Ways to Support Aquinas College


Your financial support helps us continue our mission of providing a liberal arts education with a global perspective. We emphasize career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and foster a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. There are many ways to make a financial investment in Aquinas College. Whether it’s a cash gift or the transfer of other assets, your gift to Aquinas College will help build a lasting legacy. Members of the Aquinas College Advancement Office are happy to assist you. Please consult your tax or financial advisor regarding your specific situation.

If you would like more information on making a gift, please contact the Advancement Office at (616) 632-2817.

Outright Gifts

Online Giving

Please use our secure online giving options for one-time or recurring gifts.

Give by Mail - Cash or Checks or Credit Card

Download the form here.

Please make your check payable to Aquinas College and send to:
Aquinas College
Office of Advancement
1700 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1801

If you wish to make your credit card gift via phone, please call (616) 632-2817 during regular business hours. Or you may prefer our faster and easier method, using the Aquinas College Advancement secure online giving option.

In-kind Gifts

Gifts of technology and equipment in support of programs (contact the Advancement Office for limitations.)

Park Bench

The gift of a park bench is a thoughtful and lasting way to honor someone and his or her relationship to Aquinas College. Whether you’re remembering a loved one, honoring a graduating senior, celebrating an anniversary or birthday, or paying tribute to a favorite professor, your gift will be a lasting tribute that enhances the beauty and experience of the Aquinas campus.

Gifts of $4,000 provide for the purchase, installation and upkeep of a weatherproof bench and personalized plaque. Once installed, Aquinas will provide a map of the bench location, photo and certificate recognizing its placement. We would be delighted to work with you on organizing a ceremony to commemorate the placement of the bench. If for any reason a bench has to be moved, the donor will be informed.

For more information, please contact Aquinas at advancement@aquinas.edu or 616-632-2809.


Stock Options / Appreciated Securities

Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, etc., that have appreciated in value since their purchase continue to be an attractive gift for many donors. Please consult your tax attorney or tax preparer for the deductibility of your gift. Circumstances will vary with income and other factors.

Gifts of stock are sold upon receipt. You will be credited for the value of the stock on the date is sale made.

Please instruct your broker to transfer the securities as a donation to:

Kurt Hazlewood
Vice President, Senior Investment Associate
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
250 Monroe Ave NW Ste 600
Grand Rapids MI 49503

Phone: 616.774.4213
Toll free: 1.855.774.4213
Fax: 616.828.0934

Account # 676.02655

DTC # 8862

Account Name: Aquinas College

Please contact the Office of Advancement at 616.632.2817 to help us track your gift in a timely manner and to ensure that you receive the proper credit for your gift.

Pledges / Letter of Intent

Your gift can be set up to meet your giving needs. Payment installments are available for your convenience whether yearly, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly. Pledge reminders will be sent to you as per your instructions.

A letter acknowledging your gift will be mailed to you within a week of receipt.

Planned Gifts

Consider extending your support to make a lasting impact. There are several gift arrangements that allow you to provide for your family as well as support educational excellence at Aquinas College.

For further discussion and to speak directly to an Aquinas College Advancement member, contact 616.632.2821.

Matching Gifts

A matching gift is an employer-sponsored program to encourage philanthropy among company employees in support of their chosen charity or organization. The matching gift program enables many donors to increase the impact of their contributions as most companies will match dollar for dollar, and some will double or triple match employee gifts.

For more information, please contact your Human Resource Department.