Cash Gifts

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 or annual recurring gifts by credit card.

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

Give using @ElonGiving on Venmo. Include your name, class year (if you’re an alum), and where you’d like your gift go on campus (for example, Elon’s Greatest Needs, Elon Athletics, an academic school or department, etc.).

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

Matching Gifts

Maximize your impact! If you or your spouse works for a company with a matching gift program, your annual donation to Elon could double or triple. Simply fill out a matching gift form from your HR office, include it with your gift, and we’ll handle 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 Gift Records at 336.278.7444 or toll free at 877.784.ELON (3566).

Estate and other Planned Gifts

Plan for your legacy at Elon! By including Elon in your will or making other planned gifts, you secure your future, provide for your loved ones, and leave a lasting impact on the university. These gifts, recognized through our Order of the Oak society, allow you to preserve assets during your lifetime and create a meaningful legacy at Elon.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Brian Feeley ’03, Assistant Vice President of Planned Giving, at 336.278.7474.

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 Gift Records at 336.278.7444.

Gifts of Real Estate

Give back and reduce your tax liability with real estate gifts to support Elon students! Donating property or a percentage of it can help you avoid capital gains tax, reduce current income tax, and minimize future federal estate taxes. Explore life income gifts for potential income boosts, or deed property, like vacation homes, to Elon while retaining the lifetime right to occupy it. Note that real estate gifts must meet specific criteria and be approved by Elon’s Board of Trustees.

If you wish to donate real estate to Elon, please contact Brian Baker, Associate 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.