Make a secure gift online
The fastest, most convenient, most secure way to make a gift to Wilson College is to use our secure online form.


Please make your check payable to "Wilson College" and mail it to:

Office of Institutional Advancement
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Credit/Debit Card

Make a Gift by Credit Card

To make a payment by Credit Card please click on the link above.

To make a recurring credit card gift please call the Advancement Services & Stewardship Office at 717-264-2111.

Helpful Forms and Instruction

IRS Form 8283
Instructions for IRS Form 8283

The Wilson College Office of Institutional Advancement Privacy Statement

This statement explains how the Wilson College Office of Institutional Advancement stores and manages your data. Our goal is to be transparent, clear and specific for constituents who reside in European Union countries and the United Kingdom, and who are protected by the 2016 ruling establishing the General Data Protection Regulation.

Wilson College’s Office of Institutional Advancement maintains a database containing personal information of our Wilson community members, both past and current. We endeavor to keep this contact information up to date for the legitimate interest of keeping the College community abreast of College events and news. Your contact information is held in a database, which is hosted on a secure server, and is protected by multi-level authentication. Access is restricted to staff who need to see the data to carry out their duties at Wilson College.

You are the main source of our data as you update us about address changes, family changes or educational/career accomplishments. You may use the online profile update form on the Wilson website to update your information electronically. This form can be found by going to the Wilson homepage, clicking on “Alumnae/i” and selecting the “Profile Update” link. We may find more information from publicly available sources to assess your capacity and inclination to support Wilson College. However, we do not perform wealth screenings and/or address & telephone appends for constituents in either the UK or EU. We will not make your personally identifiable information available to any entity or individual outside of the Office of Institutional Advancement without your consent, except for the distribution of College publications, the Wilson Magazine, the annual donor report or for class directories, which require class volunteers to sign a confidentiality agreement for receipt. To access the confidentiality agreement, click here.  A Wilson constituent has the right to request that her/his directory or proprietary information not be shared, or to request no contact, and her /his record shall be coded as such. The Wilson College Office of Institutional Advancement is dedicated to holding your data securely and treating it with sensitivity.



Other Ways to Give

Matching Gift

Many companies will match your gift to Wilson College - some even extend these benefits to retirees as well. Contact your Human Resources office or click here to see if your gift can be matched or even doubled.

Gift of Securities

Use appreciated stock to make a gift to Wilson College and avoid paying capital gains taxes on the stock's appreciated value. Contact Denise McDowell, Senior Director or Advancement Services, Stewardship and the Wilson Fund at 717-262-2010 x3181 with questions.

Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
595 South Federal Highway, Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL  33432

Contact: Mark J. Riggs
Phone: (717) 637-0227

DTC Number: 0443
Account Name: Wilson College Donation Account
Account Number: HPH178631

Make a Planned Gift

Planned gifts in the form of a bequest, gift annuity or trust allow you to make both extraordinary contributions to Wilson College and to provide for your own financial future. Planned gifts can be very simple to implement and can serve an important role in your estate plans. Many planned gifts have sizable tax benefits and can provide you income and security during your life.

To discuss making a planned gift contact:

Denise M. McDowell
Director of Development
717-816-3102 (cell)
Toll Free: 866-446-8660 

Go to Planned Giving webpage

Faculty And Staff Giving

Wilson Fund Faculty and Staff Giving

Every day members of the Wilson family make decisions to make our campus a better community…a better place through our teaching, learning, and caring.

We understand that giving is a personal decision and our individual reasons for contributing are many; however, we have at least one common purpose – to support the reason we are all here – our future – the students. Because we work and learn here and we are invested in the success of the College, we know first-hand how our gifts can make a difference in the lives of those we touch.

Strong giving by our faculty and staff demonstrates to external donors that those who work closely with our students model the giving behavior we would like our alumnae/i and friends to emulate.

I ask you to consider making a gift in any amount to Wilson College, and if you are able, to join us as members of the Pines and Maples Society (giving at $1,000 and higher from July 1 – June 30.)  You can make a larger gift over time by utilizing payroll deduction. Please click the Faculty and Staff Giving Form to make your contribution.   

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Denise M. McDowell
Director of Development
717-816-3102 (cell)
Toll Free: 866-446-8660

Multi-Year Pledges

Making a pledge to Wilson enables you to make a commitment to be paid over a period of time (usually not more than five years) on a mutually agreed schedule. For more information on making a pledge to the Wilson Fund contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Non-Cash Gifts

Make a non-cash gift to Wilson College

Many people choose to make gifts of art, antiques, books, horses or other personal property. Use the links under helpful forms and instruction above for information on the proper tax forms for use in this case.

Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 717-262-2010 for more information on this type of giving.

IRA Charitable Rollover


The IRA Charitable Rollover act has been made permanent!



Individuals age 70 1/2 or older can make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from their IRA to qualified charities such as Wilson College



Benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover:

  • Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to Wilson College
  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions
  • Help further the work and mission of Wilson College

*This is not intended to be legal or tax advice. We encourage you to consult your own legal or tax advisor.


How an IRA Charitable Rollover gift works:

  • Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift (check payable to Wilson College) directly from your IRA to Wilson College. Wilson College's Tax ID is 23-1352692.
  • Your IRA funds will be transferred to Wilson College to help continue our important work
  • Please note that IRA charitable rollover gifts do not qualify for a charitable deduction
  • Contact us if you plan on making a gift this way so we can ensure proper designation
  • Click here to download a sample letter for your IRA plan administrator


 For questions about making an IRA Charitable Rollover gift, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 717.262.2010 or