Carthage profoundly appreciates all gifts and strives to keep the process of giving both convenient and accessible for our benefactors. We provide a number of ways to contribute to the College and welcome you to connect with a member of our team at the Office of Advancement for more information.

Making an electronic gift is secure and easy via our secure online giving form. You can pay by credit card or arrange for an electronic transfer of funds.

If you would like to send a gift by mail, please make checks payable to “Carthage College.” If you would like to designate your gift for a specific use or fund, please write that designation on the check’s memo line or attach a separate letter specifying your wishes.

Checks can be mailed to:
Carthage College
Attn: Tim Knutson
Office of Advancement
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53142

Credit card gifts may be made by calling the Office of Advancement at 262-551-5878. Our advancement team is available to answer any questions you may have about your gift.

For more information on charitable gift 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 support Carthage College.

A charitable gift annuity has many benefits, including an income tax charitable deduction, and income to you for life. Carthage has more than 120 charitable gift annuities in place with a gift value of about $4 million. Annuity rates are determined by your age at the time the gift is made. Charitable gift annuities may be funded with cash, appreciated assets such as stock, or some other assets. Married donors may choose two one-life annuities, or a single two-life annuity, depending on their circumstances. Younger donors may choose to delay annuity payments for a period of years yielding higher rates.

For more information, contact Tim Knutson at 262-551-5786 or

Donors may contribute securities, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and other investment vehicles to the College.

For more information or to make a gift, contact Tim Knutson at 262-551-5786 or

Donors seeking a special home for a work of art, antique, or collection may choose to make a gift of personal property to Carthage. Personal property gifts include collections, equipment, vehicles, boats, antiques, sculptures, written materials, and much more. Donors may also give gifts of real estate to the College.

For more information, contact Tim Knutson at 262-551-5786 or

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.

See if Your Employer will match your charitable contributions

A pledge is a commitment to a single donation or a series of donations. By committing to making a series of donations over a period of time (months or years), you can be recognized as if you had given the combined total all at once. For example, a pledge to donate $1,000 annually for five years will be recognized as a gift of $5,000.

To make a pledge, please contact Joe Torcaso (, 262-551-5828) or Betsy Mitchell (, 262-551-5749).

Carthage offers a payroll deduction option for faculty and staff who choose to pay it forward.

For more information, contact Heather Zima at 262-551-5474 or