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End of Year Giving

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The 2017 tax year ends at midnight on Sunday, December 31. In order for your gift to be considered a 2017 tax-deductible charitable donation, it must be made, received, and/or postmarked on December 31, 2017.

Knox College and the Advancement Office will be closed beginning Friday, December 22, 2017, and will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Credit Card Gifts

You are encouraged to make credit card gifts to Knox through our online giving form, 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 e-mail messages on December 26 through December 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For your own security, please do not e-mail 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 e-mailing the information to In the e-mail, 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, and many brokerage houses also take time off for the holidays, please begin the transfer as early as possible before the end of the year in order to ensure your gift is considered deductible for the 2017 tax year.

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