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Ways to Give

Cash Gifts

Online

Make your credit card gift on Elon’s secure giving site. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift. Choose from monthly, quarterly or semi-annual recurring gifts by credit card or direct withdrawal from your checking account. Young alumni, or graduates of the past decade, can make their gift here.

By Phone

Make a credit card gift over the phone by calling Elon toll-free at 877.784.ELON (3566).

By Mail

Mail your check to:
Office of University Advancement
2600 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

Matching Gifts

You could double or triple your annual gift to Elon if you or your spouse works for or has retired from a company with a matching gift program. Complete a matching gift form from your human resources office and send it in with your gift. We will take care of the rest.  Enter your employer’s name in the box on our matching gift site to find out if your company or organization participates in a matching gift program. 

For more information on matching gifts, contact Rob Bacchus, Director of Annual Giving, at 336.278.7459 or toll-free at 877.784.ELON (3566).

Estate and other Planned Gifts

By including Elon in your will or making other planned gifts, you can provide for yourself and your loved ones, plan wisely for your future and make a meaningful gift to Elon. Planned gifts enable you to preserve your assets during your lifetime and leave a valuable legacy at Elon. Donors who make estate and other planned gifts are recognized as members of Order of the Oak, the university’s planned giving society.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Carolyn DeFrancesco, Director of Planned Giving, at 336.278.7454 or toll-free at 877.784.ELON (3566). 

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds or other Securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds or other securities allow you to make a substantial gift to Elon at minimal cost. You will receive a tax deduction based on the value of the security on the date of the gift. With long-term appreciated securities (those held longer than 12 months), you will receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair-market value of your gift and avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

If you wish to donate securities to Elon, please contact the Coordinator of Gift Records at 336.278.7444.

Gifts of Real Estate

Gifts of real estate are an excellent way to make a difference in the lives of Elon students and lower your tax liability at the same time. Gifts of property or a percentage of property may help you avoid paying capital gains tax, lower your current income tax and reduce your future federal estate taxes. Real estate gifts may increase your income if they are structured through a life income gift. You may also deed property, including vacation homes, to Elon while retaining the lifetime right to occupy the property. Gifts of real estate must meet certain criteria and be approved by Elon’s Board of Trustees.

If you wish to donate real estate to Elon, please contact Brian Baker, Assistant Vice President for University Advancement and Director of Principal Gifts, at 336.278.7453 or toll-free at 877.784.ELON (3566).

Payroll Deduction

Elon employees can make their gifts to the university through electronic payroll deduction. Existing payroll deductions automatically roll over at the end of each fiscal year for the donor's convenience unless the donor specifies otherwise. Give through electronic payroll deduction or download paper-based payroll deduction.

Recognizing Donors

Elon has a variety of giving clubs and societies that recognize donors for their annual, planned and cumulative gifts to the university. Read about our different clubs and societies.