Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting Olin! There are many ways you can donate to the College. View the menu below to learn more about how you can make your gift. We appreciate your investment in Olin’s mission. 

Donating to Olin College online by credit card is simple and safe. Olin accepts gifts via Mastercard, Visa, and American Express through our secure GiveCampus site. Make a one-time gift now or set up a recurring gift on a monthly or annual basis by visiting our giving page

Online donations may be made via the following mobile payment methods: Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay, and Apple Pay. 

  • Venmo is a mobile-only payment option, so you must be on your mobile device to use this payment method. Once on your mobile device, you’ll want to make sure your default browser is set to the device’s native browser - Safari for iOS devices (iPhones) and Google Chrome for Android devices. Use that browser when making your gift through Venmo. If you are on your mobile device and paying via Venmo is not showing up, you are likely accessing the form on a non-native browser. When accessing or via Facebook/Instagram, the Venmo option will not appear. Venmo is currently a payment option for one-time, non-recurring gifts. 

  • PayPal is currently a payment option for one-time, non-recurring gifts.  

  • Google Pay is a digital wallet that allows people on Android devices to pay without taking out their credit or debit card, and without filling out a payment form. Donors who are not using an Android device or who do not have Google Pay set up will not see the option to give with Google Pay. 

  • Apple Pay can be used by donors using the Safari web browser on Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Macs. Donors who have not set up Apple Pay or who are not using Safari on an Apple device will not see the option to use Apple Pay. 

To make a contribution by mail, please send a check or money order payable to “Olin College of Engineering” to the address below. You may indicate a designation for your gift on the check’s memo line or in an accompanying note. 

Please send checks to:

Emily Cavalier 

Office of Strategic Communications

Olin College of Engineering

1000 Olin Way

Needham, MA 02492-1200

Making a donation of stock to Olin is an easy and straightforward process. Here are stock transfer instructions you can follow to make a gift today. Please email Emily Cavalier or call her at 781-292-2289 with any questions. 

Gifts-in-kind are non-cash donations of materials or other assets. We do ask that gift-in-kind donors contact the Olin development office when planning their donation. This allows a representative of the school to ensure that we can approve the gift. Those wishing to donate a gift-in-kind to Olin College are invited to email the Office of Development and Constituent Relations

Those wishing to make an endowment gift to Olin College are invited to email the Office of Development and Constituent Relations

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets. If your donor-advised fund is with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you may recommend a gift to Olin via DAF Direct

If you benefit from a different donor-advised fund and would like to send a gift to Olin, please make checks payable to Olin College and mail to: 

Olin College of Engineering

c/o Office of Strategic Communications
1000 Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492

Olin’s tax identification number is 06-1519057.

There are many ways to create your own legacy at Olin by making a planned gift. Legacy gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, donations of retirement plan assets, and the inclusion of Olin College in your will. For more information on planned giving, please email the Office of Development and Constituent Relations

A person who is 70 1/2 or older, and owns a traditional IRA, but does not need all or part of the required minimum distribution, can make tax-free IRA contributions directly to qualified public charities, such as Olin College. 

How Does this Work?

  • Each age-eligible IRA owner can transfer up to $100,000 tax-free per tax year.
  • The gift must come from an IRA account.
  • The gift from your IRA will be excluded from income.
  • The QCD can count toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) if you have not already taken your RMD for the year you make your gift.
  • Your gift must be complete on or before December 31 of the calendar year in which you choose to utilize the IRA Charitable Rollover gift vehicle for tax purposes.

How to Make it Happen

Contact your advisor, retirement plan administrator, or plan fiduciary company to initiate a transfer. You may also complete this form, which is accepted by most IRA custodians. Gifts from an IRA Checkbook* must be received by December 15. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Emily Cavalier at ecavalier@olin.edu or 781-292-2289 to find out more about charitable giving and its tax advantages. 

Many companies support gifts to higher education institutions like Olin by matching them with a gift of their own. Thank you in advance for your matching gift. This is a simple and painless way to increase the impact of your gift. We truly appreciate this additional support! 

Find out if your employer matches gifts using the tool below.

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If your employer matches gifts, please fill out your employer's matching gift form and send it to Olin. Once we receive it, we will confirm with you that your donation was received. 

Please email Emily Cavalier, Director of the Olin Fund, at ecavalier@olin.edu to let us know you have applied for a match with your employer and we will keep an eye out for it. 

Donors who wish to give to Olin via an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) are encouraged to email odcr@olin.edu or call 781-292-2290 and to use these instructions:

  • Account Name: Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Operating Account
  • Bank: TD Bank
  • Account Type:
  • Account Number: 8258635760 
  • ABA (for wire transfers): 031101266
  • ABA (for ACH/EFT): 211370545
  • Reference: Reference line should include the word "Gift", Donor's Name, and ATTN: Office of Strategic Communications
  • Contact Information: