Types of Gifts

You may designate your gift to a particular interest or you may give an undesignated gift that will support the College where it is needed most.


Your gift of cash can be put to work immediately for Roanoke and its students. Cash gifts strengthen academic programs, enhance student life, and provide modern facilities. Give online, by electronic transfer, by mail or by phone.


Publicly-traded securities, shares of stock in closely-held companies, bonds, and government issues may be given to the College. Your gift can be transferred electronically by following these guidelines.

Planned and Deferred Gifts

You can name Roanoke College as a beneficiary in one or more of these planned or deferred gifts:

For more information, please call (540) 375-2043 or email plannedgiving@roanoke.edu.


Gifts of tangible assets can benefit the College and students in many ways, and may include:

Some gifts-in-kind may be tax deductible. If the value of the gift is $5,000 or more, then a qualified appraisal must accompany the gift for it to be considered as a deduction, according to IRS requirements.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate, including houses, condominiums, commercial properties, farm land, rental property and undeveloped land may be accepted by the College. Contact us for more information.

Contact Us

Gifts may be given to the College online or at Roanoke College Resource Development, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153. For assistance making your gift contact, email RoanokeRising@roanoke.edu or call 1-(866) RC GIVE1 or 1-(866) 724-4831.