Support during the pandemic

  • During this unprecedented time, Lafayette College is taking necessary measures to uphold the health and well-being of our entire community. We are highly sensitive to the current financial constraints that many are experiencing, and deeply appreciate the continued generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends. While our staff is working remotely, we continue to gratefully accept gifts, with all receipts being sent by email. Continue reading on.
Online

Make a gift online.
It’s fast, secure, and easy to complete.

Phone

Call (610) 330-5037 to make a gift using a credit card. All major credit cards accepted.

Mail

Check, payable to “Lafayette College,”
Development Office
Box 3000
Easton, PA 18042

Other Ways to Support Lafayette

Recurring Contributions

Use our secure giving form to spread your annual gift over an entire year through monthly or quarterly payments. Or, you can choose to make an annual gift over several years.

Use our secure giving form

Gifts of Stock

You can receive significant tax savings by giving appreciated securities to Lafayette. For more information, view the online stock transfer form and instructions or contact Leah Heinrich at (610) 330-4407 or heinricl@lafayette.edu.

Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, you are eligible to gift some or all of your required minimum distribution up to $100,000 to charity allowing you to minimize your adjusted gross income for 2019.

To make a qualified charitable distribution to Lafayette College from your IRA, please contact your IRA administrator. Keep in mind:

  • Donor must be at least 70 ½ years of age when the gift is made;
  • Transfer must be made directly from the IRA administrator to Lafayette College;
  • Gifts from the IRA cannot exceed $100,000 per person ($200,000 for a couple) in a given year;
  • Gifts can only be outright gifts (may not fund a charitable gift annuity or charitable trust);
  • No goods and services can be given in exchange; and
  • Gifts cannot be made to a donor advised fund, a supporting organization, or a private foundation.

Checks sent by your plan administrator directly to the College must be postmarked by December 31.

If you are able to write checks from your traditional IRA, you may be able to write the check to Lafayette yourself. To ensure credit for this tax year toward your required minimum distribution, please mail the check to Lafayette no later than December 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Samaritano at samaritj@lafayette.edu or (610) 330-5047 or Stephanie Hayes at hayess@lafayette.edu or (610) 330-5929.

Matching Gifts

Did you know that many businesses offer a matching gift program as part of employee benefits? If you or your spouse work for such a company, you can double or triple your gift to Lafayette.

If your company has a paper form, complete your portion, mail it to the College, and the Annual Fund staff will do the rest. If your company uses an automated system, complete the procedure, and forward a copy of the information to the College once complete. In some cases, a spouse’s company will also match the gift.

Check online to see if your company participates in the program, or call (610) 330-5046 for assistance. You may send your form in with your gift, or you can send it after your gift has been made.

Matching gift forms can be mailed to:
Lafayette College Fund
Matching Gifts
Box 3000
Easton, PA 18042

Payroll Deduction

If you are employed by Lafayette, you can make a gift online or have gifts automatically disbursed through payroll deduction form. Contact the Development Office at (610) 330-5037 for more information.

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A parent?

Each year, generous Lafayette parents enhance student experiences through generous gifts, volunteer opportunities such as serving as internship hosts, joining the Marquis Parents’ Council, and more. Learn about the ways in which you can become involved during your child’s four years on College Hill.

support the parents’ fund today!

Celebrating your class or a Reunion?

Your Lafayette Reunion is an exciting opportunity for you to renew friendships and return to campus during one of the most beautiful times of year. As you reflect on the meaningful role that the College has played in your life, we hope you also will consider making a special gift in honor of your Reunion and your Lafayette education. Learn more about the many ways in which you can support Lafayette.

Alumni stay connected

Interested in making a year-end gift?

There are many ways to make a difference at Lafayette College and for some, December is the perfect time to make a gift. Not only can you earn tax benefits, your gifts enhance teaching, learning, financial aid, and more.

Make a gift today!

Interested in creating an estate gift?

Leave a lasting legacy through a planned gift! Estate gifts take many forms and offer a variety of benefits for you and your family. Learn more about the ways in which you can create a plan that allows you to achieve your charitable, financial, and estate planning goals, while supporting Lafayette’s mission.

Learn about making a planned gift

Supporting principal gifts

Facilities

Thanks to the generosity of many alumni, family, and friends, we are fortunate to have a beautiful campus marked by architecturally diverse buildings and stunning grounds. However, to make sure that we are offering a campus that fosters educational innovation, we must continually assess, build, and modernize our facilities.

Capital gifts support the design and construction of new buildings, the renovation and upgrade of existing structures, the addition of new technologies and research facilities, and the beautification of the campus.

Most recent projects include:

For additional information on capital projects contact Kim Spang at spangk@lafayette.edu.

Endowment

An endowment fund is a gift or bequest of money or property that is given for permanent, self-sustaining support of the College. The assets are invested and a portion of value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose. Any earnings in excess of the distributions are reinvested into the fund’s principal. Endowment funds support the College in perpetuity and provide support for many of the Lafayette’s most vital initiatives.

Whatever a donor’s particular area of interest, the College’s endowment policies allow each vision to become—and remain—a reality.

Unrestricted endowment contributions provide Lafayette with long-term financial flexibility. Named funds, restricted to a specific purpose, allow alumni, parents, and friends to honor or memorialize themselves or loved ones in a meaningful way.

Restricted endowed funds support specific named initiatives.

Learn about restricted endowed funds

Questions

For more information about making a gift to Lafayette or to speak to a staff member, contact the Development Office at (610) 330-5034.