There are many ways to support Elmira College students, whether through a cash gift now, a gift of stock, or a planned gift for down the road.


Make a Cash Gift Now

Making a cash gift now is quick and easy. Make your gift online here or call (607) 735-1770 to make a credit card gift over the phone. A member of our Institutional Advancement staff will be happy to assist you.  

You can also mail a check, made out to Elmira College, to the address below. If you are giving to a particular designation, please write it on the memo line.

Elmira College
Office of Institutional Advancement
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901


Gifts of Stock

Elmira College welcomes and appreciates gifts of securities.

To be sure that your gift is designated as you wish, you must contact your broker or banker stating your wish to give securities to Elmira College. Specify the type of stock and the number of shares, whether your gift is designated for a specific purpose, and the date on which the gift is to be transferred (two to three days is usually sufficient).

Your letter must include the following information:

  • Elmira College's Broker: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • DTC Number: 0015
  • Account Name: Elmira College
  • Account Number: 411-036836-017
  • College's Tax ID Number: 16-074-3996

Contact our office at (607) 735-1770 or email us at to notify us of a gift of securities before the transfer is initiated. We must receive this information to properly credit you for the gift because stock transfers often do not include the name of the donor.

In accordance with IRS guidelines, the date of the gift will be the date that Elmira College assumes ownership of the shares. The value is determined as the average of the high and low listings for the stock on that date.


Planned Gifts

Leave your legacy and honor your relationship with Elmira College by:

  • Naming Elmira College in your will or trust;
  • Making a gift of securities or real estate;
  • Naming the college as a beneficiary of other assets, such as a life insurance or retirement plan;
  • Establishing an investment vehicle that pays you income during your lifetime (e.g. CGA, CRUT, etc.).

If you have any questions about planned giving, please contact Angela May, Director of Development, at (607) 735-1893 or She would be happy to assist you. If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to EC as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity in our Iris Society.


Matching Gifts

Your employer may be able to help you increase the value of your Annual Fund gift through an employee match benefit that many corporations have established to allocate financial support to higher education. A growing number of companies match gifts on a two-to-one or even three-to-one basis. Many companies even match the gifts of retirees and their spouses. To see if your company qualifies, check our Matching Gift Search.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Send your forms to:

Elmira College
Office of Advancement
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901

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