Giving through Earlham

Because of your generosity, Earlham students can change the world.

Home Giving

The world needs Earlhamites

Each year, tuition covers 48% of the actual cost of educating an Earlham student. Because of generous support by donors bridging that gap, Earlham continues to offer an outstanding education to prepare students to make a profound difference in the world.

Learn how you can contribute and explore the difference you can make by giving today.

Earlham Fund

Giving to the Earlham Fund helps bridge the gap between tuition, other income and the actual cost of educating our students. 

President’s Circle

Giving $1,500 or more annually places you in Earlham’s leadership donor society, a group that contributes two-thirds of all gifts received by the Earlham Fund.

Endowed Funds

Earlham awards over $25 million in financial assistance to students each year thanks to endowed scholarship giving.

Planned Giving

Planned giving provides important support for the future of Earlham while offering considerable tax advantages to you.

Why Give?

Learn more about why our donors give and the ways your gift can impact Earlham students.

Contact Us

Our dedicated team is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us to discuss your giving goals.

Additional giving

Gifts of stock are a wonderful way to support Earlham and provide you with both income and capital gains tax deductions.

To make a gift of stock, please follow the instructions on our Stocks and Securities web page. (link to new page)

For tax purposes, the tax ID for Earlham and Earlham School of Religion is: 35-0868073.

Learn more about stock gifts; Email Melissa Tan

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older and have a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can make an immediate impact at Earlham through an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift. An IRA Charitable Rollover Gift allows you to make a gift to the College, satisfy part or all of your annual required minimum distribution from your IRA, and exclude part or all of that distribution from your taxable gross income, thereby reducing your tax liability.

Making Your Gift is Easy

Take these steps before December 31 of this year:

  • Download and complete this fillable form. (PDF document)
  • Contact your IRA custodian
  • Ask that your distribution be a charitable rollover to Earlham College and request that your name and address be included in the transfer
Visit the Planned Giving website

Earlham welcomes gifts made in memory or honor of alumni, friends, or other individuals.

To make an Honorary or Memorial gift, follow the instructions in the Give Now section with the additional step to note the individual who is being honored or memorialized with the gift. If you would like us to notify the individual or a family member than an honorary or memorial gift was made, please include their name and address as well.

Learn more about memorial gifts; Email Melissa Tan
Additional giving
  • Stocks / securities 01
  • IRA rollover 02
  • Memorial / honorary gifts 03

Gifts of stock are a wonderful way to support Earlham and provide you with both income and capital gains tax deductions.

To make a gift of stock, please follow the instructions on our Stocks and Securities web page. (link to new page)

For tax purposes, the tax ID for Earlham and Earlham School of Religion is: 35-0868073.

Learn more about stock gifts; Email Melissa Tan

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older and have a traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can make an immediate impact at Earlham through an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift. An IRA Charitable Rollover Gift allows you to make a gift to the College, satisfy part or all of your annual required minimum distribution from your IRA, and exclude part or all of that distribution from your taxable gross income, thereby reducing your tax liability.

Making Your Gift is Easy

Take these steps before December 31 of this year:

  • Download and complete this fillable form. (PDF document)
  • Contact your IRA custodian
  • Ask that your distribution be a charitable rollover to Earlham College and request that your name and address be included in the transfer
Visit the Planned Giving website

Earlham welcomes gifts made in memory or honor of alumni, friends, or other individuals.

To make an Honorary or Memorial gift, follow the instructions in the Give Now section with the additional step to note the individual who is being honored or memorialized with the gift. If you would like us to notify the individual or a family member than an honorary or memorial gift was made, please include their name and address as well.

Learn more about memorial gifts; Email Melissa Tan

Earlham Day

Earlham College celebrates Earlham Day each spring. Our shared commitment to community brings Earlhamites together each year for this day of giving, and together is how we move forward.

Why we give

To widen the path to Earlham.

Finances shouldn’t be an obstacle to getting an Earlham degree. Over one-third of our students’ financial aid is funded through the generosity of donors.

To provide life-changing opportunities for global engagement.

Through donor-funded programs like the EPIC Advantage, we are able to guarantee life-changing opportunities to every Earlham student.

To make an impact in the world for good.

An Earlham education prepares students to change the world—but tuition doesn’t even cover half of the cost of that education. Our donors ensure Earlham can continue to provide a high-impact education for generations to come.

Contact

Our dedicated team is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us to discuss how your gift can make an impact on the lives of Earlhamites today and for years to come.