Ways to Give

Make your investment. The commitment and generosity of many Carthage alumni, friends, and supporters have helped to create a remarkable institution. The results are evident in the increased quality of our students, faculty, and facilities, as well as our rising regional and national reputation. With your help, we will continue on this trajectory. Here are some of the ways you can invest in Carthage College.

How to Give

Gifts to the 150 Years of Carthage Women initiative can be made online through our secure giving form, or by phone by calling 262-551-2312 or 800-551-1518. Checks can be mailed to: Carthage College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140. If you would like to make a gift of stock, securities, a bequest, or a charitable gift annuity, please contact Staci Carson, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at scarson@carthage.edu or 262-551-5703.

Types of Gifts

Scholarships

Create a named annual scholarship
This year, Carthage is introducing the opportunity to create a named a scholarship through a four-year pledge. By pledging support for four years, you can see your philanthropy at work while tracking the progress of a deserving student. Four-year named scholarship opportunities are available for gifts of $1,000 to $10,000 annually. Scholarships made in honor of women or with preference for women will count toward the 150 Years of Carthage Women fundraising initiative. If you’d like to create a Named Scholarship, please contact Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement Staci Carson, at scarson@carthage.edu or 262-551-5703.

Add to an existing endowed scholarship
Make a contribution to an endowed scholarship that benefits Carthage women. Your gift will increase the amount awarded to a qualifying student. Endowed scholarships exist in perpetuity and will benefit Carthage women for generations to come.
See a list of scholarships from which to choose

Bequests

This is a provision in your will that names Carthage College as a beneficiary (or a contingent beneficiary) of a portion of your estate. A major benefit of a charitable bequest is a reduction in the federal estate tax liabilities. For more information on planned giving and estate planning, see the online Planned Giving Guide. There are many easy giving options from which you can choose — strategies that enhance your personal well being, as well as Carthage. If you’d like to make a bequest, please contact Staci Carson, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at scarson@carthage.edu or 262-551-5703.

Gifts of Stock and Securities

Donors may contribute securities, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and other investment vehicles to the College. Gifts of securities, especially appreciated stock, offer you two tax-smart advantages: a charitable income tax deduction and, in most cases, the elimination or reduction of the capital gains tax. If you’d like to make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Staci Carson, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at scarson@carthage.edu or 262-551-5703.

Charitable Gift Annuities

With a charitable gift annuity, you donate assets to Carthage College in exchange for a guaranteed annual income, a tax deduction, and professional investment management. The benefits of a charitable gift annuity include a fixed income for the life of the annuitant (recipient of the annuity) and an income tax deduction. If you’d like to create a charitable gift annuity, please contact Staci Carson, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at scarson@carthage.edu or 262-551-5703.

Charitable Trusts

There are two types of charitable trusts: a charitable annuity trust and a charitable remainder unitrust. The charitable annuity trust pays you or a beneficiary a fixed-dollar income on an annual basis. A charitable remainder unitrust pays you or a beneficiary an annual fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets (revalued annually). An independent trustee chosen by you manages assets of either trust. At the end of that number of years the trust terminates and the remaining assets are passed on to your chosen recipient(s) with no further gift or estate tax liability.

Matching Gifts

Many companies encourage their employees to make charitable donations through a corporate gift matching program. The employer will match personal donations with a company contribution. If your employer offers a match for charitable gifts, submit a copy of your gift receipt to your Human Resources department and request a match for Carthage. Let us know you’ve requested a match by emailing giving@carthage.edu and we’ll be on the lookout for its arrival.

Named Gift Opportunities

You can create a lasting memory for you and your family by making a contribution to a specific commemorative opportunity. The College will provide visible and lasting recognition of such commitments. For more information about named gift opportunities, please contact Thomas Kline, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at tkline@carthage.edu or 262-551-6036.

Giving FAQs

How do I make a gift?

Gifts can be made online or by phone by calling 262-551-2312. Checks can be mailed to 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140 to the Office of Institutional Advancement. If you’d like to make a gift of stock, securities, a bequest, or a charitable gift annuity, please contact Staci Carson, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at scarson@carthage.edu or 262-551-5703.

Can I make my gift over time?

Yes! You can spread your gift out over the fiscal year in monthly payments by selecting the “give in monthly installments” option on our online giving form. Alternatively, you can set up a recurring payment and make the same gift each month for a year or more.

How do I get my gift matched?

If your employer offers a match for charitable gifts, submit a copy of your gift receipt to your Human Resources department and request a match for Carthage. Let us know you’ve requested a match by emailing giving@carthage.edu and we’ll be on the lookout for its arrival.

Can I give to a specific area of campus?

Yes! Gifts can be designated to any area of campus, program, or athletic team. Simply indicate your preference in the designation field when you make your online gift or on your check to Carthage. Most gifts to specific areas of campus are annually spendable, and therefore are also considered a gift to the Carthage Fund.

Will my annual gift count toward the campaign?

Yes! You may designate your annual gift to the 150 Years of Carthage Women campaign.

I have made a pledge. What’s next?

If you have made a pledge, the next step is to fulfill your pledge by making your gift! You will receive pledge reminders in November and May. Please fulfill your pledge before June 30, 2020, so it can be counted in the current fiscal year. You can make your gift online, by phone at 262-551-2312, or by mailing a check to the Office of Institutional Advancement at 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140. If you have any questions about your gift or pledge, email us at giving@carthage.edu.