The quickest way to give Lafayette a gift is to use our secure giving form online. It’s fast, secure, and easy to complete.

PayPal and Venmo – through the online giving form, you have the option of making your gift via PayPal and Venmo. For instructions on how to set up your mobile device, click here.

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 a yearly gift over several years.

Lafayette faculty or staff member

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.


Call us at (610) 330-5037 to speak to a staff member and make a gift using a credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.


Send your check, payable to “Lafayette College,” to:
Development Office
Lafayette College
Box 3000
Easton, PA 18042

Gifts of Stock

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

Wire Transfer

Donations can be made through an electronic check (ACH).  Contact Alissa Carver at (610) 330-5046 or for instructions and our bank routing information.

International Gift by Wire Transfer

International Wire transfer (in U.S. dollars only) via  FlyWire. Please note that the sender is responsible for bank charges related to wire transfer transactions. If you need assistance, please contact Stephanie Hayes at 610-330-5929 or

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 (QCD) 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 2019 credit 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 or (610) 330-5047 or Stephanie Hayes at 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 you are finished. In some cases a spouse’s company will also match the gift.

Check online if your company participates in the program, or call (610) 330-5046 and we’ll help you find out.

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 sent to:
Lafayette College Fund
Matching Gifts
Box 3000
Easton, PA 18042


For more information about gifts to Lafayette or to speak to a staff member, contact the Development Office at (610) 330-3136.