Giving to Mars Hill University


Mars Hill University depends heavily upon the support of alumni and friends in order to help students get an education they can afford. Unrestricted gifts also help to upgrade facilities, enhance educational programs, and maintain a faculty of the highest caliber.

Together We Rise Campaign

$1 Million Matching Gift Challenge


Giving Online
The easiest way to give is online. Just complete the secure form below — it’s that simple!


Giving by Mail
You may send gifts to: Office for Institutional Advancement, Mars Hill University, P.O. Box 336, 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 to see if there is a match gift program and to obtain the necessary forms. You also may use the form above to check to see if your employer offers a matching gifts program.

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 336
Mars Hill, NC 28754

You also may contact Karen Hedrick, director of gift services, with any additional questions.
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 university while providing donors with a current income stream. Planned gifts include naming Mars Hill University in your will, creating a charitable trust with the university 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 Scholarship Fund
100% of MHU students receive some form of financial aid. MHU awards more than $20 million in financial assistance each year. 34 states and 27 countries are represented in our student body. Our Student:Faculty ratio is 15:1.

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, or by mail at PO Box 336, Mars Hill, NC 28754.