Ways to Give

Choose the method that allows you to impact Cornell most conveniently.

Online - To make a gift via credit or debit card visit our secure online giving page. You can maximize your impact by becoming a Sustaining Partner: Simply select "Recurring" as your gift type on the giving form.

By Phone - Call us toll-free at (877) 683-7666.

By Mail - Personal or certified checks should be made payable to Cornell College and mailed to:

Cornell College
Office of Advancement
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098

Stock or appreciated assets - For many, a stock portfolio is one of their most valuable assets, and one that can carry substantial appreciation over time. A charitable contribution of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is simple and entitles you to a double tax benefit: you receive a charitable deduction for the full current market value of the stock, and you avoid the capital gains tax on the appreciation. Find instructions for transferring securities to Cornell.

Planned Giving - Learn more about donating securities, real estate and personal property, retirement assets, life insurance, and including Cornell College in your will on our planned giving web site.

Cornell College Faculty and Staff
To give automatically through payroll, complete this form in its entirety and click Submit. To stop or make changes to your payroll deduction, please email giving@cornellcollege.edu or (877) 683-7666.

Matching Gifts - Double or even triple your gift's impact on Cornell! Many companies offer a match for their employees' charitable giving. Best of all, you are recognized for the full amount of your own gift plus any resulting corporate match. Check with your employer to see if they match charitable donations.