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A Season of Light, A Season of Hope


To our extended Fordham family, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays: may you enjoy a new year full of the blessings of family and friends, and faith. We hope you will share those blessings by giving the gift of a Fordham education to promising students by donating to the Financial Aid Campaign.

More than 85 percent of Fordham undergraduates depend upon some form of financial aid to complete their studies. Unfortunately, our need is always greater than our resources—scholarship endowment covers less than 7 percent of Fordham’s scholarship budget. Contributions from you help our most deserving students, supplementing financial aid and allowing them to pursue more research and study abroad opportunities.

Though the University is closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday break, development staff will be in the office on Wednesday, December 28, and Thursday, December 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Friday, December 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist you in making an end-of-year gift to Fordham.

You may make a gift online at prior to midnight on December 31, to ensure that your gift is tax deductible for the 2016 calendar year. For assistance with making a gift to the University, contact the Office of Development at: (212) 636-6550 or

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People age 70.5 years and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA account to Fordham and other qualified public charities. Such transfers will not be considered taxable income. For more information, please see Planned Giving on the web, or contact Jackie Comesanas, senior director of gift planning, at: (212) 636-7244 or

For more information about giving, go to Ways to Give.

Finally, know that we are grateful for all that you do for Fordham. Your investment in our mission transforms lives, and makes the world a better place.


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