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Celebrate the Holiday Season by Supporting Wabash Students

Students, alumni, and guests celebrated Delta Tau Delta’s 150th Anniversary this fall.

During the holidays, we look back on the year that was and begin to plan for the year to come. The same holds true at Wabash.

This has been an incredible year for the College. The unprecedented generosity and momentum as part of the Giant Steps Campaign has created a tangible buzz on campus and an enthusiasm for our future as more than 11,200 alumni, parents, and friends have contributed over $235 million in support of students.

“This semester, we have seen a revival of student life and spirit on campus, more than any of us have ever experienced during our time here,” said Student Body President Bryce McCullough ’23. “Clubs are putting on tons of events, students are out of their rooms, and we are all coming together in new ways. Each member of our community is invested and committed to one another, and we’re just getting started.”

Here are six ways you can add to this momentum and take your own giant steps for Wabash students before 2022 ends.

Click Here to Support Wabash Students Before December 31, 2022

  1. Make your gift by December 31.

Wabash makes it easy to support students and their unparalleled liberal arts education. Make your gift in any of the following ways by December 31 to receive credit for the 2022 tax year:

    • Give to Wabash securely online via credit card or PayPal by midnight December 31.
    • Call 877-743-4545 to make a gift via phone.
    • Mail your gift to Wabash College / Advancement Office / 301 W. Wabash Ave. / Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Gifts by mail must be postmarked by December 31.
    • Make a gift of appreciated stock or mutual funds. When making gifts of highly appreciated securities, you can avoid the capital gains tax, otherwise due if the assets were sold. Call the Advancement Office during business hours, email, or download our Gift of Stock form to start the process.

The Advancement Office will be open Tuesday, December 27, through Friday, December 30, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST as well as on Saturday, December 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

  1. “Subscribe to Wabash” by setting up a recurring gift.
    Sam North '23 and William Rolfson '23 in Prague during an immersion trip.

Like subscribing to your favorite streaming service, you can set up monthly, quarterly, or annual recurring gifts to support Wabash students. Spreading out payments is a convenient way to minimize the impact on your budget.

  1. Gain federal and Indiana tax benefits when you give to Wabash.

In order for gifts to be considered tax deductible for 2022, outright gifts made by check, credit card, and an electronic fund transfer (EFT) must be received by Wabash or postmarked by December 31. You may be eligible for tax benefits if you itemize deductions on your 2022 federal income taxes. Also, if you file an Indiana income tax return, the state will credit up to 50% of your gift to Wabash against your state income taxes with a maximum of $200 for individual and $400 for joint filers.

Wabash’s Federal Tax ID # is 35-0868202. 

  1.  Make a gift from your traditional IRA.

If you are age 70½ or older, consider making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA. While the minimum age for taking a required minimum distribution (RMD) from an IRA is 72, it does not affect your ability to make a tax-advantaged QCD starting at age 70½. While not considered a charitable contribution, the QCD is excluded from your taxable income. 

For more information, click on Charitable IRA FAQs. If you wish to make a QCD gift, please use our QCD from IRA Gift Instructions.

  1. Multiply the impact of your gifts.

Students on campus after a fresh snowfall.

What’s better than making a gift to Wabash? When your company matches it. Visiting our Matching Gift database to find out if your company has a program that can multiply the impact of your gift. Some companies will even match gifts by retirees, spouses, or partners of employees. Most companies will match donations made at any point during the last year.

  1.  Benefit Wabash when you shop on Amazon.

If you are buying gifts online this holiday season, consider using Amazon Smile, which donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can select Wabash as your charity. Although this will not provide you with any personal giving credit, you can make an impact while you shop.