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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Support for Wabash Students

As Wabash students and faculty prepare for final exams, we reflect on a busy fall that featured a celebration of the Logan Weilbaker ’25 performs as Nick Bottom during a production of Something Rotten!tremendous success of the Giant Steps Campaign, a sold-out run of the musical Something Rotten!, the cross country team capturing the North Coast Athletic Conference championship, and immersive learning experiences to Rome and New York City.

The College completed its 190th year ever-confident in our enduring mission to prepare students to lead and live humanely within a community built on close and caring relationships. Before 2023 ends, you can support Wabash students and celebrate the season of giving in these five ways:

Support Wabash Students

1.) Make your gift by December 31.

Wabash makes it easy to support students and their unparalleled liberal arts education. To receive credit for the 2023 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.

Members of the Advancement team will be available Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Sunday, Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.Students visit the Roman Coliseum during Thanksgiving Break as part of an immersion learning course.

2.) “Subscribe to Wabash” by setting up a recurring gift.

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

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

You may be eligible for tax benefits if you itemize deductions on your 2023 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.

4.) 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 Assistant Professor of Economics Nicholas Snow (right) gives a student feedback on a class assignment.minimum age for taking a required minimum distribution (RMD) from an IRA is 73, it does not affect your ability to make a tax-advantaged QCD starting at age 70½. Amounts distributed as a QCD can be counted toward satisfying your RMD for the year, up to $100,000. The QCD is excluded from your taxable income.

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

5.) Multiply the impact of your gifts.

What’s better than making a gift to Wabash? When your company matches it. Search our matching gift database to find out whether 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.

Wabash attracts bright young men seeking opportunities to learn, lead, and grow. Thanks to a top-rated alumni network and the loyalty of those who support the College, our campus celebrates the end of a strong semester as we confidently greet a new year.