Gifts That Make An Impact Now

If you would like to provide a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Donate Now

To support Olivet College’s current work, make a gift online or by mail:

320 S. Main Street
Olivet, MI 49076

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund

You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.

You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you give a memorial or tribute gift for Olivet College to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and help make students’ dreams a reality.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of providing a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to Olivet College, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Olivet College. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of providing a first-class education and diverse learning community to our next generation of leaders. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000 to all organizations.
  • An individual may take a one-time QCD up to $50,000 to fund a charitable gift annuity (CGA) or charitable remainder trust (CRT).
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Olivet College.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to Olivet College so it does not count as income for the year.
  • If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.

Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.

The Impact of Your Giving

You could make a lasting impact on the student experience.

A gift to Olivet College could allow more students from all backgrounds to be able to pursue higher education goals and global learning opportunities in a diverse and inclusive learning environment. 

You could create your legacy at Olivet College.

Establishing a gift to Olivet College in the future through your estate plans will create a legacy of academic excellence, unsurpassed student experience and unique learning opportunities.  

You can join together with the Olivet College community to make a bigger difference.

Embody the Olivet College spirit where connections that go beyond graduation are forged and give back to a community that seeks to do good to others. 

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