Ways to Give

For many alumni, parents and friends of Hanover College, the end of the year is a traditional time for giving.  Gifts to Hanover not only directly impact the student experience, but also yield significant and timely tax savings.  Gifts may be made in a number of ways and careful planning will assure that both you and Hanover receive maximum benefits.  The following information may be helpful as you consider giving at this time.

Give Online

Fast, quick and secure. Make your gift online right now to Hanover using your credit card.   (Scheduled or recurring credit/debit card payments are also an option available on the online giving form, offering a way to increase your overall gift.)

Print & Mail

Prefer to print and send in your gift to Hanover?  The form below is fillable on-screen so you have the option of filling it out before you print.

Print & Mail Form (PDF)


To make a gift of cash to Hanover College, please send your check to:

Hanover College
Attn: Office of Development
517 Ball Drive
PO Box 108
Hanover, IN 47243-0108

Please enclose a note or note on the memo line of the check the purpose for which your gift is to be used or any special information (i.e., Hanover Fund, scholarship, memorial gift).

EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

A simple way to contribute to the College is by Electronic Funds Transfer Contribution (EFT). EFT is a quick, automatic method to make regular contributions, allowing you to divide your gift into easy, automatic monthly installments. It has the same effect as if you had personally signed a check to Hanover College. Your financial institution will deduct an amount from your bank account on or around the fifth business day of every month.  Your bank statement serves as a receipt.  Minimum of $5.00 per month. 

Download the Electronic Funds Transfer Form (PDF)

EXAMPLES  - Your Gift

















$1000 paid over one fiscal year beginning in November 2013 and running through June of 2014.


$1001 paid over one fiscal year beginning in December 2013 and running through June of 2014.


$1002 paid over one fiscal year beginning in January 2014 and running through June of 2014.


This chart shows how easily a small gift given each month can add up to a larger donation by making those gifts through EFT. 

For Example:  Enroll in the EFT program by 10/3/2013 with payments of $112 per month your accumulative total gift would be $1,008 by our fiscal year end June 30, 2014.

Begin in the month of November your monthly payment would be $125 each month for 8 months for a total of $1,000.00, or begin in the month of December your monthly payment would be $143 each month for 7 months for a total of $1,001 by our fiscal year end June 30, 2014.

Money is withdrawn from your account on or around the 5th of every month. 

The new 2014-15 Fiscal Year begins 7/1/2014.

Questions about EFT:  Contact Ellen Bare, 812-866-7007 or by email at:  bare@hanover.edu

Gifts of Stock, Real Estate, Bequests and Planned Gifts

Alumni and friends often find that making a gift of securities to Hanover College is very beneficial due to the tax benefits that derive from such a gift. Learn more about gifts of stock or other planned giving options.

Indiana Tax Credit Information

Did you know that if you file a state income tax return for Indiana, the state will credit up to 50 percent of your gift to Hanover College against your state income taxes? For example, if you contribute at least $200 on an individual state return, you'll receive a credit of $100 toward any taxes you may owe. Joint filers can get a $200 credit with a contribution of $400.

If you itemize on your federal return, there's even more savings! Learn more at in.gov.

For more information about giving to Hanover, please contact Miranda Maxwell at 812-866-7034 or maxwellm@hanover.edu.