Ways to Give

There are as many ways to give to Davis & Elkins College as there are reasons to give.

Our advancement staff is available to help you make the choice that is most convenient and best fits your financial circumstances and philanthropic goals. Please direct questions to the advancement staff.

Gifts of Cash

Cash gifts are the most common form of giving with several options as detailed below. Credit card gifts may be made on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis.

Make a gift online:
Use our convenient Give Online form to make your financial gifts.

Make a gift over the phone:
304-637-1904 or contact an advancement staff member for assistance.

Electronic funds transfer:
To transfer cash gifts electronically, please contact an advancement staff member for assistance.

Mail your check (payable to Davis & Elkins College) to:
Office of Institutional Advancement
Davis & Elkins College
100 Campus Dr
Elkins, WV 26241

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 are in your possession. Simply contact the advancement 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 resources 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 advancement staff.

Estate Planning

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 advancement 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 advancement 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 employees to make a gift to Davis & Elkins College. Complete the payroll deduction form and forward the form to Nicki Hinkle, Advancement Services Coordinator hinklen@dewv.edu or call ext. 1904 with questions.

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