There are as many ways to give to Davis & Elkins College as there are reasons to give.
Our development staff is available to help you make the choice that is most convenient and best fits your financial circumstances and philanthropic goals.
Gifts of Cash
Cash gifts are the most common form of giving and are as easy as writing a check or arranging for a credit card payment or electronic funds transfer through the College's secure online site. Clearly, cash gifts have many advantages, one of which is that they are immediately available to fill current and on-going needs such as library acquisitions, student scholarships, program support, maintenance, or capital projects. Choose a one-time gift or make payments monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. Make your gift online today. If you prefer not to make a gift or pledge online, please contact the development staff for assistance or mail your check to:
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
If you have marketable securities such as stocks or bonds that have grown substantially in value, the tax laws make it possible for you to make an important gift at remarkably low after-tax cost. It's easy to make a gift of securities whether the securities are held in a brokerage account or in your possession. Simply contact the development staff for instructions on how to make this type of transfer, and provide your broker with this information.
Gifts with the Help of Your Employer
Many employers offer matching gift programs as a way to simultaneously support their own philanthropic goals and increase the impact of their employees’ gifts. If you or your spouse is employed by a company that has a matching gift program, your gift to the College may be doubled or possibly tripled. Check with your human resource department regarding its matching gift program and to obtain information about applying for these funds and/or the matching gift form, which you can forward to the College.
Gifts that Honor Others
To honor a friend, family member or favorite professor, or to honor the memory of one who has passed away, you may designate your gift as being in honor of or in memory of that person. Simply provide information on the person you are honoring when you make your gift, and let us know whom we should notify about the gift.
If you are interested in creating a permanent tribute or memorial, contact the development staff.
You can make a planned gift simply by listing Davis & Elkins College in your will or designating the College as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. Or, should you wish to maximize your income after retirement, you might consider a charitable gift annuity or trust. For more information, please contact the development staff.
Gifts of Personal Property
Donations of artwork, books, equipment, collections, antiques, and other personal property are sometimes appropriate gifts to Davis & Elkins College. Before making a gift of tangible personal property, please consult with the development staff to confirm that your gift can be used according to your wishes while also supporting the mission of the College.
Payroll Deduction for D&E Employees
Payroll deduction is a quick and easy way for D&E employees to make a gift to D&E. Complete the payroll deduction form and forward to Karen Wilmoth, Director of Development, extension 1374.