Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Reed. Make a gift that’s right for you.

Reed College offers multiple ways for you to make a gift to fit your personal budget and long-term financial plans. Below are resources for you to use to determine the type of gift that is right for you. Contact us if you have questions.

Outright gifts: check, credit card, or wire transfer

Making a gift of outright cash is the quickest, simplest way to give to Reed. You can use a credit card to make a gift online, or make your donation by phone, mail, or wire transfer. Learn more.

Recurring gift program

Our recurring gift program is a great way to support Reed, ensuring steady, reliable support for students and faculty through automatic monthly installments. Learn more.

Matching gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. Matching gifts can double or even triple the size of your gift. You can use our online tool to see if your employer has a matching gift policy. Learn more.


Donating stocks, bonds, or mutual funds is quick and simple and may provide significant tax advantages. Learn more.

Gifts from IRA/retirement plans

You can make a gift from a retirement plan by naming Reed as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your IRA, 401(k), or other retirement accounts. If you are 70 or older, you may be able to make a tax-advantaged outright gift to Reed from your IRA that satisfies your required minimum distribution. Learn more.

Life income gifts

A deferred gift can provide income to you and your loved ones, while allowing you to make a meaningful contribution to Reed. Our gift planning experts can advise you on how to integrate charitable giving with your long-term tax, financial, and estate planning goals. Learn more.

Bequests and legacy planning

A bequest is a gift made at death through your will, trust, or estate plan. For many alumni and friends of the college, making a bequest is a practical way to ensure Reed's future. Learn more.

Donor-advised funds

You can establish a donor-advised fund at Reed to support the college as well as other favorite charities. You can also name Reed as a residual beneficiary of your donor-advised fund to support the college’s future. Learn more.

Real estate and art or personal property

Donate real estate or tangible personal property, such as books, art, antiques, and equipment, to support Reed and potentially gain tax benefits. Learn more.