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Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Ways to Make a Gift to Hamilton

Your gift to the Annual Fund will be applied directly to three priorities touching every student on the Hill: Financial Aid, Career and Life Outcomes, and Communication Skills and Leadership. Thanks for supporting Hamilton this year.


Complete your gift on the College's secure server at hamilton.edu/makeagift.

Make Your Gift Now


Access Hamilton's secure voicemail system at (866) 729-0315, and follow the simple instructions for using your credit card.


Checks payable to the "Trustees of Hamilton College" sent to:

Director, Annual Giving
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323


Recurring Gifts - Benefits You and Hamilton

Annual Gift
$10.00 $120
$20.83 $250
$41.67 $500
$83.33 $1,000
$208.33 $2,500
$416.67 $5,000
Examples of how to maximize your support

Recurring gifts enable you to provide consistent annual or monthly support for Hamilton by credit card. Your gift is divided into manageable increments, which allows you to maximize the impact of your giving to the College while avoiding a large, one-time expense. And once you've set up your gift, you won’t receive any more solicitations for the remainder of the year.

  • Monthly Giving may also allow you to make your yearly contribution at a leadership level because your gift is divided into manageable monthly increments. Please consider joining The 1812 Leadership Circle.

Questions? Please call 1-866-729-0315.

Stock Transfers

As with all gifts, you should consult your own tax advisors to confirm that it is advantageous for you to contribute appreciated securities.

If your broker (or bank) holds your shares, you may request that they be transferred directly to Hamilton via DTC (Depository Trust Company):

  1. Provide your broker with Hamilton’s DTC information below and ask them to include your name in the wiring instructions:
    Merrill Lynch Account
    DTC: 5198
    Account Number: #814-04355
    Account Name: The Trustees of Hamilton College
    Broker: Ruth Fortune (860-728-3651)
  2. In order for Hamilton to promptly process and credit the gift to you, let Stephanie Broomfield know the name of the stock, and the number of shares or approximate dollar amount you will be transferring (315-859-4604 or sbroomfi@hamilton.edu).
  3. The effective date of your gift will be the date the security is transferred into Hamilton’s account, and the value of your gift will be the average of the high and low quotations for that day.

If you hold your shares in certificate form:

  1. Send the unendorsed certificate(s) by first-class mail to:
    Stephanie Broomfield
    Communications and Development
    Hamilton College
    198 College Hill Road
    Clinton, NY 13323
  2. By separate first-class mail, send Stephanie a stock power form signed exactly as your name appears on the security but left otherwise completely blank. Include a letter of instruction designating your gift to Hamilton.
  3. The valuation date will be the postmark date on the certificate and the stock power form (whichever is postmarked last), and the value of your gift will be the average of the high and low quotations for that day.
  4. If your gift is to be less than the total number of shares listed on the certificate, include your social security number so a new certificate for the remaining shares can be issued.

Donor Advised Funds

You may direct contributions to Hamilton from your Donor Advised Fund. Please call Nikki Barbano at 866-729-0316 for details or contact your Donor Advised Fund manager.

Matching Gift Program

Do you work for a matching gift company? Corporate matching gifts provide a wonderful opportunity to double, sometimes even triple, your contribution to Hamilton College. If you are not sure if your company will match your gift, click here to access the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Matching Gifts Online Search to find out.

Wire Transfers

Please call 866-729-0316 for instructions.

Planned Giving

The Planned Giving Office assists donors in meeting philanthropic and personal planning objectives.

Donor Recognition Societies

Hamilton is grateful for gifts of all amounts, and support through the Annual Fund is an essential part of our ability to provide the finest liberal arts education. Please consider membership into one of Hamilton's donor recognition societies.

Hamilton College will not sell, trade or share a donor's personal information with anyone else and will only share personal information once the donor has given the College specific permission to do so.