How to Give

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Make a Gift Online

Use our secure server. It's quick, easy, and safe.

Text Your Gift from Your Mobile Phone

Simply text the word POET to 41444 to initiate your gift.

Use Your Venmo App

Locate @WhittierCollege in the Venmo app and include your name, class year, and gift designation in the "What's It For?" section of your payment. If prompted for the last 4 digits of the phone number, enter 8730.

Make a Gift by Mail

Checks should be made payable to Whittier College and sent to:

Office of Advancement
Whittier College
13406 E. Philadelphia Street
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634

Make a Gift by Phone

To make a gift over the phone, call the Office of Advancement at 562.907.4219 and one of our staff members will be able to assist you. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message and someone will return your call promptly. You can also make a gift online.

For bequests or life income gifts, please contact Eva Sevcikova '03 at esevcikova@whittier.edu or 562.907.4288.

Gifts of Stock

Gifting securities (stocks, mutual funds, bonds) to Whittier College offers tax advantages over cash gifts. You will receive credit for the full market value of the securities and will avoid capital gains tax. Effective date and valuation are calculated using the mean of the highest and lowest selling prices quoted for the securities on the date of the gift, which is the day the security is received into the Whittier College account. Always discuss donations with your tax consultant to maximize your benefits.

A Simple Electronic Transfer From a Bank or Broker

If your bank or broker holds your securities, we recommend an electronic transfer in two steps.

Step One

Share the following information with your bank or broker. Instruct your bank/brokerage to list your name in the transfer paperwork Whittier College may properly match the transfer to you. Send securities to:

Wells Fargo Advisors L.L.C.
c/o Mr. Ryan P. Hawkins, CFP
Associate Vice President-Investments
2400 E. Katella Ave., Suite 1000
Anaheim, CA 92806-5945
800.300.4428 – California
714.940.3119
714.456.9144 FAX

D.T.C. #141
Whittier College Account #8313-6985
College Tax I.D. #95-1644048

Step Two

Alert Whittier College about the incoming gift by emailing transfer details to development@whittier.edu. Leaving out this important step may cause a delay in recognizing you as the donor. Please include the following information in your email, which will serve as your statement of intent as to the College’s use of the funds:

  • Name and email
  • Name and ticker symbol of the security
  • Number of shares
  • Designation of your gift (name of the gift fund)

Gift Acceptance Policy