Built on Generosity

At Olin College of Engineering, we honor philanthropy as a virtue. Olin owes its existence to the foresight of Franklin W. Olin and the generosity of the F.W. Olin Foundation. We know that the greater Olin network of partners, parents, friends, family, faculty and staff are committed to the continuing upward and outward growth of Olin and what the school represents.

We welcome those interested in contributing to Olin to review the methods of giving listed below. And we thank you for your investment in Olin.

Credit Card Online:

Making a donation to Olin College online, by credit card, is simple and safe. Olin accepts gifts via Master Card, Visa, and American Express through our secure server. All credit cards must be issued by a United States bank. Make a one-time gift now or set up a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Can’t give right now? Please make a pledge today and give during the time that best works for you. 

By Mail / Check By Mail:

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

Please send checks to:

Development Office
Olin College of Engineering
1000 Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492-1200


Making a donation of stock to Olin is an easy and straightforward process. Please email Shannon Paleologos, call her at 781-292-2293 or follow these stock transfer instructions to make a gift today.


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 Shannon Paleologos, or call her at 781-292-2293.


Those wishing to make an endowment gift to Olin College are invited to email Shannon Paleologos, or call her at 781-292-2293. 

Planned Gifts

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 Shannon Paleologos, or call her at 781-292-2293. 

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) or IRA Charitable Rollover

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. Read more information here.  

Online Bill Pay Service

Donors who wish to use their bank’s online bill pay service to make a donation to Olin are invited to read this document for instructions on how to do so.

Employer Matching Gift

Many companies support gifts to higher education institutions like Olin by matching them with a gift of their own. This is a simple and “painless” way for donors to increase the size of their gifts, which, in turn, has a significant effect on the gift’s impact. We encourage interested donors to check with their employers regarding their participation in charitable gift matching—or search online for participating companies.

Donate By Electronic Transfer

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