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Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY 13323

Alumni Relations
315-859-4648 (fax)

Annual Giving

Planning Your Gift

Helping Donors Meet Philanthropic and 
Personal Planning Objectives

If you are concerned about outliving your resources, seeking supplemental retirement income or are interested in partially tax-free payments, we can assist you with exploring the available options.  

Hamilton has a long-standing tradition of estate and life payment gifts with experienced professionals to assist you through the process of completing a gift to the College.  They are supported by Kaspick & Company, one of the most prominent planned gift management firms in the country.

We also can work with you to identify a gift purpose of your choice so that you can be assured your investment in Hamilton’s future will be used according to your wishes.

Resources - Sample Language

  • Suggested language for a beneficiary designation for a 401(k), IRA, or other bank or investment account: “The Trustees of Hamilton College to be used for the general tax-exempt purposes of the College.”
  • Sample estate plan language: "I give to the Trustees of Hamilton College, an educational corporation established by law at Clinton, New York, (here follows the amount in dollars, the percentage of the residuary estate or trust, or an accurate description of the securities, real estate, or other property given), to be used for the general tax-exempt purposes of the College."
  • Language for a specific purpose will be provided by calling or emailing Ben Madonia at 866-729-0317 or bmadonia@hamilton.edu.

Recent Developments

  • American Taxpayer Relief Act
  • Donor Opportunities
  • Real Estate - A Timely Gift
  • Private Letter Ruling
  • Join the Joel Bristol Associates

If you were born in or before 1943, you may be eligible to complete a Charitable IRA Rollover

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At Your Service

Hamilton makes a number of resources available to you, including the following:

Email Ben Madonia '74 or Joni Chizzonite or call 1-866-729-0317 for more information.