Thank you for making an impact on Hanover College students with a year-end gift!

If you have any questions about year-end giving, please contact us at or 812-866-7034.

Holiday Hours

Hanover College and the Office of Advancement will be closed beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016.

Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Ways to Give

There are a number of ways to make your gift. Please note the following to ensure your gift counts as a 2016 contribution for tax purposes.

  • Online at Hanover College will issue a 2016 tax receipt for online gifts submitted by December 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • By phone at 1-800-213-2179. Please call by December 23, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to ensure 2016 tax deduction eligibility.
  • By mail:

Office of Advancement
Hanover College
517 Ball Drive
Hanover, IN 47243

Cash, checks and credit card gifts sent via mail must be postmarked on or before December 31 to count for tax year 2016. Checks must be dated on or before December 31, 2016.

Tax Benefits

Give today and reduce your Indiana State Income Tax by 50% of the gift. Individual filers receive a $100 credit for the first $200 contributed to Hanover, while joint filers receive a $200 credit for the first $400 contributed to the College.

If you itemize on your federal return, you can reduce the cost of your gift to Hanover even more.

Filing a joint return (federal tax bracket of 20% as an example)

Gift to HanoverFederal Tax BenefitIndiana State Tax CreditOut of pocket expense for gift to Hanover

This is an example and you may have a different calculation depending on your personal tax bracket. Consult your tax professional for details.

Thank you for your contributions to the wonderful education I am receiving at Hanover College. I promise I am putting the funds to good use. This past semester I received two academic awards: one for mathematics and one for physics. Over the summer I participated in an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program at the University of Notre Dame where I worked in the Nuclear Physics Department. I also received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship: a prestigious undergraduate scholarship awarded to science, mathematics, and engineering majors who show potential for a successful career in research.

I could not have accomplished all of my goals if it were not for your contributions to my future, so once again I thank you.
Alec Hamaker ‘16

I'm delighted at the opportunity to show my gratitude for this scholarship. I have had the pleasure of becoming initiated as a brother of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. I have also played football for 4 years. I am pursuing a major in Biochemistry, and a math minor and I know that wherever my future takes me it will be thanks to Hanover, and the people who made this scholarship possible.

Thank you so much,
Erik Mann ‘16

At Hanover I have made the best friends I have ever had, people I never imagined I would be lucky enough to have in my life; I have been able to study subjects that I never thought could or would be interesting but awoke passions within my soul; and I have been able to fulfill a dream I have had since I was only 3 years old, traveling and experiencing different countries, through study abroad this Fall 2015 semester in Leuven, Belgium, permitting me to meet some truly wonderful people and gain so much confidence in myself and knowledge about the world.

The most important thing though that I have learned through my studies is to leave behind my preconceptions and be willing to adapt and change my opinions as I learn.

And none of this would be possible without you and your donations.

Thank you. Thank you so much,
Brianna White ‘17

As a Summer Research Fellow I spent the summer working on the interaction between velvet ants and birds to determine if it could potentially be of a predator-prey nature. In addition, I finished an embryo learning study with Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum) and am currently writing the manuscript. I conducted a small scale study determining if the spots on an eastern newt was correlated with higher toxicity in comparison to areas without a spot. I wrote and submitted a manuscript on Isopod/Amphipod alarm cues that will hopefully be published in the Journal of Freshwater Ecology soon. I also went on a 20 day research road trip to the Pacific Northwest studying the effects of pyrethroids on caddisfly larvae. While in the Pacific Northwest, I also attended the TTX Summit and the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

It was an amazing opportunity and I honestly cannot thank everyone who made it possible enough. Please tell the donors how much we all appreciate their support. It is incredible to be funded by such influential alumni.

Evie K. Sehr ‘15

Giving Staff