Giving Methods

Give Online

Use our secure online form to make a one-time or installment gift.

Give by Phone

Contact Carleton's Gift Accounting Office at 800-758-9441. Please have your credit card ready.

Give by Mail

Make your check or money order payable to Carleton College and mail to:

  • Carleton College
    Gift Accounting
    1 N College St
    Northfield, MN 55057

Give by Stock Transfer

Donor Advised Funds and Other Third-Party Gifts

Give by E-Check, Wire, or ACH Transfer

To promptly process your gift, please contact the Gift Accounting Office at 800-758-9441 for wire instructions.

To set up an ACH transfer, please complete this form and send to the Gift Accounting Office.

Give Mutual Fund Shares

If you would like to make a gift using mutual fund shares, the best way to proceed is for you or your broker to contact Pam Sexton, Lead Gift Accountant, at 507-222-5611 or Carleton will need the following information from you:

  • The mutual fund name and symbol
  • The name and phone number for the company holding the mutual fund shares
  • The number of shares or dollar amount you would like to donate

Using this information, Carleton will determine which steps are necessary to complete the transfer. Depending on the type of mutual fund and how it is held, the transfer may take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to complete. If you have any questions, or would like more information about giving mutual fund shares, please contact us.

Give by IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are at age 70½ or older and are the owner of an IRA, you can make tax-free IRA contributions directly to Carleton. For more information please see our gift planning site. Make sure that you contact us when you direct the rollover so we can look for the check from your IRA administrator.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer their employees (and even retirees and/or spouses) a matching gift benefit that increases your gift to Carleton. See if your employer has a matching program.

Give by Payroll Deduction (Carleton faculty & staff only)