Gifts to the Elmhurst College Fund give the College much-needed flexibility in allocating its resources. They provide money for pressing financial needs and allow us to take advantage of the entrepreneurial opportunities that arise for dynamic institutions like Elmhurst College.
Each year, about a dozen Elmhurst College students participate in the College’s phone-a-thon—making phone calls to hundreds of alumni, parents and other friends of the College. The students call to thank people for their support of the College, let them know what’s new on campus, update their records and ask them for a gift to the Elmhurst College Fund.
The annual generosity of our friends helps make possible the College’s outstanding academic programs, scholarships, research and facilities.
If you would like to continue enriching the Elmhurst College experience for current and future students, please make an unrestricted gift to the Elmhurst College Fund when we call—or give online. Thank you for helping to make Elmhurst one of the best liberal arts colleges in the Midwest!
How will my Elmhurst College Fund gift be used?
Your gift will support academic programs, scholarships and fellowships, computer and laboratory upgrades, teaching grants, library improvements and other essentials. It will also help us provide such alumni services as Prospect, class reunions, and Homecoming. Virtually everything that we see or do on campus is made possible, in part, by Elmhurst College Fund gifts.
Why are unrestricted gifts so important?
These gifts are critical to the day-to-day operation of the College. They can be used in whatever way serves Elmhurst College students best. Not limited to a specific program or department, these flexible funds support everything from innovative teaching to cutting-edge research to study-abroad opportunities.
Why does a student call me every year?
The Elmhurst College Fund phone-a-thon gives students an opportunity to thank donors personally for their generosity. It also serves as a convenient way for you to renew your gift. You also can obtain a first-hand account of campus developments and update your College records. Our students enjoy talking with you—and we hope you enjoy hearing from them.
Who can take advantage of matching gifts?
If you or your spouse works for an organization or company with a matching gift policy, you may be able to double or even triple your gift to the College. Ask your human resources professional for information about initiating a match. If you have questions, give us a call at (866) 794-1075 or email Linda Pohlman.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes! Gifts to Elmhurst College are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Can I make my gift online?
Absolutely. Giving online is quick, easy, and secure—and it starts making a difference immediately.
Can I phone in or mail my gift instead?
Of course. Just give us a call at (866) 794-1075 and charge your gift to your credit card. Or send a check (payable to Elmhurst College) to:
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
What if I have more questions about making a gift to Elmhurst College?
We’d be happy to speak with you. Just give us a call at (866) 794-1075 or email Linda Pohlman.