Tips for Making a Charitable Gift Before the end of the Calendar Year

Below are some tips to ensure that your gift is made prior to December 31, 2018.

Cash and Checks sent by U.S. Mail must be postmarked by December 31.

Donors making gifts by mail must have their envelope cancelled by their post office before December 31.  Dropping an envelope in a corner mail box may not be processed that day and often gets a cancellation date added a day or two later.

Credit card gifts (Even those sent via US mail) are complete on the date that TCNJ charges your card.

If you make your gift after mid-December but before December 31, we recommend using our secure online giving form at

Stock gifts are dated and valued under special rules.

The value of your stock gift is based upon the date that TCNJ receives your stocks (not the day you send them).  If you intend to send a gift of actual stock, please call the individual staff member with whom you work or call 609.771.2323 for the correct address and procedure.

Wiring stock gifts – most people have their stock broker send your stock gift electronically.

Wiring instructions are as follows:
DTC Eligible Securities
Deliver to DTC Clearing
8862 vs. Receipt Free
TCNJ Account for gifting stock is account 87602702
Account Registration is TCNJ Foundation, Inc.

If you have any questions or concerns, call 609.771.2323 or the development staff member that contacts you regularly.

Wiring Other Funds

Do you wish to wire a gift directly? Provide this information with your financial advisor:
Bank Name: Wells Fargo
ABA Number: 121000248
Account Number: 2007 0009 13415
Account Name: TCNJ Foundation
Reference: Your name as the donor
The street address for the bank is needed is: 40 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

Gifts sent by any other delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc.) are complete as of the date they are received by TCNJ.

It is in your best interest to take the envelope to the post office and have it postmarked before December 31.

What about making a gift from my IRA?

Donors who are 70 ½ years old may make a direct donation from their IRA which counted towards their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).   Various firms have deadlines to accomplish this, talk directly with your IRA institution.  The check MUST be made payable to TCNJ Foundation and sent directly to our offices.  If you receive the check, it will become a taxable event for you.  TCNJ Foundation EIN is 22-2448189 if your financial institution requires this number.  You will receive a letter recognizing your gift (but you receive no tax deduction).

The Development Offices at TCNJ are closed starting December 22 and will not re-open until Wednesday January 2.