Ways to Give

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There are many ways to invest in Wheaton College. Every gift, small or large, is important.


The most common way of supporting Wheaton College, a cash gift can come in the form of an outright gift, a pledge, or a planned gift that generates income. All cash gifts are tax deductible as provided by law.

How to make an outright gift

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In addition to providing a significant gift, donating long-term appreciated securities enables you to avoid potential capital gain taxes and receive a charitable income tax deduction.

More about giving securities

Real Estate

Gifts of appreciated real estate can have especially attractive tax benefits. Real estate does not have to be donated outright, but can be transferred to a charitable remainder trust to provide you with lifetime income.

More about gifts of real estate

Matching Gifts

Over 8,000 employers offering matching gift programs to Wheaton College, providing an easy way to double or triple your gift.

More about matching gifts

Memorial Donations

When you make a memorial gift in someone's honor, Wheaton will send an acknowledgment to the family or to whomever you specify. Our Web site enables you to specify a tribute or memorial donation. Or you can always call us at 1-800-525-9906.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships enable you to create an ongoing investment in the College. They also introduce a more personal element, as they can carry a family name or can be named in honor or memory of a beloved faculty member, and they benefit specific students.

More about endowed scholarships

For more information please call 1-800-525-9906 or e-mail us at development@wheaton.edu.


Charitable bequest can either be a fixed dollar amount, a percentage of the total estate or a percentage of the residual estate. Leaving a charitable bequest to Wheaton College is a special way to leave a legacy for future generations.

More about bequests

Planned Gifts

A planned gift is a gift made through a revocable trust or will, gifts that provide lifetime income to the donor, and more complex gifts of real estate and tax-deferred retirement assets.  Planned gifts are popular because of the financial flexibility and tax benefits they provide.

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Non-Cash Gifts

Many individuals choose to give through non-cash gifts. These gifts include real estate, securities, and retirement plan assets.

More about non-cash gifts

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