How to Give

Donors can give to the Kenyon Fund in many ways. As a reunion committee member, you'll mostly likely encounter gifts made by check, credit card, securities, or matching gifts.

Checks should be made payable to Kenyon College and mailed to:

Kenyon College
Office of Annual Giving
College Relations Center
Gambier, Ohio 43022-9623

Credit Card
Gifts by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover can be made online via our secure web server,, or by calling 1-800-KENYONC. Monthly payment options are available by credit card.

Kenyon welcomes gifts of securities. To find out more about transferring stock to Kenyon, please see instructions below or call 1-800-KENYONC.

Matching Gifts
Corporate matching gifts count toward your total contribution and your eligibility for membership in one of the College's giving societies.

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Gifts to educational institutions, such as Kenyon, are encouraged by federal tax laws. Many gifts to Kenyon are in the form of cash, but many alumni, parents, and friends of Kenyon are finding that gifts of appreciated securities are a much better gift vehicle. In fact, many people are finding it is possible to make a much larger contribution by using securities than a cash gift would allow.

How can a gift of securities benefit the donor?

  • The gift is first credited for the full market value of the securities (see below for valuation).
  • The donor may then deduct this full amount from federal income tax (within 30% of adjusted gross income).
  • No capital gains tax is due on the increased value of securities.

How can the gift be made?

The donor may instruct a broker to transfer the securities from the donor's account to the account of Kenyon College, and, at the same time, inform Vice President for College Relations Heidi McCrory of the transfer.

Alternatively, the donor may send the unendorsed stock certificate and, under separate cover, a signed stock-power form executed in blank (no named transferee) and a letter of authorization (stating number of shares, name of stock, and allocation for proceeds of sale) with a medallion signature to Heidi McCrory at:

Heidi McCrory
Vice President for College Relations
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio 43022-9623
Phone: 740-427-5154 or 1-800-KENYONC

How is the value of securities gift determined?

The value of the donor's gift of securities is established using the mean of the high and low stock quotations the day the gift passes to Kenyon's control.

Who is Kenyon's broker?

Kenyon Broker:
Tom Fosnaught, Lincoln-Douglas Investments, LLC
135 South Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Fax: 740-397-1980

DTC Number through National Financial Services: 0226
Kenyon Account Number: LDR000159
Broker Number: MV3