Giving to Mars Hill University

As an independent university, Mars Hill depends heavily upon the support of alumni and friends in order to upgrade facilities, enhance educational programs, maintain a faculty of the highest caliber, and still educate students at costs they can afford.

Giving to Mars Hill is easy!

Giving Online

The easiest way to give is online. Just go to our secure giving website, and then fill out the form to transmit information to Mars Hill University—it's that simple!

Giving by Mail

You may send gifts to: Office for Institutional Advancement, Mars Hill University, P.O. Box 6792, Mars Hill, NC 28754.

Giving by Phone

If you would like to speak to a staff member about a gift, please call (828) 689-1102, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If these times are not convenient, please leave us a message and we will be glad to return your call when it is convenient for you.

Giving Through a Matching Gifts Program

Many companies match their employees’ gifts to their alma mater. You may be able to double or even triple your gift if you (or your spouse) work for a company that matches gifts to higher education. This benefit is often extended to retired employees as well. Check with your company’s human resources department or click here to see if there is a match gift program and to obtain the necessary forms.

Giving Through Automatic Bank Draft

MHU can automatically withdraw your monthly gifts directly from a checking or savings account by your registration for our Automatic Bank Draft program. If you are interested in this program please mail a voided check to:

Mars Hill University
c/o Karen Hedrick
PO Box 6792
Mars Hill, NC 28754

You also may contact Karen Hedrick, Gift Services Associate, with any additional questions.
Email - khedrick@mhu.edu
Phone - 828.689.1584

*Please include a start and end date for your pledge so that we know when to stop the automatic drafts from being debited from your account. If your gift will be open-ended please indicate that on your check.

Giving Stocks or Other Property

You may donate gifts of individual stocks, bonds, or shares of mutual funds, as well as real estate or other real property. Please contact your financial advisor or the Office for Institutional Advancement at (828) 689-1102 for information regarding transfers of stock or other types of property.

Planned Giving

In many instances, these types of gifts can provide significant long-term benefit to the college while providing donors with a current income stream. Planned gifts include naming Mars Hill University in your will, creating a charitable remainder trust with the college as a beneficiary, establishing a charitable gift annuity, or assigning a life insurance policy. Please visit our Planned Giving website or contact your financial advisor or the Institutional Advancement Office at (828) 689-1102 for information on the various types of planned gifts.

Giving to Mars Hill Makes A Difference!

You may direct your gift to Mars Hill’s Annual Scholarship Fund or to other restricted programs.

Mars Hill Fund

More than 95% of MHU students receive financial aid
MHU awards more than $9 million in financial assistance each year
Tuition, room, and board average is $28,585
The average financial need per student is $10,850
34 states and 23 countries are represented in our student body
Average class size for freshman is 22
Student:Faculty ratio is 12:1
Mars Hill University is recognized as a pioneer and leader in service-learning.

Other Restricted Gifts

These gifts provide resources to a specific program or for capital improvements at the university and are always appreciated.

All Donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID number: 56-055-4207

For more information about giving to Mars Hill University, contact us by phone at (828) 689-1102, by email at alumni@mhu.edu, or by mail at PO Box 6792, Mars Hill, NC 28754.