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Giving to Keuka

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to Keuka College, each of which expresses your particular interests and has distinct tax advantages.

A charitable gift may be outright, providing immediate, current support to Keuka. It may also be deferred, so that the donor will retain an interest in the gift property and the College’s actual use of the gift is postponed. Or, it may be a bequest, as a part of one’s estate. Moreover, a variety of assets may be appropriate for charitable gift purposes.

Cash

You can give cash now in one of two convenient ways:

• Online by using your credit card or bank account information.
  Click here to open our secure giving form.

• By sending a check to:

Keuka College
Development Office
P.O. Box 98
Keuka Park, N.Y. 14478

Recurring Gifts

Recurring giving enables you to provide consistent support for Keuka College by using your credit card or bank accounts. You will not receive mail or telephone solicitations for the remainder of the year and your recurring gift will remain in effect until you notify Keuka of any changes, including new credit card information.

How Does This Help Keuka?

Recurring contributions provide the College with an ongoing, reliable source of funding. Gifts made through this program reduce our administrative costs and allow more of each gift to be used immediately to support Keuka’s top priorities. Since they cut down on paper and gas and emissions produced by mailings, recurring gifts are also “greener.”

How Does It Help You?

Enrolling in the program means you won’t have to worry about writing and sending a check. If you choose to allow deductions to continue from year to year, you will be counted among Keuka’s most loyal and valued donors and be recognized for your participation in the Honor Roll of Donors.

Recurring giving also allows you to make your yearly contribution at a leadership level, such as the President’s Circle, because your gift is divided into manageable increments. If enrollment begins after July, you may need to adjust the recurring amount to ensure that the desired giving level is achieved. The College’s fiscal year is July 1 – June 30.

Interested in setting up a recurring gift?

Contact the Office of Development at (315) 279-5262, or click here to use our secure online giving form.

 

Matching Gifts

We depend on your generous support to continue the mission of Keuka College. Would you like to see your gift do twice as much for Keuka College? You may be able to do just that.

Use this tool to search for your company and see if it offers a matching gift program.

 

Stocks

Giving a gift of marketable and appreciated securities to Keuka College is simple. To initiate a stock transfer, donors should instruct their broker to transfer the designated shares directly into the Keuka College account at Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co.

The DTC free delivery procedure:

  • Credit Northern Trust Co. account No. 2669
  • Credit Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. account No. 17-84431
  • Credit the Benefit of Keuka College account No. 08-0935

Your tax deduction will be for the full market value based on the high/low stock average on the day that the stock is transferred. Please be sure to send a copy of the instructions to the Division of College Advancement.

Bank Contact: Ms. Laura B. Henderson
Phone: (585) 419-0670, ext. 50670

Wills and Revocable Trusts

If you would like to make a bequest to Keuka College, please consult your attorney to place the following language in your will:

“I give, devise, and bequest to Keuka College (federal tax exempt ID No. 16-6054295), a not-for-profit, charitable educational corporation in Keuka Park, N.Y., the sum of $___________, to contribute to a permanent scholarship endowment, the income from which will be used for scholarships.”

Insurance

There are several ways to make a gift of insurance to Keuka College:

  • donate a paid-up life insurance policy,
  • create a new policy with Keuka College as the beneficiary, or
  • name Keuka College as your primary beneficiary.