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End of Year Giving

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The 2018 tax year ends at midnight on Saturday, June 30. In order for your gift to be considered a 2018 fiscal year gift, it must be made, received, and/or postmarked on June 30, 2018.

Credit Card Gifts

You are encouraged to make credit card gifts to Knox online, as these gifts can be made even when the College is closed.

If you prefer to give your credit card information to a person, please call 888-566-9265 and leave your name and phone number in the message. Do not leave your credit card number on voice mail. Knox Advancement staff will call you to get the credit card information for your gift. Fundraising staff will be monitoring phone messages and email messages on June 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For your own security, please do not email credit card numbers.

Gifts Sent by Mail

The IRS considers a charitable gift made by check complete at the time the check is delivered or mailed, and the postmark is the evidence of the gift date.

Please mail contributions to Knox College Office of Advancement, Box K-230, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401. Gifts delivered by overnight courier, e.g., Federal Express, UPS, and others, are deemed to have been made when they are delivered.

Gifts of Securities/Stock

Stock gifts transferred to a brokerage house are credited the day received. Please have your broker coordinate your gift with these firms using the account information noted below.

  • Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
    A/C# EBR220261
    DTC# 0443
    235 E. Main St. - Suite 3
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    309-341-0682 (P) or Toll Free 877-532-1542
    309-341-0684 (F)
    Jack Crock, Broker; Sandy Hillier, Sr. Registered Financial Associate; Deb Goodwin, client associate
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
    A/C# 38722935
    DTC# 0141
    1181 N. Henderson, Suite #1
    Galesburg, IL 61401
    309-341-1010 (P) or 800-445-5453
    309-341-1014 (F)
    John Herman, Broker

Please also notify Knox of your plans to make a stock gift by emailing the information to In the email, include your name, the stocks you plan to give and how you'd like the College to use your gift-Knox Fund, etc. As brokerage houses often do not include donor names with the information sent to Knox, this will help us identify and thank you for your gift more easily.

As transfers of securities often take several days to accomplish, please begin the transfer as early as possible before the end of the fiscal year in order to ensure your gift is considered deductible for the 2018 fiscal year.

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Printed on Sunday, October 21, 2018