Ways to Give

Ready to make a financial donation to DRBU? Here are the easiest methods for doing so.

Gifts are directed to the 2023-24 Annual Fund unless specified otherwise.

The Annual Fund is a vital source of current-use, unrestricted funding. Donations go to support academic programs, enrich student life, and meet the most pressing needs and core priorities of the university.

Gifts by Credit Card

DRBU accepts one-time or recurring gifts via credit card online through PayPal: 

Make a gift online.

Gifts by Mail

Please send a check or money order (payable to Dharma Realm Buddhist University or DRBU) to:

Office of Development
Attention: Wayne Chen
Dharma Realm Buddhist University
1991 Virtue Wy 
Ukiah, California, 95482

Gifts by Wire Transfer

Please contact the Office of Development at development@drbu.edu. if you would like to make a gift via wire transfer.

Recurring Gift Plan

A monthly or recurring donation plan makes giving to DRBU easy and convenient and ensures the continued support of students and faculty. Make a recurring gift online.

Gifts in Memory or Celebration

DRBU is grateful for the opportunity to honor individuals through memorial or celebration gifts. These can be a meaningful way to commemorate a loved one or celebrate a personal milestone. An acknowledgment will be sent to both the donor and the person being honored or his or her family.

To request donations to DRBU in an obituary or similar notice, here is the suggested language:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Dharma Realm Buddhist University. Gifts may be made online at www.drbu.org/giving or mailed to:

Office of Development
Attention: Wayne Chen
Dharma Realm Buddhist University
1991 Virtue Wy 
Ukiah, CA, 95482

Employer Matching Gifts

Here’s a simple way to double or even triple your gift to DRBU: Ask your employer whether it’s one of the many companies that match gifts made to nonprofit organizations. Some offer this benefit even after an employee retires. Contact your human resources office to find out more and to obtain the proper gift-matching forms. Submit your completed form to DRBU along with your donation and we will take care of the rest. 

IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can make tax-free gifts from a traditional IRA account directly to DRBU, up to a maximum of $100,000. This can help you satisfy your minimum required distribution. For more information, please consult your financial adviser.

For detailed tax information, please consult your financial adviser.

For a form with which to make your request, contact your IRA administrator first. If it has no such form available, click here for a sample letter that can be used for this purpose and here for another sample letter with which to advise DRBU of your action. 

Note: If you'd prefer your IRA administrator to use wire transfer or direct deposit instead of sending a check, please contact the Office of Development at (707) 621-7000 ext.1 or development@drbu.edu for routing details.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

Have you placed assets into a donor-advised fund (DAF)? This type of giving program offers immediate, highly favorable tax benefits as well as a flexible way to support DRBU and your other favorite charities in the years to come. By providing some of the advantages of a private foundation, but with less effort and expense, DAFs help to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

Legacy Gifts

You can help to ensure that DRBU continues serving students and the community for years to come by including it in your will or estate plan. Learn more on our Legacy Gift Planning page.