Ways to Give


Important Information About Year-End Giving

Contributions are deductible in the year they are made, so be sure to make your gift by December 31.

  • Mailed checks must be post-marked on or before December 31, 2014.  If you use a Hillsdale College business-reply envelope, it will help to add the appropriate postage for faster processing by the Post Office.

  • Credit Card gifts must be charged before midnight December 31, 2014.  If you mail in a credit card contribution, be sure to send it well in advance of December 31. To make a credit card donation, click here to go to our online donation form.

  • Gifts of stock and real estate are more complex, so be sure to initiate these early.  Please go to our Planned Giving page for more information.



The Institutional Advancement Office raises private funding for all aspects of Hillsdale College so that its historic mission of independence and excellence will be preserved. This office processes gifts and issues receipts for the College, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Institutional Advancement is located in Moss Hall, on the main campus square.  Please contact us by calling (517) 437-7341 or write:

Institutional Advancement
Hillsdale College
33 E. College Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242
Federal Tax Number: 38-1374230

Whether you are interested in supporting Hillsdale’s general operations or in designating your gift, please review the following convenient options:

  • Give online

    Use our online form as a secure and convenient way to support Hillsdale.

  • Mail your gift

    Make your personal or business check or money order payable to Hillsdale College, and mail it to the address above. Your envelope must be post-marked by December 31 to claim a tax deduction for that year.  If you use a Hillsdale College business-reply envelope, please affix first-class postage for faster processing by the Post Office.

  • Credit Cards

    Please use our secure online form, or call (517) 437-7341. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diner’s Club. Your credit card gift must be charged before midnight on December 31 to claim a tax deduction for that year.

  • Pledges

    Pledges (extending from a few months to several years) can be made in writing and mailed to the address above. 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.

  • Matching Gifts

    If you work for, or are retired from, a company with a matching gift program, your gift may be eligible for a match. Please obtain the proper forms from Human Resources; many forms are available online. View a list of matching gift companies.

  • Memorial Gifts

    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.

Other Types of Gifts

  • New! Donor Advised Funds

    If you are planning for a charitable tax deduction in 2014 but are undecided about making specific distributions, consider opening a Donor Advised Fund at Hillsdale College. You can claim the deduction now and make recommendations later on the charitable distributions. The minimum gift for a Donor Advised Fund at Hillsdale College is $25,000. Some restrictions apply. Please call 800-334-8904 for more information.

  • Securities: Stocks/Mutual Funds

    To transfer securities electronically from a brokerage account, you will need the following information:

    Morgan Stanley
    DTC# 0015
    Federal Tax Number: 38-1374230
    Hillsdale College Account #949-131446

    On the date of transfer, call (517) 607-2239, email us or fax the information to (517) 607-2657. Send all correspondence to:

    Mr. Patrick H. Flannery
    Treasurer
    Hillsdale College
    33 E. College Street
    Hillsdale, MI 49242
  • Planned Gifts

    Knowledgeable professionals in the Gift and Estate Planning Office stand ready to assist you in exploring the many tax-wise options available for supporting the College’s mission of independence, such as bequests, charitable remainder unitrusts (CRUT), charitable remainder annuity trusts (CRAT) and gift annuities. The information provided by the staff in Gift and Estate Planning is not intended as legal advice; you will need to seek the advice of a qualified estate and/or tax professional when considering any form of a planned gift. To learn more, please email us or call (800) 334-8904.

  • Real Estate

    The Gift & 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 call toll free, (800) 334-8904, to speak with a professional staff member.

  • Life Insurance

    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 call the toll-free number, (800) 334-8904.

Hillsdale College Donor Privacy Policy

Hillsdale College values our donors’ privacy. We will not sell, trade or share a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share personal information once the donor has given the College specific permission to do so. Additionally, any credit card information a donor provides for online donation transactions is immediately encrypted and used only for that transaction.