Support Ripon College by giving through a Donor
Advised Fund (DAF)

A DAF is an exellent and tax-efficient way to give to charity. There are several big advantages to using a DAF as opposed to giving cash.

  • You get a tax deduction in hte year that you donate to the fund that you control.
  • You can give from the fund to charities of you choice years later.
  • You can donate euities that have appreciated and nobody owes capital gains tax.
  • Your donated money can remain invested in index funds.

IRA Rollover Update:

If you are 70½ or older, you may be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. With an IRA charitable rollover, you can benefit yourself and help us continue our mission.

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Receive income for life and transform students' lives:

Are you looking for a secure source of fixed income for now or in the future and want to support Ripon? A Charitable Gift Annuity could be a solution.

Become a Partner in the Legacy at Ripon College

There are several easy ways to include Ripon College in your long-term plans such as designating Ripon College as a beneficiary of your:

  • Will
  • Living Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Assets

Transform your Assets into Life Changing Gifts

Consider contributing:

  • Appreciated Stock
  • Retirement Accounts
  • Real Estate
  • Other Assets
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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.


  • Roger B. Mills '64Roger B. Mills '64
    For all of his life, the love of music and mathematics were intertwined for Roger B. Mills '64 of Glenview, Illinois. At Ripon College, he was able...

  • Verne Churchill '54Verne Churchill '54
    When an unexpected appreciation of company stock value provided Verne Churchill '54 with a large windfall in 2000, he faced having to pay a large capital gains tax on the increase.

  • Mary Lou Spindt '40Mary Lou Spindt '40
    Mary Lou Spink Spindt '40 of Allison Park, Pennsylvania, wanted to do more to support Ripon College, but she didn't want to alter the estate plan already carefully set up by herself and her husband...

  • Dante Houston '01Dante Houston '01
    Setting up a life insurance policy to benefit Ripon College was a quick, easy way to support Ripon's future for Dante Houston '01 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • Kathryn Schultz '89Kathryn Schultz '89
    Helping her elderly mother prepare end-of-life financial documents made Kathryn Schultz '89, of Fairfax, Virginia, stop to think about her own situation.

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