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:
- Bequest by will
- Retirement plan
- Life insurance policy
- Charitable remainder trust
- Retained life estate
- Charitable lead trust
- Charitable gift annuity
- Bargain sale
For more information, please call (540) 375-2043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts of tangible assets can benefit the College and students in many ways, and may include:
- Donations to clubs
- Fine art
- Materials for museum archives or exhibits
- Gratis professional counsel/consulting services
- Scientific equipment
- Printing services
- Construction materials for campus building projects
- Vehicles or use of some mode of transportation
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.
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.
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.