Hillsdale College statue of Thomas Jefferson during autumn.

Pursuing Truth. Defending Liberty. Since 1844.

Hillsdale College is widely recognized as one of the finest, private liberal arts colleges in America.

Hillsdale does not accept federal or state taxpayer funding for any purpose, including student financial aid. Abiding by the motto, “Pursuing Truth and Defending Liberty Since 1844,” the College upholds its independence with the help of private funding—gifts, pledges, planned gifts, and grants—that provides gift income to meet annual expenses not covered by tuition revenues and endowment earnings.

You can help ensure that this unique college exists for generations of students yet to come, whether you choose to get involved or are looking for ways to give. Please join us in our noble mission.

Online Donations

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

Donate Online

Credit Card Donations

Please use our secure online form or call (517) 437-7341. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Diner’s Club.

Mail Donations

Make your personal or business check or money order payable to Hillsdale College, and mail it to:

attn: Institutional Advancement
Hillsdale College
33 E College Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

If you use a Hillsdale College business-reply envelope, please affix first-class postage for faster processing by the Post Office.

Donor Advised Funds

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.

Learn More about donor advised funds


Pledges (extending from a few months to several years) can be made in writing and mailed to:

attn: Institutional Advancement
Hillsdale College
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.

Stocks and 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, or fax the information to (517) 607-2657. Send all correspondence to:

Mr. Patrick H. Flannery
Hillsdale College
33 E College Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

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.

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, IRA rollovers, charitable remainder unitrusts (CRUT), charitable remainder annuity trusts (CRAT), and gift annuities.

Learn More about planned gifts

Real Estate

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.

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.

View List of Matching Gift Companies

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 contact us.

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. 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.  If you mail in a credit card contribution, be sure to send it well in advance of December 31.

Gifts of stock and real estate are more complex, so be sure to initiate these early.

Donor Privacy Policy

Hillsdale College values our donors’ privacy.

We will not sell a donor’s personal information to 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.