No matter where you live today, you’re never too far away to get involved and give back to your alma mater. Volunteer, connect with current students, give back, and get involved. We want to hear from you.
Support Hillsdale because you believe in everything that’s good and true and beautiful. Because you know firsthand the power of a liberal arts education. Because professors believed heart and soul in the person you could become. Because you believe in the principles of self-government and integrity that have exemplified Hillsdale from the very beginning.
Hillsdale is an extraordinary institution because of alumni like you. By getting involved with the College—through volunteering, mentoring, recruiting, or serving—you further strengthen Hillsdale’s tight-knit community.
There are many ways you can volunteer for the College and work with current students. Some of your options include:
- Serve on the Alumni Board
- Career Mentoring
- Hire a Student or Alumnus
- Recruit Students
- Be a Class Ambassador
As you know, Hillsdale does not accept even one penny of federal or state financial aid for grants, loans, or scholarships. Our deeply established tradition of philanthropy ensures we are not beholden to government regulations that would conflict with our education mission.
The generous support of our alumni and donors is transforming lives every day—and helps make Hillsdale significantly more affordable than many of our peers. You’ll be happy to know that our loan program has one of the lowest default rates in the nation—powerful testimony to both our carefully tailored financial aid packages and the character of Hillsdale students.
You can make a gift in support of day-to-day life at Hillsdale. Or earmark your gift to honor a favorite professor, department, or campus organization. Your gift makes a real difference here.
In Career Services, we support our students in determining post-Hillsdale plans with a respect for the intellect and character that make Hillsdale graduates unique. We help students reflect on their Hillsdale education and evaluate what they love, how they find fulfillment, and how to think about their place in the world.
Beyond graduation, our office is here to continue supporting you through your professional development. We also recognize you as an irreplaceable resource to current students, as you represent the college’s mission fulfilled and demonstrate what it means to take a Hillsdale education into the world.
Alumni Association Board
The Alumni Board has thirty active members and functions as the executive branch of the Alumni Association. The board currently has representation from five fraternities and three sororities and represents nine states. The members meet formally three times a year, typically September, February, and May, and have several projects on which they work year-long. They are instrumental in planning Homecoming, assisting the Career Services Department in placing graduates, supporting the advancement efforts of the college, promoting alumni-student relationships, and assisting with admissions efforts in their home areas.
Ways to Give
Pledges (extending from a few months to several years) can be made in writing and mailed to:
attn: Institutional Advancement
33 E College Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Please print clearly and in full your name, mailing address, and telephone number. State the full amount of the pledge, your payment schedule, and the amount and date of each pledge payment. You may designate your pledge to general operations or to a specific program or project.
The Advancement Office will send you a pledge reminder if you request it.
If you wish to honor the memory of a family member or friend by making a contribution to Hillsdale College, please write us at the above address and include the name of the individual you are honoring. Please state the designation of the gift if you wish. We will contact the family to let them know a donation has been made.
The Gift and Estate Planning Office can also assist you with a donation of a personal residence, farm, vacation home, commercial property, or other real estate, which can provide you with tax savings and other benefits. Please contact us to learn more.
If you wish to explore this practical method of supporting Hillsdale, you can receive a beneficial charitable contribution deduction in the year of transfer. To discuss this option, please contact us.
If you are planning for a charitable tax deduction but are undecided about making specific distributions consider opening a Donor Advised Fund.
The minimum gift for a Donor Advised Fund at Hillsdale College is $25,000. Please contact us for more information.
To transfer securities electronically from a brokerage account, you will need the following information:
Federal Tax Number: 38-1374230
Hillsdale College Account #949-131446
On the date of transfer, call (517) 607-2239, or fax the information to (517) 607-2657. Send all correspondence to:
Mr. Patrick H. Flannery
33 E College Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Do you have questions about giving to Hillsdale College or want more information about volunteering?