The USM Foundation only accepts MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. We do not accept Discover card or any other card. These cards can be used for gifts, conference, and event registration or sales.
All credit card receipts have fees associated with each transaction. The gift, sale, or registration amount will be recorded at the full value of the receipt, but a monthly fee may be recorded as an expense in the same account as the receipt. These fees are currently averaging around 2.5% of the receipted amount. These are NOT USMF fees. They are charged by our credit card processors.
Cardholders can go online and have their credit card processed through the various institutional websites. Our Credit Card Giving page contains links to the USM Foundation giving page and individual campus giving pages.
If you need to have a new event, conference, sales item, or fund added to the gift designation drop down list, please contact your campus' Advancement Office or contact us.
Cardholders may also send in gift pledge forms or provide credit card information over the phone. These transactions can be processed online by the receiving campus or forwarded to the USM Foundation for processing.
We do not automatically interface credit card transactions from our website or our card processor's website into Advance or Financial Edge. The responsible gift processors for each campus receive batch reports and are responsible for entering gifts into the Advance system for later posting to Financial Edge. Our staff processes non-gift receipts directly into Financial Edge.
With the proliferation of mileage, hotel, and other reward programs tied to credit card activity and the comfort people have making online payments, more donors or conference and event participants wish to make credit card transactions. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help make this process easier to navigate for the cardholders as well as the campus admins.