Marlboro College

Communities Outright Gifts

Gifts of Cash

Outright gifts may be made by check, money order or cash. You may also join one of our monthly automatic contribution transfer (A.C.T.) programs and give via bank transfer or payroll deduction, or give via credit or debit card on-line on our secure giving site.

Marketable Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities-stock, bonds and mutual fund shares-held long-term (more than a year and a day) may provide significant tax benefits if they are transferred to the College before they are sold. The donor receives an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities at the time they are contributed, and capital gains tax is avoided. Giving securities to Marlboro is quite simple but does require specific transfer instructions. Please notify the Development Office by phone at (802) 251-7624 or by email that you are making such a gift.

Delivery should be made to:

Wells Fargo Advisors, attn: Andrew Rome
PO Box 2469, West Brattleboro, VT 05303-2469,  (802) 251-0100
Account: 4382-2044    Corporation of Marlboro College
DTC: 0141

Marlboro's tax ID number is 03-0179593

Real Estate-Outright or Deferred Gift

Appreciated property such as personal residences, vacation homes, farms and undeveloped land may offer significant tax benefits now and relieve potential estate problems if given to Marlboro as an outright gift. Or you may consider creating a Retained Life Estate, giving the property now while retaining the right to use the property for life or a specified number of years.


Gifts-in-kind are gifts of tangible property such as works of art, equipment, furniture and books, that can be used for teaching, outreach or in other ways that support the core educational mission of the College. While it is not possible for Marlboro to accept all types of in-kind contributions, we are happy to talk with you about such gifts. It is the donor's responsibility to determine the value of the gift for charitable purposes. The IRS requires that the donor obtain an independent, qualified appraisal, which in itself qualifies as a miscellaneous deduction, for the purpose of a tax deduction for gifts-in-kind over $5,000 in value.

Matching Gifts

You can easily increase your gift if the company you work for or the board on which you serve matches contributions. Obtain a matching gift form from the personnel, community relations or foundation office, complete as instructed, and send it along with your gift to Marlboro. Some companies place restrictions on the type and amount of gift they will match, so you should check the matching form before sending it to us.

Development Office
Marlboro College
P.O. Box A
Marlboro, Vermont 05344-0300
Phone: 802-251-7624
Fax: 802-251-7687