A collective energy

Giving is a catalyst for turning individual gifts into collective energy.

That energy is the result of a dynamic interaction of people working together to achieve great things for Eckerd College.

With their gifts, alumni, parents and friends have altered the landscape of the College and made a lasting impact on the lives of every student through scholarships, library books, laboratory equipment and more. In fact, giving augments every aspect of the educational experience and is critical for the College to meet its annual budget and long-range financial goals.

Give By Phone
To make a credit card gift or let us know a check is coming, call us at
727-864-8222
Give By Mail
Send your check (payable to Eckerd College) to:
Eckerd College
Office of Advancement
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Give Stock
See below for transfer instructions for appreciated stocks and bonds (or securities).
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Making a Gift to Eckerd

Ways to Give

Annual Giving

Annual giving is a catalyst for turning individual gifts into collective energy. That energy is the result of a dynamic interaction of people working together to achieve great things for Eckerd College. With their gifts, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends enhance the landscape of the College and make a lasting impact on the lives of every student through scholarships, library books, classroom and laboratory equipment, and more. In fact, annual giving augments every aspect of the educational experience and is critical for the College to meet its annual budget and long-range financial goals. Even as we seek to grow the endowment, support capital projects and provide for College programs, we must continue to rely on annual support, which is the lifeblood of Eckerd College.

Major and Planned Giving

Major gifts can be structured in a variety of ways that allow everyone to participate. Eckerd’s gift officers can work with you and your financial planner, attorney or other adviser to structure your gift in a way that takes greatest advantage of tax and estate planning guidelines and also realizes your goals for supporting Eckerd College.

Commemorative Giving

Eckerd College offers a variety of gift options for those who wish to commemorate a particular individual or group.

  • Establishing a named scholarship or academic program will make the greatest impact on the College’s students and faculty.
  • Facilities, rooms and other on-campus spaces may, in some circumstances, be named to recognize a significant gift that made possible construction, renovation or operation.
  • Planting a commemorative tree requires a minimum gift of $1,500 to fully fund the purchase, installation and ongoing maintenance of the tree. Commemorative trees must be consistent with the College’s Master Plan and signage standards.
  • In special situations, the College may choose to install a plaque or other significant marker to recognize extraordinary contributions or achievements.

For more information about any of these ways to give, please contact Tom Schneider, associate vice president for development, at 727-864-8409 or schneite@eckerd.edu.

Transferring appreciated stocks and bonds (or securities)

View instructions

Instructions for Charitable Gifts of Marketable Securities

Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure there is no delay in making your gift. The method of transfer depends on whether the security is held in street name by a broker or held/registered in the donor’s name.

Security Is Held in Street Name by a Broker

  1. Instruct the donor’s broker to transfer the stock or bond to the following brokerage account with Charles Schwab (1-877-681-2200):Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
    DTC Clearing #0164, Code 40
    To Account Name: Eckerd College Trading
    Account # 3054-7513
    Eckerd College Tax ID # 59-0859121
  2. Notify the College of the pending transfer by sending an email to stocknotify@eckerd.edu or calling 727-864-8222 with the name of your broker, a description of the stock, and any applicable restrictions.

Security Is Held or Registered in the Donor’s Name

  1. Prepare two envelopes for registered or certified mail to the following address: Eckerd College, Office of Advancement
    4200 54th Avenue South
    St. Petersburg, Florida 33711-4744
  2. In the first envelope, include the unsigned certificate(s) along with a cover letter describing the purpose of the gift.
  3. In the second envelope, include a stock or bond power that has been properly signed and guaranteed. The name(s) on this document mustexactly match the name(s) on the certificate(s) in the first envelope.
  4. Mail both envelopes using registered or certified mail. The gift is complete as of the postmark date.
  5. Notify the College of the pending transfer by sending an email to stocknotify@eckerd.edu or calling 727-864-8222.

Please note that the College cannot determine the value of your gift for tax purposes, as it involves information unavailable to the College. Please consult your broker or tax advisor for more information.