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Ways to Give

Giving to Oberlin College is as simple as mailing a check or filling out an online form, or it can involve working with your financial advisor to maximize your tax and income benefits. From cash to real estate to stocks and bonds, Oberlin College is pleased to be the charitable recipient of a wide array of assets. We also accept artwork, instruments and collectibles as long as the property can reasonably be used in our educational mission.

Planned giving allows you to find your best way to give. Oberlin offers a number of vehicles through which you can make a gift.

Cash Gifts

Cash can be used to make both outright gifts and retained life income gifts. You may make a gift of cash by check, by wire, through our web site, or at the Office of Development.
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Stock, Bonds, Mutual Funds

Your gift of long-term appreciated stock will entitle you to a charitable deduction equal to the mean market value of the stock on the date of your gift, and you avoid capital gains tax on the stock’s appreciation.
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Matching Gifts

Often employers will match charitable contributions and this is an easy way for you to increase your support for Oberlin.
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Multi-Year Recurring Gifts

Make a gift of continuing support through a multi-year, recurring gift. You have the satisfaction and confidence of knowing your support is lasting and sustaining.
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Real Estate

An outright gift of unencumbered real estate may enable you to make a significant gift to Oberlin without incurring capital gains tax on the transfer of a highly appreciated asset. You may give your entire interest or a fractional interest in the property.
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Support the Endowment

Endowment funds can cover a wide variety of areas such as scholarships, support for professorships and research, and to maintain art or library collections.
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