Ways to Give to Lake Erie College
From its founding in 1856, generations have expressed their passion for Lake Erie College by making a commitment to its future. These gifts have made possible the College's pursuit of excellence - a pursuit that lies at the heart of the Lake Erie College experience.
Thank you for considering lending your financial support for The Lake Erie College Fund or one of our other giving opportunities. Every gift, regardless of size, is a reflection of the spirit that has kept Lake Erie College at the forefront of education for 156 years and is important as the College prepares for its next century of leadership in the arena of higher education.
Contributions from alumni, parents and friends to The Lake Erie College Fund provide vital operating support to the College. Tuition and fees, while important, cover only part of the costs of a Lake Erie education. Gifts to The Lake Erie College Fund help to close the gap between tuition costs and the real costs of operating the College. When you support The Lake Erie College Fund you impact many critical areas of the College. Your gift allows the College to:
- Provide scholarships and financial aid
- Support academic programs and faculty
- Enhance student life
- Upgrade campus technology
Giving by Mail
Please print the Gift Form to mail in with your check or credit card information. Or you may simply send a check or money order to:
The Lake Erie College Fund
Lake Erie College - Box 352
391 W. Washington St.
Painesville, OH 44077
Giving By Phone
Please contact Ed Mayer, Director of Development at 440.375.7223 to make a gift by credit card or setup other arrangements.
Contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 440.375.7255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planned Giving: For information on planned and deferred giving, contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 440.375.7255 or email email@example.com
A charitable bequest is the easiest way to provide the "ultimate gift" to Lake Erie College. By making a provision in your will to leave a financial gift or a gift of property or goods to Lake Erie, you can perpetuate your life interest and influence into the future. A bequest can also be made by simply adding a codicil to an existing will.
A Life Income Gift
You irrevocably transfer assets to Lake Erie College and we agree to provide you (and a survivor of your choice) with a fixed amount of income annually for your lifetime.
Gifts of Life Insurance
You can make Lake Erie College the owner/beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy, and your estate will receive an estate tax deduction for the gift. If you make Lake Erie College the owner and beneficiary of your insurance policy, you will reduce your eventual estate and estate taxes.
Gifts of Retirement Plans
You can designate Lake Erie College as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other pension or retirement plan. By naming Lake Erie College, you will ensure that your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction. You can designate a specific amount or a percentage of the death benefit, and you can restrict your gift to a specific purpose or make a general contribution to the College.
Gifts of Real Estate
You may give your home or vacation home to Lake Erie College as a life estate, take a tax deduction for the property, and continue to occupy the house for as long as you live.
Please consult with your financial advisor on the planned giving option that best suits your financial situation. For more information about making a planned gift to benefit Lake Erie College, contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 440.375.7255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Matching Gifts: Each year corporations match gifts to Lake Erie College through employee matching gifts programs. Contact your company's human resource department to see if a matching gifts program exists. Retirees and spouses of employees are often eligible for these programs as well.
Please contact email@example.com
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