Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to Denison. We are proud of our college’s record of conservative financial management and careful stewardship of the resources provided by our donors. There are several ways to give, and we would be happy to work with you to create a legacy that reflects your values.

Gifts at a Glance


It’s secure, it’s easy, and you’re going to feel great when you make your monthly or one-time gift online right now with your credit or debit card. This is the fastest way to get vital financial resources to the students, faculty, and programs that need them.

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Please note that we have implemented a secure bank lockbox system to receive checks by mail. This procedure has become an industry best practice that protects your sensitive personal information. Park National Bank’s lockbox is located at its processing center in nearby Mount Vernon, Ohio. Our lockbox is accessible only to select Denison staff members and Park National Bank officials.

Send your personal or certified check by mail, payable to Denison University, to our secure Park National Bank lockbox in Mount Vernon at:

PO BOX 2007
MOUNT VERNON OH 43050-7207

We do not recommend sending cash by mail. If you wish to make a cash gift, please visit our Office of Donor Relations during weekday business hours in Doane Administration, located on campus at 100 West Loop in Granville.

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Stock Gifts & Electronic Funds Transfer

Gifts of stock can include individual stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. We will work with your financial planner to help bring your charitable goals to life with a plan that maximizes your tax benefits.

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Your gift of real estate will make a difference in students’ lives, and your options are surprisingly flexible. You may be able to make a gift of an entire piece of property, a remainder interest in a personal residence or farm, or a fractional real estate interest—all with tax benefits to you.

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We build mutually beneficial relationships, connecting private foundations and corporations with faculty and staff conducting vital research relevant to the mission of the college.

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Honor the memory of a family member, friend, or beloved faculty member with a memorial gift to Denison in their name. It’s a meaningful way to celebrate and continue a loved one’s legacy, while helping the next generation of Denisonians.

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Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to Denison directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

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Planned gifts empower you to make a significant impact on Denison students while maintaining your financial flexibility. Planning an estate gift allows you to leave a legacy of generosity that will last well beyond your lifetime.

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As a Denison employee, you are what makes our college the supportive and engaging a community that others try to replicate. Your contributions — wherever, however, you make a the difference — are what unlock our students’ potential.

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Give Every Month

When you become a Denison GEM, your gift is divided into manageable monthly increments that are charged automatically to your credit or debit card. This allows you to maximize the impact of your giving to the college while avoiding a large, one-time charge. As a Denison GEM, you’ll receive benefits all year long.

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