Blue & Gold Fund
Methods Of Giving

Marquette University can accept donations via many different methods. Listed below are the most common through which you can make a gift. If you do not see the information you need, feel free to contact us at (414) 288-3988.

Cash Gifts
Annual Gifts made by cash, checks or credit card are always appreciated.  All checks should be made payable to Marquette University.  Contributions can be made at, by mail, by phone or in person.

Gifts & Pledges Online

Use Marquette's secure Online Pledge Form -- the easiest and quickest way to make your gift.

Gifts & Pledges by Phone

It's easy! Charge your gift on a MasterCard or Visa by phone at 414.288.3988. Please have the following information at hand:

  • Your class year or other affiliation with Marquette
  • Name on credit card
  • Credit card type
  • Account number
  • Expiration date
  • Amount of gift

Gifts & Pledges by Mail or Fax

Download our giving form below and mail your gift or pledge to:

Blue & Gold Fund
Marquette University
Al McGuire Center
770 North 12th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Or fax your pledge to the Blue & Gold Fund at (414) 288-5885

Blue & Gold Fund Pledge Form (PDF)

Matching Gifts
Many companies and corporations provide matching gift programs for employee contributions.  As a contributor to Marquette Athletics, you can increase your level of giving by combining your contribution with a matching gift from your employer.  Ask your personnel office about your employer’s matching gift policy.  If your company matches gifts to Marquette, please enclose the matching gift form provided by your company with your contribution.

Athletic Endowments
Increasing and sustaining scholarship aid is an important priority at Marquette University.  Endowed athletic scholarships are essential in order to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve their academic and athletic goals.

An endowed scholarship provides a lasting stream of income because Marquette holds the gift in perpetuity, investing the principal and using a portion of the annual return to fund scholarship awards.  This provides permanent income for the scholarship support while increasing the endowment value.  For more information about this important initiative please visit or call the Blue & Gold Fund at 414-288-3988.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of long-term appreciated securities, either publicly traded or from a closely-held company, may provide you with greater tax advantages than a gift of cash. You may deduct the current fair market value as a charitable gift and completely avoid any capital gains tax on the appreciation. You may download Marquette's Electronic Transfer of Stock Information Sheet below for instructions your broker will need to complete the transfer.

Questions regarding gifts of stock can be directed to Amanda Mauch in Advancement Operations at 414.288.4467.

Will Your Employer Match Your Gift? Find Out with CASE Search!

With more donors making gifts online, Matching Gift Company Search 2.0 makes it easier for donors to increase the value of their gift by encouraging them to get it matched by their employer.

If you have additional questions about gifts that may be matched by your employer, check with your human resources office, or call (414) 288-7945 for more information.

Do a Matching Gift Search Now

Planned Giving

Many donors have included Marquette athletics in their estate plans and enjoy recognition during their lifetimes.  Numerous creative vehicles exist to serve the donors and ensure that the future of Marquette athletics is secured such as establishing an endowed scholarship that is the beneficiary of planned giving vehicles. 

Marquette Athletics works closely with the University’s Planned Giving Office to make sure every donor’s unique situation is fully recognized.  For the kinds of estate planning opportunities available, including use of the Planned Giving Calculator, visit the official website.

To discuss possible options for planned giving, please contact Paul McInerny, Associate Athletic Director, at (414) 288-0289 or at



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