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Ways to give to Augustana College

There are several ways to support Augustana College and affordable liberal arts education for students.

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There are several ways to support Augustana College and affordable liberal arts education for students.

Give via credit card or check

You may make a one-time or recurring gift to any area of the college you would like to support.

  • Give online.
  • Mail a check (made out to Augustana College) to Augustana College Advancement, 639 38th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201.
  • Call 309-794-7545 to make a gift by phone.

Transfer appreciated assets

Many donors prefer to make gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or exchange traded funds because it can have a large impact on Augustana college, while maximizing potential tax benefits by avoiding paying tax on capital gains.

If you would like to transfer your appreciated assets you can:

Give from an IRA (Qualified Charitable Distributions)

Donors 70½ and older who have a traditional IRA are eligible to make a tax-free donation directly from their IRA to Augustana College called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Generally speaking, these gifts are tax-free.

For those 72 and older, QCDs can count towards a required minimum distribution, allowing you to use your IRA to support the college.

Use this tool to notify us you are giving from your IRA or to learn more about the benefits of giving a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).

Give through beneficiary designations

For additional assets not covered in your will, including (but not limited to): 401ks, IRAs, life insurance policies and bank accounts, you must designate a beneficiary. If you would like to name Augustana College as your beneficiary, you can use this online tool to help organize your accounts and name beneficiaries. 

Match your gift

Many businesses and corporations match employee contributions to Augustana. Matching gifts are generally credited to the same fund as your gift and can double or even triple the impact of your gift! Some companies even match gifts given by spouses or retirees.

A match is applied for through your employer either through a paper form or an online portal.

Learn more about matching gifts