How To Give To Otterbein
Your gift to Otterbein University is an investment in our students, faculty, and our community. Explore how to support Otterbein in ways that align with your passions, from scholarships to funding for a department or program, and anything in between. Please contact us to learn more about how you can invest in Otterbein.
Otterbein University is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Consult your tax adviser to determine the tax advantages of your gift. For information or to inquire about your giving record, or to mail your annual gift, please contact:
Give Online, By Phone, Or By Mail
Make a one-time or recurring gift online through our Secure Website Now!
Give By Phone
Call the Annual Giving Office at 614-823-1400 to make a gift over the phone.
Give by Mail
To make a gift by check, please mail it and make it payable to:
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Make your gift to Otterbein easier! Monthly sustaining gifts are put to work at Otterbein right away, which means your gifts immediately impact Otterbein students. Establish your monthly sustaining gift with a credit card or through an electronic funds transfer (EFT) in the amount and duration of your choice. Monthly sustaining donors are recognized in Otterbein’s Cardinal Loyalty Society.
Click here to establish a monthly sustaining gift.
*Please note: Make sure to select the sustaining box under amount.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, the impact of your gift to Otterbein University may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Please use our search tool to see if you or your spouse’s employer will match your gift to Otterbein University and to access the forms, guidelines, and instructions you need to submit a matching gift.
To arrange for a matching gift, submit the request via your employer’s online matching gift portal, or complete a hard copy form and mail it to the address below.
Our Mailing Address:
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
Tracy Rush, Executive Director of Advancement Services
Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction
Gifts of Stock, Mutual Funds, and/or Securities
Gifts of highly appreciated stock can hold significant financial benefits for you, while fulfilling your philanthropic goals.
Eliminate Federal Tax
Giving stock eliminates the capital gains tax that would otherwise be due had the stock been sold. Additionally, you are eligible for a charitable income tax deduction of the full fair market value of the stock, rather than the purchase price.
Gifts in Kind
Donor Advised Funds or Family Foundations
Planned Giving: Options to Consider
Giving to Otterbein University can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income! Below are some of the gift options associated with planned giving:
- Bequests: Consider including Otterbein University in your will.
- Charitable IRA Rollover: Contribute directly from your IRA and claim full tax deduction for your gift.
- Beneficiary Designation Gifts: You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, or life insurance policy.
- Charitable Gift Annuity: You can transfer your cash or appreciated property to our organization in exchange for our promise to pay you fixed payments (with rates based on your age) for the rest of your life.
Please visit our Planned Giving Website to learn more about giving options. To speak to a Development Officer about the best plan that’s right for you, please visit our Find Your Development Officer page. Contact us at 614-823-2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Partner With Us
With the potential to enrich the campus, Otterbein seeks to develop new relationships with organizations, corporations, foundations, and government entities. The overall goal is to advance the mission of Otterbein University through the creation and coordination of mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations that support our priorities.
Give Your Time
We are fortunate to have alumni and friends who want to volunteer their time and talent to support Otterbein’s mission and values. A variety of opportunities allow you to customize your experience and impact our community.