How to Give

Cash Gift

You may earmark your gift for a specific project or for a specific academic department, or you may leave it unrestricted, which gives the college the greatest flexibility to respond to its specific needs. You may make any gift in honor/memory of someone special.

Give Online

Click here for a one time or recurring gift. This is the fastest and most direct way to give via American Express, Discover, Mastercard, or VISA.

Give by mail

Make checks payable to Franklin College. Specify area of giving interest on the comment line. Send to:

Development & Alumni Engagement
Franklin College
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131

Give by Phone

Call 800.852.0232; please ask for the Division of Development and Alumni Engagement.

Make a Matching Gift

Because many companies offer matching gift programs for employees and retired employees who donate to institutions of higher learning, many Franklin College alumni and friends have doubled or even tripled the impact of their giving. Not sure if your company will match your gift? Click here to find out!

Give Stocks and Securities

Stocks and mutual fund gifts are another way to give to Franklin College. Not only is the gift tax deductible, but you may also avoid capital gains tax on the security.

Appreciated securities that have been held for more than 12 months can be deducted from your taxable income at their fair market value, without paying capital gains tax on the appreciated portion of the gift. For publicly traded securities, the fair market value is computed as the average of the high and low market prices on the date of transfer.

Before making your gift, notify the Division of Development and Alumni Engagement of your intent by calling 800.852.0232.

If your broker or banker holds your securities, ask to have them transferred via The Depository Trust Company (DTC). This is generally the fastest and most efficient form of transfer.

Send DTC to:
STIFEL, NICOLAUS & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
PO Box 4492
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317.634.4400
College Tax ID #: 35-0868086
DTC Number: 0793
Account Name: Franklin College of IN INC
Account Number: 4274-9927

If you hold your securities, choose one of these two ways to give your stock gift:

  1. Mail – Send the unsigned certificates in an envelope to the College. In a separate envelope, send a signed guaranteed stock/bond power form. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL ENDORSED CERTIFICATES!
  2. Hand Delivery – Certificates may also be given directly to a Development and Alumni Engagement staff member or delivered to the College.

Make a Planned Gift

Click here to make a planned gift. Include your favorite Student Life program, department or organization in your estate planning and receive significant tax and financial benefits. Types of planned gifts can include bequests, life income gifts, life insurance policies, retirement plans, charitable lead trusts, real estate and other options.

Gifts-in-Kind

Gifts-in-Kind include the donation of material goods to Franklin College. The donation of goods allows the college to redirect its resources from necessary purchases to other areas of need.

License Plate

Select to purchase a Franklin College license plate and the BMV will collect and forward the $25 contribution per Grizzly plate to Franklin College. To be personally credited for this gift, be sure to check the waiver on your renewal form (online or in person), giving the BMV permission to release your contact information to the College.

Questions

Please direct any questions to the Division of Development and Alumni Engagement at 800.852.0232.