Widener University Development

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Make a difference for our students, and take advantage of new tax policies.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (HR 133), signed into law by President Trump in the waning days of December, has extended and enhanced the tax deductibility of charitable gifts.  Non-itemizers who give to charity may deduct up to $300 in income, or $600 per couple, to gifts to qualified nonprofits like Widener University. 
Learn more on our Tax Strategies for Giving page >>Find Your Passion >> Make your gift online now >>

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These uncertain times present unique challenges for our students. Many are facing unexpected travel costs, loss of income, interruption of co-op opportunities, technology needs and other unanticipated expenses. As we implement our plans for a return to campus, your gift will make a real difference for our students who are facing real challenges at the same time as pursuing their own educational goals.

When Widener students succeed, we all succeed - because We're All Widener.

Give to the Student Emergency Fund >> | Give to the Widener Fund >> | Contact a staff member >>

General John Tilelli as Board Chair

To celebrate his lifetime of service to Widener and the nation, Widener University has announced that it will name the ROTC suite in honor of General John Tilelli, US Army (Ret.)  You can make a gift in General Tilelli's honor to any area of campus that's important to you, and follow his example of making a difference to Widener students across campus.  Make a gift now >> | Find your passion >> | Read about General Tilelli >>

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Adapting to the coronavirus pandemic requires flexibility and the willingness to adjust to ensure that we are balancing the Widener experience with the need to keep our students and faculty safe. Keep up to date with our latest response on the Widener coronavirus homepage: http://www.widener.edu/coronavirus | Read more Widener news >>

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Giving to Widener makes a difference to all our students by improving our facilities, enhancing our programs, and increasing our ability to provide financial assistance to students in need.  To learn more about opportunities for giving, visit Where to Give >> | Learn about planned gifts >> | Search for a fund >>

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Part of the Widener experience is teaching our students about the importance of philanthropy.  Learn how we're helping our students help each other >>

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In response to the coronavirus health crisis, Congress passed the CARES Act in March 2020, which makes several significant changes to tax laws and makes charitable giving more attractive this year.
Learn more on our CARES Act page >> | Take advantage and make a gift >>