How to Give

Philanthropy at Hartwick takes many forms, each equally important. Whether you make an immediate gift of cash, a multi-year pledge, or an estate gift, your loyalty to Hartwick will make a difference in the lives of this generation of students to come. Thank you for choosing to be involved in the Hartwick College community in this way.


Give Online Make a Planned Gift
Make a Gift by Phone Give by Mail
Make a Bank Electronic Transfer Donate Securities
Arrange a Matching Gift Donate from Outside the U.S.

Give by Phone

To give over the phone: Call our Gift Line at 607-431-4011 to give by credit card.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Options for installment gifts and multiple payments are available.

Give by Mail

To make a gift by mail: Please make checks payable to Hartwick College. If you wish to designate to a specific fund, you may indicate it on the memo line, or enclose a note with your gift.

Mail gifts to:
Office of College Advancement
Hartwick College
P.O. Box 4020
Oneonta, NY 13820

Note: we are not able to cash checks drawn on foreign banks; see “Donate from Outside the US”, below.

Give Online

To give online: Visit and complete our secure online gift form. Please indicate in the memo box if you are making a payment towards a pledge.

Give by Electronic Transfer or Direct Desposit

To give by bank electronic transfer or direct deposit, please contact the Office of College Advancement at 607-431-4081 or for the appropriate routing and account numbers.


Gift of Securities

To make a gift of securities: Gifts of securities either held by your bank or brokerage or held by you offer significant tax advantages for alumni, parents, and friends. The gift process is simple.

Hartwick College works closely with Community Bank N.A. in Oneonta, NY, to accept gifts of appreciated stock and securities. This relationship enables us to record your gifts and apply them as quickly as possible. Brokerage accounts and detailed instructions for making gifts of securities are provided below. If you need more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement at 607-431-4081 or

Community Bank N.A.
245 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
607-433-4129 Attention: Patricia Lowe
Community Bank N.A. Account Number: 572497
DTC# 901

If the securities are held by your bank or broker and you are making the transfer electronically via the Depository Trust Co. (DTC) system, please contact the Office of College Advancement to let us know you are making a transfer and which broker you are using. (Because electronic transfers are made without identifying the donor, knowing in advance that you intend to transfer securities minimizes the risk of your gift being delayed.) Next, contact your broker and instruct the transfer of your gift via DTC to the account listed above.

If you hold the securities in certificate form, you may mail the securities and stock powers (one for each stock certificate) in separate envelopes to the Office of College Advancement. Please be certain to have your signature(s) on the stock powers guaranteed by a certified bank officer and complete the section indicating the name of the stock, the number of shares, and the certificate number(s).

Note: Donating your appreciated stocks or securities directly to the College rather than selling the stock yourself and donating the proceeds can result in a bigger tax deduction for you and a larger gift to the College.

Planned and Matching Gifts

To make a planned gift: To notify us of the inclusion of Hartwick College in your estate plans or to get more information on the options available to you by making a planned gift, please contact Director of Planned Giving Patricia Dopazo at 607-431-4020 or

To arrange a matching gift: Many companies sponsor matching gift programs as an extension of their corporate philanthropy and to encourage employees and directors to support non-profit organizations. These programs offer a way for you to maximize your support of Hartwick College, sometimes even doubling your gift. Please check with your company to find out if it will match your gift to Hartwick College; the results can be significant.


Donations from Outside the US

To make a donation from outside of the US: Hartwick is unable to cash checks drawn on a foreign bank. You may find it most convenient to give online at using your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. You are also welcome to contact the Office of College Advancement for more giving options: 607-431-4011 or 

If you have any difficulty in making a gift or if you would like to speak to someone directly about how you can best support Hartwick College, please contact the Office of College Advancement at  or 607-431-4011.

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