Office of Advancement

Cash Gifts

This is the right gift for you if you:

  • Would like to make an outright or life-income gift to Oberlin during your lifetime.
  • Wish to benefit from charitable deduction on your income taxes.
  • Itemize your deductions on your income taxes.
  • Plan to sell securities that have declined in value and then donate these proceeds.

This asset can be used to fund: Outright Gifts, Bequests, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Pooled Income Fund gifts.

This asset can be designated to: Area of Greatest Need, Scholarships, Professorships, Endowment, and the Conservatory of Music.

Many gifts to Oberlin come from current income and are in the form of cash or checks. Cash can be used to make both outright gifts and retained life income gifts. You may make a gift of cash by check, by wire, through our website, or, if you are on campus, by bringing the gift to the Office of Development. If you mail your gift of cash, the date of the gift is the postmark date on the envelope in which it is mailed.

Gifts of $50,000 or more made either in a single payment or pledged over a longer period may be used to create endowed funds for special purposes. Endowed funds earn interest in perpetuity and, once fully funded, this interest is applied to the purpose for which the fund was created.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about making a leadership gift by cash or pledge, please contact the Leadership Giving staff at  or call (440) 775-8545 .

Make a gift here on our secure website, or with this form to the address below:

Oberlin College Office of Advancement
P.O. Box 72110
Cleveland, OH 44192-0002