Cash or Check
Historically, a cash gift has been the easiest and most direct way to give. Recent changes in the tax law mean that only those taxpayers that itemize deductions are able to secure a charitable tax deduction for a gift of cash. Make checks payable to Stonehill College and mail checks to Stonehill College, Advancement Division, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357-6242.
Stonehill is pleased to accept credit card donations online, by phone and through the mail. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Online: To make a donation online, select the “Make a Gift Now” link, choose your fund, and fill out the secure online form.
By Telephone: To make a credit card gift by phone, please call the Advancement Division at (508)565-1341. Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready, along with a daytime phone number where you may be reached.
By Mail: To make a credit card (or check) gift via mail, please send your credit card number, expiration date, a daytime telephone number and instructions on your gift intent to: Stonehill College, Advancement Division, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357-6242.
Arranging a corporate matching gift is an easy way for Stonehill alumni, parents and friends to increase the impact of their personal contributions to the College. By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift benefit, a donor can generate an additional gift which may double or triple his or her own contribution without any further obligation from the donor.
Matching Gift Page Instructions: Each company has its own guidelines for employees to follow. Most matches are initiated by a form submitted to Stonehill by the donor, or by a phone call to the company from the donor. To find out if your company has a matching gift program and learn the specifics of requesting a match from your company, please contact your human resources department. They may also provide you with the required form. Then, simply fill in the necessary information and send it to Stonehill with your gift. The gift and form will be verified by the College, and the form will be returned to your company, which will then issue a matching gift contribution to Stonehill.
Securities may be transferred to Stonehill via: Electronic Transfer, Mailing Certificates, Hand Delivery. For information regarding the valuation of stocks and bonds or gift crediting, please contact the Office of Development at:
(508)565-1341 or email email@example.com.
Electronic Transfer: If your stock is held by a broker, notify the broker that you wish to make a gift of securities to Stonehill College. Brokers need written authorization from you before they can make the transfer. Be sure to tell them the name of the stock that you want to transfer, the number of shares, and where you would like your gift to be designated when it reaches Stonehill. Once you have authorized the transfer, ask your broker to contact Stonehill’s Office of Development at (508) 565-1341. Our office will give your broker complete transfer instructions. *NOTE: Even if you have donated securities in the past, be sure you or your broker contacts the Office of Development BEFORE the transfer is made. The transfer instructions can change from year to year. A quick phone call from you or your broker to verify the current instructions can help prevent any transfer problems.
Charitable Gift Annuity: CGAs are the simplest life income plan offered by Stonehill. With a one-page contract, Stonehill agrees to make guaranteed fixed payments to the donor (and often a second beneficiary) for life at a rate determined by the donor’s age. A portion of the income is tax-free.
Deferred Gift Annuity: This vehicle is designed to appeal to those people who could benefit from an immediate charitable tax deduction and who wish to increase future income. This type of gift allows the donor to transfer cash, securities, and sometimes tangible property or real estate to the College in exchange for a fixed annual income starting at a later date (usually after retirement). The minimum gift value is $10,000.
Assuring Support for the Future. The Advancement Division at Stonehill provides suggestions regarding the most advantageous way for a donor to contribute to the College. Additional details concerning these and other strategies related to estate planning and charitable giving are available by calling the Advancement Division.
For more information contact Sharon Doyle, Planned Giving/Major Gifts Officer, at (508) 565-1344, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the gift planning website.