Every Gift Makes an Impact

Every gift supports student success. If you want to make a difference in the lives of our students, we've outlined below the common ways to give.

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students received need-based financial support in 2016, with over $23.2 million invested


students received $170,000 in YELLOW RIBBON SCHOLARSHIP support in 2016

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students have graduated from the Single Parents Program since 1987

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Cash Gifts: the Champlain Fund

Most gifts to Champlain College come in the form of cash. These gifts can be set up as one-time donations or as recurring or matching gifts, which will be put to use where they will have the greatest immediate impact.

Give online: 
Make your gift online using our secure online giving form, which now accepts Paypal and Venmo. 

By check:
Make your check payable to Champlain College and mail it to the following address. You can specify your gift designation in the check memo:

        Champlain College
        Office of Institutional Advancement
        163 South Willard Street
        PO Box 670
        Burlington, VT 05402-0670

By payroll deduction:
Employees of Champlain College can use payroll deduction to give by completing this secure online form. If you are not an employee of Champlain College, but wish to make a recurring gift each month from your paycheck, ask your employer about the next steps to do so. Many employers will help your gift go even further with a corporate matching gift program.

By wire transfer:
To make a gift by wire transfer, you must provide your bank with specific routing information from Champlain College. Please ask your bank to include the designation of your gift with the wire transfer.

For routing information, or if you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 802.383.6620 or advancement@champlain.edu.

Gifts of cash or its equivalent may be tax deductible, up to 50% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) if you itemize. If the total of your charitable gifts in a given year exceeds the 50% limit, the balance can be carried over for up to five years.

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Matching Gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program, which can significantly increase the impact of your donation. Use the search box below to see if your company offers matching gifts!

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Donor Advised Funds

Giving to Champlain through your donor-advised fund is now seamless. DAF Direct allows you to give directly from your donor-advised fund. Click here to give through your DAF.

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Gifts of Stock / Appreciated Securities

Some donors choose to give stock or appreciated securities to Champlain College. You'll benefit from an immediate tax deduction for the full market value of the stocks and avoid capital gains taxes. For income tax purposes, the value of such a gift may be deducted up to 30% of adjusted gross income (AGI), with an additional five-year carry-over rule.

When Champlain College receives a stock gift, we sell the stock and place the funds into our account in order for it to be put to immediate use for College programs. It is important that you not sell the securities in your name, as you would then be liable for capital gains taxes. Click here for more details about making a gift of stock.

Before you transfer assets, we encourage you to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (802) 383-6620 or advancement@champlain.edu, so that we can acknowledge your gift, ensure that your gift is properly benefitting your wishes, and provide you with the correct tax deduction for your charitable contribution.

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Planned Gifts

Dedicating a financial asset to Champlain College can have a huge benefit to you AND the College. Depending on your personal objectives, we can work with you or your financial advisor on a planned gift that:

  • Does not impact your current cash flow
  • Pays you (or a loved one) income for life or a set amount of time
  • Gives you tax benefits (income tax, estate tax, capital gains tax) in the current year
  • Are as simple as naming Champlain as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or in your will or estate plan

Read more about these strategies here, or contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at plannedgiving@champlain.edu or (802) 383-6620 to discuss a personalized giving plan.

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