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Every gift to Northland College makes a difference to our students. Our innovative liberal arts curriculum emphasizes connections across academic disciplines., and provides rigorous academic instruction with an emphasis on leadership and environmental sustainability. Northland students obtain hands-on experience addressing complex ecological, social, and economic challenges we face in the world today. Our graduates have the skills they need to succeed and to lead.

Annual Fund

Give the gift that makes a difference every day. Tuition and endowment earnings don’t cover the costs of a Northland education. Gifts to the Annual Fund meet 25% of the general operating costs of the College, keeping tuition affordable for current students.

Strong participation in the annual fund demonstrates our community’s commitment to the college and its mission, and instills confidence in other funders like grant-makers and foundations. Annual gifts may be directed to support the ongoing needs of a specific Northland program or department. Gifts can be one time or recurring monthly. Give online.

Annual Scholarships

Northland’s biggest need is scholarship gifts. More than 99% of Northland students receive financial aid, 41% are from low-income (Pell Grant eligible) families and 25% are the first in their family to attend a four-year college. Every dollar given to the Annual Scholarship Fund goes directly to offsetting student tuition. With a gift of $1,000 or more you can name your scholarship award. Make an annual scholarship gift.

Endowed Scholarships

Contributing to an existing scholarship endowment, or starting a scholarship endowment of your own, is a powerful way to make a lasting impact on our student body. With $25,000 or more, you can name your scholarship. Northland will invest your gift as part of our carefully managed endowment. A portion of the annual earnings will provide funding for a student who meets your criteria for support.

How to give

There are several ways to give a cash gift to Northland College.

Give a gift online using our secure, online form.

Give by phone with a credit card gift payment, please call our gift coordinator at 715-682-1215 or 800-318-2583.

Give by mail with a check to:

Institutional Advancement
Northland College
1411 Ellis Ave
Ashland, Wi 54806

Wire Transfer
When making a gift of cash via a wire transfer from your bank to ours, it is important that we know the gift is coming, the donor’s name, and purpose of the gift (to support our annual fund for example). Please notify us of your gift by calling Michelle Schnabel, stewardship coordinator, at 715-682-1495.

Wire transfers of cash can be sent from your bank to:
Associated Bank
ABA #075900575
To credit Northland College #2233128137

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated stock or securities (held more than a year) in publicly traded companies can be a great way to support Northland College. The allowable deduction for a gift of securities is based on the securities’ market value, not the donor’s cost, and no tax is imposed on the capital gain.

Gifts of publicly traded securities can be made either by delivering the certificates to the College (in person or by mail) or by transfer of ownership through a broker. If you intend to contribute securities to the College, we ask that you please call or email our Institutional Advancement Office staff to alert the College and to expedite delivery and gift crediting.

Electronic Transfer of Securities Instructions
To transfer securities to the College electronically, i.e., via Depository Trust Company (DTC), provide the DTC transfer instructions below to your broker. The securities will be transferred directly into the College’s gift account at its custodian bank.

The process works as follows:

  • Your broker sends your gift instructions to our broker Edward Jones via the Depository Trust Company (DTC).
  • Edward Jones notifies the Northland College Business Office that your gift of securities has been received.
  • The Business Office initiates the sell order and sends an instruction letter directing the bank to deliver the shares on settlement date.
  • Northland College receives the proceeds from the sale on settlement date.

In order for the College to properly credit the gift, it is important that you or your broker notify us of the gift and its intended purpose, and that the broker reference your name in the DTC transfer instructions.

DTC transfer instructions:
Broker, Edward Jones
Matt Hatfield – Financial Advisor
222 Main Street West
Ashland, WI 54806
DTC: #0057
Institution ID: #546-04863-1-8
Please include: Donor’s name, address, name of security, number of shares, fund name/purpose.

Call Kristin Liphart, executive director of development to let us know about your gift and your intended purpose at 715-682-1496 or by email.