Lincoln College

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Ways to Give

Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support Lincoln College. However you choose to give, and whatever amount you choose to give, each and every gift helps Lincoln College fulfill its mission as a student-centered institution that uniquely empowers students to realize their full potential for success through quality educational programs and services. Each and every gift makes a difference for the students at Lincoln College.

Cash Gifts

Give Online

On-line giving is temporarily unavailable, but we hope it will be restored in the near future.

By Mail

Checks payable to Lincoln College should be mailed to

Office of Advancement
Lincoln College
300 Keokuk Street
Lincoln, IL 62656

A downloadable pdf form is also available for you to mail with your check. This will help us properly record and receipt your gift.

By Phone

Credit card gifts can be made over the phone by calling toll free (877) 522-5867.

Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse work for a company that matches gifts to colleges and universities, your gift to Lincoln College could be doubled or even tripled. Many matching gift companies continue to match gifts made by retired employees. Simply obtain a matching gift form from your personnel office, follow the instructions for initiating the match and send the completed form with your gift. We will complete the school’s portion of the form and return it to the company to initiate their fulfillment of the match. Matched gifts received on your behalf also count toward your recognition level in Lincoln College’s Giving Clubs.

In-Kind Gifts

An In-kind gift is the donation of goods or services that would otherwise cost the College money. The donor receives credit for the fair market value of the gift. In-kind gifts allow the College to redirect the funds that would be spent on those goods and services to other needs. For more information about making an In-kind gift, please contact the Advancement Office.

Stock or Property Gifts

Appreciated stocks and securities make excellent gifts and often provide more tax advantages than cash gifts. The current value is the tax deductible value of the gift. Through gifts of stock to the College, you can enjoy the benefits of giving, while getting a tax deduction without depleting your checking account or personal investments.

Estate or Planned Gifts

Fulfill your personal, financial, and estate planning goals while ensuring a successful future for Lincoln College. A planned gift enables you to assist Lincoln College in its educational mission while also reducing your burden of income, capital gains or estate taxes. We will be happy to work with you to select the best methods and assets for making a gift, such as cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, trusts, and bequests.

Faculty and Staff Payroll gifts

As a member of the Lincoln College community, you can direct your gift to support either the Lincoln or the Normal campus. You can direct your gift to a specific program, department or scholarship, or you can leave it unrestricted to be used for the College’s most urgent needs and highest priorities. You can make an on-line gift, or arrange to give through payroll deduction by submitting the Employee Payroll Deduction form. If you have questions, contact Annual Fund Coordinator Cynthia Kelley at (217) 732-3155 ext. 219 or e-mail ckelley@lincolncollege.edu.