Making a Gift to Eckerd College

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 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, 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 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 determine how best to structure your gift to take greatest advantage of tax breaks and estate planning guidelines, and ultimately realize your goals for supporting Eckerd College.

Here are some ways to give:

  • Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to Eckerd College and are fully deductible for individuals who itemize on their federal income tax return.
  • Credit card gifts can be made by visiting www.eckerd.edu/giving.
  • Mail a check (payable to Eckerd College) to: Eckerd College, Office of Advancement, 4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33711.
  • To set up monthly deductions from your bank account or credit card, to make a gift of stock or to learn about planned giving options, please contact 727.864.8222 or advancement@eckerd.edu.

For more information, call the Eckerd College Advancement Office at 727.864.8222 and ask to speak with a gift officer, or email your request or question to advancement@eckerd.edu.