You can make a donation to help today’s students at Ellsworth through many ways whether it be today or in the future. All donations to the Ellsworth College Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Donations can be in the form of cash, check, stock, personal property, and real estate. Charitable trusts, bequests, and will provisions, and paid up life insurance policies are so examples of deferred gifts. Donations can befor Ellsworth College athletic/clubs/programs, endowments, one-time scholarship award, Ellsworth College Foundation annual fund, Friends of the Pat Clark Art Collection, Friends of Calkins Nature Center, and E-Club.
Cash or credit card- Print and complete out the Giving Formand enclose your check made payable to Ellsworth College Foundation.
Matching Gifts-Many companies will match their employees’ donation to educational & non-profits. Let us know if your employer will increase your gift with a coordinating donation. Please include any necessary paperwork from your employer when returning the Giving Form to us.
Charitable IRA Rollover-If you are 70 ½ years or older, you are required to make an annual distribution from your IRA accounts. These payments are included in your adjusted gross income (AGI), and you pay taxes on those distributions. The Charitable IRA Rollover permits taxpayers to make donations directly to charitable organizations from the IRA without including or counting the distribution in their AGI. This lessens your annual tax bill by lessening your AGI. Note: Iowa residents will still pay state income tax on the distribution, but not federal income tax. For more information click on the following link (clickable link) Amazon Smile-We encourage our friends to buy local when they can, but to think of us when you use Amazon to make purchases. Amazon will donate .5% of all sales to Ellsworth College Foundation. Click on smile.amazon to participate.
Thrivent Financial-The Foundation is an enrolled Thrivent Choice® organization and eligible Thrivent members can direct Choice Dollars® to us. The grants received will help the Foundation carry out the mission of funding scholarships for deserving Ellsworth students. Click on Thrivent Choice to participate.