Ashland University Federal ID: 34-0714626

Planned Gifts

The Office of Legacy Estate Programs allows friends and alumni to make gifts to Ashland University in a variety of ways that are beneficial to both donors and the University. Our dedicated estate planning team can help guide financial planning through wills, estates, annuities, trusts and more to meet your individual needs and to create a lasting legacy for Ashland students. Visit or contact Joe Macedo at 419.289.5072 for more information.

Joe Macedo   
Director of Planned Giving

Matching Gifts

Your gift may be only the beginning of your impact on the Ashland experience - many companies and foundations will double or even triple charitable gifts made by their employees, employees’ spouses, retirees, and board members. If you are affiliated with a company or foundation with a matching gift program, follow their guidelines to have your gift multiplied. Please feel free to use our site to see if your company matches! If a form is required, simply fill it out and mail it in with your gift. If you have already made your gift, you can still apply for a match - just send a completed form to: Ashland University Office of Development 401 College Ave. Ashland, OH 44805 If you have any questions, please call 419.289.5038. If you are unsure whether your employer is a match gift company, lookup your company here.

Faculty/Staff Payroll Deduction

Ashland University’s faculty and staff are some of our most beloved and valued contributors. Regardless of long hours and hard work, many also choose to support AU’s students through financial support. The best way to contribute is through payroll deduction. This instant gift is automatically processed, putting your contribution with each pay period to work that same day. If you are an employee of Ashland University and interested in supporting our students, programs, and facilities, visit (FY1314 Payroll Deduction Form.pdf) and provide your information, pledge, and area to support. If you have any questions regarding previous giving or how to use this feature, please call 419.289.5038


Key Development Contacts

Click here to visit our contact page for a full list.

Margaret Pomfret
Vice President of Development & Institutional Advancement

Jeff Alix
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Chris Short
Director of Annual Giving

Joe Macedo
Director of Planned Giving

Matt Gullatta
Director of Advancement Services