Learn more about the many ways you can make your gift to Stonehill College.

Gift Planning

Gift Opportunities

Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for Stonehill College and its mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may actually increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful contribution to Stonehill.

Lux et Spes Society

The Lux et Spes Society, established in 2005, gives the College the opportunity to acknowledge your thoughtful planning for Stonehill’s future.

Members are routinely sought out for their input concerning strategic and mission-driven decisions made by the College. Membership also provides donors with special and advanced opportunities to be involved with on- and off-campus College events.

Contact Stonehill

Please contact us to learn more about planned giving at Stonehill.

Giving Methods

Cash or Check

Historically, a cash gift has been the easiest and most direct way to give. Recent changes in the tax law mean that only those taxpayers that itemize deductions are able to secure a charitable tax deduction for a gift of cash. Make checks payable to Stonehill College and mail checks to Stonehill College, Office of Development, 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357-6242.

Credit Card and PayPal

Stonehill is pleased to accept credit card donations online, by phone and through the mail. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. PayPal is accepted through the secure online gift form.

To make a credit card gift by phone, please call the Office of Development at (508) 565-1341. Please have your credit card number, expiration date and security code ready, along with a daytime phone number where you may be reached.

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite charities. DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Stonehill College.

Electronic Transfer

If your stock is held by a broker, notify the broker that you wish to make a gift of securities to Stonehill College. Brokers need written authorization from you before they can make the transfer. Be sure to tell them the name of the stock that you want to transfer, the number of shares, and where you would like your gift to be designated when it reaches Stonehill. Once you have authorized the transfer, ask your broker to contact Stonehill’s Office of Development at (508) 565-1341. Our office will give your broker complete transfer instructions.

Please note: Even if you have donated securities in the past, be sure you or your broker contacts the Office of Development BEFORE the transfer is made. The transfer instructions can change from year to year. A quick phone call from you or your broker to verify the current instructions can help prevent any transfer problems.


Securities may be transferred to Stonehill via: Electronic Transfer, Mailing Certificates, Hand Delivery. For information regarding the valuation of stocks and bonds or gift crediting, please contact the Office of Development at (508) 565-1341 or by email.


Charitable Gift Annuity
CGAs are the simplest life income plan offered by Stonehill. With a one-page contract, Stonehill agrees to make guaranteed fixed payments to the donor (and often a second beneficiary) for life at a rate determined by the donor’s age. A portion of the income is tax-free.

Deferred Gift Annuity
This vehicle is designed to appeal to those people who could benefit from an immediate charitable tax deduction and who wish to increase future income. This type of gift allows the donor to transfer cash, securities, and sometimes tangible property or real estate to the College in exchange for a fixed annual income starting at a later date (usually after retirement). The minimum gift value is $10,000.

Matching Gifts

Arranging a corporate matching gift is an easy way for Stonehill alumni, parents and friends to increase the impact of their personal contributions to the College. By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift benefit, a donor can generate an additional gift which may double or triple his or her own contribution without any further obligation from the donor.


To schedule a conversation about how you can support the Campaign, please contact us.